Photoshop dodge and burn

Tweet One of the easiest ways to make an impact on your images in photoshop is a good old technique that has been used for years in the darkroom. Dodging and burning are basically just methods of adding or subtracting light to your images that can really help you guide the viewers eye through your photo. It is a simple method but can make a very dramatic effect in your work. Here is a quick walk though of an image. We will start with...

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Lightroom 3 BETA preview

Tweet Lightroom 3 beta was released last week and is a free beta version for anyone to download and try out. The official release should come out around the start of next year (sometime in Q1 is what I have heard). I have used it to edit a few test shoots and so far it seems pretty stable for a beta release. Of course since it is a beta you shouldn’t use it for heavy daily work or any important files, I would suggest copying...

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Canon 7d first thoughts

Tweet We got our hands on a Canon 7d and will do an extensive review soon but first wanted to share our first impressions with the camera. This camera basically is an upgrade from the 50d line (has a 1.6x crop sensor) but with a lot of new features that really do make it worthy in my option of its new naming structure. The first thing I noticed right from picking it up is a much more substantial feel compared to the 50d or prior...

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White balance for good photographs

Tweet Today’s tip is a very quick and easy tip to help cut down your post production time. I know many photographers who don’t have the time to stop what they are doing during a shoot and get a custom white balance so will shoot everything in auto white balance. While the technology in cameras has really improved over the years and shooting on auto white balance can give you a decent image, its not always going to be...

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Lightroom 3 Beta launched

Tweet Adobe yesterday released a Beta version of their upcoming Lightroom 3 software. This is available as a free download from adobe’s website and can be used until the full release version comes out next year. You can download the software here: Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta This new version includes an improved noise reduction, enhanced slideshows and a new way of importing your images. We will do a few full reviews over the next...

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