Cropping to Improve Your Images

In The Lab | August 6, 2016 | By

A simple crop can often dramatically improve your images.  Here is a quick tutorial on cropping in Lightroom:

Got Fringe? Try Inner Glow

In The Lab, Post-processing | April 3, 2016 | By

Compositing in Photoshop often requires creating delicate cutouts and placing them on new backgrounds.  Even the most careful selections have a bit of fringing that must be removed to allow for seamless blending with the background.  In this video, I show you how use a simple inner glow layer style to remove fringing.  

 

Simple (and fast) Dodging and Burning in Photoshop

In The Lab, Post-processing | March 25, 2016 | By

Dodging and burning is often used to add depth to an image and there are a variety of ways to dodge and burn within Photoshop.  This video demonstrates a simple technique to get you started.

Before & After – Early Morning Trolley, New Orleans

  • Before-Early Morning Trolley
    After-Early Morning Trolley
    BeforeEarly Morning TrolleyAfter

The before image was taken during the early morning hours under heavy fog conditions along Canal Street in New Orleans.  The after image is the result of post-processing in Lightroom, Photoshop CC, and On1 Photo 10.

 

Blurry photos in the gym? Try this.

Photography 101 | February 28, 2016 | By

Camera manual

Gymnasium lighting is not the most conducive to capturing the fast paced action of indoor sports.  Selecting an automatic function on your camera often results in blurry photos at best.  Here are a few steps you can take to increase your chances of getting a sharp shot of the action:

1.  Set your camera to manual (M).
2.  Set your ISO to 800 or higher (likely higher depending on the ambient light in the gym).
3.  Set your shutter speed to ~1/500.
4.  Select a wide aperture (e.g., f/2.8, f/4.0, etc.).

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