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Mastering Curves: The Post Processing Power Tool

When it comes to post processing digital images, there is one tool that has as much power and use as any other and that would be the Curves adjustment tools offered in Lightroom and Photoshop along with many other editing applications. This article will deal with two of the most popular and those are Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Photoshop and …

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Creating Amazing Time-lapse Videos in Photoshop

Creating time-lapse videos may seem like a daunting task.  You may think that it requires complex workflow and complicated software.  The truth is, time-lapse videos can be rather easy to create.  In just a few short steps you can get some pretty impressive results.  If you have a camera, lens, and tripod, then you already have the photography equipment that …

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Advanced Sports Composites

In my previous article http://improvephotography.com/40962/creating-a-good-sports-composite/ I discuss making sports composites.  Whenever you mention composite images to a client they immediately ask “they aren’t going to look fake?”  I am not sure how or why this is the first reaction but I think it has to do with what is chosen as the background and feet. Why do feet make composites so difficult? …

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Creating a Good Sports Composite

The majority of photographers will not have to worry about making a composite image but anyone who gets into Team and Individual or commercial work will at some point need to create a composite image.  A composite image is any image where the final outcome is a single image made from multiple images. In sports this is typically for team …

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SELECTIONS, CHANNELS, MASKS – TOOLS & TIPS

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful and advanced image editing and manipulation application. At the heart of Photoshop is the ability to make adjustments, complete changes (adding or taking away elements in an image), and create the image that we envision from the start. In this article I will try to explain how some of the tools work that allow …

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Wedding Photography Tips for New Photographers

As a photography educator who is also primarily a wedding photographer, one of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What wedding photography tips do you have for those of us who are just starting out with weddings?”  There are some great articles floating around the internet on this very subject, including one by our very own Jim Harmer, but …