Home / Tutorials

Tutorials

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor

When was the last time you cleaned your sensor? Even with weather-sealed equipment, dust particles can eventually make their way inside your camera. Peter McKinnon runs through how to clean the sensor and lenses in this 13-minute video. The tools McKinnon uses are: McKinnon notes that you should only clean ...

Read More »

How to Get Into an Elite Photography MFA Program

Over the past two years, I’ve looked for guides and made lots of phone calls to faculty, alumni, and current students to find ways to increase the likelihood of being accepted into a top tier MFA program. Be it Yale, Hartford, RISD, Columbia, Bard — all of these programs have ...

Read More »

Shooting a Dramatic Portrait Using a Beauty Dish

This 12-minute tutorial from photographer Joel Grimes demonstrates two methods for creating dramatic portraits using a minimal amount of gear. Both techniques use a beauty dish; the first with a single light source and the second with the addition of 2 edge lights. Grimes shoots these portraits at 24mm, which ...

Read More »

How to Colorize a B&W Photo Using Only Lightroom

Photo colorization is usually done in programs like Photoshop, but did you know that you can achieve good results in Lightroom as well? In this 21-minute video by tutvid, learn how to colorize a black and white photo using only Lightroom. If Photoshop is so versatile and powerful, why on Earth ...

Read More »

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a series of 33 videos that will help you know everything you need to handle the popular editing software “like a pro”. The course is structured around how ...

Read More »

Deodorant Spray Can Tone Down Reflections in Product Photos

Here’s a helpful 4-minute video in which photographer Phillip McCordall shares a few tips and tricks for dealing with reflections in still life photography. Perhaps you’re stuck lighting your subject and can’t get rid of big white reflections. Well, simply spraying a cheap deodorant onto the surface will dull down the reflection. Before ...

Read More »

How to Use a Tube Light as an Invisible Softbox

Want to try out product photography but can’t afford a softbox? They can be expensive pieces of kit, but invisible ones cost a lot less. In this 6-minute video by Leo Rosas, learn how to use a cheap tube light as a makeshift softbox. Sounds strange? Just shoot a long exposure and ...

Read More »