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Use A Scrim Net To Shoot Photos Against A Bright Background

Here’s a trick for more advanced photographers to shoot against a bright background without blowing out the exposure. In this video, portrait photographer Joel Grimes shows how he uses a thin net to darken a backdrop while setting the exposure for the face of his subject.


Quickly Fix Shiny Skin In Your Photos Using Photoshop Or Lightroom

Video: Anyone who takes pictures of people on any kind of regular basis has had to deal with portraits or other photos where the people in them look a little shiny. Maybe they’re a little sweaty, or lighting is to blame, but either way it’s an easy fix in either Photoshop or Lightroom, whichever you use.


Deals: Edit Photos Like A Pro With Photoshop and Lightroom

Professional photo editors around the world turn to Adobe software products for the best results. The learning curve on titles like Photoshop and Lightroom, though, is pretty steep and few take the time required to master them fully. Now Lifehacker Australia readers can learn these titles and other editing skills easily with the Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle and save more than 90% off the regular price.


The Twisted Desktop

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen JonRedcorn2’s customised desktops, but this one was so striking we couldn’t look away — and we had to feature it. Here’s how to get the same look for your computer.


All Of The Useful Things You Can Do With The Indispensable Speed Square

If you’re not sure what a speed square is, or how you can put yours to good use, this video lesson shows you everything you need to know about one of the best tools out there.


Build Your Own Retro-Inspired Retro Game Cabinet

Building your own DIY retro game console with a Raspberry Pi is basically a rite of passage these days, but building your own case steps that up a notch. Over on SimpleCove, Sean built an awesome little case with plywood.


Learn The Basics Of Responsive Web Design With These GIFs

If you’re a web developer, you need to consider how your designs will appear on mobile sites. Responsive web design is an excellent way to adapt to all screen sizes. These GIFs can teach you how it works.


How To Ditch Chrome's New Material Design And Get The Old Look Back

Chrome 52 is rolling out for both Windows and Mac today, and the first thing you’ll notice is that it comes with a slightly new look. This new interface translates better on some devices than it does others, but thankfully if you’re not a fan it’s easy to get the old design back.


Instagram Stories Apes Snapchat, Lets You Draw Stuff On Photos

Instagram is rolling out a new feature today, dubbed Instagram Stories. It is basically Instagram’s response to Snapchat.


A Beginner's Guide To Installing Magic Lantern On Your DSLR

Magic Lantern is free software that runs on Canon DSLRs to give them enhanced features with more control for shooting video. It’s like custom firmware, but it runs directly from a memory card without altering the camera’s software. This video from Jake Coppinger shows how to get started using the powerful tool.


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