Category Archives: Guest Contributor

Lifestyle Photography in Any Location

by Guest Contributor Jean Smith Typically, lifestyle photography is described as a style of photography where daily events or happenings are captured. So, that means capturing a family in their home doing the things they love or do on a daily basis is lifestyle photography, right? Right. And wrong. Lifestyle photography doesn’t HAVE to be […]

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2014 Client Types

by Guest Contributor Nichole Van With the crazy fall family photography season upon us, I find myself in full-on client management mode. You know how it goes. You show up to a family session and everything that can go wrong, does. Mom is upset because she made a poor wardrobe choice and feels she looks […]

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Photographing and Editing Silhouettes

Silhouettes are images where the subject or subjects are totally blacked out against background of a sky or setting/rising sun. There are usually two parts to a silhouettes: capturing it in-camera; and perfecting it in post-processing.  In this tutorial we will briefly cover both of those aspects of creating silhouette images. Photographing the Silhouette The key to […]

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Making Selections with the Marquee Tool

Today we’ll be taking a look at how to make selections with the Marquee tool in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. To illustrate the marquee, I am going to focus on making vignettes (darkening of area along the outside which puts more focus on the subject). Remember, these are not tutorials that show everything you can do […]

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How to Install Actions in Photoshop CS and CC

by guest contributor Amanda Padgett Note: I used Photoshop CC for this tutorial, but the steps are exactly the same for Photoshop CS 3 – 6 (and possibly before but I am not familiar with earlier versions). The good news is that installing actions in Photoshop CS is very, very simple. The first step to […]

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