(Editor's note: Photofocus is proud to add Rocky Nook as a vibrant contributor for our readers. Rocky Nook is a small — seven-person independent publishing company. Their commitment is producing high-quality books written by pros for photographers who want to learn more about their craft. Over the next eight weeks, Photofocus features a series on multi-shot photography from "The Enthusiast's Guide to Multi-Shot Techniques" by Alan Hess.) Using a flash to create double exposures A great method for creating a double exposure look involves using … [Read more...] about Enthusiast’s Guide: Using a flash to create double exposures
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you're not sure exactly which folder a particular image is contained in within your Lightroom catalog? In this quick tip, you'll learn how to browse the contents of multiple folders, including those scattered all over the Folders list, quickly and easily within Lightroom. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering Lightroom" bundle of courses. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Browse Multiple Folders in Lightroom
As a wedding photographer, I have plenty of cameras to keep track of. Usually at least two are mine, at least two are my second shooter's, and occasionally I have an intern along as well. That means there are a lot of opportunities for time variations with the internal clock of the camera. I would sync each camera to world clock, but invariably, the delay between hand eye coordination and/or multiple cameras at once (or flat out forgetting to sync cameras with my second shooter) always resulted in at least one of the cameras being a smidge … [Read more...] about Quick Time Sync Idea for Multiple Cameras
Slideshows offer a great way to showcase your work in a more engaging way. In the latest release of Lightroom CC, Adobe added new tools to create more advanced slideshows. Creating slideshows in Lightroom is very quick and easy. Not too long ago, I recorded a video tutorial which you can find by clicking here. In this post, lets take a look at a few of the improvements. Automatic or Manual Slideshows Under the Playback menu, Lightroom offers the option for an automatic slideshow or a manual slideshow. When creating an automatic slideshow, … [Read more...] about Advanced Slideshow Features in Lightroom CC
Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paidbut what do you do if it becomes corrupt? Ive had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, a trusty SD card in my main camera while shooting video interviews for Under Armour, and even an AJA hard drive while recording my multi-camera sports production for ESPN. They say everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. But there are steps I can take to … [Read more...] about Recover Files from a Corrupt Memory Card Using Mac Disk Utility
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Capture Cinematic Weddings with Ray Roman in Fort Lauderdale. The in-depth seminar took place at a hotel just steps from the beach. We learned how to maximize picture quality with proper exposure settings, understanding how to master the speeches and get perfect audio every time, and how to price & position our work to gain high-profile clients. It was great watching some of Rays favorite wedding films to help illustrate everything we were learning. The next day, Rays master class put … [Read more...] about Capture Cinematic Weddings Seminar Review
Interested in making composited photo collages that simulates shooting multiple exposures? In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for combining several images with blending modes in Adobe Photoshop. Give me two minutes and I'll show you a bunch of cool tricks for merging exposures. Can't see the video? Click Here. Disclaimer: These are just a few ways to use blending modes....there are of course many different things you can try. ______ … [Read more...] about Experimental Collages and Multiple Exposures with Blending Modes
When working with HDR software tools, there are many options. Its easy to get overwhelmed with sliders and presets. Theres a critical choice that needs to be made first. How do you want to merge the multiple exposures together? There are generally three options to choose from. Lets explore the benefits of each. Fuse Exposures The most subtle use of HDR is to simply merge exposures. If you want to capture a scene whos dynamic range exceeds the capabilities of a digital sensor, use this approach. In Photomatix, choose the method Fuse exposure … [Read more...] about Which Type of HDR is Right for You?