Basic Enhancing Nov16

Basic Enhancing

“When I process photos I go through two main image processing software programs: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 & Adobe Photoshop CS4. Lightroom is where I organize the images, pick the ones I want to use and do global RAW adjustments like white-balance and subtle tonal...

Loaded Oct27

Loaded

“Getting together with people in the photographic industry such as models, photographers and makeup artists is  a really great thing to help bolster creativity and make connections.  The Big Shoot, a monthly gathering around the Halifax, Nova Scotia area is just such an opportunity. For...

Reflections Oct27

Reflections

“This is a photo I had originally taken 1/22/11, a day or so after a fairly large storm rumbled through Dallas.  I was in the park adjacent to Whiterock Lake here in Dallas and spotted a grouping of trees standing in a low spot which had been temporarily flooded.”...

Landscape Layers Oct22

Landscape Layers

“The image above was shot in Oman near sunset and I have received a number of requests to explain how it was shot and processed. I hope this post helps you understand the process I used so it may be of service to you. Starting at the start, I got lucky. This image is not too far off...

Color Boost Oct20

Color Boost

“Color-Boost Your Images – Turn good shots into great-looking photos just by boosting their color. It takes just a few steps to make colors really pop off the screen.” Editor: Pixelmator Staff Tutorial: http://www.pixelmator.com/tutorials/color-boost/ NOTE: Pixelmator is Mac...

Male Portrait Retouch In 7 Steps Sep27

Male Portrait Retouc...

“Last week I posted a ‘High Speed’ video showing the 7 Steps involved in a recent male portrait retouch, so carrying on from that today I thought I’d do a ‘walk through’ so that you can see a breakdown of what was involved rather than have it rush past your eyes at Mach 3”...

Shoot And Edit Seattle Skyline Sep14

Shoot And Edit Seatt...

“We have been having some glorious weather in Seattle as of late and I knew it would be ending soon. Sunrise always interests me but it tends to somehow get placed very early in the day most of the time. This collides with my desire to sleep. But not last week! I vowed to wake up early...

How To Reduce Noise In Your Close-Up Photos Sep07

How To Reduce Noise ...

“In close-up photography, you often use fast shutter speeds to help battle the wind or freeze the action of your subject (such as a butterfly feeding on a flower). To get these faster shutter speeds without sacrificing your desired depth of field, your only option is to use higher ISOs...

ApertureExpert Live Training 022 Live Adjustments Sep01

ApertureExpert Live ...

“I took a series of user-provided images and performed a complete edit on them, so you can see how I would choose to handle these photos. I specifically requested tough, challenging images, and I got ‘em. Well all except one guy who’s just showing off with his mad underwater skills...

How to make a Windex Bottle look beautiful Aug12

How to make a Windex...

Recently we had a Google+ “Studio Photography Insights” Hangout assignment to shoot a Windex bottle. This is Alex Koloskov’s and my attempt. Below I will describe a post-production part of this project in outline way. Editor: Genia Larionova...

Giving your Photograph an Antique Look Aug12

Giving your Photogra...

This simple tutorial is an alternative method (from many others available on the Internet) for making a photograph look aged. Suitable for Photoshop beginners. Editor: Johnson Koh Tutorial: http://10steps.sg/tutorials/photoshop/giving-your-photograph-an-antique-look/  ...