We’ve all done it before. After downloading your shots of the day to your computer, you come across a badly exposed image and your first impulse is to send that file to the trash can. But what if it’s a shot you really wanted? Is there a chance you can save it? Using some of the common tools found in Adobe Lightroom, there’s a good possibility that you can.
In the video below you will find an easy to follow, step by step guide on shooting long exposure photography.
In this article, we will talk about color correcting for the skin tone. The Lightroom Develop Module has a set of adjustment tools that can help you get flattering skin tones for your subjects. We will cover the global adjustments in this tutorial.
It’s that time of year again. Summer heat, backyard grilling, friends, family and of course FIREWORKS! Everybody loves a good fireworks display from the big city celebration to the backyard 4th of July cookout. Have you ever wanted to take photos of those wonderful displays in the sky? This article should not only inspire you but also inform you on how to achieve great fireworks display photography. Have Fun!
When viewing your image in post process, you may notice that some areas are perfectly exposed while others fall outside their ideal exposure. Since we can not expose every part of a photo perfectly, we have the Photoshop Dodge and Burn tools at our disposal which help us selectively correct the exposure in the form of a brush tool.
To shoot unnoticed, I frequently hold my camera casually, at waist level, and shoot using my intuition and guesswork. Knowing where to aim, but not seeing through my viewfinder or LCD, gives me uneven results and I have to make some corrections for the photo to look good. Here are two simple tricks – Ruler and Crop:
In Photoshop, if you know what you’re doing (which I don’t) there is the potential for all kinds of manipulation tempting even as straight a photographer as I thought I was, over to The Dark Side.
Have you been dubbed the “Photoshop Whiz” in your family and have been put in the hot seat to make Aunt Matilda look youthful and vibrant? Or perhaps you are browsing through the shots you’ve recently taken of a client and now realize that the lighting was a bit too harsh. Worry not, because this tutorial will have your photos looking smooth, clear, and give you airbrushed skin that still looks “au naturel.”
Photographing lightning can be very rewarding and produce very nice images that have a great ‘wow’ factor. Capturing images of one of the most powerful displays that God built into nature takes some planning and patience. This quick tutorial will show you how to use some basic equipment to translate a few million of watts of electricity into a few million pixels.
I’d like to introduce to you one of the features of Photoshop some of you may not be familiar with simply because these are the kinds of features found on large format view cameras. You know, those old wooden (not so old, they still make them) cameras with big accordion type bellows and a person hiding underneath a black cloth to keep the light out while looking through the camera’s lens. Working with a view camera might be painful and hard to learn, but this exercise is not.
One of the most beautiful aspects of black and white photography is having the ability to create images with intense grain or noise that gives your photo a dark, gritty, and highly texturized effect. However, we do not always seize the opportunity to use this tool in-camera. Did you forget to bump up your ISO setting again? Or perhaps you found an old image that would look stunning with some high-contrast grain added to the surface? Starting now, there are no more excuses for you since you’ve just discovered a unique and completely reversible way to add authentic-looking grain to your photographs.