Check out this article and video showing how to do 10 different lighting set-ups using just 1 softbox.
Here's a quick article addressing the 5 most common file types we use in photography - jpeg, psd, png, tiff, gif - and when and why to use (or not use) them.
Check out this short video on how to adjust the brightness of colors using a B&W adjustment layer in Photoshop.
Here's a great, and short, video tutorial to remove power lines from your photographs. Thanks to my student, Bob Jones, for sharing the tip.
Composition is an important element in making strong photographs. Through years of practice, "seeing" compositional elements becomes an instinctual part of making images. Here's a nice article explaining how this photographer see his images and how he made them. Although not mentioned directly by him, another important element in composition is how the three-dimensional world is rendered by lenses and apertures (f/stops) - aka "depth of field" (DOF). If you scroll to the bottom of the article you will see an image of a groom having his boutonniere pinned to his jacket - notice the transition through DOF: foreground, middle ground, and background - with the subject (the groom) in the plane of focus.
...or any images, without adding noise -- using High Pass filter and a few other tricks. *clicky*
Here's a concise video explaining the various options available for Sharpening your images in Photoshop.
Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos
Within the canon of European photography books it would be difficult to find one more famous, revered and influential as Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Images a la Sauvette or, as the American edition is titled, The Decisive Moment."
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