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Portrait Wardrobe Best Practices (with bonus download)
We’ve compiled a description of best practices for communicating with clients about what outfit combinations look great (and not so great) in photos. Read more
Pivoting Your Photography During The Coronavirus
We've been watching our community members find new opportunities for creativity and learning and its been absolutely inspiring! We’ve interviewed one of our standout community members, Christina Quesenberry, about how she is pivoting from photographing families and couples to food, nature, and product. Read more
How To Use Luminosity And Color Range Masks In Lightroom
You may already be familiar with Lightroom's masking features for those times you need to make selective edits to your photos, but did you know that there are also tools that let you easily refine the masks you create? Whether... Read more
How to Cull a Wedding with Photo Mechanic and Lightroom
Using Mastin Labs presets will speed up your workflow, but there’s something else that will drastically reduce time spent editing before you even touch a slider, and that’s Photo Mechanic. Read more
How to Edit Newborn Photos
Babies grow up incredibly fast, and that is why so many new parents choose to hire a newborn photographer to capture that short precious window where their mini is impossibly tiny. One day, maybe the day that the little human... Read more
How To Edit Bright And Vivid
If you want a Bright and Vivid look, Adventure Everyday Original is the tool for the job. Read more
How To Edit Vibrant And Airy
If you'd like a light and airy look but with a little more kick, Fujicolor Pushed is the ideal preset pack for you. Read more
How To Edit Warm And Neutral
Portra Original emulates three speeds of the classic film often used for portraiture, Kodak Portra. Each version of Portra has individual characteristics, but all of them give a Warm and Neutral look. Read more
How To Edit In Black And White
With three presets based on black and white Ilford films, Ilford Original is the one to check out if you're looking for a quintessential Black and White look. Read more
How To Use Luminosity And Color Range Masks In Capture One
Lumiosity and color range masking in Capture One are a powerful pair of tools to level-up your Capture One workflow. Read more
Take Better Portraits Anywhere With the 'Three Feet of Peace' Technique
Learn how to use this simple technique to make your portraits look like perfectly lit studio portraits, ANYWHERE. Even in the middle of a city. Read more
How To Whiten Teeth In Lightroom And Capture One
No matter what software you use to process your raw files, there’s a fast and easy way to whiten your subject’s teeth. Read more
How To Work With Shadows And Highlights
Tone profiles were matched to scans from a Frontier film scanner and represent real settings used to scan the films that the packs emulate. They can be incredibly useful in helping you fine-tune the shadows and highlights. Read more
How To Shoot Powerful Portraits
In this article, Kirk Mastin shares his top three tips for making powerful, simple portraits. He also shares his gear setup as well as behind the scenes of his portrait shoot during Way Up North in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more
Capture One Quickstart Guide For Lightroom Users
Originally developed as a companion for Phase One's digital medium format cameras, Capture One has expanded past that to include new tools that all photographers can use, and in some cases, surpasses the old guard, Lightroom. Read more
Lightroom to Photoshop Workflow: How to Bring your Image from Lightroom to Photoshop and Back
A how to guide on the best practices to bring your images from Adobe Lightroom, to Photoshop and back. Read more
How to Edit Skin Tone in Capture One
If you photograph people, it's almost a given that skin tones have given you trouble in post-processing. Capture One makes editing skin tone fast and easy. Read more
5 Amazing Capture One Tools
5 tools you should know about it Capture One. 5 reasons to try out Capture One if you never have. Read more
How To Build Your Own Studio Backdrops: An Overview on making your own Canvas Backdrop, Texture Boards, & V-Flats
For less than $400 in supplies from my local hardware store, I made a hand-painted canvas backdrop, double-sided textured walls, and V-flats. I did it by myself and over a weekend and now I'm going to show you how! Read more
How To Build Your Own V-Flats
We are sharing everything you need to know about building your own V-Flats on a budget! Read more
How to Make Your Own Textured Backdrops
Backdrops don't have to be a major expense; you can make your own textured backdrops on a budget, quickly and easily with our latest free guide. Read more