We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: 7 Common Lightroom Editing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

In this article/video, I’m going to walk through seven common mistakes when editing photos. Make sure to download the exercise file for this tutorial to follow along! These mistakes are often…


All images by Nicole S. Young

One thing I love about photography is that it helps me see the world differently. I see beauty in the light, colors, and shapes around me. And with macro photography, an entirely new world has opened itself before my eyes! When I carry my macro lens, I’m on a hunt for the unseen: the tiny wonders that are hiding on the ground and in trees. I’ve even become fascinated with bees and watching them pollinate flowering plants. …


We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: Stacking Two Lights to Create Depth in Your Portraits

There are many ways you can use just two lights to create stunning images. In this article/video, I’ll be walking you through my favorite two light setup that I call “Light…


In this portrait shoot, we’re testing out two of the first third-party lenses available for Canon RF systems, yes you read that correctly. The Samyang 14mm and 85mm lenses are definitely exciting additions to the world of photography and offer an affordable option for prime mirrorless lenses.

Samyang/Rokinon Mirrorless Lenses

This third-party leading brand responds quickly to the market trends and it shows just how closely they are watching and working to meet the demands of the industry’s needs. Samyang (or Rokinon depending on where you are purchasing from) quickly started responding to Canon’s new RF mount in the full-frame mirrorless camera…


We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: 3 Simple Techniques to Clean Up Your Background in Photoshop

It quite common for things end up in the background of our images that we didn’t intend on capturing, especially when we’re working in fast-paced environments. This is when Adobe Photoshop


Get ready for a sneak peek into the SLR Lounge Premium educational library. We’re going to share iPhone camera app tricks and tips for better photos taken directly from Creative Photography 101, a course we designed to teach you how to shoot and edit pro-quality images using only a smartphone. By the end of this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using the standard iPhone photo app in regular photo mode.

Video: iPhone Camera App Tricks and Tips for Better Photos

How to Use the Standard iPhone Camera App

We’re going to focus on the standard photo mode. If you’re using an older version of the iPhone and some of these functions are not…


We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: The One Lens Minimalist Challenge: 24–70mm Edition

The Minimalist Challenge

The minimalist challenge is something I do with my students and it’s as simple as choosing a single lens and camera body for an entire portrait session. Today, we’ll be going…


Zoom lenses aren’t the first things that come to mind when creating portraits. See how you can utilize one of the most versatile lenses to create beautiful portraits! We decided to test out the new Tamron 17–70mm f/2.8 and showcase it in a different way. Oftentimes, zoom lenses are regarded as the perfect lens for any situation, but they don’t always come to mind when photographing portraits.

Video: Tamron 17–70 Zoom Lens Tutorial

They’re great walk-around lenses because they offer a lot of flexibility but we don’t often think about using them for portraits and when we do we struggle sometimes because they don’t necessarily…


Today we’re going to take your mountain landscape photography to a higher level. Our tips will give you a solid base to build your skills on and learn how to create much stronger compositions. Whether you’re a complete newbie to mountain photography or more advanced, you’ll hopefully find some valuable tips here you can actually use.

You don’t have to be Sherpa Tenzing Norgay to get those great mountain photos. In fact, you don’t have to have any climbing skills at all, as long as you can hike a trail!

There are two main ways to photograph mountain landscapes: creating…


While an umbrella is likely one of the first lighting modifiers a portrait photographer owns, it is often the most underutilized item as you grow. Why is that? Shoot-through umbrellas were some of the first diffusion techniques known to the art form of photography and have slowly become overshadowed by portable softboxes, but I want to examine why it is still one of the superior choices for light modification. …

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