Photography: Read & Learn.
Great Ideals and guide to better pictures
How to Make Hazy Photo Sandwich Bag Trick
Newborn Photo edit background: The background effect was done using the brush tool on soft and masking out the baby. on a seperate layer I used the brush tool to color the background which colored over the outer edges of the baby. I then added a mask which allowed me to remove the brush on the baby as I desired.
b+a Steps: 1. Cropped ever so slightly 2. Apply Gaussian Blur to background. 3. Ran Florabella's Ambrosia action then reduced opacity to 50% and turned off the "light" layers. 4. Ran Florabella's Sweet Sunshine and reduced to 20% 5. Ran Florabella's Highlight Protection. 6. Slight levels adjustment to boost contrast. 7. Slight Hue/Saturation adjustment to lighten Reds. 8. Sharpen. Voila! **She has disclaimer that grandma was supporting babies head.
Thought 101 tips would be too many but there's some good stuff in here!
8 Effects Every Photographer Should Know About
Study of Light Online Course by Arrow & Apple
Buying a camera: everything you need to know. Lenses too!
Free Printable: Lightroom 4 Shortcuts | Pretty Presets for Lightroom
5 Tips for Flattering Maternity Photography.