Some weeks ago I received an invitation from Think Tank Photo: to answer a few questions about photography. I agreed without knowing exactly what they would do with the answers. Well, they're part of a new series on Think Tank Photo website: Ask The Pros!
I started by not liking presets very much, but I've, in fact, changed my mind. I use them many times now, as a starting point for the results I aim for, to achieve results like the one you'll find illustrating this article. And Topaz Adjust is on top of my list. Now they've a special promotion going on. Grab a copy of the program!
Browsing the web you find multiple articles about "selling photographs". I find it interesting, because I rarely think of selling my photographs. I generally rent them out for specific purposes, but they are always mine and not usable without a license.
In August a complete guide for the Nikon D810 DSLR will be available, from Douglas J. Klostermann, on the Full Stop collection. But to get you up to speed there is a FREE Setup Guide available now. Get your cheat sheet now!
MindShift Gear's rotation180° Panorama backpack was just given its second major European design award. In March, the Panorama was named a winner of the top design competition in Europe, the Red Dot Awards. Now the backpack was named a winner of the OutDoor Industry Award 2014, one of the highest design prizes in the outdoor industry.
I may be, somehow, repeating myself, but if you area travelling to Portugal to photograph and want blue skies, no need to bring a polarizer: we've some of the best blue skies in the world!
Adobe announced today their new offer for ALL photographers: a Photoshop/Lightroom package on the Adobe Cloud for $9.99 monthly. But the price is not for ALL.
Although I've used PowerDirector as far back as 2006, and a bit intensively in 2008, it's only now I am back to it, as my video editor of choice for the moment. The program has now 4 different edtions, not counting the Live (online) option. If you're after a video editor to pair with your DSLR, this may be an option.
Get unique HDR images in Photoshop. Learn to digitally blend stunning images using a non-destructive workflow in PS. No plugins needed! That's the suggestion of one of the tutorials in this collection. But there are also news for Photomatix and Nik Software users.
On the 24th of May 2014 I lead a photo tour to photograph an historical reenactment of Roman presence in the region of Sintra, at the Archaeological Museum of São Miguel de Odrinhas. It's a complete challenge for photographers wishing to test their skills under low light. The whole scnene is candle lit!
I've a new flower photography workshop in May and I am trying something new: mixing DSLRs and Smartphones. So people know they also can photograph flowers with smartphones. As always, the most important element in each photograph is... the photographer.
While polarizers are great to reduce reflections and saturate colors, it is easy to overdo it in the heat of the action. So, beware if you use a polarizer in landscape photography, as most people do, to darken blue skies. Here are some simple rules to get the best results.