Before you read any further, please note that this post is a repost from DIY Photography. I am NOT the author of this post - I am simply sharing valuable information that I personally have found useful and would like to share it with my fellow photographers and in doing so, hopefully boost the exposure of this article.
Benjamin “Von Wong” Montreal Based photographer here to write a quick article on what it’s like to put together a Mass Photoshoot with two week deadline.
[udi: Ben is leaving for a super awesome photography collaboration trip funded via indiegogo, if you like...
If Shakespeare were a photographer today, he’d have lost so many jobs to his “To tone or not to tone” predicament that in comparison you’d probably be able to catch more snowflakes in your mouth during a 20 second freak blizzard than he would have landed paid work.
Today I’m here with a video for you on that age old subject of “Colour Toning” and with a method I think most of you may find not only easy, but incredibly powerful. No, it doesn’t use curves, or levels, though it does include a lot of awesome.
Let’s crack on!
When it comes to toning, it can mean the difference...
It’s not easy to find creativity in normal things. It is an art that changes your perspective toward looking things in certain way. Usually the simplistic approach to any problem is the correct one. There is some much to inspire from simple things.
There is an impression “Creativity in simplicity” which states the power of simple things. José María Rodriguez Madoz, also known as Chema Madoz, is an amazing artist who had received many important awards and has this unique ability to look at simple thing somewhat differently and capture simple photographs with creative perspective that...
Sometimes you need a long piece of fabric to create a big fancy dress or to make a surreal photo like the one above. Sadly, most fabric resources (including our own fabric package) are just not that long. The solution is to blend pieces of fabric together until you get the length of fabric that you need.
This tutorial by Joseph Parry shows exactly that. How to blend pieces of fabric together to make them longer and it is the exact same technique that Joseph used to create the photo above using some pre-made fabric textures.
But there is a bonus, see if you can not burst in laughter as you hear...
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.
Here to show us how to easily add light rays to photos is Aaron Nace of Phlearn.
In the eleven minute tutorial, Nace walks...
With each passing year, cameras are getting better and better at keeping digital noise to a minimum. Despite this, there are still times when you need to shoot at a high ISO and will inevitably end up with an amount of noise you aren’t pleased with.
Thankfully, this can be fixed in post production. The tradeoff though, is usually that details are lost in the image due to the smoothing of the noise.
To help show you how to reduce noise without compromising on the details of photographs, photographer Jimmy McIntyre has shared a helpful YouTube tutorial.
In the three-minute video, McIntyre...
We recently published a tutorial that demonstrated the new Iris Blur in Photoshop CS6. Another improvement in CS6 is the ability to quickly and easily create tilt shift effects. In this post I’ll demonstrate how you can give an ordinary photo a tilt shift effect in no time.
You can see some awesome examples of tilt shift photography here.
I’ll be working with this photo:
Any time you are working with tilt shift or the other blur effects, be sure to save a copy of your photo in case you don’t like the results. To get started, go to Filter > Blur > Tilt Shift
Power up your skills as we reveal 30 Photoshop secrets that will increase your productivity overnight.
If you've decided to give your best pencils a little rest and jump into digital art, you'll more than likely need some photo editing software. Photoshop is an amazing piece of software and a popular choice, being used by thousands of designers worldwide on a daily basis. It's such a flexible bit of kit that you could spend a week learning new features, doing Photoshop tutorials and experimenting with Photoshop brushes and still have only scratched the surface of what's possible.
We live in a world of beautiful color – why would you ever want to take black and white images? If you find yourself asking this question, you’re not alone. Many people feel that color photos are far superior to anything that could ever be created in black and white.
But while it’s true that the advent of color photography has brought us a world of amazing color photos, there’s still something to be said about a beautiful, and striking black and white image. Black and white photos exude charm and elegance, and a timeless, classic beauty that’s not easily replicated with their color counterparts.