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Free Lightroom Presets for Street Photography

Note: Be sure to check out our other free Lightroom presets. These free Lightroom presets for street photography and urban portraits will add a grungy, high contrast look to your images. Ten urban presets are...

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Urban Portraits – Behind-the-Scenes Video

Note: If you’re a photographer, I invite you to take a look at a two part guide I wrote on capturing urban portraits. Watch the “Least of These” Companion Video This 7-minute behind-the-scenes...

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Urban Portrait Street Photography with Darwin

Darwin is the kind of guy that is always talking about something, but doesn’t really say much. Do you know what I mean? I made my way into Seattle early one spring morning. My friend and I planned to...

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Urban Portrait Street Photography with Cowboy

I made my way into Seattle early one spring morning. My friend and I were intent on contacting some of the homeless men and women in the city as part of the urban portrait street photography project called the...

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Free 14 Page Posing Guide For Portrait Photographers

Download our free 14 page posing guide for portrait photographers. In this guide we’re going to look a variety of ways to pose women’s hands during a portrait session. We’ll also look at strategies for...

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“Break Away” – Landscape Image

I obtained permission to photograph this beautiful old barn as the summer sun slowly set behind it. The farmer planted wheat around the barn and it was nearly ready to harvest. The wheat grass was nearly up to my...

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Step-by-Step Frequency Separation Portrait Skin Retouching In Photoshop

If you’re a portrait photographer, you’re probably familiar with some of the Photoshop blurring techniques to soften skin blemishes. Although skin blurring in Photoshop has been around for a long time,...

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“My Purpose” – Landscape Image

Lake 22 is a beautiful mountain lake located in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State. This image is made up of multiple exposures blended by hand (old fashioned HDR) and a little...

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Huge List of Free Lightroom Presets for Portrait and Landscape Photography

Check out this huge list of free Lightroom presets for portrait and landscape photography! Lightroom is an amazing photo management and editing tool. It’s easy to forget how much work it was to process...

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“Give Me Faith” – Landscape Image

I sat on this landscape image for at least six months. I knew what I wanted to do with it, but just never had the time (or patience) to get there. It’s a composite made from several frames and was quite a...

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5 Professional Eye Retouching Techniques

Note: We’ve provided a free Photoshop brush designed to increase the contrast between the edge of the iris and the white portion of the eye. You can find it under the “Increasing Brightness and...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Arthur

I set out to make contact with some of the homeless in Seattle (and for general street photography) just after dawn on Thanksgiving Day. I began making contact with homeless men and women about a block from the...

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Creating Realistic High Dynamic Range Photos

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography exploded in popularity several years ago and continues to captivate new and experienced photographers. Most people are struck by the extreme contrast and dramatic look of HDR...

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