Elmo Lens Friend. Also called Shutter Buddies. Great gift for that photographer person in your family. No tutorial needed, just a scrunchy hair-elastic with felt shapes and buttons attached. Make a blue one that looks like Cookie Monster. A bright yellow one for Big Bird.
Free portrait #photography posing guide: 54 different ideas for shooting different types of portraits. Click to download high-resolution version. Not all are my thing, but there's definitely a place to start from!
Blogger\Photographer says: I don’t know about you, but if I could only use one tool in photoshop for the rest of my life, it would be Curves. It can do so much! Not only can it lighten up your images, but it can make your colors and contrast pop by making an S curve. To do that, just add a second point in the curves window, and drag it down a bit. This is pictured here.