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Adding clouds to your image

As Judy Collins says in her song “Both Sides Now,” “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now. From up and down and still somehow it’s cloud’s illusions I recall

Tips for amazing night sky photography

Photos of the night sky always greet us with awe and wonder. Have you ever wondered how to get perfect exposure while still capturing light streaks? In this video, Serge

Skylum CTO Dima Sytnik on replacing skies

“The point to our software is to make a much more powerful and unique editing experience. To make awesome results much easier and to bring the results that people before

How to get perfect exposures on a sunny day

We’ve been having a really, really long summer in Michigan. Lots of humidity, lots of warm temperatures and lots of sun. Last weekend, I shot for seven hours outdoors over

When Sparks Fly: Fireworks Photos Re-Imagined

It’s that time of year when we anticipate the joy of seeing magnificent displays of aerial pyrotechnic art. Fireworks are among the most visually arresting spectacles of light we can

Photographer of the Day: Ian Lewry

Category: Sports Photograph: Ian Lewry “The Red Arrows” Seeing planes soar through the sky can be a special experience — the red, white and blue trails coming off the planes

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

Bringing Back the Depth of Grey Skies

I just got back from an amazing trip to Ireland! We went everywhere from the Ring of Kerry to the Cliffs of Moher, capturing the beautiful landscapes. Along with foggy, grey

How to Capture Fantastic Photos of Rainbows

Few natural phenomenon can cheer people up faster than the beauty of a rainbow. Getting great images of one is a challenge, they are difficult to predict and constantly changing, occurring due to a specific set of conditions. These tips will help you photograph rainbows when they appear, and get great results when processing your rainbow pics in the digital darkroom.

Photo of the Day: Risenstock Starshow

Category: Architecture/Landscape Photography by Originally shared on the Photofocus Facebook page. Richard braved freezing cold temperatures to capture the magnificent night-time sky above Uri Switzerland. This shot masterfully combines crystal-clear

Why Shooting Raw Matters

I just wrapped up teaching several workshops at Photoshop World. I led a night sky timelapse workshop. Shooting raw was absolutely essential to getting great results. The range of detail

Enter to win a new camera, post-processing software 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 software bundle with Luminar 4, Aurora HDR and Plotagraph!