Andrew Childress
I'm Andrew Childress, a photographer, writer and entrepreneur from the southeast. I've always loved people photography because they're impossible to reproduce exactly.
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  • Photography
    Shooting
    Master the Toughest Parts of Shooting WeddingsWedding preview
    Wedding photography is an exciting and high pressure niché that photographers are quick to dive into, often without enough preparation. In this article, you'll learn from my experiences (and mistakes) about how to properly manage a wedding day.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    Building a Location Database with LightroomLocation db thumb large
    If you are a busy photographer with frequent shoots, you might struggle to keep variety in your shoot locations. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a location database using your smartphone and Adobe Lightroom. Once you've built a collection of locations to utilize, you can easily reference and plan locations for your upcoming shoots.Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    Quick Tip: Syncing and Correcting Camera TimePreview retina
    It’s easy to forget to keep your camera’s time set properly. This quick tip will show you the importance of syncing the time on your cameras, and will help you fix it in Lightroom in case you forgot to.Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    A Five Minute Guide to Cropping in LightroomLightroom crop prelg
    Cropping is one of the key components of improving your images in post production. Lightroom has tons of tools to help improve the composition of your images long after you make them. In this screencast, you’ll learn all about the advanced features of Lightroom’s cropping tool and how to get the most out of them.Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    Building a Film Style Look in LightroomAc filmgrain prelg
    If there's has been a noticeable trend in post-production in the past few years, it's the enthusiasm for old school, film-style looks. Multiple preset packs and actions exist to take your images back in time. However, in this tutorial, we'll learn how to build and customize our look in three easy steps in Adobe Lightroom.Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    100 More Free Presets for LightroomPresets1
    We all love our presets. Here are another 100 more free presets for Lightroom from across the web. This set is heavy on vintage, HDR, and classic film looks. Load these into Lightroom 4 or 5 for one click editing effects.Read More…
  • Photography
    Lighting
    Overcoming Your Fear of Flash with Five TechniquesAc fearflash prelg
    When you first pick up a camera and a couple of lenses, the next accessory on the list is usually a flash. While it's pretty easy to make a flash produce enough light for a good exposure, it's rather hard to make these flash-lit images look good. This challenge usually relegates the flash to an option of last resort, only used in the darkest situations. I hope to alleviate any fears you have of your flash in this video.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    Three Different Ways to Correct for BacklightingAc backlight0826 prelg
    Working when the sun is behind your subject is one of the most frustrating and common challenges we face as photographers. In this video, I'll walk you through three completely different approaches to correct for backlighting.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    App Training
    Use Skala Preview to Beam Images From Photoshop to iOS Skala preview retina
    When you're designing for iOS devices, it can be cumbersome to constantly transfer screenshots to the device. Enter Skala Preview, a super easy to use application for sending your designs to mobile devices. In this tutorial, we'll get started with Skala Preview, an app designed to send screenshots from Photoshop to your iOS device.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    App Training
    Using Skitch to Snap Perfect ScreenshotsSkitch400
    Whilst Mac OS X includes some built-in screenshot functionality, it can be tricky to remember all those keyboard shortcuts and exactly what each one does. Skitch is the perfect tool when you need something more robust and easier to use. Skitch maintains a lightweight and easy to use feel that has made it a must-use, for me, on the Mac. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use Skitch to take, crop, resize and annotate screenshots taken on your Mac -- and much more besides.Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    Creating Double Exposures DigitallyDoubleexposurepre big
    Firing multiple shots on to the same piece of film was technique that allowed you to superimpose two scenes on top of each other. This aesthetic is something born in photography. It wasn't developed in any other artform first. Today, we'll take double exposures into the 21st century by doing our combinations in the digital darkroom instead of inside the camera.Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    Focus Stacking Made Easy with PhotoshopFocus stacking preview
    When shooting macro photos, our depth-of-field can be so shallow that we can't get enough of the subject in focus. Even with the smallest apertures, shooting macro can severely limit our ability to capture depth. Today, we're taking a look at a combination of shooting and Photoshop techniques to increase our depth of field beyond what can be done with a single image.Read More…