Lighting Fire by Kevin Ames

Let’s photograph a candle lit and not. It’s simple right? Well, maybe… The Setup When I start to photograph anything, I ask myself “What is it?” By that I mean describe its properties. Looking at the candle, I see it’s round. No. Make that cylindrical. It’s reflective. It has texture, well the wick has it […]

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Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain English for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 8 Shooting JPEG vs. Raw When digital cameras became commercially available, the memory cards used to store […]

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Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain English for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 7 Some of the core tasks of processing digital images with Photoshop involve  sizing, manipulation, and processing. […]

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I just wrapped up teaching several workshops at Photoshop World.  I led a night sky timelapse workshop.  Shooting raw was absolutely essential to getting great results.  The range of detail needed to capture the Milky Way just couldn’t be captured with a single JPEG exposure. I continued to be amazed at how many people still don’t […]

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You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We’ll be giving away a copy of the Adobe Creative Cloud […]

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography has quickly grown into a popular form of photographic expression. It is both loved and loathed depending upon who you discuss the subject with. Many photography “purists” oppose the technique and declare it to be unnatural or over-processed. Other photographers embrace it for its many benefits and opportunities. The perspective […]

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Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain english for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 5 Let’s continue our overview of Photoshop’s interface.  It’s important to understand the key panels and elements […]

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