An Easy Guide to Dodging and Burning

Dodging and Burning If you are looking for something to add that extra “punch” to your images, this video tutorial is for you. Dodging and burning are excellent tools for brightening the highlights and darkening the shadows, which both add depth and...

Sharpen Eyes With A High Pass Filter

Sharpen Eyes With A High Pass Filter This tutorial will teach you how to sharpen eyes with a High Pass Filter. This is a quick and easy method to sharpen eyes. You can use this technique not only to sharpen eyes, but also to sharpen other objects of texture and...

An Easy Guide Layer Masks in Photoshop

Layer Masks Layer Masks are one of the first steps in advancing your skills as a photo retoucher. They are quick, simple, and rather intuitive once you get the hang of them. So let’s begin… To create a Layer Mask you will usually need to have at least...

Social Media and The Photographer

How Does Social Media Effect Photographers? Often when we think of modern photography, our minds are drawn to digital versus old school film. But with the rise of digital photography, we are also faced with the rise of social media. How does social media effect...

3 Compelling Reasons To Edit Your Photos

Why Edit Your Photos? Why edit your photos? Since the rise of digital photography, there has been this question, “Is photo editing cheating?”.  Maybe it’s the word editing. People get uncomfortable when they hear that a photo was...

4 Tips For Keeping Detail in Backlit Images

Keeping Detail in Backlit Images Keeping detail in backlit images requires more than just “pointing and shooting”, but it’s not rocket science. With a few pointers, you’ll be on your way to rich photographs that show the depth and detail of...

Capturing Good Light In Camera

Capturing Good Light In Camera Capturing good light in camera is such a vital part of photography. As a fine art photographer, I post process my images, and sometimes I will even manipulate or add light to them. But I cannot stress enough how important it is to...

Understanding Light and Shadow

Understanding Light and Shadow Understanding light and shadow is an important part of photography. To begin, let me step back and give you a little science lesson. There are three parts to a shadow: the umbra, the penumbra, and the antumbra. For the purposes of...

Adding Depth to Photos

Adding Depth to Photos Adding depth to photos can be accomplished both in-camera and also in post. As in all 2-dimensional art, working with light and shadow creates proper depth in your photographs. In photography, there are several ways of accomplishing this…...

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