How to Edit a Variety of Skin Tones
For a portrait photographer with a Mastin Labs-centric workflow, choosing the right preset or style (that’s Capture One lingo for preset) is vital to doing your subject’s skin justice. Read more
How To Shoot And Edit Dark And Moody Photos
“Dark and Moody” and “Light and Airy” are phrases that are frequently tossed around in photographer circles. They describe an overarching look and feel that encapsulates the light, tones, and processing of an image. Read more
Everything New In Capture One 20
Capture One 20 just dropped, and it’s full of improvements that photographers have been requesting. Some changes are significant, some are small, but all will make your Capture One experience (and results!) much better. Read more
The Most Common Enneagram Type Among Photographers
The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people conceptualize the world and manage their emotions. Check out the Mastin Labs Community Enneagrams. Read more
Is AI Coming For Photographers' Jobs?
While certainly impressive, many experts contend AI will never supplant a professional photographer’s human eye. What’s more, AI may actually help photographers work more efficiently—once they’ve learned how to incorporate it. 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
Shooting Portraits Tethered Into Capture One at The Photo Cookout
134 portraits tethered to Capture One and edited with Mastin Labs Capture One styles at The Photo Cookout 2019 in New Orleans, LA. 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
How to Edit In a Light & Airy Style in Lightroom
During this live session, Kirk teaches the recipe for achieving a Light & Airy look! Read more
What is Zone Focusing and how do I use it?
Most commonly used by street photographers, this focusing technique could help you to nail the shot in a fast-paced environment. 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
Don't Go To Photo School
One professional photographer's take on photography school, why he didn't go, and why it was one of the best decisions of his career. Read more
Chase Jarvis and Brandon Stanton on Creativity as a Practice
Speaking to a live audience in Seattle, Chase Jarvis was joined by Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York to discuss Jarvis' latest book, Creative Calling, centered around the idea that creativity is a cultivated practice. Read more
When to Make the Jump - Going Full Time as a Photographer
Some real talk with photographer, Chris Daniels. He pulls from his own experiences to give you 10 tips for making your jump into full-time photography the best it can be. Read more
How to Shoot In Open Shade
Open shade is lighting bliss! Here we share some helpful tips and techniques on how to find and use open shade lighting. Read more
How to Edit Greens in Lightroom With Mastin Labs Presets
Ever wondered how to edit greens in Lightroom? Join our Founder Kirk Mastin for this Facebook Live Editing session that'll help you figure out greens! Read more
What Is A Graduated Neutral Density Filter?
Graduated Neutral Density Filters — Saving your sky and highlights since early 1900's. Here we discuss what they are, how to use them, and how to replicate the effect in post. Read more
Tips For Shooting On A Cloudy Day
There's no need to feel bummed about a cloudy day. Here, we share tips for you to make the most of your cloudy day photoshoot. Read more
How to Put Together A Lightweight Photography Gear Bag
Stay lightweight and confident with everything you need and nothing you don't. Plus, I show you what's in my photography gear bag for an all-day Seattle photo shoot. Read more
How to Edit Skin Tones in Lightroom with Mastin Labs Presets
Join our Founder Kirk Mastin for this Facebook Live Editing session where he walks you through how to dial in skin tones to perfection using Mastin Labs Presets for Lightroom. Read more
10 Tips For Urban Portraits
Shooting in an urban or downtown setting means there is going to be lots going on. Here are some tips to make it the best shoot it can be! Read more