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Curves layers are one of the most misunderstood, yet more powerful adjustments you can make. Our images are all made up of pixels, which each have values for color and luminosity. With Curves adjustments, we can remap the pixels’ values for these, changing them to be brighter or darker, or changing their color. In Skylum Software’s Luminar you can add multiple curves filters, and make each layer target very specific parts of your image. This will give your images more depth, dimension, and beautiful color.
The only constant thing in Apple is change, and thankfully– one of the biggest changes to macOS includes an update to the Photos app! There’s a lot more for us to play with now, but the biggest changes include a
Editor’s Note: This is an advanced tutorial. For a detailed explanation of these techniques, Lee is sharing see his post on LAB Masking. Everyone would agree that a great photo starts with a great capture—good composition, good light, good exposure, and a
Note: If the video doesn’t show up at first, please reload the page. How do I fix a photo that lacks contrast? from Lightroom: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard Harrington How do I fix a photo that lacks contrast?
Editor’s NOTE: Photofocus is proud to welcome master photo educator Lee Varis to our roster of authors! Subtle Adjustments Make all the Difference Every photo needs some amount of adjustment to enhance its presentation, even really good photos can benefit
Getting sharp, pinpoint stars for a starry sky or the Milky Way may be the hardest part of night photography. However, I’ll try and make it methodical and easy. I’ll discuss seven methods. 1. Focusing on a distant object during
When you’re starting out with photography and have just decided to get your first camera, you’ll most likely be using a kit lens — or the lens that initially comes with your camera — for a while. This lens typically
Not so long ago, we shared some tips on how to draw inspiration from movies to improve your cinematic photography. Today, we’d like to add more to that with some insights from Oklahoma-based cinematographer Spenser Sakurai. In the video above,
Just like with sports, if you don’t train then you won’t perform very well. Is this another article about keeping inspired during Covid-19? Not quite, but it is about keeping in practice. Keep training You need to keep your eye
Be sure to join us today, March 3, 2021, for the first episode of our new webinar, Intelligent Assist! This month, Rich Harrington will be joined by Richard Kerris, General Manager, Media and Entertainment at NVIDIA. They’ll discuss the prevalence
Looking to create awesome visuals for your social media feed? Here’s how to use negative space like a boss!
I was recently asked during a mentoring session what my main go-to’s are in the studio for portrait photoshoots. When you are starting out, these are some fairly serious questions. I feel I can’t live without these tools, and wish
B&H has some great deals this week on cameras, lenses and more. Below are some of our favorites; you can see all the deals at bhphotovideo.com. Cameras and lenses Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD for Sony E: $499; savings
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