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Lightroom and Wildlife Photography: How to Create Magical Impact

Lightroom and Wildlife Photography:  How to Create Magical Impact

After spending hours in the field capturing wildlife images, putting a little effort in post production can work wonders with your photos. Creating impact with wildlife photography in Lightroom starts with refining your image to your quality standards. Then it becomes a playground in applying Lightroom’s creative features to bring out your own magical perspective.

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How to Create an HDR Image From a Single Raw File in Photoshop

How to Create an HDR Image From a Single Raw File in Photoshop

For quite a few years now, high dynamic range photography, or simply HDR, has been an important trend in photography as it allows the photographer to create an image beyond the limits of the camera’s sensor in order to recover lost details in shadows and in highlights. This post explains how to create an HDR image from a single Raw file.

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How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in Photoshop. Throughout photography websites worldwide, we can see amazing image after amazing image created using luminosity masks. Yet, very few photographers know what luminosity masks are and how they can transform their imagery.

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5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. Yet, at the same time, there can be any number of difficult factors to account for when you’re shooting, like moving vehicles, and taking pictures through glass from high buildings. In this article we’ll look at how to overcome these and add more mood, vibrancy, and energy to your cityscapes.

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How to Make a ‘Round Trip’ in Lightroom (LR to Photoshop, Back to LR)

How to Make a ‘Round Trip’ in Lightroom (LR to Photoshop, Back to LR)

Adobe’s Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool incorporating perhaps 80-90% of all the tools that we photographers generally need. There are however times, when we need to do some post production work in Photoshop, perhaps working in layers, maybe for the content aware move tool, whatever the reason, we need to be able to move […]

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Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

Lightroom presets are automated actions that can simplify your post-processing workflow as they can quickly apply a certain style to an image in Lightroom. Presets can be pre made and downloaded for free or bought from websites. They can be also created very easily.

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How To Retouch Your Portraits Like A Pro

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 […]

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How to Create Ghostly Composite Photos With Adobe Photoshop

How to Create Ghostly Composite Photos With Adobe Photoshop

Let’s have a little fun with creating a photographic spooky image of ghosts and apparitions. There are more than a few ways to get the job the done, but here is a fast and simple way to capture a “ghost” simply by utilizing some post production magic. Using Photoshop, you can create “ghosts” in just […]

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How to Process and Black and White Film

How to Process and Black and White Film

Film is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, the manual labour and thought processes required in creating an image without the ability to refer to a screen, being attractive to photographers who wish to learn more about their chosen craft. Some, post digital photographers though may have been put off by the perceived […]

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For Old Times’ Sake: The Benefits of Revisiting Your Old Images

For Old Times’ Sake: The Benefits of Revisiting Your Old Images

In our tech obsessed world it’s impossible to escape the “new.” There is always some new gadget or device that causes wide-eyed gawking, or the same gadget that now has new features — same effect. Everything is obsolete before most people can even figure out how to use all the available features. But we still […]

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