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How to Effectively Remove Logos and Branding From Surfaces in Photoshop

Logos and branding on products in photographs can be unnecessary distractions, or depending on how an image is being used, their visibility could possibly be infringing on a brand's copyright. Avoid these situations by learning how to remove them using Photoshop.

Improve Your Bird Photography With These Five Tips

Photographing birds is probably most peoples' introduction to wildlife photography — they're ubiquitous and numerous but getting a decent shot might be harder than you think. This professional bird photographer offers some great tips to get you started.

Tired of all This Canon Talk? Have a Look Inside This Fuji Shooter's Camera Bag

With all the buzz around the big three brands — Canon, Nikon, and Sony — it's easy to forget the smaller players out there. Despite the hype around Canon's latest amazing, yet flawed offerings, the Fuji system is still a great system, so if you have big-three fatigue and want a different perspective, watch this video.

Are You Making Full Use of the View Modes in Lightroom?

With Lightroom's new update being the main recent talking point among Adobe photography users, it still might be worth checking out some of the fundamentals of the powerful application. Here's a video detailing the four main view modes besides the Grid view in the Library module — with a bonus explanation of metadata filters at the end.

Five Unhelpful Yet Common Pieces of Advice From Other Photographers

Navigating the plethora of advice from other photographers in videos, articles, and comment sections can be a tricky journey. Some tips are indeed helpful and while others, even though well-intentioned, are repeated ad nauseam without being challenged enough.

Watch How This Landscape Photographer Edits a Photo by a Light-Painting Visual Artist

There are a lot of "edit-my-photo" type challenges going around because of restrictions on movement, but this one takes it to another level. Not only are the creators considered leaders in their respective fields, but the Photoshop editing workflow in this video is quite illuminating for anyone looking to learn how to utilize luminosity masks.

Should You Become a Professional Photographer?

This is inevitably the question that pops up in the minds of most photography enthusiasts and amateurs. In this video, a photographer who has gone from I.T. to photography to YouTube recounts his story of how he got to where he is now and gives some advice to would-be professional photographers.

Documentary Photographer Busts Some Common Myths and False Beliefs

If there's one thing that seasoned professional photographers love to do, it's to dispel ridiculous misconceptions and myths around the craft. Daniel Milnor is one of these people, and in this video, he crushes a few commonly held false beliefs within the wider photographic community.

In-Depth Travel Photography Critique From a Professional Travel Photographer

To be a great travel photographer it requires more than just the ability to capture pretty photo — in fact, sometimes the photos don't have to be pretty at all. This is a long video, so grab a coffee/tea/beer, and prepare to absorb some quality knowledge from a professional travel and documentary photography.

Video Lighting Basics With Affordable Gear

If you're thinking of using your new-found free time to start a YouTube channel, or if you just to put some different type content out there, having a good basic lighting setup helps you to stand out from the crowd. This video goes through the basics of video lighting with gear that doesn't break the bank.

Learn The Basics of White Balance and Color Temperature

For some beginners — and maybe for some, more advanced enthusiasts — the concepts of color temperature and white balance might be a little confusing. This video, from professional photographer, Omar Gonzales, goes a long way to shedding some light on the subject.

The Psychological Benefits of Post-Mortem Photography

Death photography was, at one time, a popular way of preserving a memory of a loved one who has passed. This video discusses the history of it, and suggests that it can still play a role in modern society as a way to cope with grief.

What Will Camera Reviewers Talk About While There Are No New Releases?

Everyone is doing their best at coming up with clever ways to teach photography and editing techniques from inside their homes, and there's some great content being put out there by the photography community. But please spare a thought for creators like this one, who rely heavily on news and updates from camera manufacturers for their content.