Posts Tagged ‘learn’

This Picture Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

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Here’s a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It’s a simple look at how the “exposure triangle” — aperture, shutter speed, and ISO — affect the outcome of photographs. It’s not a complete picture, of course (for example, it doesn’t say why you’d ever choose a higher ISO versus a lower one), but it could be a nice illustrated reference for those just starting out in photography.

The image was made by Daniel Peters of Photoblog Hamburg, where you can download a printable PDF of it.

(via New Mobile Life via Lifehack)

How to Repair Old Photos Using Photoshop

Photoshop teacher Howard Pinsky shares this quick 9-minute video tutorial on how you can use Photoshop to repair old and damaged photos. The restoration is done using the Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Clone Stamp tools.

(via Howard Pinsky via Photofocus)

This Online Interactive Guide Will Help Bring You Up to Speed on Photo Editing Terms

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If you’re just starting out in post-processing digital photos, you may feel overwhelmed with all the different terms and concepts involved in tweaking your shots. To help make things easier to understand, the browser-based photo editing service Polarr has created a helpful interactive website that explains common jargon with interactive demos.
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A Quick Introduction to Shooting with a Tilt-Shift Lens

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A while back I got my hands on my first tilt-shift lens. Since then I have carried it with me nearly every day, grocery shopping and subway riding – you name it. It’s quite a special and fascinating piece of glass even having aged 43 years.
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How to Capture Stunning Star Trail Photos in Light Polluted Places

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I’ve always found photos of star trails — the arcs the stars paint across the sky as the earth turns — fascinating. They’re one of the things that we can “see” with a camera that we can’t see with our eyes. Technology has changed how we shoot star trails, making star trail shots in locations we previously thought impossible possible.
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How to Do Cinematic Color Grading on Your Photos with Photoshop

Want to give your photographs a “Hollywood movie” look? Here’s a fantastic 25-minute tutorial on how to do cinematic color grading on your photographs using Photoshop. The technique involves using the Curves tool to create a teal-orange look, a color scheme that is very prevalent in movies released in recent years.

Photoshop Training Channel writes: “This effect gives the dark shades of your image a cool teal tone, while the light shades take a warm orange look. This makes the actor stand out since the colors are complementary and create a ‘pop’ when put side by side.”

(via Photoshop Training Channel via Reddit)

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding more noise to the image. His technique involves creating a High Pass duplicate layer of the photo, desaturating it and reducing noise on it, sharpening that layer, and then blending it into the original photo with Photoshop’s “Linear Light” blend mode.

(via Mashup Mark via Reddit)

This Online Depth of Field Simulator Helps You Wrap Your Mind Around the Concept

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Want to understand the concept of depth of field better? Polish photographer and programmer Michael Bemowski has created a fantastic and feature-rich online depth of field calculator and bokeh simulator that can help you wrap your mind around what’s going on when you change things like focal length and aperture.
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9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

Here’s a great video on photographic composition, created by The Cooperative of Photography using tips and photographs by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the 9 composition tips is illustrated with examples from McCurry’s impressive body of work.
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A Primer on Using Photoshop’s Liquify Filter for Realistic Retouching

Here’s a tutorial by New York City-based photographer Jeff Rojas that offers a crash course on how to use the Liquify Filter in Photoshop to make realistic retouches to your images.

“The liquify tool has a bad rap in the media for making unrealistic body proportions,” Rojas says, “and that doesn’t have to be the case.” His goal is to show how to best use the tool’s features in order to give your photos more impact while retaining natural body proportions.

(via Jeff Rojas via ISO 1200)