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Landscape Photo Editing: Why You Need a Plan

When I started my journey in photography, one aspect that fascinated me the most -- and this extends even to today -- was photo editing. I remember my first edits. I was so delighted to see how my images changed drastically by just moving a few sliders in Lightroom or Photoshop.

A Simple Four-Step Framework for Better Landscape Photo Compositions

In photography, many aspects can make an image successful, and in my opinion, what defines the bones of a great photo is a good composition. Instead of thinking composition like a series of canonical rules, I much prefer to use principles like connection, tone, colors, shape, relationship, light gestures, and so on.

Format Launches Workfow: Adds Gallery Support and Business Tools

Format, a website-building platform that competes with the likes of Squarespace, has announced Workflow: a new suite of tools designed to help professional photographers run their businesses. Additionally, in support of the struggling industry due to COVID-19, a Pro account is free for the first year.

How to Create the Perfect Photoshop Toolbar for Your Editing Needs

Photoshop master Unmesh Dinda at PIXimperfect has put together a simple tutorial that could have a significant impact on your photo editing workflow. In a few minutes, he'll show you how to customize your editing experience and create your personal "dream Photoshop toolbar."

My Photo Backup Workflow with the 3-2-1 Rule

Whether you take your photos professionally or for fun, how many of you out there can truly say you’re are happy with your photo backup strategy? If a drive were to fail, will you lose any photos? If you have a house fire or were to be burgled, do you have a copy elsewhere?

My Workflow for Editing a Watch Photo

Two years ago, I took an online class about product photography editing that completely changed the way I approach the photographic process. Coming from a background of street photography using film cameras, I have always been very “purist” about the whole process, trying as much as possible to preserve the original image by only making slight adjustments on light and contrast.

I’m a TV Show Set Photographer and This is My Process

I get asked all the time about my process: what applications I use, what gear I use, how I do what I do. So I figured, since I'm locked in my apartment by myself because of COVID-19, I might as well write my first blog post about it.

Canon to Launch New ‘Camera Cloud Platform’ Called image.canon

Less than two weeks after officially shutting down its last cloud platform, Canon is launching another. So say goodbye to Irista, and hello to image.canon: a new "camera cloud platform" that's less about storage and more about keeping your camera in sync with PCs, smartphones, and other Web services.

How to Edit Your Images Faster: 6 RAW Processing Tips

When you're editing thousands of photos for clients every single week, time is quite literally money. This helpful video offers a few key tips that may help you speed up your workflow and save precious minutes every time you sit down to process your RAW files.

Adobe Updates Lightroom with GPU Accelerated Editing

Adobe has officially released their August Photography update for Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, which is focused on "performance and improving your workflow." The update adds several little improvements, but the most intriguing update is the addition of GPU Accelerated Editing.

How to Back Up Photos as a Wedding Photographer

We keep hearing the same story every year: newlyweds that are left desolated because the photographer lost their wedding images. From dual memory card slots to the ever decreasing price of computer storage, human negligence has become the weakest link in the workflow.

How I Manage My Data as a Pro Photographer

When I first started in photography, there was no method to my data management madness. When shooting on location, I downloaded my cards onto my laptop and upon my return home I copied everything onto my computer. Every now and then I would make a backup on an external hard drive that I kept in my office.

How to Do Corporate Headshot Photography

If you're interested in branching out your photo business to include corporate headshots, here's a helpful 24-minute tutorial that can help you get started. In it, photographer Sean Tucker shares his system of effectively photographing a large number of people in a short amount of time.

Lightroom Shortcuts You Can Use All the Time

If you're starting to spend a lot of time inside Lightroom, keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys can help speed up your workflow and save you precious seconds that add up over time. Toronto-based photographer Lucy Martin put together this helpful 3-minute video to share the handy Lightroom shortcuts that she finds herself using all the time.

5 Reasons to Shoot in Raw Instead of JPEG

If you're just getting started in digital photography, you may be wondering about the choice between shooting JPEG files and shooting in raw. Here's a quick 2-minute video by B&H in which photographer David Flores explains the benefits of a raw workflow.

Finding the Perfect Composition When All Seems Lost

Here's a 20-minute video in which Serge Ramelli shows how he captured some beautiful fine-art photos of hot air balloons at a festival, even though the photo opportunities were initially looking bleak. Faced with a poor foreground full of spectators and bright yellow buses, Ramelli had to think outside the box.

How to Put Together a Nifty SD Card Hub for Under $50

For years now, I've been looking at using the Lexar Hub to efficiently transfer multiple SD cards to my iMac. The reason I never pulled the trigger was that it seemed like it was a bit much. The Lexar hub is pretty large and it requires its own power source which is an inconvenience while traveling and having to back up cards on your laptop. I think I finally found the solution!

3 Lightroom Tricks That Will Change How You Edit Photos

Lightroom is a fairly straightforward and simple piece of software to get your head around. But, like anything, there are always shortcuts and tricks you can use to improve and streamline your workflow. In this 6-minute video from Travis Transient, try out these 3 top tips for making Lightroom life flow more smoothly.