Having recently stumbled on a video tutorial extolling the benefits of expanded RAW processing via Aurora HDR 2019 by Rich Harrington over at Photofocus, I decided to download the acclaimed software and give it a try. Read more
As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world of its own.
This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but even more so in regard to the patience and practice needed to produce a clear and consistent result.
In this article, we’ll explore a technique known as reverse lens macro and consider one economical approach to producing amazing close-up images by using a simple reverse ring adapter and a manually-operated lens. Read more
If you’ve had the pleasure of converting film slides of days gone by to the digital format, you may have experienced that bittersweet feeling of excitement mingled with a tinge of disappointment upon first viewing the dust, debris and tiny fibers accumulated by storage over the years in the scanned result.
Building on a recent post, Digitally Converting Slides and Negatives with Jumbl, in this video tutorial we’ll take a look at a few simple techniques to help reverse the ravages of time and bring new life back to these important keepsakes by way of Adobe Photoshop.
Over the winter break this year, the kids and I were looking for a fun creative project that we could work on indoors together through the colder months. After a little thought, we decided to enlist a few Lego figures and start working on a small stop-motion video project.
Several days, hundreds of frames and zillions of tedious movements later, we found ourselves with a few minutes of final footage..
Personal projects are an excellent way to stretch and develop useful skills we might never acquire in the normal shooting routine. Read more
Originally posted on Photofocus.com
When I have an image unavoidably plagued with not-so-flattering distractions – such as the utility lines used in this example – sometimes there is no option but to remove them entirely. Here’s a quick video to help remove any unwanted objects and significantly clean up a composition by way of Adobe Camera Raw and the Spot Removal tool. Watch video…
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As an active photographer in my area, I tend to receive a lot of interest and curiosity as to the gear I might be using, technique or what I’m up to in general. I thought this might be a good place to address these common questions, and share a few shooting and editing insights that have been useful along the way.
With the advent of cloud-based monthly membership opportunities, Adobe is currently making a ton of firepower available to anyone seeking to take their photography and video projects to the next level. While the professional market drives and maintains a high demand for these products, Photoshop is not just for pros. Read more