Featured

500px Blog » ‘Life After Likes’: Event Recap – Photography Article

At 500px we’re firm believers that photography is something you should do because you love it and that your success shouldn’t be measured by likes, comments, and algorithms. This vision inspired us to create ‘Life After Likes’. A panel series aimed at discussing how social media has changed today’s photography landscape. Life After Likes: Falling back in love with photography focused on stories, challenges, and inspiration to encourage photographers not to lose sight of what drives them, and focus on…

Read More

New KelbyOne Class: Convert 2D Art Into 3D Objects – Photography Article

Convert 2D Art Into 3D Objects with Corey BarkerJoin Corey Barker for a fun project that creates a 3D scene from a flat 2D piece of art while exploring a certain part of movie history. Corey provides the original 2D art so you can follow along as he explains and demonstrates each step in the process. By the end of the class you’ll have your own version of the 3D scene and a new set of Photoshop 3D techniques that…

Read More

Guest Blog: Wedding and Travel Photographer David A. Ziser – Photography Article

David Ziser is teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place this week, August 21-23. Register now to come see him in person!My Top 5 Tips for Safari PhotographyGood Morning Everybody,I have to say, I was thrilled when I received a note from Brad inviting me to do a Guest Blog Post for Scott’s blog as a run-up to Photoshop World Las Vegas just a few days from now. It’s been a while and I’m happy to be back in the…

Read More

Catch the​ Live Stream of The Photoshop World Opening Keynote Right Here – Photography Article

Good morning everybody! We are live-streaming the opening keynote from Adobe this morning, featuring Terry White and his keynote team from Adobe — it’s gonna rock!It kicks of 10:00 AM Pacific Time (Vegas time), or 1:00 PM East Coast time. You’ll super dig it.Here’s the link to watch the live stream right here.Please share that link with your friends, followers, social media audience, etc. They will dig it (and by proxy, you as well).OK, it’s 1:38 am – I need to…

Read More

Permission to Fear: How Brooke Shaden Became a Fine Art Photographer – Photography Article

Fear is often seen as a weakness to be overcome — but for fine art photographer Brooke Shaden, fear became a launching point to a creative career. The photographer, now known for her otherworldly, often dark imagery, found herself — and her work — not by trying to overcome fear, but by trying instead to explore it. She’s reminded daily of her journey by the tattoo, “fear is the mind-killer,” running down her forearm. Growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Brooke…

Read More

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Collections in Lightroom Classic Instead of Folders. – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, August 19, 2019 in Catalog, Featured, Library, Lightroom Classic | You know I’m a big fan of collections, and my entire workflow is built around collections, and it’s where Adobe is moving with Lightroom, but if you want to know more about why you should consider the many benefits of a Collection-based workflow, check out this video from Terry White on “7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Collections in Lightroom Classic Instead of…

Read More

We are LIVE-STREAMING The Photoshop World Conference Opening Keynote This Week! – Photography Article

Hi Gang: I’ll be at Photoshop World this week (I am on my way there now), but here’s a quick update on what’s going on:Some pics from Orlando Photoshop World earlier this year.(1) We’ll be posting lots of photos here from the conference…Starting tomorrow, (our pre-conference workshop day), we’ll be posting lots of photos from the conference (probably later in the day since those workshops don’t start until later in the day Vegas time). I hope you’ll check back to see…

Read More

Speeding Up A Slow Lightroom, Our Detective Work Continues… – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, August 16, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom Classic | So I heard from my buddy whom I wrote about last week who was struggling with his Lightroom speed (it’s was slow as molasses), and he has tracked down the main culprit (it’s was not Col. Mustard in the Library with a Candlestick, as previously surmised).So…what was it?It was the Preset Preview feature (which is a relatively new feature that gives you an on-screen preview of…

Read More

ANNOUNCING MY 12TH ANNUAL “WORLDWIDE PHOTO WALK” – Photography Article

It’s on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 and you’re invited to join us at my 12th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ brought to you, once again, by our awesome friends at Canon, and produced by us here at KelbyOne.This Photo Walk™ is a global phenomenon, with walks in nearly 1,000 cities around the world hosting walks last year. Best of all, besides all the fun, photos and making friends, it all benefits the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya.Check out this short video from me (below) for the whole scoop!…

Read More

Issue 53 of Lightroom Magazine Is Now Available – Photography Article

Posted By Chris Main on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Featured, KelbyOne, Lightroom Ecosystem, Lightroom Magazine, Photography | Issue 53 of Lightroom Magazine is now available for KelbyOne members on the KelbyOne site and the KelbyOne Mags app for iOS and Android.In this issue, Rick Sammon shares his favorite tips and tricks for capturing amazing horse photographs, plus a look at the latest Lightroom updates, making great beach shots, working with Develop presets, using Stack Modes and smart objects in Photoshop to create abstract art,…

Read More

New KelbyOne Class: Hollywood Style Compositing Tricks – Photography Article

Hollywood Style Compositing Tricks with Corey BarkerTake your Photoshop creativity to new levels by exploring Hollywood style compositing tricks with Corey Barker! In this class Corey teaches you how to create amazing effects using layers, brushes, masks, selections, and other Photoshop tools while building a movie poster. This project will expose you to a variety of techniques and give you a lot of ideas that you can use in other projects. Corey steps through the project from the base image…

Read More

Guest Blog: Lightroom Ninja Rob Sylvan – Photography Article

Greetings! I’s been about two years since my last guest blog post on 10 years of Lightroom Help Desk Advice, and I thought it would be a good chance to follow up with 10 more tips to help you get the most out of Lightroom Classic. 1. Dig Into Smart CollectionsSmart collections allow you to harness the power of the database inside of Lightroom Classic by leveraging the information contained in your photo’s metadata. Plus, any additional data you may have added…

Read More

500px Blog » 12 tips to help you start and grow your photography business – Photography Article

You might have the creative part down, but in order to launch and maintain a successful career as a professional photographer, it’s just as important to focus on the business side of your workflow. It might not be as fun or glamorous as the actual shooting, but it’s what will keep you going in the long-term. A common misconception about photographers is that they spend most of their time behind a camera. But depending on their field, many devote a…

Read More

August 2019 Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, and ACR Update – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Updates, New Features, News | The August 2019 update for Lightroom Classic, Adobe Camera Raw, and the cloud-based Lightroom has been released. Check the Creative Cloud application manager or the app store on your device for the update. With this release, Adobe continues to include performance related improvements as well as new features, new camera and lens support, and bug fixes. Let’s dive into…

Read More

5 Tips to Clean Up and Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | I’m back home from my trip to the Faroe Islands – it’s fun to go, but always so great to come home. Lots of stories and pics to share soon, but for today I’m sharing 5 tips to make working in Lightroom Classic faster, easier, and more fun. Check out the short video below. Hope you found those helpful.Just 9-Days ‘Till Photoshop World Las…

Read More

Some Important Pre-Photoshop World Stuff – Photography Article

Hi, everybody! I’m back from my trip to Belfast/The Faroe Islands/Iceland. Such a fantastic time, but I’m glad to be back home, and back to work. Lots of pics and stories to share soon, but holy cow I cannot believe it’s only NINE days until Photoshop World Las Vegas. Here’s some important stuff if you’re going (or thinking of going – it’s not too late. Airfare’s are still cheap and even though our room block is 100% sold out, you…

Read More

If Your Lightroom Is Running Slow, It Might Be Because… – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, August 9, 2019 in Catalog, Featured, Lightroom Classic | …your Lightroom catalog isn’t on your computer — it’s on an external hard drive, and having to write to a slower external drive (one that’s perhaps way slower than your computer’s internal hard drive) can make Lightroom crawl along big time.I’m bringing this up today because I’m on vacation with a friend (we just left the Faroe Islands and right now we’re just leaving Iceland for…

Read More

Leaders of Last Year’s Worldwide Photo Walk – This Post Is For You! – Photography Article

If you led a photo walk as part of my 10th annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ last year, check your email — we’ve sent out invitations for you to have the first opportunity to lead a Photo Walk in your city again this year for our 2019 walk.If you’ve changed your email address in the last year, or if for any reason you didn’t already get an invite from us, just leave me a comment here and we’ll reach out to…

Read More

The August 2019 Issue of Photoshop User Magazine Is Now Available! – Photography Article

Posted By Chris Main on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Featured, KelbyOne, Photoshop User Magazine | The August 2019 issue of Photoshop User is now live on the KelbyOne site and the KelbyOne Mags app for iOS and Android.In this issue, learn why color profiles and color proofing are so critical for getting your colors to look right when printing your images. Plus, removing tourists from your travel images with Statistics, creating a cityscape out of text, aging photos, and so much more! Check out all…

Read More

New KelbyOne Class: How to Make Money With Your Travel Photos – Photography Article

How to Make Money With Your Travel Photos with Dave WilliamsLearn how to earn from your vacation photos with Dave Williams! As a professional travel photographer Dave shares his insider information on different ways you can turn your travel and vacation photos into an income stream.In this class you’ll learn the importance of planning before you travel, how to get into stock photography and how to caption and keyword your photos so that they can be found, how to get…

Read More

Save Time with Export Presets – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Export, Featured | I got a question this week about how to create export presets in Lightroom Classic for different watermarks, and I thought it would make for a good tutorial. I’m just going to cover the process of creating Export dialog presets, but you can check out this video from Scott on the watermark editor if you need that aspect too.Step One: Select at least one photo for export.…

Read More

Guest Blog: Digital Painter & Photographer Victoria Pavlov – Photography Article

Victoria Pavlov will be teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place August 21-23, so register now to come see her in person!Five Best Practices You Need To Have In Your Pocket When Working With ModelsI have been working very closely with models for the past 15 years. During these years I had a lot of bumps in the road. I implemented these five best practices in my studio, which made my model photography workflow much easier. I respect my…

Read More

My Travel Photography Backup Strategy – Photography Article

Hi, gang. I’m writing this from The Faroe Islands — a place that’s been on my travel wishlist for years now and I’m thrilled to be able to see and photograph this amazing place for a few days. Unlike Iceland (which is actually my next stop in just a couple of days), it’s not over-run by tourists or throngs of photographers (yet), and there’s something amazing around every corner. Absolutely beautiful islands.I Skype’d into The Grid from onboard the ship…

Read More

Call for Submissions! Olympus Visionaries to Critique Your Outdoor Photography – Photography Article

Call for Submissions! Olympus Visionaries to Critique Your Outdoor Photography – CreativeLive Blog Home > courses > upcoming > Call for Submissions! Olympus Visionaries to Critique Your Outdoor Photography This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Kym Cortigiano Source link

Read More

New KelbyOne Class: Lightning-Fast Actions in Photoshop – Photography Article

Lightning-Fast Actions in Photoshop with Kristina SherkBoost your Photoshop productivity with actions! Join Kristi Sherk as she takes a deep dive into the world of Photoshop actions. In this class you’ll learn what actions are, why they are so powerful, when you should use them, how to record your own, and how they can help keep you on track as you work.Kristi steps through the process of creating several different actions that you can start using right away. You’ll even…

Read More

Lesser Known Things About Lightroom for Mobile – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Q&A’s | I’m starting to see an increasing number of questions from people who are having trouble finding some of the features and functions inside of the Lightroom for mobile app, so I thought I’d do a roundup of some of the most recent.Before and AfterFor those of us coming from the Lightroom Classic world we are used to buttons and the experience of…

Read More

Guest Blog: Director of Product Management at Adobe, Bryan O’Neil Hughes – Photography Article

Bryan O’Neil Hughes will be teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place August 21-23, so register now to come see him in person!Drawing Upon Past ExperienceGetting to post on Scott’s blog is always a treat, thanks for having me back!This month marks twenty years at Adobe for me! Looking back, it still feels like a dream. I first got into photography when I was seven (largely because I couldn’t draw); and when I say I got into it, I…

Read More

Getting Rid of Color Casts Using Lightroom Mobile – Photography Article

Hi, gang. I found this tutorial from Adobe’s own Ben Warde on Adobe’s Lightroom Instagram account, and it’s on how to remove color casts using Lightroom Mobile (I’m still calling it Lightroom mobile, cause, ya know). To see the tutorial, you swipe (on Mobile) or on a computer click the right arrow button, to move through the graphics, and then the text for the tutorial appears right below it in the post. It’s worth a look for sure. View this…

Read More

Create Dozens of Couples Poses From 3 Easy Stances – Photography Article

Google “couple photography ideas,” and you’ll churn up hundreds of different poses. But unless you have a memory that’s as photographic as the camera in your hand, under the pressure of a wedding day or engagement shoot, all those great ideas tend to dissipate. Creating great couples poses, however, doesn’t actually require memorizing all the different ways to put two people together. In fact, if you can learn just three basic posing prompts, you can create dozens of different looks…

Read More

500px Blog » 8 easy ways to make your photos more marketable – Photography Article

The difference between a “good” photo and a “bad” photo is subjective, but a “marketable” image is easier to define. The market for stock images is growing rapidly, but while trends come and go, there are a few key ingredients that always make a photo stand out. For starters, all best-selling photos tell a story. They convey a clear and simple message, and they can be used for multiple purposes. Luckily, just a few simple changes can elevate a “good”…

Read More