Archives for the “Photography Post Production” Category
Improving your photos in the darkroom and on the desktop.
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 Everything is obsolete before most people can even figure out how to use all the available features.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 […]
One of the issues with photographing people is that cameras tend to pick up every imperfection and blemish on people’s faces – far more than we tend to notice with the naked eye. While a lot of retouchers take things too far in the other direction, it is still a skill that any good photographer […]
As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white balance is set right. But, despite our best efforts, there are 5 essential edits that will improve almost any photograph. The reasons why these edits might be necessary are varied. It […]
We’re sure that most of our readers here at Lightstalking are familiar with Polaroid film. But, have you heard of a Poladroid? Before we go down that road, just in case there are some young newbies here, let’s reminisce a little bit about Polaroid. Polaroid Polaroid Corporation was founded in the Unites States in 1937. It became […]
Photoshop is a household word. People who have never used Photoshop have at least heard of it. I suspect it’s possible that some people who do use Photoshop don’t know the name of the company that develops the software, they just know “Photoshop.” Photoshop is even used as a verb: “I need to Photoshop this […]
We want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine the following scenario. You’ve been saving for the last two years to go on your dream vacation; a photographic expedition to a an exotic location, let’s say China. Your budget only allowed a certain number of days, and you’re attempting to take in as many […]