No matter how hard you try, your sensor will eventually get a few specks of dust. Now, you have two options: clean the sensor, or clean the photos by removing the dust spots in post-processing. If you prefer the second method, this short video by Benjamin Warde will show you how to make sure you haven’t missed a single part of the photo.
All new image software that gets released wants to become your go-to software. Coming in against the world of Lightroom and Photoshop can be a tough prospect. So tough that even Apple bowed out, completely dropping Aperture from its product line. There have been one or two challengers, but nothing really has the market that Adobe do.
Macphun are hoping to change that, though, with their new “next generation” all-in-one image editing software. Announced today, Luminar is a photo editing tool “which grows with photographers’ capability and knowledge”. Luminar has a non-destructive editing workflow, much like Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. It supports all the usual file formats including JPG and TIF along with all of the popular raw formats.
Video has become a part of daily life for many photographers. For some, it’s because we’ve expanded our services for clients. For others, it’s simply for our own self promotion. Tips and tricks, tutorials or behind the scenes videos for YouTube & Facebook. One of the biggest problems many photographers starting out with video face is learning a whole new set of software – and the extra cost of said software.
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, an industry standard for colour grading, has recently started to add editing capabilities. While there are $30K and $1K options of the software available, there’s also a completely free version. Between expanded capability, and a super low price tag, it’s no wonder it’s become such a popular tool. But it can be a complex beast to get to grips with. In this video from Learn Color Grading, we’re taken on a 30 minute whirlwind tour of Resolve’s UI, and how it all works.
External dials and gizmos have been common in the movie industry for years. Their sole purpose in live is to help speed up workflow and productivity, assisting with things like editing and colour grading. Now, they’re starting to become more popular for the regular desktop and stills editing with Photoshop.
BrushKnob, developed by Japanese concept artist, Wataru Kami, is a very inexpensive attempt to bring this kind of capability to the masses, releasing the entire project as OpenSource; circuit, code & all.
Two years ago, Apple ditched its photo-editing app iPhoto for the redesigned and newly-named Photos app. As part of that transition, the Cupertino-based company announced its new Photos app would support third-party extensions to help make it more powerful and customizable for users.
Known photo app developer MacPhun recently decided to take advantage of this new functionality with its app Filters for Photos. Now, along with the app, MacPhun has announced that it will include 30 free filters to go along use inside the app. [Read more…]
Light rays are a difficult phenomenon to come by. Not only do you have to have the sun perfectly placed along the horizon, the atmosphere around you must also be filled with fog, dust or other particles to capture the light as it’s passing through.
Thankfully, for those times when you have the perfect shot, but don’t have the rays to accentuate the scene, a little time in Photoshop can help add that extra little spice to the image to truly bring it to life.
The less mess you have on the desk, the easier it is to focus on the task at hand, be it organizing, editing or sharing your work. Between various hard drive options, memory card readers and other peripherals needed, it’s far too easy to amass a rat’s nest of cords.
To fix that, DSLR Video Shooter has shared an incredibly thorough DIY video on how to create the EH Mark I, a DIY editing hub out of a few memory card readers, a pair of hard drives and a custom enclosure.
By combining all of this together into a single enclosure, you end up with a single unit consisting of only two cords: a USB 3.0 cord to plug into your computer and a power cord to plug into the wall. [Read more…]
Photographers often understand color theory and seek to incorporate objects of complementary colors in their images.
We understand and appreciate the harmonious effect of green and red or orange and blue items framed within our composition, so why do so many of us focus only on the color of the content of the image and not on the overall color of the image itself?
Have a look how color grading can affect the viewers’ emotions, provide information about the imagery at hand and see why you might be missing out on a super-useful editing tool.
For those of you who shoot a lot video (or, even just a little), having two camera angles can make your clip more interesting and more professional looking. Unfortunately, two cameras isn’t always what you have to work with. That’s why the team from over at DSLR Video Shooter made this tutorial that shows you a work around to make two angles out of one in post production. Plus, he shows you how to do it in both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier Pro.