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Photoshop Basics: Working with Layers

Photoshop.  For photographers, web developers and graphic designers alike, its the go-to program for creating and editing professional grade graphics.  And like every beloved piece of software, it has to have a strong foundation to build upon; a base system that supports all other operations.  For Photoshop, it’s layers.

Photo by Daniel Bosma

Photo by Daniel Bosma

Operations we describe here are applicable to all Creative Suite versions of the software. Read more…

PhotoWorks: Photo Retouching Will Never Be Tedious Again

Retouching photos could be a nightmare. Wrinkles, acne, oily skin – sometimes the camera is cruelly precise. It is unpleasant to say the least if those are just your own private pictures. But what if photography is your business? No client wants to see their faces imperfect, especially on pictures taken during a special event (wedding, anniversary, etc.).

If you don’t want to spend a sleepless night erasing all those blemishes, you can try PhotoWorks.

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Everything You Need to Know About Photographing Cars

Car photography is every bit as exciting as photographing people. Each car is unique and has its own beautiful traits that translate perfectly into a photo. Whether you are taking photographs of vehicles on an F1 circuit or a full-on photoshoot of the most beautiful antique cars at an exhibition, your ultimate goal is to portray the personality and uniqueness of each of your “models”. Expert photographers use a multitude of techniques, all tailored to make the most out of every possible situation.

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In this article I will tell you everything you need to know when photographing cars.

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Why Shooting Film Will Increase Your Digital Photography Skills

In our current digital age the need for a quick turnaround in every discipline can be cut-throat and demanding. When it comes to the world of digital photography it’s not uncommon to sift through thousands of images after a session to narrow your edit down to a mere selection of 10-20 images. The peace of mind knowing you have an endless shutter count can arguably cause some photographers to “shoot before they think”, sometimes leading to a sacrifice in quality or care in composition.

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Taking time out of your routine in digital photography to shoot some old school rolls of film might just be what you need to get your creativity flowing.

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Gimbal Tips And Advice – Why you Need to Invest in One

A gimbal is a device that enables you to keep your camera stable while shooting video. It can also be useful when it comes to capturing high-quality still images. A combination of three gimbals will enable you to obtain a smooth movement of your handheld camera in three different directions, thanks to the three rotation axes.

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In this article I will go over the benefits and limitations of gimbals, their uses, and tips for using a gimbal for both still images and videos.

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