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Welcome to the featured articles page of our online photography magazine.  Our goal is to help you become the best photographer you can be by providing inspirational, educational and informational resources that covers a diverse range of photo subjects through articles.


Here you will find the past 4 months articles.

Just click on the title to read the article.

Taking on the Black and White Photo Challenge: Tips to Seeing in B&W
It's an opportunity! Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits. – Jerry Dunn.
By Marla Meier

How to Use the Liquify Tool in Photoshop: Video Tutorial #6
Bloating, Pucker and Forward Warp - learn how and why to use these controversial tools.
By Katelin Kinney

"Funlight": Experiments in Photographing Lights
Open the doors to creative exploration by breaking some rules. Have fun with light this holiday season and all year long.
By Noella Ballenger

IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn how to create dramatic silhouetted images with diffused light, action, contrast, and people.

Photo of silhouetted dancer by Donovan Geoghegan
Photoshop CS6 / CC: Digital Imaging Backup Strategies  
Archive, archive, archive: learn a 3-step approach so you won't lose your photos.
By John Watts
Basic Compositing in Photoshop: Video Tutorial #5
Features: Merge multiple images into one fantasy image using layers and layer masks.
By Katelin Kinney
6 Styles of Corporate Portrait Photography
Learn about studio, outdoor, action, group, environmental, and headshots, and pick up lighting tips for each.
By Yana Stocke, Headshot London Photography
Basic Skin Retouching in Photoshop: Video Tutorial #4
Features: smooth the skin on group portraits using blur layers and the spot healing brush.
By Katelin Kinney
Output Your Photographs from Computer to Web or Print
Learn about pixels, color space, calibrations, and adjustments.
By Margo Taussig Pinkerton
Photo & General Interest Book Reviews
All great holiday gifts! Subjects include: sublime nature, marine photography, light and painted trucks of India.
By Noella Ballenger
How to Create Sparkling Eyes in Photoshop: Video Tutorial #3
Features: Make eyes 'pop' - animated, layers, dodge tool, burn tool.
By Katelin Kinney
IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn how using diagonal lines, light and shadow, and repeated patterns can create great pet images.

Photo of striped cat by Jennifer Galbreth Nelms
Photoshop CS6 / CC: Photoshop vs Lightroom? Wrong question!
Learn the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom and the purpose of each program.

By John Watts
Understanding Layers in Photoshop: Video Tutorial #2
Features: Layers, adjustment layers, layer masks, blending modes, and changing of color and light.
By Katelin Kinney
Photographing Snow
Get tips on getting around, photo subjects, exposure, condensation issues and more.
By Andy Long
Make an Emotional Storytelling Connection with Photos
Find the photo "hook". Learn what is takes to make photos that connect with the viewer.
By Harry Fisch
Introduction to Photoshop: Video Tutorial #1
Features: General workspace, manual red-eye reduction, Adjustment Layers, Exposure Layer Mask and saving files.
By Katelin Kinney
Photo & General Interest Book Reviews
Subjects: color, tigers, chasing the light and the Burning Man Festival - add them to your library.
By Noella Ballenger
IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn about seeing the usual in an unusual way, misty days, and environmental images.
Mount Rushmore by Anita Kratofil
Squeezing the Value Out of Photo Workshops
Learn how to make the most of your photography workshop experience.
By Noella Ballenger
Photo Vision Unique
Each person had his or her own vision of the world. Learn how to tap into your own vision unique.
By Helen Longest-Slaughter Saccone and Marty Saccone
Critiquing Your Photographs
Learn how to self-critique and the important elements that make a great photo.
By Andy Long
Product Review: Acratech GP Ballhead, Lever Clamp and Swift Release
Learn about this precision, compact, lightweight, durable and smooth functioning ballhead.
By Marla Meier
Confessions of a Photo Addict: Photo Tips When You're a Passenger
Get some photo tips on how to make images from moving transportation.
By Noella Ballenger
Photo & General Interest Book Reviews
Subjects: color, tigers, chasing the light and the Burning Man Festival - add them to your library.
By Noella Ballenger
Photoshop CS6 / CC: What Makes a Good Color Print? Part 3
Everything is tied together with two “real-life” examples, so you can see the magic of Photoshop at work.

By John Watts
IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn how a sense of speed, intensity, danger, and the Zeigarnik Effect created a great stop action image.
Dirt Bike Rider in Action by Rock Myers
Exploring and Photographing City Reflections
Learn where to look, how to compose in the photo frame and photo techniques used.
By Steve Geer
Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange. "See What is Really There" - Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
It's a biography, a story by director Dyanna Taylor, her grandmother, and an introduction to the video and book.
Presented by American Masters and WNET, Pulic New York Media
Have Your Photos Been Stolen? Take Action to Enforce Your Copyrights
Learn about finding stolen images and defending and enforcing your copyrights - get sample takedown notices.
By Marla Meier
IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn how knowing your subject and camera, being prepared and observation creates sharp action images of birds.
Band Mayna bird fight by Awais Ali Shiekh
How to Photograph Close-ups in Nature - Part 2
Get tips on natural light, flash, adding photo interest, and esthetics.
By Nancy Rotenberg & Michael Lustbader
How to Photograph Close-ups in Nature - Part 1
Get tips on photo exposure, magnification and equipment.
By Nancy Rotenberg & Michael Lustbader
Being Successful in Photography is Like...
It's your passion - embrace the technical, the art, the ups, the downs. It all leads to making great photos.
By Jean Lua
Photo & General Interest Book Reviews
Subjects: women photographers, seascapes, Angry Birds, 1986 New York, and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
By Noella Ballenger

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