Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Enthusiast and amateur photographers often complain that they are unable to capture great images. They despair that their images are nowhere near the quality of images that they often see in magazines and commercials despite the fact that they have some of the best gear.
Are you looking for ways to add some creepiness to your photos? Want to make a somewhat scary portrait frightening? Just in time for Halloween, Aaron Nace shows us a great and easy way to turn eyes a realistic and terrifying black in Photoshop.
Temperature is critical here, so you must get the chemicals up to the right temperature. Fill up your washing tub with hot water. Place a water jug filled with hot water in the center, this will help hold up the chemical bottles when you put them in. Place your chemical storage bottles in the tub around the water jug. The hot water will warm them up.
We’ve all seen those incredible images of a glowing tent set to a backdrop of the twinkling universe. You know the images—the kind that make even the most dedicated, mosquito-hating, city dwellers want to go camping.
As a photographer, you probably already know that it is one of the best professions (or hobbies) out there. We see the world through a different set of eyes. We get to capture incredible moments and meet wonderful people along the way. You also probably know that it can be incredibly daunting at times. Our world is infiltrated by innumerable forms of imagery, and it’s one area that’s increasingly hard to break into.
In some cases, turning down your saturation may leave you with a nice black and white image. However, the image may fall short, leaving you with muddy tonal definition and lack of detail. Use Lightroom’s HSL Black & White module to define black and white color tones to bring back vibrancy and life to your image.
Ever wondered how some of the stellar fantasy art is done or wished you could convincingly add or replace something in an image? The secret is in producing photo composites, but creating a believable sense of depth often seems easier said than done. Luckily, the solutions aren’t as tricky as they may seem.
Most people who have a bit of knowledge of using Photoshop know about the Hue/Saturation tool and might think selective color is easy. But try doing this quickly on a selective area of the photo and you might realize that it’s not so simple after all.
Starbursts render a magical effect in landscape compositions, especially when the technique is done correctly. A lot of photographers capture starbursts accidentally, but if you know the exact process, you can recreate the magic at will.
It’s a conundrum all photographers, artists, and creative professionals face: How do you market yourself? In our world of social media, tweets, and “likes,” it can be hard to attract attention amongst all the competition.
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