Recently Pocketed: Interesting Links
Here is a round up of great photography related articles, videos and resources I recently came across and Pocketed to read later. I may not have read them all but they all seemed interesting enough to save and share.
With reflectors being among the most basic of lighting tools in a photographer’s arsenal you would think more people would understand how to use them properly. Sadly that doesn’t seem to be the case.
In this weeks episode of Creative Lightroom I take a deep dive into creating stylish infrared style images in Lightroom. I first made mono infrared images way back in my film days, back then it was a tricky business requiring the film to be loaded in complete darkness.
In this video, Damien teaches how he utilized continuous light to create the Hollywood style portraiture. To see more from Damien head to his learning resource here or follow him on Twitter.
In this tutorial Serge shows you his 5 preferred features in Lightroom 5: Smart Preview, Upright alignment tool, Radial Filter, Spot removal tool as a healing brush and Visualize spots
Hi Gang: I thought I’d share the painful, behind-the-scenes step-by-step lighting set-up for the BMW 650i I shot a week or so ago at Studio 75 in Seminole, Florida (I shared the final shots on my Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages).
I wrote recently about the importance of developing your own style. One of the worst things any creative professional can do is to get sucked into thinking about what work we should be doing or how we should be doing it.
This video tutorial is all about sharpening. Here I’ll be taking an in-depth look at what sharpening is and how it works, the various tools that every retoucher should know, as well as some tips on how best to use them and when.
Restaurant’s interiors can be just as beautiful and recognizable as the dishes that they create. When shooting a dish, you may want to include some of a restaurant’s interior elements in the shot.
http://www.adorama.com Adorama Photography TV presents Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace. While Mark is injured in the studio he must find creative way…
Serge gives us tricks and tips and show you most of my workflow for interior design photography including retouching in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS 6.
In this episode Serge goes over his best tips on shooting night photos
Hey! Let’s learn HDR photography together. Our instructor today is Trey Ratcliff. If you haven’t met him yet, Trey is HDR guru, old school gentleman explorer, fellow 500px-er, and an all-around great guy.
Based on what we’ve published in the past, I think it’s safe to say you guys really appreciate detailed tutorials showing how to make impressive composite scenes. My buddy at TutsPlus just showed me this amazing composition and I just had to share it.
In one of the better behind the scenes videos I’ve seen recently, my friend Pepper Yandell takes viewers through a complete automotive shoot for AutoSource Dallas and HRE Wheels. “The photoshoot is for AutoSource Dallas and HRE Wheels.
Adobe Lightroom Tutorial: Night Skies by Mukul Soman
Many times when shooting objects in an uneven light (usually outside), we have to choose if we want to expose for the darker areas, or for the brighter areas. This means part of the image will be exposed ‘correctly’ while the other parts will be overexposed (or underexposed).
In this super useful video by the good folks over at Phlearn, we delve into what separates ‘Curves’ and ‘Levels’ adjustments in Photoshop and when to use one over the other.
http://www.adorama.com Adorama Photography TV Presents Take & Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey. Join Gavin as he sets out to shoot an action sequence i…
lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Try lynda.com free for 10 days by visiting lynda.com/ Photofocus. Mosaic A complete solution for photographers using Lightroom who want to manage and share their photos.
A beautiful yet dangerous subject, unpredictable and temperamental, photographing fire should always be approached with caution. When our editors at Nature Conservancy called asking us to shoot the ecosystem of wildfires and fire prevention in Arizona, we couldn’t say no.
During the film era people would often use different tools, such as prisms, to create new and interesting images. Without the use of tools like Lightroom and Photoshop, camera malfunctions, such as light leaks could be very valuable in creating unique art.
“Mirror City” by Michael Shainblum is a truly amazing kaleidoscope timelapse of cities around the USA.
I have started to see a trend with using projectors to add some flair to photos. However most portable projectors do not pump out the brightest light and cannot run off batteries alone. Meet the Light Blaster.
These tips and tricks should be easy enough for anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop.
http://www.adorama.com Adorama Photography TV presents Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace. Did you know that the colors in your photo aren’t always as c…
Were you able to capture photographs of the supermoon this past weekend? Photographer Alessandro Della Bella did. On Saturday, he set up his camera near a mountain in Switzerland and captured breathtaking photographs of the moon rising above a mountain peak in the horizon.
The transition from being a “hobbyist” to being a “professional” photographer was slow and seemed to creep up on me. I’ve been professional now for 6 years (as in, it’s been my only job), and you can find my work on my website. Here’s the story of my journey.
It’s fun to print big, but when a client recently asked me to create an image more than four stories tall I have to admit it was really outside of my usual perspective. This particular request also came with some unusual conditions.
It’s a bit of a leap of faith, the first time you head out on an assignment with just an X100s and a couple speedlights. (Ask Zack.) And truth be told, I had a DSLR and a couple lenses with me as backup, just in case. But I never brought them out.
The new Radial Filter in Lightroom 5 is becoming one of my favorite new features. When you combine it with the Adjustment Brush and the Graduated Filter, you’ve got a really great combination of tools to selectively edit your photos and draw attention to the most important areas. So I did a quick video that goes over how to use the filter, but also some quick tips and tricks to help you get the most out of it. Enjoy!
When you look at a human eyeball up close, you’ll see that it’s surface is populated with dozens of minuscule, red squiggly lines. These are usually very unnoticeable, but when we have a macro shot such as this one by Fernando Braga, they can become a distraction.
Mark Laita started this black and white portrait project “Created Equal” that focuses on the contrasts between people, and how their lives and cultures mold them.
Thanks for reading. If you came across some great resources recently, please post them in the comments below and I may re-post them in my next round-up of pocketed links to read.