Creative Sharpening In Photoshop And Lightroom

How to selectively apply sharpness and blur
By William Sawalich
Last week I discussed the importance of capture sharpening, because RAW files don’t come out of the camera sharp enough. This week I want to talk about the next in the triumvirate of image sharpening: creative sharpening. The term creative sharpening comes from the concept that this sharpening is done…

Accelerate Time

How to create stunning time-lapse video with a process that has become easier than ever
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
“NEVER SAY NEVER.” I absolutely love still photography. In fact, my family probably would tell you I’m obsessed with taking photographs. There’s something almost indescribable about the magic, power and expression a still photograph can convey. Every day I grab my camera and seek out an image that moves me…

10 Lessons For Your Best Landscape Photographs

Tips and techniques for more creative compositions of the natural world
Text & Photography By Rick Sammon
“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” —ANSEL ADAMS I open this article with this quote from Ansel Adams, perhaps the most famous landscape photographer of all time, for a good reason: It’s so true. Yes, in the field, landscape photography can be great…

Always Be Sharpening

Raw image files are great, but they come out of the camera half-baked. If you’re not sharpening your RAW image files, your images won’t look their best.
By William Sawalich
Last month I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some rare birds—raptors, owls and eagles—at a wildlife rehabilitation facility. With a long zoom in hand and a light snow falling, I managed to get a few interesting photos, one of which is included here. I knew…

Light Fantastic

Capturing the magic of nighttime photography
Text & Photography By Meredith Winn
Exploring the world at night with your camera opens up many fun opportunities to play with exposure. Chasing light outside is an excellent way to learn more about your camera settings while creating artistic images. Long exposures, bokeh effects and painting with light are just a few ways to get…

Options For Instant-Print Cameras

A guide to great compact cameras that make small prints on the spot
By William Sawalich
I recently gave my daughter an instant-printing point-and-shoot camera. Seeing how much she loved it, and what a kick she got from making actual photographic prints, reminded me just how much fun I’ve had with instant-printing cameras—especially since the digital era has largely erased the fun of cheap, quick prints…
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