Here’s a Free Tutorial on Lightroom CC for Beginners

Adobe just announced its new cloud-based Lightroom CC app. If you’re looking into get started with this software, Photoshop Training Channel just released a comprehensive tutorial geared toward beginners. You can find the 38-minute training course above. In the tutorial, instructor Jesus Ramirez walks through how to use all the different tools and panels in Lightroom…

A Before and After Look at the Magic of a Photoshop Artist

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen has been reimagining photos using Photoshop for over 23 years now. Here’s a before-and-after look at how Karppinen is able to take plain portraits (shot in studios, garages, and outdoors) and turn them into dreamlike images. A Desert Road A Rainy Alleyway Fire in a Rowboat Jack Sparrow Riding a Turtle…

How to recreate the Orton Effect in Photoshop to get dreamy landscape photos – DIY Photography

Orton Effect creates a dreamy, impressionist look of the image. Photographer Michael Orton invented it in the mid-1980s in order to imitate watercolor painting. He’d blend together one sharp photo with one that’s out of focus and slightly overexposed. With the digital photos and Photoshop, creating photos like this is easier than ever. Photographer Mark Denney will show you how…

How to Dramatically Shape the Light of a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

Lightroom’s adjustment brushes allow you to apply local adjustments to specific areas in your photos — great for landscape photography. In this 18-minute tutorial from PiXimperfect, learn how to use the brushes to “shape light” in landscapes. In this example, the photo in question has some blown highlights and lost details in the shadows. But quite…

The 7 Commandments for Great Photo Walks

In the last year, I’ve walked probably more than 2,000 miles with my camera. I love photo walks because they are so meditative. There is also great excitement when you get home to look at the photos, to see if you caught any great ones. It adds a dimension of extra beauty and flow to…

4 Common Photo Composition Errors and How to Fix Them

When it comes to composition “rules”, it’s important to understand the concepts so that you have them in the back of your mind while shooting. You’re not going to jail if you break them, but you will likely end up with a better image if you follow them! This 6-minute video from photographer Evan Ranft runs through 4…

Finalist Shots of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its 53rd year, and this year’s edition certain won’t disappoint. Today the competition offered a glimpse into this year’s finalists, which will be displayed in an exhibition that will tour museums and galleries around the world. This year’s competition saw almost 50,000 entries from 92 different…

Phase One’s IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Back Sees Color Like the Human Eye

Phase One today unveiled the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back. It is based on a new CMOS sensor that perceives color close to what the human eye sees. The new sensor was created in a collaboration between Sony and Phase One. Phase One already has a 100 megapixel back, but the new IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back uses a new Bayer…

This Photographer Used a McDonald’s Big Mac Box to Light Portraits

French photographer Philippe Echaroux recently decided to challenge himself in the area of shooting portraits of strangers. Instead of using high-end camera equipment, he decided to use an iPhone and light his subjects using a McDonald’s Big Mac box. “I like to challenge myself,” Echaroux tells PetaPixel. His lighting rig consisted of a flashlight, a drinking straw,…

How to Shoot Magical Portraits in the Pouring Rain

When it starts pouring outside, most photographers may run for cover and hide from the rain. For photographer Ilko Allexandroff, heavy rain becomes an opportunity to shoot stunning backlit portraits of subjects. Here’s a 20-minute video in which Allexandroff discusses his methods, helpful tips, and 6 types of lighting setups he uses. Here are the 6…

Nikon D850 Announced: First 45.7MP BSI Sensor, 4K Video, $3,300

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon D850, a powerful new full-frame DSLR that takes Nikon’s high-end camera lineup to lofty new heights. Inside the camera is the first back-side illuminated (BSI) full-frame CMOS sensor in a Nikon DSLR, supported by Nikon’s EXPEED 5 image processing engine. It offers a whopping 45.7 megapixels of…