Time To Get Connected?

Connected cameras may represent the future of photography. But are they ready for prime time?
Text & Photography By William Sawalich
DxO ONE Olympus AIR A01 The connected camera market launched rather suddenly in 2014 with the arrival of the Sony QX1. A sort of mashup between a lens and a camera, the QX1 attached to a mobile device and used the phone (or tablet) as the brains for image capture…

Frequency Separation Is Easy!

This powerful skin-retouching Photoshop technique doesn’t have to be daunting
Text & Photography By William Sawalich
Frequency separation is a powerful retouching technique for improving a portrait subject’s skin quality without the risk of looking overly retouched. You know what an overly retouched portrait looks like, right? The subject’s face seems nice and clear, but when you look a little closer, it appears their skin tone…

Lightroom 6 For Landscapes

An intro to Lightroom’s new HDR Merge and Panorama Merge tools
Text & Photography By Jason Bradley
Creating landscapes has just become a lot easier. With version 6 of Lightroom (and updated Lightroom CC), our ability to stitch together panoramas, and blend images to create HDR files, now can all be done without leaving the Lightroom environment. The tool is called Photo Merge, and although it's new…

How to Make A Victorian Silhouette

These simple profile portraits are beautiful and timeless
By William Sawalich
For centuries, the art of making simple silhouette profile portraits has remained popular. While traditional Victorian-era silhouettes were often made from intricately cut sheets of thin cardboard, many silhouettes were also painted or drawn. I recall as a child, in fact, using projected light to trace my schoolmates shadows on…

Photographic Lessons In The Internet Era

Photographers once had to toil as apprentices in order to learn their skills. Today, the Internet provides more resources than any photographer could wish for.
By Julia Aparicio
Mastering photography is a lifelong endeavor, one that’s constantly evolving and changing as new technology emerges. However, the Internet has altered the landscape for learning about photography, as well as understanding the newest techniques and technological advances that are available for both beginners and seasoned veterans. Back in the day,…

Go Wild!

Make your wildlife park pictures look like Out of Africa images
By Rick Sammon
An African photo safari is a dream come true for wildlife photographers. Not all wildlife photographers, however, have the time or the funds to make that dream come true. Still following their love for wildlife photography, photographers who can’t make the trek to Africa enjoy photographing at wildlife parks. With…
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