Skylum has just announced the release of Luminar 4, which will feature the first automatic AI Sky Replacement tool. The company is focusing more and more on machine learning solutions, and the upcoming improvements all about making your workflow more automatized and thus faster and more efficient.
In this era when you can make pretty much anything in Photoshop, it’s always interesting to learn how artists achieve some creative effects without the help of it. Photographer Alexis Cuarezma shot some interesting, dramatic and colorful fitness shots. Although it may look like he heavily edited them, he actually achieved the effect entirely in camera. In this walkthrough video, he guides you through his process, explains how he took the photos and how he achieved the look he wanted.
Photos or videos of storms rarely fail to impress. Still, some just capture your attention on the first sight and take your breath away. Tel Aviv-based photographer Sam Jakobson made this amazing photo of a lightning storm that did just that for me. He was kind to share some details and tell DIYP more about how he took this amazing image.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how I shoot long-exposure photos from the cockpit and how they end up sharp, despite flying at roughly 950kmh / 500kts through the air. I will try to answer that question in more detail, going through the process and challenges step by step. Hopefully it sheds some light (pun intended) on the techniques I use and for the pilot-photographers among us some valuable and easy-to-use tips for your next night-flight.
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.
I’ve heard many people say sunset photos are cliché and they all look the same. Therefore, I’m glad to present you with a project that makes them as unique as you can imagine. Photographer Jason D. Page has published a series named “Pyramids in the Sky”, featuring fantastic photos taken at dusk. But these images were made using camera rotation, so the final result is not what you’d expect from a sunset. It’s a series of eye-catching, abstract pyramids, painted by the Sun and the colorful sky in the sunset.
Jason has shared some details about his project with us, as well as the settings and gear he used. So if you still think sunsets are boring, here’s a fresh approach that might change your mind.
Have you ever needed to replace a boring sky on a photo? If you’ve done this with photoshop, you know that masking the sky is long and tedious process. (well, not always long, but definitely tedious).
In what seems to be Adobe’s crawl into the easy tricks realm, they showed a Sky-replacing tech that we will probably see in one of the upcoming photoshop releases.
The idea is that you can select a photo you like and a sky you like and integrate them in a single click.
Astrophotography is becoming more accessible than ever. Not only have manufacturers made cameras specifically designed with celestial photography in mind, they’ve also started work on built-in star tracking that will use sensor-shift technology to account for the movement of celestial bodies in the sky during a long exposure.