Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate?

Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate? It’s the equivalent of a presidential Twitter feud, but for the photography world. Everyone’s favorite Anderson Cooper lookalike Tony Northrup released a video on November 4 about the benefits and downsides to shooting raw files versus JPG files, and in this video dispensed some advice on when to shoot raw files and when to shoot JPG files (and when to shoot both). Naturally, this elicited a strong response from everyone’s favorite (only?) Fro, Jared Polin of “Fro Knows Photo” fame, who is known for his shirts indicating to the world that he does indeed shoot raw. All the time. Continue reading "Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate?"

How to Nail Your Attempt at Water Drop Photography

How to Nail Your Attempt at Water Drop Photography I'm pretty sure many of us out there have at some point or another tried our hand at capturing water drops or freezing the exact moment of a liquid splash. I know that when I first tried something similar way back when, I failed miserably. Here we have an excellent video that breaks down start to finish the process and setup to ensure that your attempt and your results are a total success. [ Read More ]

Three Easy Tips to Improve Your Photojournalistic Images

Three Easy Tips to Improve Your Photojournalistic Images

The essence of channeling your inner muse to create amazing photo-journalistic images requires a very specific mindset. Here are a few tips I've learned on perfecting your photojournalism skills to create more powerful intentional images, and these tips can be adapted in other forms of photography to fit your purpose.

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Follow a Photoshoot From Conceptualization to Finished Image

Follow a Photoshoot From Conceptualization to Finished Image Most tutorials focus on one aspect of the shooting process or another, which can sometimes make it a bit difficult to understand why each creative decision was made at different steps of the process. This great video follows a photographer from planning to finished image, giving an overview of the shoot, what difficulties he faced, and how he overcame them. [ Read More ]

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and generally the establishment point of human interaction. This helpful tutorial will give you a complete guide to retouching eyes to give them a natural, vibrant look that instantly draws the viewer in. [ Read More ]

Three Tips for Building a Successful Photography Brand

Three Tips for Building a Successful Photography Brand As our culture continues to be flooded by imagery more and more every day and the standard of quality continues to skyrocket, making yourself uniquely identifiable is becoming both more difficult and more important than ever. This great video sits down with one of the most well-known names in photography as he gives his thoughts on building your brand. [ Read More ]

Keep Your Eyes and Mind Open: Finding Unexpected Images

Keep Your Eyes and Mind Open: Finding Unexpected Images It can be easy when you have a certain image in mind to get locked into attempting to get it, causing you to end up missing other great shots because you're either focused on the one in your head or frustrated that you missed it for whatever reason. This great video reminds us that it's important to keep our eyes and minds open when that's the case. [ Read More ]

Quick and Easy Orange and Teal Look in Lightroom

Quick and Easy Orange and Teal Look in Lightroom One of the strongest ways to create a style or mood, and even consistency is to really nail your color. For years I struggled with color, and it can be a subjective thing but there are also some basic colors that look good together. The most popular I would say is that of the orange and teal. Orange and teal together complement each other and this is a great video to show you how to get there quickly in Lightroom. [ Read More ]

Twenty Helpful Tips and Tricks for Photoshop

Twenty Helpful Tips and Tricks for Photoshop Photoshop is a tremendously intricate and nuanced program, and you can never have enough tips and tricks to navigate all its features and options and make your workflow both more powerful and more efficient. This helpful video will show you 20 more tips and tricks you might not have seen before. [ Read More ]

How to Add Freckles to Your Subject Using Photoshop

How to Add Freckles to Your Subject Using Photoshop Freckles are pretty awesome, and while there are lots of tutorials out there on how to enhance them, this helpful video will show you how to add them to a subject who didn't already have them. The process is super easy, and once you've created the presets, it'll be even quicker the next time. [ Read More ]

Five Fun and Cheap Items for Creative Portraiture

Five Fun and Cheap Items for Creative Portraiture It's easy to get caught up in thinking of only photographically intended accessories when trying to expand your creativity and as a byproduct, getting locked into paying photography accessory prices. However, with a little imagination, some very cheap items can make for inspiring and fun portraits. [ Read More ]

Are Lightroom CC’s Embedded Previews Worth Using?

Are Lightroom CC's Embedded Previews Worth Using? Import and culling have always been two of the most time consuming and, frankly, annoying parts of Adobe Lightroom. Despite all of its improvements over the years, the process of getting files into Lightroom has remained a huge bottleneck in an otherwise swift workflow application. With Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe finally made a full attempt to address this by allowing us to use the embedded previews from our raw files as previews for culling within the app and improved the overall speed of adding files to the catalog. So, what’s changed, and just how useful are those changes? [ Read Continue reading "Are Lightroom CC’s Embedded Previews Worth Using?"