Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online courses on digital blending and post-processing can be found on his official website.
The Internet is awash in photography tutorials, some of which can truly revolutionize your photography. Sometimes we may come across a single tip or technique which we find no use for, until a few months down the line when we unexpectedly come across a challenge in our photography, and voila! this technique comes to mind and saves the day.
In this article I’ve collected some of the best YouTube video tutorials of the last 12 months, and put them in one convenient place. There’s something here for everyone: from general shooting and post-processing to portraiture and photo-manipulations, these videos are filled with solid-gold advice.
1. A Powerful Method For Blending Exposures Without HDR Software
I’ve shamelessly included two of my own tutorials here that I believe are of great value to all Photoshop users. This first video will teach you the basics of exposure blending with Luminosity Masks for natural results.
After learning Luminosity Masks, you will no longer need HDR software!
If you’d like to follow along with your own images, you can download my free Luminosity Mask actions (and access a wealth of Digital Blending articles and tutorials): Free Luminosity Mask actions
2. 5 Photoshop Blend Modes That Can Change An Image Within Seconds
If you’ve never used Blend Modes in Photoshop, you’re in for a great surprise. These are 5 of my favourite Blend Modes for enhancing my photos.
3. How To Create A Natural Beam of Light In Photoshop
The awesome guys at Phlearn came up with fantastic great tutorial on creating a realistic beam of light in Photoshop.
4. Wineglass Splash Studio Photography Tutorial
Thank you to Photo Extremist for this tutorial showing us how to shoot and process a wineglass splash!
5. 7 DIY Photography Tips Using Household Objects
We all know how expensive photography equipment can be. COOPH show us how simple household objects can be a substitute for those pricey accessories (P.S. who knew a beer cosy could be so useful?!).
6. How to do Hyperlapse Photography
Hyperlapses are becoming more and more popular, and the good news is, they’re not that difficult to do. Thanks to DigitalRev TV for the tutorial.
7. Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening
In this tutorial, awesome photographer and all-round nice guy Michael Woloszynowicz shows you how to expertly enhance detail in your portrait work. If you haven’t already, check out his 500px profile!
8. Fantasy Floating Woman Photo-Manipulation Tutorial
Even if you don’t partake in photo-manipulations, there is undoubtedly something useful that you can pick up in this fantastic tutorial by Andrei Oprinca