Creative Color Processing (Part 1/3 White Balance)

It is often said that photography is a visual language. Through our photographs we tell stories, share experiences, and communicate emotions. Aside from journalism, where faithful captures are importa... See full article

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Delete Images?? NEVER!!

Recently, Russel Masters wrote that deleting images was good for you. While I agree there is a reason to delete some images- those clearly out of focus, poorly exposed, or with fatal composition fla... See full article

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Tips for Great HDR Sunsets

HDR is a bit of a buzz word in photography in the last while and there is much debate about it, whether it’s good or bad, appropriate or not, or even real photography or not. Even right here o... See full article

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Fixing Images with Contrast Masks in Photoshop

Many of the fixes we commonly apply to images come from darkroom processes. Contrast masking is one of those fixes and it can be used to fix an image which is under or over exposed. Contrast masking i... See full article

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An Introduction to Lightroom Smart Collections

Lightroom has two types of collections: regular Collections and Smart Collections. Smart Collections are live and they are created as a result of filtering your photos according to rules that you writ... See full article

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StickyAlbums Mobile Portfolios [REVIEW]

StickyAlbums is, at its heart, a tool for generating word-of-mouth referrals for professional photographers. As you will see in this review, the system is not set up for the casual photographer, as th... See full article

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Using Image Watermarks In Lightroom

The Watermarking feature in Lightroom was significantly overhauled in Lightroom 3. As a result you can now add sophisticated watermarks to your images on export either to disk or via the Print and oth... See full article

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Take control sharpening in Photoshop

Most people who have experimented in Photoshop, especially those who shoot in raw, will have some experience of trying to sharpen an image. Sharpening increases the contrast between neighbouring pix... See full article

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Correcting Perspective in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Sometimes you’ll capture an image that should be rectangular but is anything but. In this example I shot an image of a 6 x 6 inch sheet of paper for a project. The aim at the time was to have a ... See full article

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5 Tips for a Faster Lightroom Workflow

At a recent workshop I joined, several of the attending photographers expressed frustration with the slowness of Lightroom, and were surprised to see how quickly I am able to process my photos in Ligh... See full article

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Photoshop Masks 101

When it comes to fixing images in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements the ability to use masks to do your edits is invaluable. By using a mask instead of, for example, the Eraser you get an edit which can... See full article

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5 Things to Know About Photoshop Brushes

Brushes are used a lot in photo editing from removing blemishes and smoothing skin to dodging and burning and painting on masks. Here are five important features of the brush tool in Photoshop. 1. Adj... See full article

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How to Create a Black & White High-Contrast and Filmic Image in Lightroom 4

Introduction This tutorial is a demonstration of the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Preset System. With over 200 presets, the LR4 Preset System has been critically acclaimed as the most powerful and intuitive... See full article

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onOne Perfect Photo Suite 7 Review and Giveaway

Well, it’s here! Version 7 of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite has got to be the most anticipated release from onOne in this review we’ll see if it lives up to the hype. One rule I have f... See full article

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Pulling Dreamscapes via Orton Effect

Not far from my home is the residence of one of the best teachers of photography in Canada, if not the planet. Freeman Patterson has that incredible ability to not only implant a contagious passion wi... See full article

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Pro Photographer Editing Workflow (TIPS)

Creating images is a process and, for me, pressing the shutter is only a small part of the journey to an image of sufficient quality to publish. In this article, part 2 to Architecture Photographers o... See full article

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Preparing your Model and Background for a Successful Composite

A Guest Post by Tom Di Maggio from Tom Di Maggio Photography. When I posted the my article about creating Eye Catching Composites I got some comments and a lot of emails asking for more details on my ... See full article

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5 Photoshop Setup Tips

When you install a new version of Photoshop the first thing youll need to do is to set things up so that they work properly for you. Here are settings I make in the Preferences panel every time I u... See full article

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How I Shot And Edited It Layers, Oman

The image above was shot in Oman near sunset and I have received a number of requests to explain how it was shot and processed. I hope this post helps you understand the process I used so it may be of... See full article

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Photoshop Content-Aware Fill [Video Tutorial]

In this tutorial Phil Steele from Photoshop Basics for Photographers shares a great little tutorial on a feature called ‘Content Aware Fill’ that is in recent versions of Photoshop CS and ... See full article

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Output from Lightroom to Your Blog

I use Lightroom to prepare the images ready to upload to my blogs so its critical that I can get them out of Lightroom all ready to upload without having to do any more work on them. On one blog I ... See full article

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How to Shoot a Composite Image

A Guest Post by Gus Castillo One of the joys of the digital era of photography were currently in is the ability to harness the power of digital tools to create images that arent physically possi... See full article

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Syncing And Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog With Dropbox

With all the new ways to sync files across the Internet has come a key Adobe originally did not include with Lightroom: The ability to use one Lightroom catalog on different computers. For technical r... See full article

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More than a Vignette: The Simple Secrets of Dodging and Burning

A Guest Post by Alex Smith On the wonderful journey through the world of photography many of us have points where we stop to smell the roses for a bit. Maybe we change from shooting landscapes to port... See full article

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How to Create a Subtle Faux-HDR Effect Directly in Lightroom 4 With a Single Image

Introduction This tutorial is a demonstration of the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Preset System and has been transcribed for DPS from the accompanying DVD. With over 200 presets, the LR4 Preset System has b... See full article

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