Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol! Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol! Interactive Essay BLOG — k dimoff photography i know this spot up in the washington hills about three hours from portland where there is a bleached horse skeleton beside the road. and i wanted to go. except that i really didn't know which road it was and it had been over year since we'd found it on accident the last time. this sounds like this story is going somewhere good, right? so i convinced posy quarterman that what she wanted to do for mother's day was haul our families up highway 97 looking for a turn-off that i'd recognize when i'd see it and shoot some film in the hills. this is what you get if you let me make the plans! next stop was the little mexican restaurant in goldendale for enchiladas before posy's husband led us southwest down a highway i'd never heard of past sleepy little towns i didn't know existed. we pulled off at some caterpillar-covered abandoned houses along what i think was the klickitat river. the girls told each other secrets and we tried to catch a lizard but it was too fast.
Photoshop Tutorials In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an emotional scene using photo-manipulation skills. You’ll learn how to play with color, blend using adjustment layers and brush, add texture, work with lighting effect and more. Read More In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint a woman portrait from scratch. Without Reservation: A Recommended Gear List This is something I get asked about a lot, and its inclusion on the site is far overdue. The following is a list of gear in which I have complete confidence, and would recommend wholeheartedly to any photographer. The Without Reservation list will be kept up to date going forward, so these are all subject to change at some point in the future. But as of now, this is the go-to gear that I rely upon day in and day out.
How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom's Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert Rodriguez Jr. will help you nail it down. In a little over an hour, he details the four steps he uses in Lightroom’s Develop module to go from RAW file to final, edited image. After briefly introducing the steps of the workflow, Rodriguez dives into a number of before-and-after images. In the ten minute segment he breaks down each image, pointing out along the way how each step within the workflow helps to shape the final product. At about the fourteen minute mark, Rodriguez dives into Lightroom and shows you how he gets the results he wants using nothing more than the standard Develop module. Using approximately thirty minutes for each image he edits, Rodriguez thoroughly explains every minute detail of the process along the way.
Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often overlooked role — well, overlooked until you realize that all of your portraits look awkward and unnatural. Fortunately, there are resources out there to help. And so if you’re one of those photographers for whom posing individuals and groups doesn’t come naturally, this fantastic seminar put together by B&H should help a great deal. The video is a full course that was put on by world renown wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis. A master of posing, he shares his techniques using live demonstrations, covering just about every pose imaginable… which might sound like a hyperbole but it really isn’t.
How to Apply a Custom Lens Vignette in Photoshop Achieving a lens vignette in-camera is not always an option. Even then, the effect you were striving for might not turn out the way you had imagined. Unfortunately, you can not manipulate authentic lens vignettes to conform to your specific photo…or can you? When post processing your image in Photoshop – especially if it is a portrait – adding a custom lens vignette that compliments the highlights and shadows of your photo is an invaluable skill to add to your Photoshop tool belt. Below is a very simple, quick, and entirely customizable way to apply the dramatic atmosphere a lens vignette provides to any photo you choose. 1.
Ingenious Tip for Taking Professional Looking Product Shots on the Cheap with Your Smartphone The guys over at HouseholdHacker have come up with and shared a cheap product photography trick that’s incredibly simple but yields awesome results. And all you need to take advantage of it is some sort of reflective surface (they used a glossy black trashcan…), a computer monitor, and a smartphone camera! There’s really not much to it, but the results are impressive given how absurdly simple it is. Just set up your glossy platform in front of the monitor, pull up a photo of some great bokeh on the screen, and set up an LED lamp if you need some more lighting. When you line up your shot, you’ll get something that you don’t typically see smartphones spit out: The technique is incredibly simple and literally anybody with a smartphone, a monitor and some sort of glossy surface can take advantage to up their product photography game right away.