Color Lookup Tables

by Thom Rouse Have you tried the Color Lookup adjustment layers? Although it has been included with Photoshop for some time, it’s one of those features I’ve repeatedly overlooked until recently. Color...

Creating a Brand Name for Your Business

by Mary Fisk-Taylor Owning and operating a photography business is as diverse as the art of photography itself. There is no limit to the many styles, concepts, mediums, and genres of photography....

Controlling Light Direction

by Alison Carlino, Texas School Instructor No matter the genre of photography, one quickly realizes that he/she has to learn to control the direction, color, quantity, and quality of the light falling...

Surprise and Delight

by Gregory Daniel, Texas School Instructor There has never been a better time to set yourself apart from all the noise in our profession than now. Swimming in the sea of sameness...

Extraordinary Rebranding

by Marilyn Sholin, Texas School Instructor This year I decided it was TIME to finally redo my website and make it totally usable and incorporate all my business under one brand name....

Dodging & Burning, Photoshop Techniques

by Ross Benton, Texas School Instructor Anyone who has ever printed pictures in a darkroom can appreciate how much easier Photoshop has made life for professional photographers. But many of the tools...

The Psychology of Portrait Pricing

by Bry Cox, Texas School Instructor Awhile back I consulted with a photographer who desperately needed help. She was a single mother trying to make a living as a self-taught photographer shooting...

Mixed Light and HyperSync

"Having fled the city. Narissa has removed her mask and is seeing her true self for the very first time." by Dave Montizambert This image of model Kelsey Barnwell is a study in...

On the Cover: “Trapped in the Amber of the Moment”

“Trapped in the Amber of the Moment” was created by Melanie Hall, M. Photog. Cr., CPP of Conroe, Texas, and won a Distinguished Ribbon at TPPA Summerfest 2017. She photographed this...

The Wild World of Achraf Baznani

Achraf Baznani is known world-wide as a surrealist photographer that uses everyday scenes to transport viewers to a different world. His art makes you question your own reality, wondering why things...