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Free downloads Archives - Academy of Photography. 5 ways to keep costs down for a retail photo studio. Opening a studio outside your home may seem daunting and unattainable but I have found a way to make it work. 1.

5 ways to keep costs down for a retail photo studio

Price for Profit. You must know your numbers. You must know exactly how much every session will cost, from the cost of goods to the cost of doing business. You must also figure out how many sessions a month you plan to work and be realistic with those expectations. 2. Commercial and retail rental rates can be staggering, the better the visibility and the better the location, the higher the price. The unexpected ways to use curtains in your photography. Sheer curtains are one of the handiest tools you can stuff into your camera bag.

The unexpected ways to use curtains in your photography

They are especially perfect for images of young girls and women where flowing fabric can add a feminine touch. One of my biggest tips is to use sheer curtains to complement other clothing. I find that subjects often want to play with clothing or their hair, and giving them a large expanse of fabric to play with helps to relax them. Create a Wet Plate Photo Effect in Photoshop. Recently we showed you how to replicate quick tintype photos.

Create a Wet Plate Photo Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to recreate its sister technique, wet plate photography, for an intriguing yet timeless photo effect. The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Photography for All : PhotoWalkPro. The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet: A Comprehensive Infographic for Beginners. How to light low-key still life. A great way to concentrate on form, dark tones and shadows in your still-life scenes is to use low-key lighting.

How to light low-key still life

This style can be achieved without tonnes of specialist gear, by using one flashgun positioned to the side of your setup, and a dark backdrop. Follow the three simple steps below, and tweak your flash power and camera settings until you reach the desired exposure. Step 1: Set the scene. How To Create a Washed Out Vintage Matte Photo Effect. Washed out matte effects seem to be really popular in the Photography scene at the moment.

How To Create a Washed Out Vintage Matte Photo Effect

These effects look particular cool when combined with warm vintage tones to add a classic nostalgic feeling to your images. Follow this step by step tutorial to process and transform your shots in Photoshop to create a warm washed out vintage matte effect using non-destructive editing. The photo effect we’ll be creating gives your images a warm colour cast with washed out contrast, taking inspiration from early analogue films. The effect is produced by building up Photoshop’s adjustment layers and blending modes to stack multiple levels of manipulation. Open up your base image in Photoshop. Drag the black handle for the Output Levels slider inwards to reduce the contrast and wash out the shadows of the image.

Next, add another adjustment layer. Apply some warm tones to the image by adding a Color Balance adjustment layer. Download the source file. How to Post-Process Almost Any Aspect of a Single Exposure Landscape Shot. Most tutorials tend to focus on one small aspect of the photographic process — be it tweaking a minor adjustment such as white balance or showing you how to properly sharpen an image — but this Lightroom 4 QuickStart tutorial goes way beyond this.

How to Post-Process Almost Any Aspect of a Single Exposure Landscape Shot

It, instead, opts for a more comprehensive approach, showing you how to properly edit almost any landscape image from beginning to end. The tutorial was created by landscape photographer Serge Ramelli back in 2012. Post processing - How do I create this soft bright look? - Photography Stack Exchange. Asks: Photographer and Geologist Roger Ballen. Roger Ballen Photo courtesy of gosee.us Born in America in 1950, and educated in geology and psychology, photographer Richard Ballen has lived and worked in South Africa since the 1970s.

Asks: Photographer and Geologist Roger Ballen

His photographic work there has evolved from the documentation of rural villages into choreographed fiction. Despite his shift in interest, his work is united by his spooky and strange stylistic hand, where limbs are presented without their corresponding bodies, birds are a regular feature flitting through the frame, and eerily marred walls are a constant backdrop.

His controversial photographs have been published in several book volumes, including Shadow Chamber, Outland, and Boarding House. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. Before and After: How This Photo was Processed in Lightroom. A Post By: Andrew S.

Before and After: How This Photo was Processed in Lightroom

Gibson Andrew’s ebook Mastering Lightroom: Book Four – The Photos is available now at a special price of 40% off for a limited time from Snapndeals. It’s an advanced guide to processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, explaining how to use Lightroom’s powerful processing engine plus Develop Presets and plug-ins to create beautiful images. The Story A few years ago I passed through Bolivia, South America’s poorest and, in some ways, least developed country. The silver no longer flows from Potosí, although the mines are still open. I liked wandering the streets as dusk fell, watching the local people as they went about their daily activities.

As I wandered around the streets, dusk falling, a Bolivian lady walked around the corner.