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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
Join our Founder Kirk Mastin for this Facebook Live Editing session where he walks you through how to tame and maintain greens using Mastin Labs Presets for Lightroom. 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. In fact, there are many reasons to be excited by a cloud filled sky on shoot 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
What Are Presets and Their Benefits?
Presets, Photoshop Plug ins, Styles, and Filters. Here's what they are and how they can benefit your photography. Read more
Our Community's Language of Love
Over the course of this year, we've been surveying our community with all types of personality quizzes to see what traits photographers share as a community. This month we learned about our love languages. 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 Drag your Shutter with Flash
This technique can give you cool stopped-motion effects and even save the day in poor lighting conditions. Here's how to drag your shutter with a flash. Read more
Finding Your Creative Voice
It's a journey that every artist takes. You don't have to walk it alone. Here are some tips on how to find your creative voice and style. Read more
The Truth About Lens Compression
What is lens compression? You have more control over it than you might think. Here is the full explination in a nutshell. Read more
Lightroom Range Mask: A Hidden Gem
Tucked away in plain sight, this lesser-known Lightroom feature could help bring your images up a level. Read more
Tips For Timeless Images
Timeless images don't have to be a happy accident. Here are some tips to help you recognize and create them. Read more
Tips for Using the Lightroom Texture Tool
We tested Adobe's new Texture feature in Lightroom. Here's what we learned and what you should know about it. Read more
The Mastin Labs Community Chinese Zodiac Results
Throughout 2019 we've been surveying our community to learn more about what makes us want to be photographers. It's really interesting to see the patterns that come out of these surveys! This month we did the Chinese Zodiac. Read more
Community Post: What Would You Tell Your Rookie Self?
We asked the Mastin Labs community, If you could tell your rookie self one thing, what would it be? This is what they had to say. Read more