Aperture

How To : Import into Aperture

The first step in your Aperture workflow is to import images, either from your camera's memory card or from your hard drive.

How To : Use Quick Brushes in Apple Aperture 3

Learn how to use the Quick Brushes feature in Aperture 3. Whether you're new to Apple's popular photo editing application or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the newest iteration of the program, you're sure to be well served by this video t ...more

How To : Manage color in Aperture

Instead of using Photoshop, why not give Apple's Aperture a try? Aperture is designed more for post-production work for professional photographers, letting you cull through shoots, enhance images, manage massive libraries, and deliver stunning photos. Watch this video tutoria ...more

How To : Assign keywords in Aperture

You can add keywords as metadata to your images to enable you to search images by common characteristics or subject matter and to keep your library organized.

How To : Use Apple Aperture software

In this series of videos photographer and Mac expert Brandon Sarkis shows you the basics of using Aperture photo editing software. He demonstrated how to setup the software, how to import your photos, and how to adjust your images using various features, like Light Tables and ...more

How To : Highlight hot and cold areas in Apple Aperture 3

Ferret out any pixels with clipped highlights in Aperture. Whether you're new to digital photography or merely unfamiliar with Apple's Aperture 3, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda, which presents a thorough, step-by-step overview on how ...more

How To : Use stacks in Aperture

To help you compare and manage groups of similar shots or of images shot in a rapid sequence, Aperture provides stacks, an organizational tool that allows you to group related images.

How To : Change your lens aperture to affect depth of field

In this Fine Art video tutorial, you will learn how varying your lens Aperture can affect Depth of Field. Depth of Field is defined as the range of the photograph that appears to be in focus. This can be controlled by using the aperture settings. With a wide aperture like f/1. ...more

How To : Understand aperture values in photography

If you're just getting started in photography or if you're looking to learn a little bit more about your camera, then you may have run into the term "Aperture" or "Aperture Values", or those weird number numbers. Aperture is in the lens of your camera and determines how much l ...more

How To : Show focus points in Apple Aperture 3

Hone in on the focus points of your digital images. Whether you're new to digital photography or merely unfamiliar with Apple's Aperture 3, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda, which presents a thorough, step-by-step overview on how to disp ...more

How To : Use the Loupe tool for a closer look in Aperture 3

Want to zoom in on a particular part of a digital image in Aperture while maintaining the overall perspective? Try the Loupe tool. Whether you're new to digital photography or merely unfamiliar with Apple's Aperture 3, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutor ...more

How To : Enable full-screen mode in Apple Aperture 3

Give your digital pictures the screen real estate they deserve. Whether you're new to digital photography or merely unfamiliar with Apple's Aperture 3, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda, which presents a thorough, step-by-step overview on ...more

How To : Use aperture & f-stops

In this video by Click Here Photography, learn about using f-stops, or apertures and how they work. The aperture is the hole or opening within the camera that allows light in. When using your aperture setting it is important to remember that the amount of light traveling throu ...more

How To : Make Floral Fancy Double Aperture Card

In this cardmaking tutorial, I share my love of paper flowers to make a double aperture card, using Anna Griffin papers and handmade flowers. I show you how I add the flowers symmetrically. This idea for a card looks stunning and the double aperture idea could be used with oth ...more

How To : Take Long Exposure Photos on Your iPhone

While Live Photos has been a fun addition to iOS ever since the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, there hasn't been much practical use for Apple's moving images so far. That was, until iOS 11 added advanced features such as long exposure effects that make a DSLR less and less impressive ...more

How To : 9 Ways to Get by Without Photoshop on Your Mac

In 1987, two brothers, Thomas and John Kroll, began work on an image editing software, which was eventually acquired in 1988 and released to the world in 1990 by Adobe. That software was Photoshop 1.0, initially exclusive for the Macintosh platform. Over the years, Photoshop b ...more

How To : The Best Camera Settings to Use on Your Galaxy S9

One of the biggest improvements with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is the redesigned camera, with the latter scoring an impressive 99 overall on DxOMark. But with an abundance of features and enhancements, tweaking the camera's settings for optimal performance can be a little confusin ...more

How To : The Specs That Really Count When Buying a Phone

When shopping for a new smartphone, you'll encounter comparisons and spec sheets that are filled to the brim with values like mAh, GB, and GHz. To the average consumer, however, these values are meaningless, so we end up looking at which device has the specs with the highest a ...more

How To : An Extensive Guide to Creating Bokeh Photography

Bokeh (which translates to "blur" in Japanese) is a photography technique referring to the blurred areas of a photograph. Basic bokeh photographs often have one point of focus, while the background falls away into a dreamy, blurred haze. The technique can be taken even furthe ...more

News : Canon's 5D Mark II Invades Hollywood

Since its release three years ago, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II has been the most sought out digital SLR for photographers everywhere. But it's also becoming a favorite amongst cinematographers, thanks to its compact size and high-def video recording mode, seeing action in everythin ...more

How To : Create Bokeh Images on Your iPhone

In light of this week's Giveaway Tuesdays Photo Challenge, we've posted a thorough guide to experimenting with bokeh photography. Most of the resources require a DSLR camera, and an intermediate understanding of some of the more technical components of photography. If you don ...more

News : Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone XS Max

Three new iPhones means you have to make a choice: Do you go with the smaller iPhone XS, the larger iPhone XS Max, or the cheaper iPhone XR? There's lots to like about each model, but if you want to make an informed decision, it's time to learn what each has to offer. Here's w ...more

Apple vs. LG : How Does the iPhone X Compare to the LG V30?

The highly anticipated iPhone X is finally up for preorder, and it's been almost as exciting as we expected. With the dual cameras, bezel-less display, and high-tech facial recognition, there's almost nothing on the iPhone X that won't be liked. But around the same time as the ...more

News : Everything You Need to Know About the OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro is definitely a beast on paper. With a specs page that ticks virtually every box and a price point that undercuts the competition by hundreds of dollars, it's hard to overlook this phone. But before you get too excited, know that OnePlus has repeatedly shown ...more

How To : Operate the Nikon D80 digital camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D80. This Nikon D80 video tutorial demonstrates how to use different solutions for various shooting situations, search from control panel, search from viewfinder, use the caerm ...more

How To : Take Better Photos with Your Phone

It's truly amazing how far smartphone camera hardware has come in such a short period of time. It took roughly 5 years to advance the image processing capabilities from a pixelated mess to the crisp and clear photos we can take today. This reaches well beyond the megapixel spe ...more

Cheat Sheet : Keyboard Shortcuts for Both Mac & Windows

If you already have your basic keyboard shortcuts under control—we're talking classics here, Control-C (copy for PC) or Command-C (copy for Mac)—it's time to load up your memory bank. There are endless shortcuts available (truly endless—since you can customize them yourself), ...more

Snapseed : Can a $5 App Replace Lightroom and Photoshop?

Snapseed is a highly regarded and award-winning photo-editing app for iOS devices. Originating out of image manipulation specialist Nik Software in San Diego, Snapseed is Apple’s iPad App of the Year and, after using it for the purposes of this review, I believe it points to t ...more

HowTo : Make Magical Bokeh Photographs

Hongkiat has compiled a collection of beautiful examples of "Bokeh" photography (1, 2): "The word ‘Bokeh’ derives from the Japanese for ‘blur’ or ‘haze’, and in photography describes the effect found in out-of-focus regions of images. Different lens designs, aperture shapes a ...more

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