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Are You Making These 3 ISO Mistakes?

Are You Making These 3 ISO Mistakes? Photography Tutorial: Are You Making These 3 ISO Mistakes? When a photographer makes the courageous leap away from the “auto” setting on their camera, they have to keep a dozen things in mind every time they compose a shot. Shooting in manual mode allows for individual control of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and focus point (among other things), and often takes a while to get the hang of. One must master the concepts and execution of all the technological aspects of digital photography, but...

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Creative Photo Editing: Antiquing

Creative Photo Editing: Antiquing Photoshop Tutorial: Creative Photo Editing: Antiquing Last time, we explored the steps needed to achieve the effect of the famous Holga camera of the 1980’s and, if you remember, it is quite a hefty tutorial! So this week, we’re going to learn a very simple and highly applicable technique that only takes three steps: the antiquing (or aging) process. Our slick and modern digital photography may excel in capturing sharpness, detail, and color balance, but there is a growing movement to revert...

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Using Adobe Lightroom to Organize, Edit & Export Your Digital Photos

Using Adobe Lightroom to Organize, Edit & Export Your Digital Photos In the last few years, Adobe© has been rolling out some new pieces of software aimed towards digital photographers and designers alike. One of Adobe©’s newest pieces of software is targeted towards professional photographers, and is called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (or just Adobe Lightroom to most). When Lightroom first hit the market, those of us schooled in Photoshop since Version 3 looked upon the newcomer as a mismatch of features we already used. We wondered who would want to use...

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Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements – Which One is Right for You?

Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements – Which One is Right for You? Adobe is known for being the “big dog” when it comes to digital corrections and changes to images. In recent years, Photoshop has even become a verb: for example, “Look at that photo – I bet they ‘Photoshopped’ it.” However, with so many software products out there, it seems to harder and harder to know which Photoshop program will work best for us. Let’s take a step back and weigh the pros and cons of each program so you can decide which will work best for your needs. The Classic: Photoshop...

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: How to Perk Up Your Digital Images

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: How to Perk Up Your Digital Images As a Photoshop instructor, one common complaint I get a lot from older photographers is that their digital images just don’t have the “snap” and “color” of their film images. In the days of yore when we shot only with film, we would sometimes even pick up certain brands of film for those special looks. In fact, it was said that if you wanted good-looking portraits, you used Kodak. For landscapes, it was Fuji film. With today’s digital cameras you no longer have different films, but you can...

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