I am an engineer. My freshman year in college, we were required to take a course called “English for Engineers”. I know that sounds like an oxymoron (see how I worked in a big word there), because technical people tend not to be able to express complex ideas in simple, easy to understand words.The same could be said for just about every profession or hobby. We live in a world with our own vernacular – which makes perfect sense to us, but may sound like Klingon to an outsider.When... continue reading
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IntroWaterfalls are beautiful, impressive and we all love them. They also look great on photos. We all saw so many impressive photos of waterfalls and it seems easy to make a good looking photo when the subject is so strong. But is it? In this blog I will try to explain several key things and several techniques I believe are very important if you want to come out with a great photo of a waterfall. I recommend you to open the photos for better view since many of them are in portrait mode and... continue reading
The Internet changes everything. Just as there was explosion in the demand for high quality Stock Photography when more and more content was distributed online, today’s consumer is looking more and more towards video content. This is evident no matter where you look; corporate websites, media outlets, even social media feeds are filled with video.Which means there is a growing demand for high quality Stock Footage. Which naturally means more of us are looking to translate our still image skills... continue reading
Want to know the one thing in common all photography enthusiasts have whether they own the most basic smartphone or a chunky top-of-the-line DSLR camera? The answer: It is the desire to come up with the most creative photography ideas for their shots.Yes, that is basically just it! Because if you love photography, you would want the most ingenious shots and concepts. Perhaps this is because you want your work and your skills to get recognized. Or, maybe, you just want to express yourself and get a... continue reading
Photoshop Design Tutorial: Whimsical WondersA Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wondrous Fairy Tale Setting in PhotoshopRussian artist Larissa, known by her name Annnmei on Dreamstime, has a small but powerful portfolio of illustrations that utilize her Wacom tablet. We caught up with her and asked her how she creates her unique whimsical style and asked her to give us a step-by-step rundown on one of her latest pieces, Multicolored Tree City."I always want to draw,... continue reading
It is a method to increase the sharpness, only on the edges, without creating a deterioration on the darker areas or full color.We bring our photograph on Photoshop and select the channels panel.Deselect all the channels, except green and duplicate.We go on> Filters> Stylize> Find Edges. The image will be like a drawing, showing only the edges. Now press ctrl + I to invert. It's like I created a mask (black areas), while the edges are white.Let's go to> Filter> Other> Maximum that allows you... continue reading
I spend a lot of time at zoos and aquariums, sometimes as a volunteer and mostly as an observant visitor (I am currently studying to work in a zoo or rescue facility, as well).As a photographer, this means I have invested a lot of time learning to photograph the animal ambassadors that call these facilities home, and thought I would share some of the techniques I have learned with all of you! KNOW THE SHOWWhether it be where to sit or where to aim your camera, studying YouTube videos... continue reading
Well I wanted to share a couple of things with you all. First off I have broke the 200 images and am well on my way to breaking 300!Secondly I wanted to share a little bit about the use of extenders and turning your regular lenses into macro lenses for 5$ All these images of bees and bugs where taken with a 18-55mm lens and a 5$ attachment on amazon. However the trick is in lighting your subjects with flash. Using no more than a white piece of paper and a speed light flash on... continue reading
Eye bags can be unaesthetic, especially in female portraits.To fix eye bags with Photoshop there are several methods, my favored approach is the Retouching by Curves Layerbecause it leaves intact the color and skin texture. Open you image in Adobe Photoshop.1. Create new Curves Adjustment Layer.2. Select Curves Layer.3. Double click on 'Sample in image to set black point' (Set Sample Size 31x31).4. Click on the Health Skin near eye bag area to... continue reading
This is a tutorial on how to sharpen a slightly out-of-focus image WITHOUT increasing noise.If you have an image that's just slightly out-of-focus, and you try to sharpen it by just using the standard 'sharpen' filter in Photoshop, then the result is often not very good as it will also increase any 'noise' that may be present in the image.This is especially true of images that are high contrast and have been shot in low light levels with a high ISO setting.... continue reading
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