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.
Today, however, we are happy to announce that version 12 has been released in beta (and I’m currently downloading it)!
Have you ever been browsing through 500px wondering “what do I have to do to get my landscape photos to look like that”?
Well, the good news is that its probably a lot easier than you think – and you don’t even need plugins, presets or actions to do it.
So in this post, I am going to share my twelve step process to editing landscape photography.
Everyone likes free stuff and it’s an especially sweet deal when we’re getting free editing software. The nice people over at DxO are giving away all kinds of it until February 28th. Included in the freebie deal are their popular OpticsPro 8 and their ViewPoint 1 software. [Read more…]
As someone who, admittedly, still hasn’t entirely accepted the Creative Cloud (and as someone who prefers their editing programs to be desktop based), I confess that I’ve been moonlighting with the Capture One Pro software as a potential replacement for when/if I’m ever ready to branch away from Adobe. I also admit that I’ve been a little lazy when it comes to taking the time to learn and establish a workflow using the Photoshop alternative. Needless to say, I was pleased as punch to see Michael Woloszynowicz from FStoppers do a full walk through video of his post production process using only Capture One Pro 8.
Even if you’re not interested in the Capture One software, the video still provides you with an excellent tutorial on non-destructive fashion and beauty editing, so be sure to jot down some notes!
In the video tutorial below, Gavin Hoey tackles an issue many photographers new to shooting on white backgrounds are faced with–white backgrounds that look grey in photographs.
As you may already know, this is caused by the inverse square law, which you can learn all about here. But for now, let’s focus on the solution which, as Hoey explains, can be as simple as adding a second light into the mix. [Read more…]