Posts Tagged ‘postprocessing’

This Contest Winner Looks Like a Movie Poster (And That’s Good)

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John Stanmeyer of VII won the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday with this magnificent image of migrants in Djibouti trying to get a cheaper cell phone signal from neighboring Somalia.

It looks like a movie poster, but not for the reasons that I complained about last year. Read more…

This Year’s World Press Photo: Conflicts of Interest and 8% of Finalists Disqualified

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After last year’s controversy over the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year, all eyes were on the organization as they announced the winner of this year’s contest.

But while general consensus from the photo community seems to be that John Stanmeyer deserved this year’s award, talk of conflicts of interest and the high percentage of disqualifications due to photo manipulation are plaguing the contest. Read more…

Lightroom Plugin Analyzes Your Metadata, Offers Insights on Your Shooting Style

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You may be stuck in a photographic rut and not even know it. To the rescue comes Lightroom Analytics, a free plugin for Adobe’s Lightroom management/editing package that analyses the metadata in your library to spot trends. Read more…

Adobe Revamps Photoshop Express for Android KitKat

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Adobe has released a new version of the free Photoshop Express for Android, taking advantage of the new KitKat version of the operating system to make numerous speed and performance boosts. Read more…

Rolex Retouching Timelapse Demonstrates Astonishing Skill and Attention to Detail

Okay, we know you’ve asked for less time-lapses and we’re doing our best to kick the habit, but this one couldn’t be helped, and we’re pretty sure you’ll forgive us. It’s not your standard stunning landscape time-lapse, this one shows the remarkable attention to detail and skill that goes into taking a great photograph of a Rolex watch, and making it phenomenal. Read more…

Adobe Adds Perspective Warp and Linked Smart Objects in Major Photoshop Update

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One of the advantages to the Creative Cloud model is that those onboard don’t have to pay any extra when major upgrades come. No more updating to the newest creative suite because Adobe has added a tantalizing feature like Content Aware Move, the update will come your way and all you have to do is continue to make your monthly payment.

Such an update just went live this very moment, featuring a couple of exciting new features: Perspective Warp and Linked Smart Objects. Read more…

Photographer Joins Forces with Cosplayer to Create Awesome Horror Movie Photos

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What do you do if you have an abiding love of horror movies, a phenomenal cosplayer who you work with on a regular basis, and a knack for photography and graphic artistry? It’s obvious isn’t it… you re-create famous horror flicks by shooting an awesome photo series. Read more…

Architectural Photog Transforms a Munich Hotel 88 Mind-Bending Ways in Post

From no Photoshop straight to excessive yet awesome image manipulation, we’re all over the spectrum today. Although general belief (at least among purists) is that it is always better to create something in-camera than in post, there are certain things that just can’t be done in-camera… and architecture photographer Víctor Enrich did ALL OF THEM to this one hotel in Munich. Read more…

BTS: Building an Outdoor Studio to Create a World Within a World Without Photoshop

For a recent project, Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to do something interesting: he wanted to create ‘world within a world’ style photographs WITHOUT using any Photoshop to achieve the final effect. It took some creativity and help from some very talented set designers, but in the end they pulled it off! Read more…

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

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Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos that seem impossible without some manipulation. A great example of this kind of work is Kirsty Mitchell’s series Wonderland, where all of the costumes and props are painstakingly put together by hand.

Korean artist Lee JeeYoung, however, takes it to the next level. Not only does she eschew digital manipulation entirely, but all of the fantasy worlds she creates have to fit inside her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio (approximately 12 x 13.5 x 8 feet). Read more…