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Recently Pocketed: Interesting Links

by Philippe Dame on October 1st, 2013

PocketHere 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.

Crafting a Scene With Reflectors

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.

Infrared Mono – Creative Lightroom Episode 9
Gavin Hoey

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.

Damien Lovegrove – Photographer of the Week

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.

The Top 5 New Features in Lightroom 5
Serge Ramelli

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

The Painful Step-By-Step Challenge of Lighting that BMW 650i
Scott Kelby

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).

Stop Holding Yourself Back

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.

Mastering Image Sharpening in Photoshop
Michael Woloszynowicz

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.

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light In A Restaurant

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.

Fine Art Still Life
Mark Wallace

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…

The secrets to interior design shoot and retouching Lightroom/Photoshop tutorials
Serge Ramelli

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.

My best tips on shooting & retouching night photos Lightroom 5 tutorial
Serge Ramelli

In this episode Serge goes over his best tips on shooting night photos

Learn HDR Photography
Diana Tula

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.

Tutorial on Creating a Realistic Underwater Scene from Stock Images

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.

Behind the Scenes of Pepper Yandell’s AutoSource Dallas and HRE Wheels Photo Shoot

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
Mukul Soman

Adobe Lightroom Tutorial: Night Skies by Mukul Soman

Rescue Highlights By Using a Luminance Mask

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).

The Difference Between Curves and Levels

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.

Shoot an Action Sequence
Gavin Hoey

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…

Experimental Collages and Multiple Exposures with Blending Modes
Richard Harrington

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.

Catching Fire – Part II
Robert Luessen

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.

Using Ordinary Objects in the Foreground to Create Interesting Images

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” simply astounding timelapse of cities turned into amazing kaleidoscope images.

“Mirror City” by Michael Shainblum is a truly amazing kaleidoscope timelapse of cities around the USA.

Light Blaster: A Strobe Based Image Projector

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.

21 Incredibly Simple Photoshop Hacks Everyone Should Know
Peggy Wang

These tips and tricks should be easy enough for anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop.

50 Shades of Black
Mark Wallace

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…

Gorgeous Photographs of the Supermoon Rising Above a Swiss Peak
Michael Zhang

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.

How I Transitioned from Being a Hobbyist to Being a Pro Photographer

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.

How I Created a Four-Story-Tall Print of One of My Photographs

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.

On Assignment: Speedlights, Sync and Sun
David Hobby

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.

Lightroom Video – LR5′s New Radial Filter
Matt Kloskowski

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!

Clean Up Eyes In Photoshop

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.

“Created Equal” A Series Of Although Created Equal, We Are All Different (NSFW)

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.

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