A Getty contributing independent photojournalist Maranie R. Staab recently covered an anti-mask protest in Portland, Oregon. She was captured in a video photographing a child throwing a mask in a burning barrel. The video caught her fierce criticism for the community, and she got under fire for allegedly staging the image.
Luminosity masks are an extremely valuable tool within Photoshop, particularly for landscape photographers who are often dealing with high dynamic range scenes that can leave scenes looking a little uneven. Sure, you can leave it up to semi-automated HDR software to try and pull all that detail out of a raw, but luminosity masks allow you to do it with a very specific level of control.
Well, you may not know that Lightroom now has luminosity masks built right in, allowing you to make fine-tuned adjustments to different parts of your image, based solely on their existing brightness level. In this video, photographer Alex Armitage shows you how they work and how you can use them to even out your landscape shots.
There is no doubt that we should wear face masks during the pandemic. While they may not fully protect you from contracting the virus, they can be of immense help for not spreading it further. LaVision decided to show you how it all works. They used an over 150-year-old photographic technique to make a short, but very illustrative video that shows how masks help during the pandemic.
Lightroom’s Auto Mask option is a useful tool that can save you a lot of time. But this video from Signature Edits shows you how you can make the Auto Mask feature even faster and more efficient. This way you’ll be able to mask even very complex images in a few seconds, which will save you even more post-processing time.
If you photograph people or even furry animals, then at some point you’re probably going to have to make some kind of hair selection that lets you cut your subject out from its background.
While cutting out hard edged shapes like body parts covered in skin or clothes are often fairly straightforward, hair can still be quite a challenge. In this video from Tutvid, Nathaniel Dodson shows us some methods to help assist with this process.