Archives for the “Photography Post Production” Category
Improving your photos in the darkroom and on the desktop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]