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Bringing your photographs to life with contrast in Capture One
Recently in my one-on-one trainings in Capture One Pro 20 (CO20), I had a number of questions about adding contrast...
Portrait Tips: Ruin the color for better black and whites
When you make a picture with a digital camera, even if the camera is set to black and white, it...
“What do I like about this picture?” Photographing and finishing with purpose
The first thing you should do when you start to make a landscape photo is to ask yourself, "What do...
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Composition: Make your photos pop with contrast
Thanks to our partner, Rocky Nook, for this chapter on making photos jump off the screen using conrtrast from "The...
How to use negative fill to create deep, dramatic photos
Photography is about capturing a brief moment of light. A large part of the art of photography is how we...
Finishing color photos for perfect tones in black and white
Like many of you, I started photography learning to shoot and process black and white in high school. It was...
A glimpse into ACDSee’s new Color EQ Contrast tool
I recently got the chance to check out the new ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019, which features a wide array...
Want Better Photographs? Use Your Lens Hood
Lens hoods are probably one of the most overlooked and important pieces of gear that we have for our lenses. They...
Photographer of the Day: Isengardt
The power of photography is its ability to make us feel and imagine from nothing more than a  2 dimensional...
Photographer of the Day: Denis Malciu
The image “1” by Denis Malciu displays a perfect choice of composing in black and white, simplifying what could have...
Photographer of the Day: Jesse Pells
Category: Sports Photograph: Jesse Pells "Dream Racing Motorsport - Lamborghini Huracan GT3" I love the elegance and tone to Jesse's...
How do I fix a photo that lacks contrast in Lightroom?
Note: If the video doesn’t show up at first, please reload the page. How do I fix a photo that...

Want Better Photographs? Use Your Lens Hood

Lens hoods are probably one of the most overlooked and important pieces of gear that we have for our lenses. They help with a number of things — with everything from reducing lens flares to getting rid of haze caused by

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Photographer of the Day: Isengardt

The power of photography is its ability to make us feel and imagine from nothing more than a  2 dimensional collection of dots on a piece of paper or computer screen.  “Mannequins” by Isengardt, definitely makes you feel something, the best word I have to describe it is “uncomfortable”.  This is a “rule breaker” image, and why it works so well.  The mannequins have been transformed by the light and composition into something other than the typical figure of glamour we expect.  Messy hair, harsh light, and black clothes create something more out of a Hitchcock movie then a department store. We associate the eyes with life and personality, here they are lifeless, the gaze of each directed somewhere off frame.  This otherworldly scene takes the viewer out of their comfort zone, one of the greatest purposes of art.

“The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.”  – Michael Moore

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Photographer of the Day: Denis Malciu

The image “1” by Denis Malciu displays a perfect choice of composing in black and white, simplifying what could have otherwise been a very busy photo.  As the crowd stands in rapt attention to the dancer’s performance, they frame the dancers instead of competing with them. Imagine if instead this photo was presented in color.  The dancers could have easily gotten lost against that sea of people and the variety of textures and colors they are wearing.  Instead the photographer works purely with light and contrast.  Though small in the frame, the dancers take center stage in the image, drawing your attention directly to them, captivating you as they did the crowd.  

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Photographer of the Day: Jesse Pells

Category: Sports Photograph: Jesse Pells “Dream Racing Motorsport – Lamborghini Huracan GT3” I love the elegance and tone to Jesse’s photograph, as it highlights a stark contrast between the car and the rest of the scene. The car just “pops”

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Want Better Photographs? Use Your Lens Hood

Lens hoods are probably one of the most overlooked and important pieces of gear that we have for our lenses. They help with a number of things — with everything from reducing lens flares to getting rid of haze caused by

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Isengardt

The power of photography is its ability to make us feel and imagine from nothing more than a  2 dimensional collection of dots on a piece of paper or computer screen.  “Mannequins” by Isengardt, definitely makes you feel something, the best word I have to describe it is “uncomfortable”.  This is a “rule breaker” image, and why it works so well.  The mannequins have been transformed by the light and composition into something other than the typical figure of glamour we expect.  Messy hair, harsh light, and black clothes create something more out of a Hitchcock movie then a department store. We associate the eyes with life and personality, here they are lifeless, the gaze of each directed somewhere off frame.  This otherworldly scene takes the viewer out of their comfort zone, one of the greatest purposes of art.

“The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.”  – Michael Moore

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Denis Malciu

The image “1” by Denis Malciu displays a perfect choice of composing in black and white, simplifying what could have otherwise been a very busy photo.  As the crowd stands in rapt attention to the dancer’s performance, they frame the dancers instead of competing with them. Imagine if instead this photo was presented in color.  The dancers could have easily gotten lost against that sea of people and the variety of textures and colors they are wearing.  Instead the photographer works purely with light and contrast.  Though small in the frame, the dancers take center stage in the image, drawing your attention directly to them, captivating you as they did the crowd.  

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Jesse Pells

Category: Sports Photograph: Jesse Pells “Dream Racing Motorsport – Lamborghini Huracan GT3” I love the elegance and tone to Jesse’s photograph, as it highlights a stark contrast between the car and the rest of the scene. The car just “pops”

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Quick Tip: How to use a Polarizer

Recently I wrote an in depth article on circular polarizers, where and how they come in handy. To use a polarizer, screw the filter onto the front of your lens (using the right filter size, of course!). Once it is

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