5 Time Saving Photoshop Tips

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1. Photoshop is just plain intimidating for a lot of photographers, but if it can be a lot easier to master Photoshop if you approach it as a toolbox packed full of every tool you can imagine. If you try and use all those tools at once you’re gong to end up in a giant mess. But if you take it a bit slower and master each tool as you need it, you’ll not only find it easier, you’ll remember Continue reading

10 Photoshop Layers Shortcuts

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Layers are a powerful feature of Photoshop that allow you to work on one part of an image without disturbing the rest of it. While the concept of layers may seem intimidating at first, once you get the hang of using layers you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them! The transparent parts of any layer, shown by the checkered grid, allow the layers beneath that layer to show through. You can show and hide each layer in an image Continue reading

Photoshop Video Tutorials

Learning Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop is the market leader in photo editing software. Originally designed by John and Thomas Knoll in 1987 for the Macintosh, the program has grown into the industry standard for computer graphics today. Many of the most well-known features of graphics programs in use today were originally pioneered by the Photoshop system. The first full release of Photoshop was under the Knoll Software name, before they completed their partnership with Adobe. The first edition of Photoshop, Continue reading

Decline of the Gouldian Finch

The Gouldian Finch  is a small variegated and brightly coloured finch endemic to Northern Australia. Of the ‘Passeriformes’ order and ‘Estrildidae’ family of birds, it is also known as the ‘Rainbow Finch’, ‘Gould’s Finch’ or ‘Lady Gouldian Finch’. Gouldians live in isolated areas of the tropical savanna and woodlands of Northern Australia. Main populations are in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and in the top end of Northern Territory, with smaller scattered isolated populations still surviving in Northern Queensland. Continue reading

15 Tips For Better Photography

Dragonfly, Southern Thailand If you’re just starting out, here’s 15 important tips for getting better photos, every time. 1) Keep an eye on the weather Weather conditions can play a big part in setting the mood of your shot. Rather than waiting for the bright light of the midday sun, a misty morning in a forest can be the perfect time of day for that mood-shot. Experiment with ISO settings to work with available light and capture a variety of Continue reading

Affiliate Marketing For Photo Sites

If you’ve got a photography website, it’s worth remembering that most of your visitors probably aren’t coming to buy your photos. A lot of photographers seem to think if they build a website and post some great photos, buyers will just turn up and start offering them money for their images. But that just doesn’t happen… The fact is, most people visiting photographer websites are other photographers! Most of the rest are simply people with an interest in the subjects Continue reading

Buying Stock Photography Online

Sometimes too much choice can be a bad thing and stock photography is a prime example. For years many of the household-name stock photo libraries would promote themselves as being the biggest and having the largest collections. If you’ve been paying attention though, you might have noticed that’s not such a unique selling proposition any more and many of the larger libraries are now desperately looking for other ways to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. The truth is, many Continue reading

5 Things Every Freelance Photographer Should Be Doing Online

Sometimes it seems the Internet was made just for photographers. On a social level it lets us share photos with friends and families, we can get together and talk camera gear and photographic technique, and it helps a lot of us overcome the ‘isolation’ that often goes hand-in-hand with a photography career. On a professional level, it provides the means to showcase our work to Clients, access new markets and conduct the entire stock photography sales process without leaving our Continue reading