I’ve been pushing through a creative rut lately and I’ve been experimenting with new things to get inspired and push myself out of my comfort zone a bit. Today I decided to try photographing a pair of Sony headphones I got recently by cashing in the rewards points on my credit card. Here’s a short video that shows the studio setup and the post processing: [Read more…]
Dodging and burning an image is a common technique that can add contrast to the highlights and shadows and provide a certain “commercial” look to a portrait. In this episode I show you how to use photoshop to doge and burn an image in a non-destructive way.
Photoshop makes it simple to add texture, glow, or imperfections to our digital photographs. Why would you do this? Some photographic subjects lend themselves to various special effects or enhancements. Photographs of old building like the one I took in Prague, Czech Republic above can be made to feel older with a subtle paper texture added. The emotion and mood of the performer in the image below can be enhanced with a bokeh color glow. As with any art form, how far to take these effects is completely subjective. I tend to prefer a more subtle approach. [Read more…]
Digital cameras have come along way. Recent models are able to capture stunning detail, high dynamic range, and brilliant colors. But with all of their improvements, digital cameras still can not quite duplicate images the same way our eye sees them. Especially when shooting in RAW, the image straight out of your camera can look flat or dull. This post will demonstrate some of the methods I use to post process landscape photos in photoshop to make them “pop” or give them a little extra “wow” factor.