Dream Worlds

Creating other-worldly images that blend Photoshop with film-based darkroom techniques
By William Sawalich, Photography By Ann Elliott Cutting
Ann Elliott Cutting carves out time from her busy schedule as a commercial assignment photographer to make the images that she's inspired to make. For a photographer used to fulfilling the vision of editorial and advertising clients, it's especially nice to be your own art director and pursue your own…

Still In Motion

If you recently went to the movies, watched TV or surfed YouTube videos, chances are good you've seen some time-lapse photography.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
{mp4}stillmotion/RockiesWinterv1{/mp4} If you recently went to the movies, watched TV or surfed YouTube videos, chances are good you've seen some time-lapse photography. Time-lapse photography is all the rage right now. Feature films and documentaries have long used time-lapse photography to wow viewers. Remember watching the flower grow from seedling to…

Panoramic Action

Try Photoshop’s Photomerge to create some panoramic magic
Text & Photography By Rick Sammon
Even though I've been using Adobe Photoshop for 20 or so years, and have been teaching the program in my workshops for about 10, I'm still amazed by its capabilities. The opening image for this column is one example. I created it from six images taken with my Canon EOS…

The Beckoning Of Black & White

I was a film photographer long before—and even after—digital photography became mainstream.
Text & Photography By Tracey Clark
I was a film photographer long before—and even after—digital photography became mainstream. Back then, I recall making careful decisions about the kind of film I would need to pack prior to each shoot. My photographic intention had to be deliberate, thought out and carefully planned. I had to make choices,…

One-Light Portraits

In portraiture, there's a temptation for some photographers to use several lights, with the goal of creating a dramatic portrait.
Text & Photography By Rick Sammon
In portraiture, there's a temptation for some photographers to use several lights, with the goal of creating a dramatic portrait. That can work, for sure. On the other hand, using only one light also can produce some awesome portraits. What's more, it's much easier to work with one light than…

The Big-Glass Effect

I remember my first big telephoto lens.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
I remember my first big telephoto lens. I was living in a small cabin in Alaska, working as a mountaineering guide and living on a shoestring budget. I awoke many mornings to see moose wandering through my yard or sandhill cranes feeding nearby. My Nikon 80-200mm ƒ/2.8 lens was always…
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