In my last post on Modern Photography, I mentioned how a recent conversation with a couple of friends had turned into a deep discussion on the pros and cons of modern photography. We had discussed the quality of newer
I was having dinner a couple of nights ago with some photo friends when the conversation turned towards modern photography and new technologies. Of course, ours is just one of many industries and professions that have needed to adapt to new digital technologies.
As I was working on an image I recently made after our Macro Workshop in Portland, I realized that the technique I was using is something I do quite often. Especially in Macro work. So I decided to make a video for you all. The technique is locally sharpening or blurring areas of a photograph.
I get asked a lot which is my favorite workshop. Eyes searching skyward, I take a deep breath and attempt to provide an accurate and honest answer. It’s a tough question, though. It’s loaded with pre-conceived ideas and expectations of a simple, easy answer. For me, there is no easy answer.
Once you have pressed your shutter, its time to craft your final image in post-processing. To help guide us, we can look to some of the basic rules of composition. These can be a great assist in our final editing decisions.
Gone are the days when only smartphone pictures appear on Instagram. In recent years, it has become the de facto platform for all photographs. For some reason though, Instagram still limits the ways in which we can upload our photos and edit our captions. In this article, I’ll show you an easy way to post images to Instagram directly from Lightroom.
In last weeks Blog Tony volunteered me to talk about how to enhance local contrast in Lightroom. I became really excited. Its one of my favorite topics. For so many genres of photography, the taking of the picture is only the first half of the art form. The second part is realizing your initial vision while processing your image after the fact. Ansel Adams called it pre and post visualization.
One trick to making better images is paying attention in the field. During the capture, we must ensure we are creating the best possible image we can make. This means striving for good composition, finding the right light, using an appropriate lens and of course having the exposure correct. Once you’ve captured the best possible image, Lightroom and Photoshop can help make it a masterpiece. Lightroom’s Local Adjustment tools are key to this transformation.