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How to Use the Background to Create More Storytelling Images
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Sometimes you’re so focused on capturing the moment that you forget to pay attention to what’s in the background of your photo. When you look at your photos later, you realize that there are all sorts of distractions in the background. One way to overcome these distractions is to use the background to help with […]

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Two Ways to Create a Snowstorm Using Photoshop
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The holidays are upon us and you want to have the perfect photo but it’s just too cold, slippery, or you missed the snow all together? There are times that regardless of your will, the weather won’t allow you to go outside to shoot the photos you want. Fortunately, it’s easy to recreate a snowstorm […]

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How to Create a Beautiful Online Gallery with Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Portfolio in 15 Minutes
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One of the common questions I hear from photographers is regarding a way to link Lightroom to a photography portfolio website. It usually comes from photographers who don’t like the design options in the LR Web module. The perfect solution doesn’t exist, perhaps the closest (until recently) is Koken, a free plugin that I wrote […]

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How to Use Plastic Wrap to Create Neat Color Special Effects
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In this article I’ll show you how to use a common household item, plastic wrap, to make creative images with colored filter special effects. Plastic wrap (a blanket term for Saran Wrap, Glad Wrap and Cling Wrap) is a clear plastic film typically sold in rolls or boxes with a serrated edge. Usually used for […]

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How to Create an Orton Effect Using Photoshop
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Even if you have never heard of the Orton Effect before I can virtually guarantee you’ve seen this type of photograph at some point in the past. The Orton Effect is a carry over technique from the darkroom which has made it into the brave new world of digital image processing. The name comes from […]

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How to Create a Successful Local Marketing Strategy for your Photography Business
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The internet has taken over most aspects of our daily lives. We can talk to the world at a moments notice, promote our services instantly, and sell anything we want day or night. However, in the quest to grow as many followers and fans as we can, it can become easy to forget about one of […]

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How to Create Abstract Photos with Fruit and Veggies
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In this article, I’ll show you a fun way to make abstract photos using stuff you have in your house already – fruit and vegetables. Produce and photography They feature in renaissance paintings, religious symbolism, fine art photography and advertisements for your local supermarket. It’s your everyday fruit and veggies! Not only do they keep […]

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4 Key Elements to Help You Create Stronger Landscape Photography
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If you’re like me and love great landscape photography, then you’ve probably wondered how the same photographers seem to be able to pull off beautiful shots of sweeping mountain vistas or incredible black and white images of rolling hills and valleys. It’s as if they have some secret formula for “getting lucky” time and time […]

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How to Create Abstract Photos with Oil and Water and a Little Dish Soap
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Oil and water are like chalk and cheese. They just aren’t the same are they? But despite their seeming incompatibility, each brings out the qualities of the other. As photographers, we love a good juxtaposition. There’s nothing that creates balance better than imbalance – well, it’s definitely the case here, at least. So in this […]

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