Tag: Image Processing How To
Making black-and-white images is easier than ever, thanks to black-and-white adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as black-and-white plug-ins like Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro, Perfect B&W from onOne Software and Topaz Labs'...
This Quick Fix installment is a bit different from my past columns.
Our eyes are amazing light receptors—much more amazing than even the top-of-the-line digital SLRs.
We all enjoy creating on-location portraits.
In photography, the background can make or break a shot.
I believe that nothing is ordinary, that everything and everyday life can be seen as art. EDITORʼS NOTE: The image...
We can take many different types of portraits: soft, dramatic, pleasing, fun, low-key, high-key and so on.
In this column, I'll share with you a simple technique for removing reality using Photoshop.
I've been having a blast writing this column for Digital Photo for many years, offering mostly technical tips on digital photography and digital image processing. In the future, I'll continue to talk tech, but for now I'd like to offer some...
We all enjoy experiencing beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
When I give a workshop, I stress to my students the idea of thinking like a painter because painters see and paint light on canvas in a unique and artistic way.
In this installment of Quick Fix, I'll cover some of my favorite Photoshop features.
Does this sound familiar? You get a great shot of a subject, but the subject doesn't fill the frame.
Okay, I admit it. I used the title for this column to grab your attention.
You use your iPhone to talk, email, search, navigate, text and tweet, but do you realize it has the power to make you a better photographer? ...
When I give a photography workshop or a seminar, I tell the students and attendees that the background is just as important as the main subject. ...
"RAW rules!" is one of the daily chants at my workshops.
If you want to be a portrait photographer—whether pro or weekend warrior—you need to know how to light a person for soft and flattering lighting.
In the days of film, we worried about grain, and higher ISO speeds resulted in larger, more pronounced grain.
The holidays are here, and no matter what you celebrate, you’re sure to enjoy photographing holiday lighting displays. The holidays are here, and no matter what y...
One of the wonders of digital photography is that there’s always something new to experiment with.
Long ago in the darkroom, just when I thought I understood black-and-white printing, my teacher introduced another challenge: toning. ...
A common misunderstanding about image sharpening is that it can save a blurry or out-of-focus image.
Capturing digital photos in RAW mode provides a variety of benefits, such as the ability to fine-tune color temperature after capture, greater exposure latitude than JPEG capture and the opportunity to work with high-bit data.
We’ve all taken images that are perfect except for some unwanted element in the frame.
Uploading images to Facebook, Flickr and other popular online sharing sites is fun, mainly because of the instant gratification it provides. ...
Every photo captured with a digital camera has metadata attached to it. Metadata literally is “data about data.”
Look, ma! No HDR (high-dynamic-range) program or HDR plug-in! That’s right, HDR fans.
A confession: I’ve made every photo mistake in the book. But, hey, I’ve been at this game for 331⁄3 years.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.