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Feathered light with Luminar 4

Join Rich Harrington for a look at how to create gentle feathered light with Luminar 4. This tutorial cover sky replacement as well as color grading. Luminar works as both

Better macro photography with Luminar 4

Join Rich Harrington for a look at how to enhance macro photos. Learn about sharpening details as well as zone-based controls. AI Structure is an amazing addition to unlock details

Mixing skies in Luminar 4

Join Rich Harrington for a look at how quickly you can blend two skies together. This is perfect to add drama as well as color grade the photo. Luminar works

Great looking red lips with Luminar

I normally ask female subjects to wear lip gloss or lipstick before we begin our photo session. This makes their lips look silky smooth. Most of the time they listen,

Creating dramatic sunsets in Luminar 4

Join Rich Harrington for a look at how quickly you can turn an image from midday to sunset. You’ll learn how to replace the sky as well as color and

Defining focus in a headshot

Later this year, I’m exhibiting some portraits of nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In preparing for this, I played around with a few different styles, ultimately

Better underwater photos with Luminar 4

Join Rich Harrington for a look at how quickly you can solve challenging color balance for diving photos. You’ll also enhance detail and tone for the best image. Luminar works

Batch processing portrait session

How to batch process a portrait session

The key to a great portrait session rests on the proof that the subject sees after it’s over. The way the proofs from the portrait session look will directly affect

Beautiful portraits with Luminar 4.2

Back in November, I wrote a post about quick and easy portraits using Luminar 4. Now Luminar has had two software updates with versions 4.1 and 4.2. Luminar claims they

White Teeth

How to make teeth whiter

While photographing a resort in Florida, the caps on my two front teeth fell apart, revealing the stubs that had supported them. I was terribly self-conscious of the missing teeth,

Enlarging just one eye

When retouching portraits, I often indulge in flattery. Some skin retouching, a little blemish removal, slimming the face and slightly enlarging a subject’s eyes. The goal is to apply these

Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please

Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to emphasize the eyes. Catchlights, reflectors and post-processing all work to

Enter to win a new camera, a Spider Holster prize package and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a Spider Holster package and a gift card from B&H Photo!