Content-Aware Scaling is somewhat of an unsung hero and one of many nifty little tricks that get buried behind their bigger, more popular editing tool counterparts in Photoshop. Content-Aware Scaling is actually, really useful and, if you ever need to give your photo a different aspect ratio but not by cropping, this tool might just be the one for the job.
Welcome to Beaver Island, Michigan. Beaver Island is filled with beautiful sunscapes and cerulean water colors that rival the Caribbean. “America’s Emerald Isle” is the largest of 30,000 islands in the Great Lakes region. Photographers of landscapes, flora and fauna will discover many delights on Beaver Island.
They say that everything old becomes new again. Indeed, life does tend to unfold around us in a cyclical fashion. But what about film photography? There surely seems to be a growing interest in film photography but, for many, the idea that film photography is “new again” doesn’t really fit, as they never completely gave up film even after the digital revolution took firm hold.
“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag famously stated in her book On Photography. We can’t argue with it as we all know how true that is. All we can do is try to take better photographs! So here we are again, bringing you some cool deals and freebies from around the web, all aimed at helping you create better images. We hope you like them.
A common belief in photography is that your subject should be perfectly lit from the front to capture good photographs. While it may be true in many cases, you should remember that you can move away from the norm and utilize backlighting to create some stunning images. You may be surprised at the results you obtain after doing so. Here are 8 reasons why you should photograph against the light.
Photographers seek to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time spent post-processing is a fact of life; no point in fretting over it. Since it’s something that has to be done, why not aim to make your workflow as efficient as possible? This is where keyboard shortcuts can be of tremendous help.
Landscape photography is a favorite at Light Stalking and a subject that the wider photographic community loves. Getting into the great outdoors to shoot and coming home to some wonderful shots can certainly lead to a huge amount of artistic satisfaction. But how exactly can you get those landscape photos that really pop? Here are a handful of things that you can start doing.
Thousands of birders and bird photographers flock to Magee Marsh during May. It’s the Warbler Capital of the World. Warblers, are sometimes referred to as the ‘beautiful little butterflies’ of birds. They delight with their vivid colors and lively attitudes. Magee Marsh provides some of the most up-close views in North America of multiple species of warblers and migratory birds within a short time.
The Channel Mixer is a powerful way to create stunning black and white images from color digital shots. By manipulating each individual color channel, we can replicate the filters that traditional black and white photographers use. In this tutorial, we will see how to use Photoshop’s Channel Mixer to create black and white images.
When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and power of this platform lies within the gazillions of tools and editing options it offers. Among these powerful tools is the ability to select areas of an image for more precise handling. This is where selection tools are most useful.