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Capturing bokeh example of a cluster of yellow lights surrounded by darkness. Bokeh Tutorial: How to Capture Stunning Bokeh in Your Photos 6 months ago Step-by-step process to capturing bokeh so you can create a beautiful background blur in your photos using any camera and lens!
Portrait of a woman with white background White Background Portrait: How to Capture Portraits with a Pure White Backdrop 7 months ago We share easy techniques to capture perfect white background portraits. Create refined portraits, no matter your level of experience!
Headshot of a man How to Take a Good Headshot (Simple DIY Steps for Non-Pros) 1 year ago Need a good, professional-looking headshot? Learn a simple process for capturing beautiful headshots (no experience necessary!).
Full Body Portrait How to Shoot Full-Body Portrait Photography (+ Best Lenses) 1 year ago A step-by-step guide to full-body portrait photos. Learn how to use careful lighting, posing, and more to create stunning images.
Laptop with lightroom and a camera. How to Manage and Back Up Lightroom Photos (8 Simple Tips) 2 years ago Simple tips for easy image management in Lightroom. Learn how to back up your images, organize your folders, and more.
Joiner Photography image example Joiner Photography: How to Make a Joiner Photo Like David Hockney 2 years ago A step-by-step guide to Hockney-style joiner photos. Create artistic masterpieces with a few images and some Photoshop tricks!
Making Lightroom Presets How to Create Presets in Lightroom (for Desktop and Mobile) 2 years ago Creating presets in Lightroom is simple. Make your own Lightroom and Lightroom Classic presets with this step-by-step guide.
Developing film at home How to Develop Film at Home (and All of the Things You Need) 2 years ago If you're looking to get your prints developed, discover the easy way to do it from home. This article has everything you need to know!
Engagement Photography Tips How to Take Great Engagement Photos That Couples Will Love (10 Tips) 2 years ago Want to capture amazing engagement photos? These 10 tips by pro photographer mentor Jeff Brown will take your images to the next level, fast!

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Dry Cabinet Camera and Lens Storage How to Store Cameras and Lenses at Home (Top 10 Tips) 3 years ago From ensuring you don’t visit the repair shop to keeping the resale value, here is our guide on how to store cameras and lenses at home!
iPhone Real Estate Photography How to Take Real Estate Photos with Your iPhone: 10 Easy Tips 10 months ago Discover 10 simple tips to capture beautiful iPhone real estate photography. Create jaw-dropping photos for your house listing!
Bright portrait with dark background How to Brighten a Part of Your Image in Photoshop 10 months ago If you want to brighten a part of your image Photoshop offers great tools to do so. The Gaussian Blur and the Polygonal Lasso Tool help you brighten a spot.
Hard Disk for Photo Storage The Best Way to Store Digital Photos: The Ultimate Guide 1 year ago Keeping your digital photos safe is a tricky task. Find out the best way to store digital photos so you don't have to worry about losing your photos.
how to convert RAW to JPEG on a Mac How to Convert RAW to JPEG on Mac, Windows, and More 3 years ago Want to convert your RAW photos to JPEGs? We share several quick-and-easy methods for Mac and Windows users!
Paint Your Life sample painting showing the original photo of a dog on the left and the painting on the right. How to Turn Photos into Paintings: 5 Options for Creating Painted Masterpieces! 10 months ago Have you captured a photo you desperately want to showcase as a painting? Read on to discover 5 ways to turn a photo into a painting!
Photographing a painting How to Photograph Paintings for Prints (Perfectly Digitizing Your Artwork!) 2 years ago Digitizing paintings is best done with a camera and a lens, so here is our nifty guide on how to photograph paintings for prints!
portrait of a women How to Get the Best Lighting for Your Portrait Photography 1 year ago Portrait photography lighting might seem hard, but it doesn't have to be. Discover how to create gorgeous portraits with these simple lighting tips!
How to set up umbrella lighting for photography How to Set Up Umbrella Lighting for Photography (The Must-Know Guide) 2 years ago Here is our ultimate guide on how to set up umbrella lighting for photography. Get all of the knowledge you need to take stunning photographs!
Overexposed photo of a woman How to Fix Overexposed Photos: The Ultimate Guide 3 years ago Do you want to know how to fix overexposed photos, fast? These step-by-step instructions will tell you everything you need to know!
Double exposure, beautiful mountain landscape background. How to Merge Two Photos in Photoshop: A Step-By-Step Guide 3 years ago Want to make landscapes pop? Give your photos an artistic flare? Learn how to merge two photos in Photoshop to give you images that something extra!
Zone system photography showing cave in black and white The Zone System: How to Nail Your Exposure Every Time 3 years ago What is the zone system, and how can you use it to get consistently perfect exposures? Learn all about this technique pioneered by the photography greats!
Final focus stacked photo How to Focus Stack in Lightroom and Photoshop 3 years ago Focus stacking can make an incredible difference in your best shots. Follow our guide and learn how to start utilizing this technique today!
Inside and Outside View of a flat Editing Real Estate Photos in Lightroom & Photoshop by Stacking Images Together 4 months ago How to stack together images for your real estate shots, especially interiors with bright windows? By using Lightroom or the LR/Enfuse plugin or Photomatix.
White and red traces of light created by moving cars and long exposure photography. How to Take Long Exposure Photos: The Ultimate Guide for Day & Night 2 years ago Do you want to learn how to take stunning long exposure photographs? Read on for our tips on mastering long exposure photography.
How to create blur (bokeh) portrait photos Camera Settings for Blurred Backgrounds: How to Create Stunning Bokehs 1 year ago How to blur the background and create bokeh for your portrait images by using either a DSLR, point and shoot camera, iPhone or Photoshop.
smartphone taking a low exposure shot How to Quickly Open Your Smartphone Camera (On Any Model) 3 years ago Discover how to quickly open your smartphone camera. Never miss a photo opportunity again! Pixel, iPhone, Huawei, and Samsung.
Rflection - a way to create a forced perspective | Image by Randy Jacob How to Create Forced Perspective Photography 3 years ago Forced perspective photography is infinitely interesting and creating. We look at how to create forced perspective photography and share a plethora of mind-boggling examples for your benefit.
photography equipment stacked organization How to Organize your Photography Equipment 3 years ago 10 useful tips on how to organize your photo equipment. Learn about mobile tethering, card wallets, storing light stands, photo gear, and more.
photoshoot How to Plan a Photoshoot 3 years ago Are you a photographer with clients, or a team? These essential tips will help you to plan a photoshoot regardless of the event.
World Trade Center Memorial How To Photograph Memorials – Useful Tips, Tricks, and Considerations 3 years ago The complete guide to learning how to photograph memorials. Know why to photograph them, how to get great shots, plus editing tips!

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The “How-to Photography” category of is your go-to source for learning and mastering different photography techniques. This diverse category covers a range of topics from basic shooting techniques to more advanced photographic concepts. The aim is to help both amateur and professional photographers improve their skills, and make the most of their photography equipment.

Our most recent posts include a comprehensive Bokeh Tutorial, teaching you how to capture beautiful background blur in your photos, and a guide on White Background Portrait, offering easy techniques to capture perfect white background portraits. If you’re in need of a good, professional-looking headshot, we’ve shared a simple process for capturing beautiful headshots.

We also delve into the world of digital asset management with our Guide to Managing and Backing Up Lightroom Photos, as well as artistic photography techniques such as Joiner Photography and Creating Presets in Lightroom.

For those of you who are looking to step up their engagement photo game, we’ve shared a guide on How to Take Great Engagement Photos, featuring 10 tips by pro photographer mentor Jeff Brown.

Ranked by popularity, we have topics covering the Best Way to Store Digital Photos, How to Brighten a Part of Your Image in Photoshop, and How to Convert RAW to JPEG on Mac, Windows, and More, to name a few.

Intrigued about turning your photos into painted masterpieces? Check out our post on How to Turn Photos into Paintings. We also share insightful guides on How to Get the Best Lighting for Your Portrait Photography and How to Set Up Umbrella Lighting for Photography, which will surely help you elevate your portrait photos.

If you’re curious about merging two photos in Photoshop or focus stacking in Lightroom, we’ve got you covered with our step-by-step guides on How to Merge Two Photos in Photoshop and How to Focus Stack in Lightroom and Photoshop.

The “How-to Photography” category is packed with so much more, with guides on How to Take Long Exposure Photos, and How to Quickly Open Your Smartphone Camera, among others.

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re an experienced photographer looking to hone your skills, our “How-to Photography” category provides an extensive selection of resources to help you become better at your craft. Dive in and start exploring our vast collection of tutorials and guides to enhance your photography journey.