How to Take Better Pictures How to Take Better Pictures © 1973 ~ 2017 Ken Rockwell and KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. Cameras & Lens Reviews Recommended Cameras Newest Articles Recommended Books Tutorial Videos The Triangle of Color Adjustments in Lightroom In digital photography, just like exposure, colors too have a triangle of their own. Color adjustment triangle The triangle of color adjustments in Lightroom. The three attributes that form the triangle are shown above, now let’s see how they affect the colors of an image. Exposure Adobe TV Adobe Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is essential for today's digital photography workflow. Quickly import, process, manage, and showcase your images, from one shot to an entire shoot.
Free Photo Editing Software: The Best Photo Editor Programs for Cropping and Editing Pictures If you want to edit your digital photos without editing your budget, choose one of these top ten free photo editing programs, or choose all ten of the best software applications! Open-Source Programs and Freeware for Photo EditingThe word “free” doesn’t mean what it once did. How many times have we heard phrases like “Free Gift Offer” or “Free with the purchase of...”? We usually find out that “free” really means you only have a trial version to evaluate a product or it's just an enticement to buy a low-cost software program. I’ve done my research (so you don’t have to) and have come up with a top ten list of basic photo editing software that is really available for download and use at no cost.
Using External Flashes in the Manual (M) Mode What is the Manual (M) Mode? In the Automatic (A) mode, the sensor of an external flash takes over the control of flash exposure. In the Manual (M) mode, we return to the basics and do everything about flash exposure ourselves. 5 Tips on How to Hold Your Camera tutorial This may be a topic that seems basic and easy to gloss over, but have you ever thought about to properly hold your camera? Sure, DSLRs have been designed to give you better and better ergonomics and grip, but when you start shooting with slow shutter speeds or telephoto lenses with no vibration compensation, having the right technique can be the difference between a photo that looks sharp and a photo that has shaky motion blurs. Some of these technique may feel weird, but think of it like learning to play golf.
35 Incredible Photoshop Creations That Blur the Line Between Photo and Digital Art Photoshop gets a bad rap these days. The term has become synonymous with something insidious: as if a program could overuse itself… or by itself try to ‘trick’ people into thinking a certain body type is normal. But when we at 500px think of Photoshop, we don’t think of magazine cover models whose skin has been smoothed out of existence and curves have been liquified into some arbitrary ideal. We think of photographers like Caras Ionut, Renee Robyn, Erik Johansson, and Adrian Sommeling—photographers who know how to use Photoshop to create magical scenes that are obviously fictional, and all the more incredible for it. It’s been a while since we’ve showcased that sort of photo-manipulation-magic on ISO, and so we’ve compiled 35 of our favorite Photoshop creations below.
Lightroom Killer Tips Kelby TV - Online Shows for Creative Professionals. The Previous Button and What It Does April 29, 2013 Lightroom Killer Tips Important Questions to Ask Before You Take a Photo Here’s a list of important questions you should ask yourself before you take a photo. These questions will help you take more creative photos. They will make you think about the photography process instead of merely being a person who switches roles with a machine and lets the camera decide while being the automaton who merely pushes the shutter button.
Photoshop Secrets: How to Use a Black & White Layer to Adjust the Colors in Your Photo SALE ALERT: We’re so excited about our new uploader that we decided to take 15% off all Plus and Awesome upgrades and renewals! Time is running out to take advantage of this deal. Click here to upgrade now! Did you know that you can adjust the brightness/luminosity of the colors in your photos using a black & white adjustment layer in Photoshop? It might seem counter-intuitive, but that’s exactly what talented landscape photographer and frequent 500px ISO contributor Jimmy McIntyre shows you how to do in the tutorial video below. By adding a black & white adjustment layer to his beautiful long-exposure seascape photo and setting the blend mode to Luminosity, he’s able to change the brightness of individual colors in his photo without affecting their saturation.
Julieanne Kost - Lightroom tutorials DeHaze in Photoshop CC 2015 and Lightroom CC In this short tip, Julieanne demonstrates how the new Dehaze control in Lightroom CC and Phtooshop CC 2015 can help dramatically improve an image by removing haze or, add artistic atmosphere by adding haze. What's New in Lightroom CC: Hidden Gems Discover new features and enhancements Lightroom CC including faster performance, improved local adjustment tools, HTML 5 compatible web galleries, and more! Quick Tip: Panorama Merge
8 Reasons to Use Silver Efex Pro 2 for Your Black and White Conversions You can convert colour photos to black and white in Photoshop and Lightroom (or your Raw conversion software of choice). But the last few years have also seen an increase in the number of plug-ins built to do nothing else, other than convert photos to monochrome. Today I’m going to look at what many people consider to be the best black and white plug-in around – Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2. Rather than provide a comprehensive review of the software, I’m going to look at some of the things you can do with it that you can’t (or would be much more difficult) in Photoshop or Lightroom. 1. Presets
How to Convert Photos to Black and White in Lightroom Today I’m going to show you just how easy to use, and effective Lightroom is, for converting colour photos to powerful black and white images. The key to getting the best out of it is to use the Raw format rather than JPEG. The extra bit depth means they contain far more information for Lightroom to use. The end result is that you have more options and get smoother conversions. This article concentrates on global adjustments – those that affect the entire image (I’ll leave local adjustments to another article).