Waterfalls

This Quick Fix installment is a bit different from my past columns.
By Rick Sammon
This Quick Fix installment is a bit different from my past columns. First, I'll share some quick digital darkroom fixes for waterfall pictures. Then, I'll move on to some tips for making the best in-camera waterfall exposures. After all, you must start with the best in-camera image. Always. The opening…

The Beauty Is In The Details

Our eyes are amazing light receptors—much more amazing than even the top-of-the-line digital SLRs.
By Rick Sammon
Our eyes are amazing light receptors—much more amazing than even the top-of-the-line digital SLRs. We can see a dynamic range of about 13 ƒ-stops, while our digital cameras can only see about five or six ƒ-stops in a single image. That being said, thanks to digital darkroom tools, we can…

On-Location Portrait Fixes

We all enjoy creating on-location portraits.
By Rick Sammon
We all enjoy creating on-location portraits. Often, we want to go beyond the straight portrait and add a little digital darkroom magic to enhance the photograph, to create a more dramatic image. In this column, I'll share techniques that you can use to add some color and drama to your…

A Better Background

In photography, the background can make or break a shot.
By Rick Sammon
In photography, the background can make or break a shot. Therefore, composing a scene in which the subject stands out against the background is important, as is the aperture we choose to control the sharpness or softness of the background. Of course, choosing a background that complements the subject is…

The Dramatic Portrait

We can take many different types of portraits: soft, dramatic, pleasing, fun, low-key, high-key and so on.
By Rick Sammon
We can take many different types of portraits: soft, dramatic, pleasing, fun, low-key, high-key and so on. From our original captures, we also can create even more dramatic portraits in the digital darkroom. In this column, I'll show you a quick fix for creating a dramatic image from a fairly…

Removing Reality

In this column, I'll share with you a simple technique for removing reality using Photoshop.
By Rick Sammon
John Lennon gave us an all-so-true quote: "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." In photography, imagination is the key to a creative image. Removing a bit of the reality sometimes can result in a more artistic and creative image. In this column, I'll share with you a simple technique…
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