How to enhance a sky to mimic a graduated neutral density filter

How to enhance a sky to mimic a graduated neutral density filter

In this advanced photo editing tutorial we’ll show you how to use an adjustment layer and the Gradient tool to mimic the effect of a graduated neutral density filter.

Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

Knowing how to calculate hyperfocal distance isn’t actually as complex as its technical name implies, but mastering this important photography technique can make all the difference to your photography. Here we answer all of the common questions photographers have about hyperfocal focusing.

How to spot meter: an easy guide to measuring precise exposures

A step-by-step guide to accurate spot metering: step 3

Knowing when to switch to spot metering can give you a big advantage when shooting in difficult lighting conditions. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to spot meter in these situations to achieve the most precise exposures possible.

Debunking the myth that focal length affects perspective + how to actually do it

Understanding perspective in photography: how different viewpoints can dramatically alter images

In this tutorial we show you how to take charge of perspective by using different viewpoints and camera angles to radically alter the look and feel of your images.

Surreal portraits: how to shoot and combine images into a Dali-inspired selfie

Surreal portraits: how to shoot and combine images into a Dali-inspired selfie

Discover how to shoot and combine a series of frames to create a seamless mid-air self-portrait inspired by the master of surreal portraits, Salvador Dali.

6 essential Lightroom edits you can apply to every image

6 essential Lightroom edits you can apply to every image

In this Adobe Lightroom tutorial we’ll show you six fundamental edits that you can apply to any picture you take.

How to cut out people like a professional using the Refine Edge tool

How to cut out people like a professional using the Refine Edge tool

Knowing how to cut out people can be one of the most challenging photo editing techniques you can learn. In this tutorial we show you how to cut out people in just six easy steps using the Refine Edge tool.

7 tips and tricks for using blend modes like a pro

Blend mode tips: 02 Add texture with Blend modes

Blend modes offer the quickest and easiest way to combine images creatively. Discover our 7 best tips for using them to create professional-looking images.

A layman’s guide to battery grips

A layman's guide to using battery grips

In our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about battery grips.

Killer Lightroom tips: 10 things you never knew you could do in Adobe’s software

Killer Lightroom tips: 10 things you never knew you could do in Adobe's Photoshop alternative

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most popular raw conversion and image editing software packages around, and now that it is supplied with Photoshop CC as part of Adobe’s photography plan, it’s being used by even more people. In this article we take a look at a few Lightroom tricks that this powerful package has up its sleeve.