Adobe Lightroom is full of useful shortcuts that can speed up your workflow. If you still haven’t created the habit of using them, this video from Lucy Martin might help you do it. It’s an easy to remember video with 18 Lightroom shortcuts every photographer should know. They’ll help you work faster and more efficient, so take a look.
Infrared photography can give some unique images with some kind of an unworldly feel. Mathieu Stern wanted to see what it would look like to take portraits with this technique. He converted two cameras to shoot infrared, but they capture different wavelength. With a little help from his friends, he took some portraits with the converted camera, as well as a regular one. He has shared the results with us, and they are really interesting.
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, has announced changes in its standards for beauty photos. The company is requiring transparency in all beauty photos created for stores, online promotion and all types of marketing material. By 2020, the company will implement its new standards and clearly mark all photos that haven’t been digitally altered.
I remember a thought I read years ago: “A scar is a tattoo with a better story.” Photographer Sophie Mayanne has created a wonderful personal project that reminded me of this thought. Her models are people with different types of scars, and they share the incredible stories behind them. These beautiful portraits, along with many sincere stories, create a project that won’t leave you indifferent.
[Editor’s note: some photos contain nudity and/or graphic content, so viewer discretion is advised]
Photobombs can be the most annoying or the most hilarious thing. I especially love it when animals photobomb humans. This photobomb that interrupted KTVU’s weather report is funny as hell and so darn cute! What seems to be huge crow has photobombed the camera in the middle of the report and made the TV crew have a good laugh.
“Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work.” Does this mean you can become a great photographer even if you don’t consider yourself talented? Yes, you can. Photographer Manny Ortiz firmly believes this and shares some tips to help you become a great photographer, no matter how (un)talented you may be.
The Magic Wand Tool or the Quick Selection Tool can make general selections fast and easy. But they’re not 100 percent precise and you’ll often have uneven and jagged edges. Unmesh Dinda (aka PiXimperfect) shares some quick tips to fix this and make selections very precise. With a couple of “hidden” sliders, you can make your selections far more accurate and do it in a matter of minutes.
The selfie is a social phenomenon that probably won’t go away anytime soon. While many of us will recall the days before the Internet, and without selfies plastered over social media, was there ever a time without a selfie? The BuzzFeed crew decided to research it, and they shared their findings in this humorous video.
We’ve all had one of those days: you want to take photos, you need to do it, but you feel like the inspiration has deserted you forever. Even famous photographer Bob Holmes feels like this sometimes. But fortunately, there are ways to overcome it, and he shares his methods with you. These techniques will help you get inspired again and improve your photos in an instant.