Lazy or not, I believe most of us would like to save some time when it comes to image editing. I know I’d always rather be outside and take photos than stay at home and stare at the monitor while editing them. Well, if you can relate to this, Serge Ramelli has just the video for you. He’ll show you a neat technique in Lightroom that he calls “Dodge and Burn for lazy people.” It’s very simple to do, and it could save you some precious time.
Does retouching photos mean that you’re cheating?
Some photographers love spending hours in Photoshop, turning their photos into digital art. Others enhance their photos and remove mistakes and distractions. But there are also many of those who believe that editing and changing your photos is cheating. In this video, Serge Ramelli brings up some fantastic arguments to support image editing. If you believe that it’s cheating, this video might just change your mind.
These are five biggest mistakes landscape photographers make in Lightroom
We all make mistakes (and learn from them), and we’ll make so many different ones on our learning path. But some mistakes are more common than others. In this video, Serge Ramelli talks about the five most common editing mistakes photographers make in Lightroom. Do you recognize your old or current self in any of them?
Three-minute guide to taking stunning photos of fireworks
It’s the 4th of July, and you guys in the US are gonna have fireworks everywhere. I’m sure you’d like to take some stunning photos of them, and there are some tricks to nail your shots. In this video, Serge Ramelli shares a couple of tips to help you capture fireworks, and you’ll hear them in just three minutes!
How to quickly replace sky in photos with Multiply blend mode
If you enjoy photo manipulation as much as you enjoy taking photos, you can have some fun with replacing the sky and giving your photos a whole different look and mood. Photographer Serge Ramelli shares a quick tutorial that will let you replace the ky in your photos in a matter of minutes. The main “ingredient” of his technique is the Multiply blend mode, and it really makes the process quick and simple.
7 tricks and tips to let you get the most out of your smartphone photography
I use my phone’s camera far more than I would have ever expected a few years ago. Sure, they never really compete with large sensor cameras and interchangeable lenses, but they’ve come a long way. I always have it with me. It’s more than good enough for a lot of the snaps I want to grab while I’m out and about. It’s convenient. But, that convenience doesn’t have to come at the expense of sloppiness.
Composition and light are still important. Sure, phones have some limitations, but there’s ways around many of those, too. In this video, French photographer Serge Ramelli offers 7 tips to get better photography with your phone.
Shooting amazing portraits using vintage lenses
Regular readers here on DIYP will know how much we like seeing Mathieu Stern’s videos. He’s shown us some great old and weird lenses working with modern cameras and shared a few cool stories. Now, he’s teamed up with fellow French photographer Serge Ramelli to talk about portraits. More specifically, they’re portraits with vintage lenses.
In these two videos, Mathieu introduces Serge to vintage lenses, and the pair also offer up a challenge. They’ve made raw files available and want to see how you’d post process some of the images Mathieu shot using old Canon FD lenses. The second video shows the adapter Mathieu uses to connect FD lenses to his Sony A7II and why he’s now ditched ND filters from the front of his lenses.
‘Size Matters’: Two photographers try to charm a woman — with photo gear
We’ll go ahead and avoid the argument of whether size matters (in photography, of course) and simply introduce this hilarious little short by photographer Serge Ramelli.[Read More…]
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