NEW FEATURE - Photography Tutorials

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    Some of you might recall that we have an already started list of tutorials on the site listed here: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/photography-beginners-forum/123160-tutorial-thread.html

    However that list has grown old, some of the camera brands have moved on and the tutorials are now out of date. Furthermore many people simply don't know about it, they overlook or simply miss out the tutorial section and thus never make full use of it to help reference the material to new members to the site or to each other.

    As such we are starting again with a fresh thread, fresh articles and fresh submissions from the membership. This is your chance to help really craft together a comprehensive list of guides, both advanced and basic, to help other photographers.

    These articles can be of any kind, from threads on the site through to review and articles written on external websites. Remember also that we don't just deal with digital photography here, film photography and video articles are both additional valid topics that we need helpful guides on.



    So this is your chance - you, the members, are going to help build this and this is your way to give back to the community and also have a chance to have some great articles to reference. We want your articles - post them up and link to them and I'll work at building them into a comprehensive resource of tutorials right here. Also note that you can also go through the linked tutorial thread above, many of the articles will still be valid and thus there is no problem listing them all over again.



    General FAQs:

    Lens FAQs:

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    Lighting FAQs:

    PP or Post Processing FAQs:

    Equipment review sites, etc.

    Books/general reference websites:
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    *new posts appearing bump*
    maybe I should unstick this so people notice it more ? - it does seem that sticky activates the invisibility cloak ;P
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    Stickies are important, so everyone ignores them :D

    Thanks for this! **Initiate friendly bump**
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    Mleek - off the top of my head I think there is a business sticky for them in the business section; but considering how often they come up I wouldn't be opposed to adding some to this sticky as well as a good central resource for the site
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    I've written a few tutorials aimed at beginners with an emphasis on travel photography, but of course the principles apply to everything:

    How to get sharp photos every time - Photography - 25 Days Off - an explanation of the factors that make an image sharp or not.

    Why understanding dynamic range is vital for travel photography - Photography - 25 Days Off - dynamic range for beginners.

    25 non-technical tips to improve your travel photography - Photography - 25 Days Off - mostly composition tips.

    9 ways to make your travel photography easier - Photography - 25 Days Off - this one is really about making photography a convenience rather than a burden.

    Hope this is helpful!
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    I really like this link. It's asnwering most of my technical questions right now. I'm looking forward to the hours of reading that I have in store for me. Just thought I would mention that I'm using this "sticky" :)
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    A good site I learnt most of photo shop skills from is http://www.good-tutorials.com they have a lot of linked tutorials on there they also have a photography section hope someone finds it useful :)
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    One place that should not be overlooked is DeviantART. The tutorials that the members submit are mostly about editing, but a quick search of the topic you are looking for will, 99% of the time, yield results.

    Browsing Tutorials on deviantART

    This site also has a myriad of articles, tutorials and reviews: Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials

    And this site also has quite a few articles on a whole list of topics ranging from business talk to handling clientele to editing: Improve Photography
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    I just got back into photography after having a point n shoot for the last 10 years. Papa gave me his old Yashica TL - Super. Really nice SLR for the age it is. Bout to get a T3i. Waiting on delivery. But being out of the field for so long, I forgot most of what I learned. I found this Training, tutorials & online classes by expert Ben Long just searching around for things on the T3i. He does some tutorials on other cameras as well. But man, this guy can teach. He is very articulate, and unlike most videos, he seems to know what he is talking about. Every photog who does a video does know what they are talking about, but the production value leaves me disinterested. He keeps my attention and makes everything seem very easy to pick up. And also, saw on another site, lots of people using the scene and auto modes on their cameras. I'll tell you after watching the Exposure and the one for my camera, he makes so you not need to use the auto functions. The exposure course has projects for you to do also as you watch it. So far, it's not something you just watch and throw away afterwards. I know it's paid, but figured you could throw it in the mix if yall felt like it.
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    I'd like to add my own site to the list and would like to contribute to this site if I can: www.manualmode.info
    perfect for the absolute beginner with a DSLR.
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    Fantastic. Thank you ManualMode.
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    Here are a few good ones I know of and I have many so I can assist in making this good.

    Professional Photograph Restoration Workflow
    In this tutorial, we’ll take an in-depth look at restoring an old torn photograph.
    Age Progression
    Here’s a tutorial showing you how artist go about aging a woman’s face in Photoshop.
    Changing Hair Color
    Here in this tutorial we will teach how to change a person’s hair color using Photoshop’s brush tool and the soft light blend.
    Colorizing Black-And-White Photos
    Using Photoshop to create a classic hand-painted effect.
    Street Photography Explained
    Street photography is one of those techniques that sounds simple, ‘just go out and take some photos of people wondering about’, but some time it is very difficult, in this guide you will find some tips and basics for great street photography.
    Self Portrait Photography Guide
    In this guide you will learn some useful tips for snapping self-photos.
    Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques
    Waterfalls provide their own unique set of problems which requires a unique set of solutions. This article is about those unique problems and the solutions that allow photographers to produce images that communicate the power and beauty that is inherent in the waterfalls that stand before their lenses.
    How to Photograph Comets
    In this guide you will learn some useful tips about comets photography.
    How to Make Your Twins
    Imagine one day you announce to all your friends that you have a twin, by showing them a very realistic photo. There must be many fun then! In this tutorial artis will show you how to do that in this photoshop tutorial.
    Infrared Photography Technique
    Infrared photography is one of those techniques that requires a bit of practice. Its not that hard to produce an infrared photograph but adjusting the image in post processing is a business that yeilds different results each and every time, learn all about it through this guide.
    Dual View Photo Editing in Photoshop
    In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll look at how to give ourselves two different views of the same image by opening it in two separate document windows, each set to a different zoom level, making it much easier to judge the effect our edits are having on the overall image.
    Local Contrast
    Is your lens lacking contrast? Find out how to simulate the contrast qualities of high quality lens with this Photoshop retouching tutorial. This effect increases visible detail and edge contrast without increasing the overall image contrast.
    Use Photoshop to Turn Day Into Dusk
    In this tutorial we will demonstrate a quick technique to make your photos look as if they were taken at night. Let’s get started!
    Souping up a Photo
    There are times when a regular photo just doesn’t cut it and you need your photo to pack a punch. Here is one technique that you may find useful.
    Wedding Photography Explained
    In this guide you will learn tips and techniques for taking professional level weddings photography.
    Add a Realistic Rainbow to a Photo in Photoshop
    In this Photoshop photo effects tutorial, we’ll learn how to easily add a rainbow, and even a double rainbow, to a photo! As we’ll see, Photoshop ships with a ready-made rainbow gradient for us to use. We’ll learn where to find it and how to load it in.
    Remove a Person from a Photo with Photoshop CS5
    One of the new features we will be looking at this tutorial is called Content Aware. This feature allows you to quickly fill in a selection with surrounding content making it look like a part of the original image.
    How to Use Lines in Photography Compositions
    In this guide we will discuss the usefulness of lines for better shots.
    How to Capture Really Sharp Photos
    One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the images are not sharp. To help solve this problem, this article covers seven things that a photographer can do to create really sharp images.
    Look More Muscular
    Ok, So You Wanna Look Muscular? But don’t afford the money nor the time to train in a gym? Who cares, it’s only a quick impression picture that matters, right? Well, You can be right! Check out this tutorial to see how you can improve yourself!
    Create Your Own Bokeh for Beautiful Photo Effect
    What’s a bokeh you say? It’s that oh-so-wonderful fuzziness in the background of photographs with a shallow depth of field and accompanying starry highlights. You can create you own bokeh effects with a little craftiness.
    Photographing Complex Architecture
    Photographer Philipp Klinger gives his advice on capturing elaborate structures.
    Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial
    This tutorial has been produced using Photoshop CS2 on a PC and shows you how to give a city shot a neat miniaturization effect.
    Intuitive B&W Conversions
    Try this simple step-by-step process for making beautiful monochrome images.
    Color Correction Basics in Photoshop
    Have you wanted to learn more about color correction? The focus of this tutorial is to help you delve deeper into color correcting to up the production value of your images. Learn a few simple techniques while creating.
    How to Photograph Wakeboarders & Waterskiing
    In this tutorial we will find some useful tips on how to achieve great wakeboarding pictures.
    Camera Toss Photography Technique
    In this step by step guide we will learn some technique of camera toss photography.
    Make Your Photo Impressive
    There are so many methods to change your photo’s color, but here artist will show you some best ways to do that.
    Give a Photo a Complete Glamour Makeover With Stunning Light and 3D Effects
    In this tutorial, you will learn how to retouch a model’s face and subtly manipulate her hair. In addition, we will enhance the canvas by adding attractive lighting and 3D effects.
    Color Correction in Photoshop with the Curves Adjustment Tool
    This tutorial will teach you how to use this tool to color correct photos efficiently.
    Reducing Wrinkles With the Healing Brush in Photoshop
    In this tutorial, we will look at the Healing Brush, by far the best photo retouching tool in all of Photoshop, and how we can use it to easily reduce distracting skin wrinkles in an image.
    Portrait Lighting Tutorial: Character Study
    In this tutorial you will learn how to make a portrait more honorable and admirable.
    Macro Photography Tips
    Photographing insects in flight is one of the greatest challenges for all wildlife photographers. This article describes how to capture crisp, sharp images of the Emperor Dragonfly.
    Nightclub Photography
    A Guide To Nightclub Photography
    Face Makeover
    In this tutorial you will learn how to make a beauty makeover with cool retouching effects:
    Aperture and Shutter Priority
    Shutter Priority is an auto exposure system in which the camera achieves correct exposure by selecting the aperture after the user has selected the shutter speed.
    How to Create Sunshine Effect in Studio with Artificial Sunlight
    In this tutorial video we’ll give you tips on how to cheat Mother Nature and show you How to Create Your Own Sunshine in the Studio.
    How To Photograph Moving Vehicles
    A step-by-step guide to capturing that perfect motion shot.
    Travel With Still+Video
    Tips for better technical and creative results shooting video with your DSLR.
    Professional Lighting in Model Photography
    This case study shows how lighting was manipulated to create the perfect environment for a fashion photoshoot.
    Portable Lighting for the Studio and on Location
    In this lesson, we decided to keep things very simple and just illustrate some uses of this one simple shoe mount flash lighting kit, the XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit with Grids, for both indoor and outdoor portraits.
    Photography Tutorial: Get the Right Light
    When shooting portraits, good lighting is all-important. To make sure you have it, you can buy expensive lighting rigs and multiple flash units. Or you can spend a few bucks and carry just the right mix of sun and clouds in your pack.
    Macro Photography
    How to take close-up pictures of small things.
    DIY – High Speed Photography at Home
    You can use this technique to take picture of exploding things like tomatoes, water balloons, watermelons, or even your Canon camera as you smash it against a wall for not understanding the menus.
    Isolated Sharpness
    Tips and techniques for using shallow depth of field to add impact to your macro shots.
    Beyond HDR
    In this tutorial you will learn how to expand your photo’s tonal range when HDR techniques aren’t ideal.
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    Here are some very good podcast out there I think can help many of you.
    Podcasts/Videocasts
    In alphabetical order:

    1. Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™ (videocast)
    2. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips – Lightroom Videos (videocast)
    3. Audio2u Shutters Inc. (podcast)
    4. Candid Frame (podcast)
    5. Chase Jarvis Photography TV Edt. (videocast)
    6. Digital Photography Podcast (podcast)
    7. Digital Photography Podcast Video Edt. (videocast)
    8. Digital Photography Tips from the Top Floor (podcast/videocast)
    9. Digital Story (podcast)
    10. DigitalPro Talk’s Podcast (podcast)
    11. EXIF and Beyond (podcast)
    12. Inside Digital Photo Radio (podcast) – iTunes feed
    13. Jeff Curto’s Camera Position (podcast)
    14. LensWork – Photography and the Creative Process (podcast)
    15. Lightroom for Digital Photographers (videocast)
    16. Photography 101 (videocast)
    17. Photography Podcast (podcast)
    18. PhotoNetCast (podcast) You should really subscribe to this one
    19. Photoshop for Digital Photographers (videocast)
    20. Photoshop Killer Tips (videocast)
    21. PhotoShop User TV (videocast)
    22. Photowalkthrough (videocast)
    23. Pixelicious (videocast)
    24. Pro Photography Show (podcast)
    25. This Week in Photography (podcast/videocast)
    26. Thoughts on Photography (podcast)
    27. The Digital Photography Show (podcast)
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    Here are some very good podcast out there I think can help many of you.
    Podcasts/Videocasts
    In alphabetical order:

    1. Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™ (videocast)
    2. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips – Lightroom Videos (videocast)
    3. Audio2u Shutters Inc. (podcast)
    4. Candid Frame (podcast)
    5. Chase Jarvis Photography TV Edt. (videocast)
    6. Digital Photography Podcast (podcast)
    7. Digital Photography Podcast Video Edt. (videocast)
    8. Digital Photography Tips from the Top Floor (podcast/videocast)
    9. Digital Story (podcast)
    10. DigitalPro Talk’s Podcast (podcast)
    11. EXIF and Beyond (podcast)
    12. Inside Digital Photo Radio (podcast) – iTunes feed
    13. Jeff Curto’s Camera Position (podcast)
    14. LensWork – Photography and the Creative Process (podcast)
    15. Lightroom for Digital Photographers (videocast)
    16. Photography 101 (videocast)
    17. Photography Podcast (podcast)
    18. PhotoNetCast (podcast) You should really subscribe to this one
    19. Photoshop for Digital Photographers (videocast)
    20. Photoshop Killer Tips (videocast)
    21. PhotoShop User TV (videocast)
    22. Photowalkthrough (videocast)
    23. Pixelicious (videocast)
    24. Pro Photography Show (podcast)
    25. This Week in Photography (podcast/videocast)
    26. Thoughts on Photography (podcast)
    27. The Digital Photography Show (podcast)
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    Now for total novices and even those pros seeking information here are a few blogs out there that are amazing at helping me learn the craft!
    Blogs
    In alphabetical order:

    1. 1001 Noisy Cameras
    2. 17mm Blog
    3. 640 Pixels
    4. All Narfed Up
    5. Allen’s Digital Photography Blog
    6. Beyond Megapixels
    7. Beyond Phototips
    8. Beyond the Obvious
    9. Camera Porn
    10. Chase Jarvis Blog
    11. Collective Lens
    12. Current Photo Contests
    13. Dan Heller’s Photography Business Blog
    14. Digital Photography
    15. Digital Photography Now
    16. Digital Photography Tutorials
    17. Digital ProTalk
    18. Digital Shot
    19. Digital Wizardry Photography Blog
    20. DigitalFreak.net
    21. digital Photography School
    22. dispatches
    23. DIYPhotography.net – Photography and Studio Lighting
    24. DVPhoto
    25. Earthbound Light
    26. ePHOTOzine News Feed
    27. Epic Edits Weblog (co-host at PhotoNetCast)
    28. F/1.0
    29. fotohacker
    30. Found Photography
    31. Graf Nature Photography
    32. Harry Nowell Photo Blog
    33. Hey Girl, Nice Shot
    34. Houston Photobloggers
    35. Hyperphocal
    36. Jeff Wignall’s "The Joy of Digital Photography"
    37. Jeff’s Photo Gallery
    38. JMG-Galleries (co-host at PhotoNetCast)
    39. Joe McNally’s Blog
    40. John Nack on Adobe
    41. Kwerfeldein (co-host at PhotoNetCast)
    42. LeggNet’s Digital Capture
    43. LetsGoDigital Camera Reviews
    44. Magical Places Fine Art
    45. MAKE: Imaging Blog
    46. Marketing Photos with Mary Virginia Swanson
    47. My Camera World
    48. Neil Creek – Photographer
    49. Photo Attorney
    50. Photo Business News
    51. Photo Competitions
    52. Photocritic
    53. Photography Basics
    54. Photography Business
    55. Photography Grants and Awards
    56. Photography tips
    57. PhotographyVoter
    58. Photojojo
    59. photonovice.net
    60. Photopreneur
    61. Photoshop Insider
    62. PhotoWalking Life
    63. Photowalking.org
    64. planet neil – tangents
    65. Planet Photoshop
    66. PopPhoto: Popular Photography & Imaging Features
    67. Pro Photo Life
    68. Rasmus Rasmussen
    69. RDD Photo
    70. Sharing My Light
    71. Shifting Pixel
    72. Shutterpad.com
    73. State of the Art
    74. Strobist
    75. Sublime Light
    76. Suite101: Photography articles
    77. The Digital ImageMaker
    78. The Imaging Resource News Page
    79. The Online Photographer
    80. Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection
    81. Vincent Laforet’s Blog
    82. Words: Irrational – digital photography explored
    83. Yanik’s Photoblog
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    Here are a few more photography tutorials I thought I should mention:

    1. How to Capture Stunning Fine Art Landscape Photographs
    Learn how to compose beautiful monochromatic landscape photos through this easy-to-follow guide.

    2.
    Photoshop Quick Tips: Light Leaks in Photography (Video)

    Process your photos to have a vintage-style appearance with the aid of this Photoshop tutorial video found on Abduzeedo.

    3.
    HDR Explained

    HDR is a popular photo technique. If you’re interested in this genre, take a look at this quick start informational tutorial on HDR.

    4.
    Overprocessing in Photography

    This tutorial aims to teach readers how to mimic photo-processing techniques inspired by popular photographer, Dave Hill.

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    Street Photography Explained

    Nothing comes close to the unpredictability of taking photos in urban landscapes. This guide shares tips and basics for great street photography.

    6.
    Hand Colouring a Black and White Photo in Photoshop

    It’s quite simple to convert full-color photos to black and white, but how do you go in the other direction? Check out this Photoshop tutorial to find out.

    7.
    Self Portrait Photography Guide

    Photographers often spend their time at the opposite side of the lens. If you want to make yourself your subject, this guide shares some useful tips for snapping self-photos.

    8.
    Action Photography – The Tips You Should Use

    This photography guide goes over tips, techniques and tricks for capturing dynamic subjects with your camera.

    9.
    Water Photography the Easy Way

    How do you capture water beautifully? This guide offers suggestions and techniques for taking photos of water.

    10.
    Create a Colorful Portrait with Easy Lighting Effects

    Spice up your ordinary photos by infusing interesting light effects into them. Learn how to do this through this easy-to-follow Photoshop tutorial.

    11.
    Capturing The Smoke – Amazing Smoke Photography Tutorial

    Ever wondered how you could effectively take pictures of smoke? Learn how to set up a stage that will allow you to take beautiful photographs of smoke.

    12.
    Desaturated Film Style Photos

    In this Photoshop tutorial, you will discover a method for processing your images to give them a desaturated and trendy appearance.

    13.
    How to Create HDR Photos

    This is a tutorial on how to make high dynamic range (HDR)-style images using Photomatix, a popular HDR software.

    14.
    Retouching a Studio Portrait

    Often, we need to retouch photos even if they are taken in professional studio settings. Learn basic techniques for correcting photos through this Photoshop tutorial.

    15.
    A Guide to Nightclub Photography

    In event photography, nothing is as tricky to cover as nightclubs. Here are a few tips to help you take great photographs in bars and nightclub scenes.

    16.
    How to Make Your Twins

    Have fun with photographs by learning how to compose photos that make it look like you have a twin sibling.

    17.
    Edgy Style Photo Treatment

    In this quick and easy Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to give your photos a dark and mysterious appearance.

    18.
    How to Create an Atmospheric Car Portrait

    Learn how to take stunning photos of cars in this excellent tutorial that goes over the preparation, suggested equipment, and more.

    19.
    How to Photograph Comets

    Comets are rare and wonderful things. Make sure you don’t fudge up that sometimes once-in-a-lifetime event by learning the basics of photographing comets.

    20.
    How To Photograph Wakeboarders & Waterskiing

    Water, rapid movement, loud noises: taking photos of water sports is a tough gig. This basic guide shares tips for effective photography of water sports.

    21.
    5 Second Eye Enhancement

    Learn to retouch the eyes of your photo’s subject quickly and effortlessly by reading through this awesome Photoshop tutorial.

    22.
    Photographing Buildings – A Guide

    There’s an art and science to capturing buildings in photos. For inspiration, check out this guide.

    23.
    Dual View Photo Editing in Photoshop

    This tutorial promotes the use of a dual-view workspace set up for efficient editing of images inside of Photoshop.

    24.
    Color Blending Collection I

    This is a particular post-processing technique for blending colors into photos to make them look more interesting.

    25.
    Infrared Photography Technique

    Infrared photography is a post-processing technique for giving images interesting — and often unpredictable — effects. Learn all about it through this guide.

    26.
    Changing Hair Color

    Photoshop’s Brush Tool and the Soft Light blend mode are utilized in this technique to change a person’s hair color.

    27.
    Local Contrast

    This tutorial shares a method for utilizing Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask filter to enhance the contrast of certain parts of a photo.

    28.
    Retouch a Girl with Lighting Focus

    This tutorial goes over retouching techniques, paying attention to accurate lighting considerations when photo-manipulating images.

    29.
    Selecting & Extracting Hair

    The most difficult part of selecting subjects in Photoshop — to isolate and superimpose them into another photo, for example — is the hair. This is a technique to help you better select hair.

    30.
    How to Fake Reflections in Photoshop

    Want to add a digitally-placed reflection in a photo? This Photoshop tutorial uses layer duplication, quick masking and the Gradient tool to get the job done.

    31.
    Make Up a Girl

    Give a subject’s face an appearance of having make-up in this Photoshop tutorial that involves Curves adjustment and the Gaussian Blur filter.

    32.
    Basic Exposure Blending in Photoshop

    Using layer blending and tweaking exposure can result in better images. This Photoshop tutorial walks you through a cool process of photo blending.

    33.
    How to Create a Serene Panorama from Multiple Photographs

    Learn how to piece together a beautiful panorama using multiple photographs in this tutorial on Psdtuts+.

    34.
    Use Photoshop to Turn Day into Dusk

    Realistically fake evening shots by following along this excellent Photoshop tutorial on how to convert day photos to look as if you took them just before nighttime.

    35.
    Wedding Photography Explained

    This wonderful guide goes over tips and techniques for taking professional-level photos at weddings.

    36.
    Add a Realistic Rainbow to a Photo in Photoshop

    This Photoshop tutorial will instruct you on how to add a rainbow into a photo with the use of the Gradient tool and the Screen blending mode.

    37.
    Devil’s Eye

    Learn how to process eyes to look dark and eerie with the help of the Burn tool, the Brush tool, and blending modes in Photoshop via this tutorial.

    38.
    Add Dynamic Lighting to a Flat Photograph

    Learn how to create a surreal scene that incorporates dynamic lighting by studying this Photoshop tutorial.

    39.
    How to Smooth Skin without Losing Texture in Photoshop

    Learn how to realistically smoothen the skin of your subject with the help of blending modes, image adjustments, and more by reading this Photoshop tutorial.

    40.
    Remove a Person from a Photo with Photoshop CS5

    Photoshop’s Content Aware feature is full of awesomeness. One way to use it is to remove a person from an image; this tutorial will walk you through the process.

    41.
    Glisten in the Sunshine

    This Photoshop tutorial will cover how to give your photographs that popular "Bokeh" photography effect, among other techniques.

    42.
    How to Use Lines in Photography Compositions

    Effective knowledge of photocompositions involves the use of lines in the scene in question. This guide will discuss the usefulness of lines for better shots.

    43.
    How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

    If you’re having a hard time taking photos that aren’t blurry, it might be best to read this guide on how to take crisp photos.

    44.
    Look More Muscular

    You can beef up your photo subjects with the Liquify filter in Photoshop; discover how in this step-by-step tutorial.

    45.
    Tilt Shifting Miniature Photography with Photoshop

    Tilt-shift photography is a popular style of photography that simulates miniature scenes. This tutorial utilizes Photoshop to mimic the effect produced by tilt-shift lenses.

    46.
    Color Correction Basics in Photoshop

    An important part of photo-processing is the ability to enhance and correct the colors of a digital image. This guide will go over the basic tools on color correction in Photoshop.

    47.
    Infrared Photography: Tips on How to Get Started

    This multi-part guide discusses the hardware, techniques and tricks for capturing beautiful infrared photos.

    48.
    13 Steps for Shooting the Perfect Water Droplet

    This tutorial on Phototuts+ shares tips, tricks and techniques for capturing water droplets with your camera.

    49.
    How to Create a Radical Photo Sequence

    Learn how to take those stylish and dynamic photo sequence shots with the use of "Burst Mode" capabilities found in many digital cameras, and Photoshop to compose the image.

    50.
    How to Shoot a Sequence Photo

    This 3-minute video tutorial goes over tips and techniques for capturing professional-level sequence photos.



    Hope this helps someone! Happy Shooting!
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    OK, so before your learn to swim, you needed floaties :mrgreen: I am a graduate from the NY School of Art and I figured I would setup a complete how to for beginners and list out by segment, as my notes were in the courses. So here are a must read for anyone getting into photography! IMO You will not regret it!

    1 - Digital Basics
    It happens rarely that I find an article that seems to cover all the basics of digital photography, but this article hits the spot very nicely indeed. It's a one-shot introduction to the basics. Get the full skinny at Digital Basics on Photo Pursue

    2 - Learn Photography in Five Steps

    Panning. I think I cried the first time that I tried it. I might've had a better experience with this clear, five-step tutorial to capturing moving subjects. Find it all on Learn Photography in Five Steps on Step By Step Photography

    3 - Working with Models for that Perfect Wide-Angle Photo

    So you've tried your hand at underwater photography and you love it. Now you want to try something a bit more advanced. How about including a model? Here's how...Working with Models for that Perfect Wide-Angle Photo on Stephen Frink

    4 - Avoiding the evil of red-eye

    If you're using a compact camera, red-eye can turn a portrait of your best friend into a picture of the devil incarnate. This guide explains what red eye is, how it happens, and how to avoid it. Read more on Avoiding the evil of red-eye on Small Aperture

    5 - Digital Photography Tutorial

    Basic ideas in photography are covered here: composition, exposure, editing, storage, and printing. There's nothing too detailed, but it does offer an entry-level guide - a perfect tutorial to forward to your clueless mum / dad / sibling who just got their first camera. Read it all on Digital Photography Tutorial on Hub Pages

    6 - Beginners Guide to Photography for computer Geeks

    A beginners' guide to photography written by a beginner with a sense of humour. It has everything from metering to filters, as well as a decent explanation of focal length. Learn more at Beginners Guide to Photography for computer Geeks on Bernie Sumption

    7 - How to write and sell a photo story

    You're a photographer, right, not a writer? But sometimes, you need words to accompany your images. This'll help you to find the words to sell your story. Check out the full tutorial on How to write and sell a photo story on Pixiq

    8 - Understanding your Digital SLR Camera

    What happens if you change your camera's aperture? How about shutter speed? And ISO? How can you make sure your camera focuses where you want it to focus? What's a good lens to have? This tutorial has it all. The full article is on Understanding your Digital SLR Camera on Kevin and Amanda

    9 - Photographing Panoramas

    Photo Guide's guide to Panorama photography is a simple guide covering all the major points for photographing panoramas, including how to get the photos, and how to stitch them all together. A great introduction guide. More at Photographing Panoramas on Photo Guides

    10 - Dave Hill Quick photography Tutorial

    Ever fancied giving your photos a cartoon-like effect? This tutorial shows you just what you need to do with a little HDR and unsharp mask help. Have a read at Dave Hill Quick photography Tutorial on Abdu zeedo

    11 - How to Develop your Photography Skills

    Taking good photos isn't just about understanding physics and the technicalities of your camera. It's about knowing what makes a good picture and spotting the opportunities. This tutorial tells you what to look out for. There's more at How to Develop your Photography Skills on Bama Scenes

    12 - The Digital Photography Tutorial

    You've filled a memory card with images. Now what? This tutorial will walk through your workflow, from post-processing and on through organisation, printing, sharing and storing. More at The Digital Photography Tutorial on Best Family Photography Tips

    13 - Beginning Photography Tips: Top 10 Techniques for Better Picture

    You might have aperture sewn up and ISO is no longer giving you a headache, but what other elements contribute to a great photo? Composition, the weather, time of day, timing. This website covers ten things you need to think about. There's more at Beginning Photography Tips: Top 10 Techniques for Better Picture on Better Photo

    14 - Learning Photography

    A lot of photography is instinctive: knowing what makes a good image and how best to capture. These five pointers help you to get the most out of your pictures by experimenting and practising. More at Learning Photography on Dan Heller

    15 - Understanding Histograms

    The histogram. That groovy little graph that shows you just how over- or under-exposed your picture is. This tutorial walks you through the magical art of using a histogram to make sure your images are just right. Nifty! The full article is on Understanding Histograms on Digital Photography School

    16 - Six Secret Steps for Taking Great Photos

    These secrets probably aren't all that secret, but they certainly reinforce what we know about taking good pictures: get as much advice as you can, keep on practising, and enjoy yourself! The full article is on Six Secret Steps for Taking Great Photos on Free Digital Photography Tutorials

    17 - How to Take Sharp Images

    Great idea for a picture; a pity that it has come out a bit fuzzy around the edges. Here are seven tips to ensuring you get pin-sharp images. Check out the full tutorial on How to Take Sharp Images on Hypergurl

    18 - How to find great Locations for Model shoots

    Finding a shoot location can be a headache. But have you thought about checking the geotag locations on Flickr images? What about using places you've never considered? What do you need to take with you? How about lighting? This article has got it all.
    There's more on How to find great Locations for Model shoots on Lights Talking

    19 - An introduction to Digital Imaging

    Film cameras and digital post-processing can live harmoniously. Honest! This article tells you what hardware you'll need and explains the benefits that a bit of software can bring to a negative or slide. Check out An introduction to Digital Imaging on Luminous Landscape

    20 - Introduction to Photography: Ten Ways to Improve your Skills

    If you're setting off with your first camera, this article has some useful ideas for how to make the most out of the experience, like keeping a diary and not giving up when things seem a bit tough. Get the full skinny at Introduction to Photography: Ten Ways to Improve your Skills on Paxton Prints

    21 - Crash Course Guide to DSLR Photography

    You've just bought your first dSLR! Congratulations! Now what? Well, you'll want to get it out of auto mode, and this crash-course demystifies aperture, ISO, and shutter speed to help get you started. Have a read at Crash Course Guide to DSLR Photography on Photo Guides

    22 - What is correct Exposure?

    A great tutorial on how to combine aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to ensure that your pictures are correctly exposed. Banish the auto mode and take control of your photography! There's more at What is correct Exposure? on Photoxels

    23 - Photography Basics

    Clear diagrams show you how light passes through your camera to create an image, and explains how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO affect your pictures. Get more at Photography Basics on Tutorial 9

    24 - Camera Skills Manual

    Confused by the different settings on your camera? This tutorial explains the difference between Tv and Av, and what the benefits of shooting fully manual are. There's more at Camera Skills Manual on Worth 1000

    25 - How to take Great Photos of your Projects?

    Have you ever wondered how to take photos to illustrate your own tutorial? This tutorial walks you through it, from what you need to how to do it. Learn more at How to take Great Photos of your Projects? on Ada Fruit

    26 - Photography in low light Conditions

    We've all been there: you're presented with a great image, but the light is on the low side to actually capture it. These suggestions should help you to get the shot that you want when things are a little dim. The full article is on Photography in low light Conditions on How to Photography

    27 - Develop your Photography Skills

    An amazing step by step tutorial to develop your photography skills. It is based on basic knowledge of photography and is a great starting point for struggling photographers who want to take their photography further. Read more on Develop your Photography Skills on Wiki How

    28 - Digital Photography Tips for Beginner

    This tutorial reminds you to get to know your cameras and recommends different ways to experiment with it so that you get the most out of it, and out of your pictures. There's more at Digital Photography Tips for Beginner on Oh Blitz

    29 - The Golden Hour

    When is the golden hour? What is the magic effect that it has your photographs? If you want to learn how to make your photos sizzle, read on! Read more on The Golden Hour on Small Aperture

    30 - Basic Photography Tutorial

    If you want to try shooting on film, need to know how to load a spiral, or would like to have a go at processing your own black and white film, you'll find the answers here. Learn more at Basic Photography Tutorial on Silver Light Uk

    31 - Taking Photographs At Unfamiliar Places

    Taking photos when you're travelling can be a daunting experience. Differences in culture and outlook and just unfamiliarity with the place can be difficult to navigate. Travel photographer Alissa Everett has some useful advice. Can't get enough? Read it all on Taking Photographs At Unfamiliar Places on Pop Photo

    32 - Travel Photography Introduction

    When are you most likely to take photos? Probably when you're on holiday. This guide will help you to make the most out your holiday snaps, with a look at the technical and the practical side of things. The whole nine yard's at Travel Photography Introduction on Dan Heller

    33 - Taking Professional Photos

    From using plastic boxes as light diffusers to walking you through Photoshop, this tutorial aims to help you get the most professional looking pictures you can, whatever camera you have. There's more on Taking Professional Photos on The Switch Board

    34 - How to Make Great Photographs

    Photography is not just about taking photos - but taking great photos. This detailed tutorial discusses just about everything you need to start photography - and sees you on your way to become a great photographer. Read more on How to Make Great Photographs on Ken Rockwell
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    Now I have seen many say read up on compisition nearly as much as I see the word Photography so here are some excellent tutorials on C omposition. You know, 'rule of thirds', and all that. Technically part of the 'basics' in everybody's book, composition still deserves its own little mini-section in this list - it's an important topic, after all - and well worth a read, of course.


    1- The Rule of Thirds
    Have you heard of the Rule of Thirds? If you haven't, you've almost certainly seen it. It's a groovy trick to help you compose your images. This article explains all. Learn more by going to The Rule of Thirds on Digital Photography Tips


    2 - An Introduction to Photography Composition
    From the rule of thirds, through leading lines, to different points of view, and including a whole heap more, this tutorial covers just about everything you might want to know about composition. Get it all on An Introduction to Photography Composition on Yanki Photo School

    3 - Vantage Points in Park Photography

    Who hasn't taken a picture in a park before now? I bet we all have. But how can you get the most out of your local patch of green? Here're four great tips. Learn more by going to Vantage Points in Park Photography on Photography Tutorials
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