Two years ago we dubbed photographer Thomas Shahan ‘the Bob Ross of bug photography.’ Today, we’re back with a video from the macro master in which he dives into his workflow in the field, dropping bits and pieces of useful knowledge as he goes through a daily shoot.
One pesky issue you may have run into with your DSLR is front-focusing or back-focusing, a problem that, in the past, required that you send your camera into a service center along with any troublesome lenses.
Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore. This problem can now be fixed with the help of microfiches adjustments, which almost all DSLRs have built into them now. And here to show us how to properly do just that is John Greengo in the above CreativeLive tutorial. Read more…
Although they often get overlooked in the Photoshop workflow, clipping masks can make for some very interesting effects in images. A perfect example is the work of Roderique Arisiaman, whose portraiture includes intricately overlaid designs to make for intricate, unique images.
After being asked enough times how he goes about making these images, Arisiaman finally decided to create a tutorial for DIY Photographer and show the world how he uses clipping masks and a multitude of layers to create elaborate portraits.
Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing his years worth of expertise with the world.
When it comes to correcting the distortion on fisheye lenses, most of us use the fairly standard rectilinear methods built into Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. And while that gets the job done decently well, there’s a way to go about it that will leave you with a lot less noticeable distortion and more of your image still intact. Read more…
They say the devil’s in the details, and one of the most crucial details of any portrait is the eyes. You want to make sure that the eyes in your portraits are always looking the absolute best without somehow coming off as fake or enhanced.
Here to help us do just that with a new tutorial that focuses, for once, on the white of the eyes, is retouching expert Michael Woloszynowicz.
The basic rules of composition apply to almost every visual art there is, be it photography, painting or graphic design. Whether it’s the rule of thirds or the rule of triangles, the principles overlap, leaving the educational resources for each respective art form useful across the board, not tied down to one specific field.
This is why we decided to share the above video, which is one of the most comprehensive looks at understanding composition that we’ve ever come across. Created by CGI artist Andrew Price, its usefulness extends far beyond the realm of computer-based graphics.
Almost every smartphone camera comes with a dedicated panorama mode nowadays. Normally, this mode is used to capture large areas in a single image. However, its true abilities are only limited by your imagination.
A few days ago we shared a handy tutorial on how to properly light and capture a professional product shot of bottle, complete with a few neat ‘tricks’ that professional product photographers use to get the right look.
Looking for a personalized photo-related gag to pull for Halloween this year? Look no further than this head-in-a-jar prank. It’s quite easy to pull off and doesn’t require too much time or money.