The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. With our first entry into the new year, we taught you how to create a winter wonderland, how to get out of Auto, using V-flats with groups, Lightroom HDR Panoramas, a great printer for all use cases and working with creative boundaries. We hope you had a great first week of the new year!

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
5 Steps to Get Out of Auto 5 steps to get out of Auto - When just starting out in photography the typical person will begin their journey with the camera set to Auto. Using this mode tells the camera
Portrait Tips: How to use V-flats to light a group - When you light a portrait, a good rule of thumb is that your light should be about the same size as your subject. That’s easy
Limit yourself to learn - We get caught up in the big picture, the gear, the “rules,” the latest and greatest apps, plug-ins and software and it can all be
How to use Lightroom’s new Photomerge: HDR Panorama - Making panoramas is a wonderful way to photograph a scene with the best perspective. Shooting brackets for HDR is a wonderful way to get the
Epson SureColor P800 provides superb color, sharpness in a small footprint - I’ll be honest — up until November, I had never used a photo printer, let alone owned one. I always just ordered from my local