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Speedlight Bounce - David Tejada

Speedlight Tutorials From David Tejada

Photographer David Tejada has teamed up with Nikon to put together a few really great speedlight tutorials for small flash users. In the first tutorial, David turns a bland hallway location into an opportunity for some great portraits, using just one speedlight and a big, white wall. For the second tutorial, David uses a couple […]

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Making Colors Pop in Photoshop

Making Colors Pop in Photoshop

Here’s a quick and dirty technique for giving your images some extra punch, using Photoshop CS5. We’re going to use Lab Color Mode, specifically, the Lightness channel, along with the Soft Light Blend Mode, to really make our colors pop. After you have applied this technique to some of your own photographs, try having them […]

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Selective Sharpen

Selective Sharpening In Photoshop

Do you use the Unsharp Mask Tool in Photoshop to sharpen your images? After watching this tutorial, you may never use it the same way again. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to recreate the Masked Sharpening from Lightroom inside Photoshop using LAB Color Mode, Channels, and, yes, Unsharp Mask. Don’t worry, it sounds […]

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Photoshop – Grunge 101

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an article to the blog called “Just Add Texture”, where Nikki showed how she uses texture layers to create a vintage or even a grunge feel to some of her photographs. A few people emailed in asking if we could do a tutorial on how to create these […]

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A Lot Of Light From A Little Flash

I’ve been thinking that I need a quick go-to lighting solution for doing head shots. I wanted to devise a KISS (keep is simple stupid) set-up to make it a no-brainer anytime someone needs a head shot. Unfortunately, this is not that tutorial! That one is hopefully coming soon. So, actually, this is more an […]

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Encore Tutorial With Karl Taylor

The response to our interview with UK photographer Karl Taylor has been fantastic. We’ve received a number of emails about his amazing Masterclass and Pro Masterclass DVD sets and from people asking where they can see more from Karl. Well, here you go. Karl has put together a brand new shooting tutorial, demonstrating how to […]

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