This tutorial explores the role of back light in a three-point lighting setup. This light can be essential as it helps create separation between your subject and the background. This is an easy way to add depth to a scene and really make your subject look their best. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from […]

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It’s time for another Photofocus survey.  We’d like to know which company’s plugins you love the most.  We’re working up a bunch of new tutorials and we’d like to know who’s your favorite.  You can only pick one from the list (hard we know). If we didn’t list yours, you can write in the results. […]

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Instagram just dropped a new update to their mobile app.  Instagram for iOS version 6.2 is available in Apple’s App Store, and Instagram for Android version 6.1 is available on Google Play. New Features The goal of the new release is to give the user more control over posts and make it easier to find content. […]

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I just returned from a nighttime photography trip (Ron Risman’s Timelapse Workshop).  The goal was to shoot the night sky… over and over again.  With a group of several photographers, the amount of light pollution can get pretty high.  Flashlights, camera LEDs, cell phones and more.  Every light source can get in the way of […]

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“Unpredictability. Accidents. Not good when you’re engaging in, say, brain surgery, but when lighting…wonderful!”

– Joe McNally



In the first Levels example you made a Levels adjustment to all the channels evenly. In the Auto-Levels example, you let Photoshop adjust the levels and remove color cast using an automated algorithm. The Levels command can be further isolated to a specific channel by clicking the drop-down list in the center of the Levels […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographers Frank Doorhof about his portrait work. Then, we catch up with Joel Grimes for an inspiring talk for all photographers. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Frank Doorhof The Amsterdam-born Frank Doorhof is a noted international fashion and glamour photographer, as well […]

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