FREE: Realistic Skin Smoothing Photoshop Action

Photoshop skin retouching – the good, the bad, and the downright scary! One of the most challenging aspects of retouching portraits is maintaining a natural appearance when retouching skin. It’s easy to blur skin, but that looks far from natural. I’ve even seen some methods of blurring out the skin to smooth it, and then creating a faux texture to add over top of the blurred skin! The secret to successful skin softening in Photoshop is to blend any uneven...
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CLARITY Volume Six Now Available!

In CLARITY Volume Six, Kevin Kubota demonstrates how to mix flash with natural light outdoors to create dramatic portraits – including a video on the lighting setup and the shoot. Additionally, world-renowned photography educator, Cheryl Machat Dorskind, joins the PhotographyBB team to kick off a brand new series on Color Theory for Photographers. Learn 7 key tips for better long exposure photographs, post-processing tutorials, a photographer’s guide to 10 tips for a happy life and prosperous (photography) career, and much...
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PhotographyBB Magazine is Back

UPDATE: The archives are stable and will remain open until further notice. Let the download party begin! By (extremely) popular demand, we’re re-opening access to the PhotographyBB Online Magazine archives – but – we’re only granting access for the next 3 days. Why such a small window? Last time we did this a year ago, the download party was too big for our room (server), and wound up bringing down the whole house (website)! PhotographyBB Magazine published 54 monthly editions...
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Photographing Children Naturally: eBook

One of the most common questions among new parents, grandparents, and everyone in between is, “How can I make great photographs of my kid(s)?” It’s an important question, and your role is straightforward as a photographer – understand both technically and artistically how to best translate your vision through the lens. Beyond that, every great photograph needs to include captivating subject matter. Photographing children provides unique opportunities to create powerful, fascinating images that connect with our core and universal feelings...
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Understanding DLSR Exposure in Just 10-Minutes

If you’re a new photographer, you’ve probably felt the urge to flip the switch from Auto over to Manual mode just to see what happens. If you’re like me, then you probably felt a wave of confusion, and any photo attempts probably came out too bright, too dark, or even shaky. You may have even fiddled around with the dials to no avail as I did. After a few horrendous shots, I switched mine right back to my comfort zone...
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