If you ever leave an outdoor location without having captured the exact landscape photo you had in mind due to unfavorable conditions, don’t give up on the photos you shot — not all is lost. In this 14-minute video, photographer Mark Denney shares 5 editing “hacks” he often uses to compensate for bad weather and/or lighting.
#1. Light Source
Using an inverted Radial Filter to increase exposure in a particular area of the frame, you can add a light source and/or enhance the effect of sunlight streaming into your shot. Reducing both Clarity and Dehaze helps to improve the illusion
…and if you think it’s because I stayed up way too late last night playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare with my friend Terry, man are you off base. 😉
Anyway, sorry I whiffed on today’s post, but if you’re a Lightroom user, I did (earlier in the day yesterday) get a post together for my other blog (yes, one blog is clearly not enough, though I obviously have a hard time keeping up with even one), and it’s on how to create multi-photo layouts in Lightroom’s print module (and no you don’t have to print the layouts — you Continue reading “I really don’t have a post for this morning….”
Academy and Emmy Award-winning software developer Boris FX is dipping its toes in the world of still photography with “Optics”: a new standalone application and plugin suite that brings some of the company’s feature film visual effects to the world of photo editing.
Optics is described as “the definitive digital toolbox for photos,” but what it offers is maybe better described as a comprehensive mishmash of filters, presets, lighting effects and lens flares… with some masking technology thrown in for good measure. It’s honestly hard to tell what Optics is primarily meant to do, because it does so much.
The Detail panel in Lightroom often does not get as much attention as it should, with many photographers opting to leave it at its default settings. However, it can make an appreciable difference in your final images, and this great video tutorial will show you everything you need to know for using to sharpen your photos.
Editing landscapes can revolutionize an image that didn’t quite pan out how you had intended, or bring out all the best features that did. Here are five tips that can dramatically improve your landscapes.
Comet NEOWISE has been hanging around in night skies around the world for a little while now, and most photographers who have been blessed with clear skies have captured at least one shot of the comet. Beyond getting a good exposure, how do you process your astro shots for the best effect? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how I edit mine.
If your copy of Lightroom Classic has been painfully slow, or you’re having trouble with images and adjustments loading in the Develop module it could be down to a few crucial settings. Tweak these and you could dramatically improve the speed of Lightroom, and your workflow.
One of the things that I see underutilized in both Lightroom and general computer use is the context menu, also known as the “right-click menu” to many. It’s a great user interface feature that reduces the number of toolbar buttons that often clutter an application.
I’ve always been a Photoshop girl. When I first set out with a digital camera in hand, I taught myself Photoshop, and over years of trial and error, I built up a solid bank of editing skills. I knew about Lightroom (Lightroom Classic, but in those days there was only one), but I didn’t understand […]
After a couple of major leaks and many years of rumors, it finally happened: Apple has revealed its plans to transition over from Intel CPUs to its own silicon. And that transition will begin sooner than anybody expected: the first Mac with an Apple CPU will arrive “by the end of this year.”
The announcement came at the end of the two-hour long WWDC keynote that just ended, and it’s difficult to overstate how big of a deal this is.
This is the first major shift for Apple’s computers since the company transitioned from PowerPC to Intel, and it
One of the new features included in the latest batch of updates to Adobe products is the “Discover” tab in Lightroom CC. The insights it gives into the editing process can be incredibly useful for those wanting to learn how to use the software.
Earlier this week, Adobe released major updates for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera RAW, with new and improved features across the board. But if the announcement was a bit overwhelming, don’t worry: Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE has put together a demo of every new feature that Adobe just added to these products.
In the two videos below, Smith covers all of the most important new features and UI improvements that Adobe released for Photoshop, Camera RAW, and Lightroom Classic.
Starting with Photoshop, he covers the new Select Subject tool, improvements to the Fonts workflow, and gives you a tour of all
With Lightroom’s new update being the main recent talking point among Adobe photography users, it still might be worth checking out some of the fundamentals of the powerful application. Here’s a video detailing the four main view modes besides the Grid view in the Library module — with a bonus explanation of metadata filters at the end.
When it comes to post-production, many photographers often get a wee bit trigger-happy on the saturation and vibrance sliders. But how does an extremely popular photographer approach saturation in Lightroom?
Adobe has released their June update for the Creative Cloud, which they says is the biggest feature update since the Adobe MAX conference in November 2019. It brings some new selection tools to Photoshop, particularly suited to cutting out people and hair, rotatable patterns, font matching, and more for the desktop, as well as a […]
In recent weeks, racial inequality has been brought to the forefront of awareness for many around the world. In light of the cultural shift that has the world talking about the Black Lives Matter movement, is it time for the photography community to change some terminology?
Lightroom received a group of new features as part of Adobe’s latest Creative Cloud batch of updates, but one in particular stands out as a huge shift to how you work with the software. Want to know how to make it work for you?