Change Your Lens Or Move Your Feet?

The difference between zooming your lens and zooming with your feet
By William Sawalich
In the development of every photographer, at some point we figure out that there are multiple ways to approach the composition of any scene. For instance, if you know you want to shoot a portrait of a person in the park, and you want to photograph her from the waist…

The Peripheral Vision Retouching Technique

How do you determine which spots need fixing? Look Here, Click There.
By William Sawalich
One of the most useful ways to put Photoshop to work improving a photograph is to use it for simple spotting and retouching of tiny distractions in any shot. With a portrait, for instance, small blemishes, pores and wrinkles serve to keep a portrait subject from looking his or her…

The Super-Simple Fix For Common Moiré

Got Moiré? Here’s the fastest, easiest way to eliminate it in Photoshop.
By William Sawalich
Have you ever encountered moiré? It's the discolored rainbow pattern that can pop up in digital images at the most inopportune times. It shows up when tight patterns in a subject's clothing (most often, I find, in the fine patterns of men's suits) create virtual interference due to the way…

Curves For Color

Use this simple, yet powerful technique for perfectly neutral color, by the numbers
By Wes Pitts
Maybe your white balance setting was off, or you've scanned an old slide, or you were dealing with difficult-to-control mixed light. Or, maybe your image looks pretty good, but you want to be sure you have perfectly neutral color, regardless of how accurately your monitor is calibrated. Working with Photoshop's…

Below The Surface

Explore the creative possibilities of underwater photography
Text & Photography By Elena Kalis
Ten years ago, seeking to extend my traditional art background, I picked up a camera and an underwater housing and started "playing in my backyard" with my young daughter as my model. I was also lucky to live nearby clear, warm water, and soon became fascinated by what I found.…

Night Light

Create stunning landscape astrophotography images
Text & Photography By Adam Woodworth
Welcome to the night sky! Get ready to stay up all night taking in the wonder of the stars. I've been shooting landscape astrophotography for the past four years, and these are some of the most important tips for success. Before we start, I want to note that these images…
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