Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
This tutorial will teach you how to replace a boring sky in Photoshop with one that's much more interesting.
Retouching is a labor of love. It takes time, focus, and the right mindset to turn good images into great ones. All of that time in front of the computer can drive anyone crazy, so we asked world-renowned retoucher Pratik Naik for his tips for staying loose and producing consistently beautiful final images.
Back in the days of film cameras, creating a panoramic photograph meant either buying a particular, expensive camera or hours in the darkroom stitching images together by overlapping exposures onto the finished photo paper. Today, making a panoramic photo is a simple and easy process. Creating a panorama is very useful if you don’t own super wide lenses, as you can often achieve a similar effect.
Jordan Matter, photographer and author of Dancers Among Us and Athletes Among Us has a real passion for life and for his work. And he believes that other people’s passions and emotions—the magic of life—can be captured through artistic imagery… if he just waits for the right moments to present themselves.
Traveling can be a great time to take photos, and photographer Greg Snell nailed it when he captured this western grey kangaroo lounging in the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.
Photoshop has such a diverse range of tools and image editing capabilities that it’s hard for one person to learn how they all work. It’s easy to stick to what you know and need, but there are advantages of learning about some of Photoshop’s finer hidden gems.
Tilt-shift photography is a technique that make scenes appear to be miniature by blurring part the top and bottom slices of the photograph. The effect is traditionally done using special lenses that allow you to tilt them in different directions to shift focus, but tilt-shift can also be replicated using programs like Photoshop.
Beauty dishes are widely used modifiers in portrait photography and can help to create a number of key “beauty effects.” Rather than diffusing the light like a soft box, a beauty dish focuses harder light in the center, while falling off around the edges, creating a concentrated pool of light that can both soften skin and create beautiful shadows to sculpt facial features.
Here is something we don’t see everyday: the inside of a gypsum mine located in eastern Ukraine. The photo-op was discovered by Yaroslav Segeda, a Ukraine resident who has a deep history in urban exploring.
After finding a colorful sculpture, Peterson takes a shot with his Nikon D800E. He’s using a 24-85mm lens here.
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