Author Archives: Tiffany Mueller

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About Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a professional underwater and fine art photographer. She has been published in multiple publications including magazines, art journals, and various photography books. You can visit her website at

How to Use Content-Aware Scale in Photoshop to Reshape Images


Content-Aware Scaling is somewhat of an unsung hero and one of many nifty little tricks that get buried behind their bigger, more popular editing tool counterparts in Photoshop. Content-Aware Scaling is actually, really useful and, if you ever need to give your photo a different aspect ratio but not by cropping, this tool might just be the one for the job.

Adding a Cinematic Effect to Your Portraits in Adobe Photoshop

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There is no shortage of ways to add interest and drama to your photographs using Photoshop, but giving them a cinematic feel is one of the more timeless ways to adjust the tones. The technique gives them an almost muted feel, the colors aren’t so bold, skin tones look smooth and milky. Learn how to do it in Photoshop and create an action so you can recreate the look again in a single click.

Adding These Three Elements to a Landscape Composition Can Make Your Shot Pop


One of the keys to stunning landscape photographs is so obvious that it is often overlooked. If you find your landscapes lacking in awe, try adding these three elements: a foreground, middle, and background. As simple as it seems, a lot of photographers often place too much focus on just one of the elements and forget about the other two sections when composing their landscapes. By adding these three compositional ingredients and paying them all equal amounts of attention, you can take your landscapes from flat and dull to riveting images you will be proud to hang on your walls. Let’s take a look at a few examples below to see why this is so important.

How To Retouch Your Portraits Like A Pro


Retouching portraits can be a controversial subject, but it is also very often requested of portrait photographers to edit out minor blemishes and skin imperfections. We’re going to go through one of the methods used by professional retouchers to make subtle changes to portraits without overdoing the corrections and ending up with blurry or obviously […]

Reverse Ring Macro Photography Fundamentals

Orchid by Tiffany Mueller on Flickr.

First of all, I should mention the technique we are about to go through isn’t necessarily considered true macro photography, as I’m sure any macro enthusiast will be quick to point out. In order to do that, you’ll need a dedicated macro lens which can can be very pricey. Instead, we’re going to get that […]

Photographing The Shenandoah National Forest

Black Bear - Photo by Tiffany Mueller

It’s taken me a few months to get over not being in Hawaii, but having spent that time in in the Shenandoah Valley, I’m coming around to truly appreciate the beauty that is found around every corner in this part of the United States. I can’t personally say whether the famous tourism slogan, Virginia is […]

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

"Smiling" by by Angelo González on Flickr

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell a story. Keeping that in mind, portrait photography can also go wrong rather quickly. By keeping the tips you’ll find below in mind, you can help bring your portraiture to the […]

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field


Depth of field is a essential part of photography and being able to master it can take your shots to the next the level. Because of it’s usefulness, any photographer should make the effort to understand how to control the depth of field in their images. This task, however, is more easily said than done […]