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Fast & Easy Photo Keywording from the Cloud

If you ask a random group of photographers what their favorite things about photography are, odds are “spending hours keywording images” is not on anyone’s list! Keywording is a task that

Spectators watch the Aeroshell airobatic team at Atlanta's Peachtree DeKalb airport. Photo by Kevin Ames

Take Control with Back Button Focusing

By default, pressing the shutter button down half way activates the autofocus feature. It’s handy, quick and can lead to some compositional issues. Center of the frame syndrome The autofocus

Pro Tip: Make a Tripod into a Monopod

There are times I really wish i had a monopod. You know, those one legged camera stabilizers sports photogs use to steady their long lenses. Thing is I don’t want

More to a Silhouette than Exposure

There are a few key elements that create a successful silhouette. I’ll say it loud and proud. It is MORE than exposure. Yes, you meter for the sky, yes, that

Experiment in Photoshop for Nine Seconds

I’m a huge believer in the power of experimenting in Photoshop to help discover what’s possible. One of the comments I hear a lot is “I’m too busy to experiment”. Believe me,

3 Tips for Great Pet Photography

Darcy Evans is a freelance photographer specializing in candid pet photography. I had a chance to sit with him and ask for his 3 top tips for creating great pet portraits.

Getting Taped Up

Here’s a great tip I got from watching some grips quickly change gels on some frames. In the past, when you removed an old gel or diffusion material you always

Synchronizing folders in Lightroom

As much as I try to keep my workflow minimal and simplistic, sometimes there are other pieces of software that I’d like to use that don’t seamlessly integrate with Lightroom.

Increase Mouse Accuracy in OSX

If you’ve ever switched from a PC to a Mac, there’s no doubt that you’ve realized that moving the mouse just isn’t the same– like something doesn’t feel right. I

Cucoloris for Shadowed Texture

So often someone will take the time to light the talent to look great but forget to light the background and give the image some depth: One method is to

Enter to win a new camera, studio lighting kit and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a studio lighting kit from B&H!