In ancient Greece, the Muses were the source of inspiration, who spoke directly to the creators of great literature and art. But in our world, the top modern photographers are a great source of inspiration. By studying their work we are motivated to take action. After all, inspiration causes motivation. But before you continue reading, ask yourself the following, "Who and what inspires me?" This week we'll take a look at 16 top modern photographers and find out what cameras and lenses some of them use.
Ask any architectural photographer and he'll tell you that nobody likes perspective projection distortion in their images. But you don't have to be an architectural photographer to feel this way. Distortion in photography can ruin a perfectly lit and composed image. However, there are methods for perspective control you can implement right now without buying new equipment. Let's get to it now.
Photoshop CS6 introduced the overlay options for the crop tool, and the same overlays are in the latest version of Photoshop & Lightroom. But the story behind the crop tool overlay options is as compelling and old as the Rule of Thirds. Yet, some photographers and designers seem to know little about this.
For the past few months we've been working closely with our Roes developers to improve your ordering experience at D&M Imaging. The goal was to simplify and organize Roes, your photo ordering software. Here are a few changes you need to know about.
Don't you just hate it when you add contrast to an image, certain areas become blown out while other areas are just fine? This time we'll focus on a specific and easy technique that'll require basic knowledge of Photoshop Layers, Blending Modes and Layer Masks. Today I'll show you how to quickly add contrast in Photoshop with an Overlay Blending Mode. Check it out.
Do you ever receive offers which make you feel that if you don't purchase the advertised item right away, you'll never have it? That happened to me last night when I got an email from the company that hosts my photography website. Here is what happened. A great headline, and two effective bullet points prompted me to the checkout, without thinking at all. But then I stopped myself before processing the payment. Let me tell you what I found out, because you need to be aware of this before someone else steals what you can easily have.
If you're planning on dropping Photoshop, and switching to another photo editing software, then you can stop reading. Otherwise, you may want to know about Adobe's new Photoshop Photography Program deadline.
Imagine your customers or loved ones receiving identical holiday greeting cards from different people. This is typical in the retail word, and to truly stand out, you can create custom greeting cards in Photoshop. The process of creating greeting cards in Photoshop is fun and easy, as long as you have the basic understanding of Photoshop Layers, Blending Modes, and know how to erase. Let's see how it's done.
If you dodge and burn in Photoshop, you know that the process can be time consuming. Dodging and burning with layers, in a non-destructive way, requires even more attention, and it's messier. So why strain your eyes in front of that monitor more than you have to, when you can dodge and burn in Camera Raw or Lightroom? Let me demonstrate.
Photoshop layers still confuse many professional and amateur photographers. But the great thing is that if you shoot raw files, a simpler, yet a non-destructive, process can be implemented. Let me show you what I mean by demonstrating how I enhance backgrounds in Camera Raw 8, without layers, and without the need to save my files!