Legendary Photos: The Stories Behind 7 of Art Wolfe’s Iconic Images

Nature photographer discusses his classic shots
Photo of a brown bear by Art Wolfe
Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic images? Our series “Legendary Photos,” features photographers from Canon’s Explorer’s of Light program, past and present, giving us behind-the-scenes insight on how they captured these unforgettable moments. For this installment of Legendary Photos, wildlife,... Read more

How to Shoot a Fake Golden Hour Portrait Indoors

Get simulated sunset light in the studio
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We’ve taught you how to fake sunset light for outdoor portraits previously, now here’s a new method to create simulated golden hour light for indoor portraits. The below tutorial is brought to you by portrait photographer Manny Ortiz who shows you how to create the indoor golden hour effect in just two minutes. In the short video below,... Read more

How I Made It: The Story Behind Debbie DiCarlo’s “Howling Lesson” Photo

Image of coyotes in a group howl has become a viral sensation
Photo of three coyotes howling
Debbie DiCarlo’s image, “Howling Lesson,” is the kind of photo that appeals to just about everyone, which is probably why it’s become such a viral sensation. It’s hard not to look at this shot, which shows an adult coyote surrounded by two pups in the midst of a full-throated group howl, and not smile. While DiCarlo’s... Read more
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Legendary Photos: The Stories Behind 7 of Walter Iooss Jr.’s Iconic Images

Sports photographer discusses his classic shots
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Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic images? Our new series “Legendary Photos,” features photographers from Canon’s Explorer’s of Light program, past and present, giving us behind-the-scenes insight on how they captured these unforgettable moments. For this installment of Legendary Photos, sports... Read more

3 Secrets to Create a Realistic Sky Replacement in Photoshop

Get your outdoor portraits to pop with a properly exposed sky
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A common problem photographers face when shooting outdoors is how to prevent the sky from looking overexposed or blown-out in images. This can be especially true for portrait photographers who are trying to get a proper exposure on their subject – be it a single person or a group—in an outdoor setting. Often what will happen is your subject will... Read more

How to Quickly Change a Background in Photoshop

Swap backgrounds in no time with this pro technique
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There are several ways to change a background in Photoshop, but some techniques are more effective than others. In the below tutorial, Jesus Ramirez of Photoshop Training Channel (PTC) shows you one of the quicker ways to do it using an easy-to-follow and clean-looking professional technique. In the video, Ramirez discusses and demonstrates masking... Read more

Are You Making This Major Color Mistake with Your Photos?

Even if you color manage your images you could still have this issue
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Even if you meticulously color manage your photos you could still be making a major color grading mistake. That’s the message from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy who explains in the below tutorial how to “avoid the number one mistake in color photography.” “By now, you know, I really enjoy working with color, color theory,... Read more

3 Top Tips for Better Swimwear Photos

Winter is the best time to sell more swimsuit images
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Temperatures may be plunging as we head into winter (at least in parts of North America) but that’s no reason to stop thinking of ways to elevate your swimwear photography so you can make some sales. That’s the message of Anita Sadowska’s tutorial below where she shares three top tips on how to get your swimsuit photos to stand out... Read more

Photoshop’s New AI Makes Colors Pop. Here’s How

Use the Colorize tool boost color in flat images
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We’ve been spotlighting some of the more useful features in the latest version of Photoshop but here’s an intriguing new way that Adobe’s image editor processes color. Using a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that’s baked into Photoshop 2022, you can make flat color in your unprocessed photos truly... Read more

Is Photoshop’s New Depth Blur Tool a Game Changer?

Updated feature creates a bokeh-like blurred background effect
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One of the updated features in Photoshop 2022 that has caught the attention of many photographers is Depth Blur, a filter that simulates the background blur or bokeh effect you get from using a lens with a fast aperture. But is Depth Blur 2.0 in the new Photoshop really a capable substitute for a high-quality lens that can produce a shallow depth of... Read more