Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
For this set of portraits, Grimes placed a 36″ Rapid Box softbox over the camera and used a reflector to bounce some light back up under the model’s chin. Grimes likes using a light gray background, so he puts his subject close to the background—but not too close. Keep in mind that this exact setup can work for low key portraiture.
When using camera flash while photographing your pets, you’ve probably noticed that their eyes get color casts akin to red eye in humans. If you try to fix this in post-production the same way as you would fix human red eye, Photoshop will just desaturate and darken the area. The eyes will look washed out and awkward.
In this article, I want to focus on creating the perfect composition. But before we can create something perfect, we have to know what perfect looks like.
Split toning is a technique that was originally developed back in the film days. It involves applying a color tint to the highlights and shadows of a photograph. Lightroom users are probably already aware of the Split Toning tool – today we’ll look at achieving similar results using Adobe Photoshop.
There are fewer things as annoying in life as blurry photos, especially if you’re an amateur or professional photographer. Blurry photos destroy what could’ve been a wonderful viewing experience for your audience, and they also harm your reputation as a photographer.
For those of us dreaming of becoming full-time travel photographers, Elias Locardi’s story is perhaps one of the most practical and inspirational out there. His photography is fast becoming famous the world over, and his iconic style and love for teaching have made him one of the most followed social media photographers to date.
If you just got your first DSLR or if you’ve had one for awhile and want to get serious about taking better pictures, the advice in this article is for you.
When you use powerful lights behind a model’s head, several issues arise. One of those issues is that light passes through the subject’s earlobes. Luckily, there is a quick fix for that, and you don’t even need Photoshop to do it. It’s easy; all you need is some gaffer’s tape.
Abstract imagery can be one of the most powerful forms of visual communication. While traditional photography is consumed with the idea of details, exposure, white balance, and the rules of photography, abstract photography depends more on forms, colors, and shapes to communicate ideas.
Every landscape photographer has played the waiting game—when you forget about all personal comforts and safety in an attempt to capture the perfect photo with the perfect light. As you go out shooting more often and learn from your mistakes, certain necessities will become apparent, but they can be forgotten or overlooked in the beginning.
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