Black and white photography is a passion for me which I actively pursue. I've just read a good book on the subject by Chuck Kimmerle called, Black and White Artistry, The Creative Photographer's Guide to Interpreting Places and Spaces. Kimmerle's made a living in pictures first as a photojournalist at several papers and then as a staff photographer at a college and always as an artist. This book emphasizes that art and creativity are subjective. He doesn't try to teach elementary principles like form and pattern and texture by describing them … [Read more...] about Book Review: Black and White Artistry, by Chuck Kimmerle
Adobe Camera Raw
Bryan O'Neil Hughes and Howard Pinsky join Melissa Niu and Rich Harrington to discuss the state and future of Photoshop. Bryan, the Senior Product Manager for Photoshop at Adobe, helps us understand how the Photoshop team works, and Rich and Howard demonstrate must know techniques, all hosted by Melissa Niu. Photoshop techniques discussed include: Content Aware Fill tools, Video, Camera RAW as a Smart Filter, and Adaptive Wide Angle Lens correction. https://youtu.be/jjUYF4xLb_g … [Read more...] about Instant Replay: The Future of Photoshop and Must Know Techniques
There are times when, at the very outset of editing, you’ll know the dimensions of the image you want to create. In this post we’ll take a look at the Workflow Options in Adobe Camera Raw that can set this out for you. What’s Wrong With Cropping? Nothing. The Crop Tool is great, but you’ll notice that it works in ratio and not pixels or measurements. There may be times that you would like to constrain the image to Pixels, Centimetres or Inches, when wanting to post to Facebook for example. That Little Link In Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) … [Read more...] about Workflow Options In Adobe Camera Raw
In this webinar, Richard Harrington taught us several methods for enhancing details in our photographs. As you watch, you'll learn techniques for using Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Perfectly Clear. I'm an experienced user in all of these, and I learned new techniques every few minutes. There's something here for everyone, whether you use RAW or jpeg, shoot wildlife, insects, or landscapes. https://youtu.be/K_nvZo6n68U … [Read more...] about Instant Replay: Bringing Out the Details in Your Photos
Previously Photoshop had two strands, Photoshop and Photoshop Extended. The Extended version had added 3D and video capabilities. Photoshop CC however, by default, comes with video editing capabilities and 3D. As most new DSLRs come with video video capturing more and more photographers are looking to the tools they know to edit their footage, step in Photoshop CC! The video in this tutorial from Fotolia / Adobe Stock The Workspace When you open video in Photoshop a panel called Timeline opens at the bottom of the screen. This is where we … [Read more...] about Using Camera RAW to Color Correct Video
I was recently given the new LG G4 smartphone to try out by my friends at ThreeUK. Theres a lot I could write about the software, shape etcetera, but Im a phoneographer so lets get straight to the camera. Go Manual The camera is good on this phone but really comes into its own when you opt to switch to Manual mode. Here you can opt to change; White Balance Focal depth Exposure compensation ISO Shutter speed All pretty cool and opens up some great photographic opportunities, but what really got me excited was the option to shoot jpg or DNG … [Read more...] about Shooting Raw on a Smartphone with the LG G4
On all the smartphones I get my hands on these days there's a n HDR function. Quite often I find that the default is 'Auto' but what difference does it really make? What Is HDR? High Dynamic Range or HDR is a technique of combining three or more images to make one evenly exposed image. That is, one for shadows, one for mid-tones and one for highlights. Photographers have been creating HDR images for some time using software from Photomatix, Adobe or other third party software providers. The Smartphone HDR What smartphones do however is take the … [Read more...] about What Difference Does HDR make With Smartphone Images?
Found in both Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW lies a module that you may skip over, but it actually holds a lot of power. Mainly used as a calibration for your camera it can be a great creative tool. Lets take a look at Camera Calibration; Where To Find Camera Calibration In Lightroom you'll find Camera Calibratin at the bottom of the Develop Module and in Adobe Camera Raw its the 8th icon across that looks like a camera; Process The Process here is what version of the software was used to process this image. If youre loading in an older … [Read more...] about Camera Calibration in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw
In the last couple of articles we've been discussing a few tips, techniques and insights into getting started with real estate photography. In part one, we covered exteriors shooting, moved inside for a closer look at interiors shooting in part two, and examined making floor plans. Today we'll explore a few useful post-production tips that will make life easy as we take advantage of the bulk arranging power of Photoshop Bridge CC and harness the processing power of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) to make select edits quickly across multiple images at … [Read more...] about Getting Started with Real Estate Photography – Processing Images
As real estate photographers and agents know all too well, nothing says home sweet home like a bunch of utility lines and cables attached to the side of a house. In this short video, we'll do a little addition by subtraction and minimize these and other distractions by way of the Spot Removal Tool in Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw. http://youtu.be/NOPIUcarTBY Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below or contact me anytime. … [Read more...] about Removing Utility Lines in Adobe Camera Raw
Adobe announced a simple update to their Camera Raw, which affects Photoshop and Lightroom! It's a pretty light package that adds a slew of support for new lenses and a couple new cameras. Also, there's a couple bugs that'll be squished with the installation of this update. And here's the meat and potatoes of the update from straight from Adobe: New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.6 Release … [Read more...] about Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 RC is Available!
If you have several raw files that were shot under, similar conditions you can save a lot of time by synchronizing their settings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbND60y3n18&feature=youtu.be Using Bridge or the Open dialog, select multiple raw files and open them with Camera Raw. Select one image and make any desired adjustments. Select multiple images in the Filmstrip area. You can use the Select All button or Shift-click to select a range of images. Click the Synchronize button. Choose the settings youd like to sync. Click OK to … [Read more...] about Synchronize Camera Raw Settings in Photoshop
Adobe dropped a new update for Photoshop and Camera Raw today. This will affect all Photoshop and Lightroom users. Here's what shipped this morning. Automatic straightening of an image through one of the following three interactions: Double-click the Straighten tool () in the toolbar. With the Straighten tool selected, double-click anywhere in the preview image. With the Crop tool selected, press the Command key (on Mac) or Ctrl key (on Windows) to temporarily switch to the Straighten tool. Now, double-click anywhere within the preview … [Read more...] about What’s New in Adobe Camera Raw
The recent Creative Cloud announcement has left some of you feeling hostage. You worry that you won't be able to upgrade cameras as they won't be supported by the version of Adobe Camera Raw that you have. Here are four solutions you should know about if you don't want to make the move to the subscription model of Photoshop CC (priced at $9$19 per month or available in suites ranging from $29$79). Buy Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Lightroom will continue to be sold as boxed software. No changes to the licensing or approach will be made. Convert … [Read more...] about Your Raw Files Aren’t Being Held Hostage by Adobe
Guest Post by Rich Harrington shows you how to use the Synchronize command in ACR. DISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-prodcessing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they might be helpful to someone. ____________________ … [Read more...] about How To Use The Synchronize Command in Adobe Camera RAW