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Waterfalls and the world beyond them

Or the perks of being a photographer. You get to travel and discover the world and come back with stunning views of places that for starters, us, human beings, can only frame them in our houses. But how do you get to stand out with an amazing waterfall capture?Q&As with Dmitry Rukhlenko.1. What do you feel when you photograph a waterfall?        I enjoy photographing waterfalls. Many of them are charming and photogenic. It is said that the flowing water is one of the things that... continue reading

Filters? Who needs them?

Filters are one of those accessories that many photographers either do not know about, or consider exotic additions to their camera bag. Well, that may or may not be true. What kind of photos do you want to take? For some, they may very well be totally unnecessary. For others, they could bring you to the next level. There are a number of filter types and purposes. I will discuss a few of the more common ones, and if you are interested you should be able to easily research the less common.Neutral... continue reading

Playing PS filters and making everything of stars (my new collection)

A month ago I installed new plug-ins to my PS CS4. Namely, StarSpikes Pro 2 Filter(from ProDigital Software), Knoll Light Factory(from Red Giant Software), and set of filtersfrom Flaming Pear (of which filters Flexity, Flood, Melancholytron, Glitterato and some others are my favorite ones).I like them much since they allow me to create excellent effects. And so, I have been playing with these plug-ins for several weeks and finally new collection in my portfolio appeared - Things Made out... continue reading

Use of graduated neutral density filters on Canon 16-35 mm lens

I want to buy a graduated neutral density filter to use on my Canon 16-35 mm f 2.8 lens for landscape and water scape shots. The Lee and Singh Ray ND filters was recommended to me, but it is so expensive that I am wondering if it is really worth it. I shall appreciate any help from you guys who are using ND filters on wide angle lenses.RegardsMossel continue reading

Filters....

Now that you have saved your pennies and cashed out all of your sales to buy that lens you have been saving for, don't skimp on the filter.That is if you use filters.Photography is not a cheap hobby, and now that you've spent your hard earned money on a good lens do not ruin it by putting a $20 filter on it.I found myself doing this, and couldn't figure out why my images weren't as sharp as they were suppose to be.I am ashamed to admitt that it took me a couple weeks and several tries to... continue reading

Creating a Dark Blue Sky Without Filters

Hi Guys!As promised, here's my Photoshop video tutorial on creating a dark blue sky without filters. I hope you find it useful.If you missed my other video tutorials, you can check them out here. And there are plenty more to come!Have a great day!YanikPS: don't forget to sign up to my email feed. That way, you won't miss a single post! continue reading

Polarizing Filters

A polarizing filter is one of those nifty devices that help block haze, reduce light glare and increase contrast in clouds. Its difficult to describe. Some say its like having a set of vertical blinds that you can close part way, blocking out the glare on a scene. A polarizer works because of the way light waves travel.Polarizers are great for shooting water or glass because they block those annoying reflections that plague photographers. There are two kinds of polarizing filters, linear and circular.... continue reading

Digitally Simulated GND (Graduated Neutral Density) Filters

A Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filter is often used in the photography of landscapes.It is also possible to simulate its effect via digital manipulation.One way is something I have called digital GND filters. This was used to create the image on left. Another is the use of multiple images and HDR processing.In this image I had preferred the outcome from use of digital GND filters on a single image to that from HDR processing.The basic idea in digital GND filters is to replicate... continue reading

Using photo filters in photoshop

Here's a very useful photoshop tutorial that will show you how to get great effects using the photo filter effect without the need for adding colour tint filter equipment to your camera collectionTry it out, it could be a lot of fun?Enjoy :-) continue reading

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