Tutorials

How to remove background distractions

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there are distracting elements in the background of your photos. As photographers, we do our best to fix these distractions while we are

How to develop video in Lightroom Classic

Editing video can get pretty complicated, and working with color grading and the overall style is no easy task. While I’m primarily a still photographer, I often take some videos

Tips to recover tough exposures

Sometimes, even the best of us have to deal with underexposed images. Here is a comparison between three popular RAW developing software plus important tips to help us in our

Using Perfectly Clear to enhance candids

Over the years, Perfectly Clear has become one of my favorite tools. While it can be used for a vast array of photographs, I typically use it for professional portraits

Creating a Favorites Set in Perfectly Clear

Creating a favorites set in Perfectly Clear

Editor’s Note: Perfectly Clear is offering Photofocus readers a special $99 bundle, including Perfectly Clear Complete and SharkPixel presets. A $163 value! There are times in Perfectly Clear, when I make

Using Luminar with Photos for Mac

Using Luminar with Photos for Mac

In this article, I’m going to show you how to use Luminar 3 with Photos for Mac. Then you’ll have the amazing filters and presets available to use with those photographs.

ACDSee’s Mobile Sync is really cool

Transferring pictures between your phone and your computer is troublesome but often necessary. If you’re like me, then just because you shot a picture with your phone doesn’t mean you

Making magic hour in Perfectly Clear

Making magic hour in Perfectly Clear

Editor’s Note: Perfectly Clear is offering Photofocus readers a special $99 bundle, including Perfectly Clear Complete and SharkPixel presets. A $163 value! The Magic Hour or Golden Hour is my favorite

Making your own snow scene

Recently I worked with a team of fellow creatives on an “Ice Queen” character concept and photoshoot. Since snow is in pretty short supply in sunny Florida, to create the snow covered photo set we envisioned required much brainstorming, research and experimentation. While we could have resorted to a more Photoshop based approach, creating snow effects on the computer, we wanted to get as much of the winter effect in camera in one shot as possible.

How to create realistic snow in Photoshop

The problem with snow added in post-production is that it looks fake more often than not. That’s a shame because creating realistic snow is much easier than people would think. Listen