How to Use the Histogram in Photoshop

The histogram is an extremely important reference, both in shooting and post processing. In shooting it gives us a far more accurate read out of the distribution of light in our images, than previewing the images on the LCD screen on our camera.

We can immediately know if our exposures have any clipped areas, just by […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Shooting, Tutorials|5 Comments

Photoshop Secrets 23: The Easy Way To Stitch difficult Panoramas

Panoramas can be tricky to shoot and stitch together. When done well, they can also be extremely impacting. But sometimes, Photoshop, or other panorama software, don’t like the files you’re trying to stitch together. In this tutorial, I show you two awesome techniques to stitch even the most difficult panoramas together in Photoshop.

The video also […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Photoshop Secrets|3 Comments

Understanding The 3 Primary Metering Modes

The guys at SLR Lounge have created a very concise guide to understanding and using the three most common metering modes: Spot, Average and Matrix (they may be called something else on your camera).

For simple scenes, Matrix or Average metering will suffice, especially if you’re auto-bracketing. However, a very useful technique to manually bracket is […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

21 Superb Tips That Will Transform Your Cityscape Photos

I’ve been shooting cityscapes for a few years now. Every time you leave the door of your house or hotel, you have no idea what adventure lies ahead and what new locations you might uncover.

From New York to Dubai, and Paris to Hong Kong, every experience has been incredibly different. I learn more and […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Cityscapes, Shooting, Tutorials|18 Comments

Photo Talk: How To Deepen Mood By Darkening Your Images

This is the first episode in a new YouTube series called, Photo Talk, where I go into more detail about the theory behind shooting, processing and composing.

And I also include some useful advice, tips, and processing techniques along with the theory. In this first episode, we look at how darkening your image may help to […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Photo Talk, Photography Tips, Tutorials|14 Comments

7 Powerful Photography Tips for Amazing Photos

Joshua Cripps offers us some great shooting advice to make our photos more impacting. My two particular favourites are ‘fill the frame’ and ‘simplify and exaggerate’.

When composing, like most photographers, I’m not running through a list of rules that I need to follow. I go through a process of finding impacting foreground and background subjects […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Shooting, Tutorials|1 Comment

5 Lightroom Secrets: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace takes us through some lesser-known, but superb features in Lightroom, on Adorama. Most of the video really taps into the main purpose of Lightroom – to make editing and oragnizing quick and easy.

Mark introduces us to some very useful and convenient shortcuts, like instantly bringing up the Crop tool by pressing ‘R’, or […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Lightroom|0 Comments

CJ7: How To Edit A Foggy, Moody Landscape In Photoshop

Foggy landscapes are often inherently moody scenes. It isn’t too difficult to edit these landscapes in Photoshop. In this case we started out with a beautifully composed image which was a little under exposed, with a strong blue colour cast. We finished with a softly-contrasting image, with deep autumn colouring.

In the tutorial we look at […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Challenge Jimmy|5 Comments

Photoshop Secrets 21: Create a Fake HDR Effect

Today’s tutorial is designed to show you how to quickly soften your shadows and highlights. I’ve called it a Fake HDR effect. It seems slow at first, but if you record an action, the process will be fairly instant.

It’s a nice little tool to have in case you find your images are too contrasting. Sometimes, […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Photoshop Secrets|2 Comments

Shooting Time-Lapse Photography at Night

Continuing where we left off from Dave Morrow’s article on How to Plan for Astro Photography, The Slanted Lens takes us step-by-step,though the process of setting up and shooting an astro time-lapse.

At the beautifully isolated location of Mono Lake, J.P. gives us suggestions on ideal shooting locations to capture the ‘Milky Way’. We also take […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Planning, Shooting|1 Comment
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