Whether it’s a mistake or a consequence of circumstances, it happens that we end up with blown-out highlights in photos. But if you shoot RAW, it’s possible to fix them. In fact, there are several ways to do it, and in this video from Adorama TV, Pye Jirsa will show you three of them to use in Lightroom and make your photos perfect.
Colour grading nighttime footage can be difficult. You’ve often got a lot of contrast to deal with, particularly when light sources appear in your shot and the camera often doesn’t see the muted nighttime colours (or the bright lights!) the same way we do with our eyes. While there are a lot of great in-depth tutorials out there for serious colour grading, sometimes you just need a “quick fix”.
If you’ve read the National Geographic magazine at any time in the past 20 years then you’ve probably seen some of Steve Winter‘s images. Much of his photographic career has been shooting big cats in the wild. A quick browse through his website shows a multitude of iconic images and photojournalism stories featuring tigers, cheetahs, and my favourite that I remember when it was published, the snow leopard.
In this intriguing video, Steve was challenged by Wired to demonstrate his process, from shooting the images to culling them down to the ultimate iconic frame that perfectly encapsulates the story within one single shot. It’s something that we all have to do, but to see and hear the thought process behind it is absolutely fascinating.
If you want to transfer the color palette or color grading style from one photo to another, you can do it in Photoshop. Or, you can just import the source and target photo, click a button and have it done for you. Enter Image Colour Transfer, a web app that lets you do exactly that. By inserting two photos and clicking a button, you can have your image color graded with a specific style in just a few seconds. I played with it a little to show you the results, and while not all of them are perfect, I can see the potential.
Last month, Skylum introduced a brand new software named Luminar NEO. Since it’s the company’s third image editing tool, lots of users were left confused. Who is it for? What is its main purpose? And most of all – how is it different from the two older Skylum’s software, Luminar 4 and Luminar AI? Well, we’re finally bringing you the answers to the questions that might have been bothering you.
Most phone photo editing apps allow you to remove unwanted objects from your photos. VSCO has finally decided to join the party and it has introduced the new Remove tool to its app. If this is your go-to editing app, from now on, you’ll be able to remove unwanted objects without leaving the app.
I remember when I started shooting RAW and discovered Lightroom back in 2011. I was thrilled and overwhelmed by all the possibilities that were suddenly before me. And even though I wasn’t all that new at photography, it sure felt like it since this was a whole new world.
If you can relate, Nigel Danson has a video for you. He gives you seven simple Lightroom tips that you should definitely know if you’re new to photography, shooting RAW, or Lightroom. And trust me, they work, and they’ll help you raise your editing to a whole new level.
Recently, Capture One released their latest v14.3 update. It came with some great new updates like the Magic Brush, but their attempt to “streamline” the user interface experience seems to have made quite a lot of their professional users pretty upset. At least, that’s what the feedback on social media suggests.
As PetaPixel reports, the Output Tab has been removed along with specific associated features – breaking many workflows for photographers and editors. Some feel this is Capture One essentially trying to dumb down the interface for the more casual consumer and not their core professional user base that’s driven much of their growth since the product was first launched.
Norway has introduced a new law aimed to tackle unrealistic and potentially dangerous beauty standards. From now on, any social media post made for promotional purposes has to clearly state if the photos or videos in it were altered. Those who don’t do it will be fined or even end up in jail.
Unless we use precise adjustments or a grey card, some cameras tend to make the white balance a little off. This especially holds true for phone cameras, and I must admit that my Nikon doesn’t do a great job in some conditions, either. But it can be an easy fix. In fact, there are several ways to make it just right, and Cristi Kerekes presents you with three of them that he finds the simplest and the most helpful.