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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)

Photographing Stunt Biker Danny MacAskill in Front of a Solar Eclipse

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One of the many amazing photographs that emerged after the recent total solar eclipse was this epic shot of stunt biker Danny MacAskill soaring down a hill with the moon eclipsing the sun in the background. Many on the Internet immediately called the shot a “fake,” but it’s far from it.

It took photographer Rutger Pauw quite a bit of planning and a healthy dose of luck to capture the memorable photograph.
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Three Photographers Go Head-to-Head in Capturing ‘Intimacy’ with Strangers in 20 Minutes

Every year at the Gulf Photo Plus photography festival in Dubai, attendees are treated to a special event called the GPP ShootOut. Called the “most exciting hour in the photography world” by David Hobby, the event pits famous photographers head-to-head in creating the best photo they can on the spot. It’s a freestyle battle for imaging.

You can watch this year’s GPP ShootOut 2015 in the 18-minute video above, which shows photographers Sara Lando, Ryan Brenizer and Joel Grimes battling each other with their eyes, minds, and camera gear.
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Iconic Space Photos Are Actually B&W: Here’s How NASA Colorizes Hubble Shots

Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope is only able to capture black-and-white photos? In order to capture a maximum amount of information in their space photos, NASA captures multiple black-and-white images using different filters in the camera. These images are then combined in post to create the iconic color photographs that you see published by the space agency.

The video above shows how NASA goes about colorizing the photos by compositing the individual shots.
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I Had 164 Rolls of Film Processed at Once: Here’s How I Do It

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I recently stopped into the Costco in Mountain View, California with 164 rolls of Kodak Portra 400. You should’ve seen the look of the staff — it was a look of confusion, awe, and amazement.

They were surprised that all that film I brought in was all shot by me. They were also partly worried that they would have to process all of it. I reassured them by telling them to take their time. I wasn’t in a rush. After all, I had been sitting on my film and letting them “marinate” for nearly a full year.
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A Look at Composition in Documentary Photography

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In my mind, there are three important elements of a photograph. Lighting, Composition and Moment. Every picture that I love has these elements, in varying amounts. A great picture may have strength in all three areas, or it may be, for example, such an emotional moment that it overpowers poor composition or light.

But for this article I want to take a quick look at composition, and how photographers will be subconsciously considering many compositional elements when making pictures as well as editing and post processing later.
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Adaptalux: How I Designed a Light for the Everyday Macro Photographer

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Product design is the notion of transforming an idea into a tangible object that has a purpose. Solving problems with products is what I like to do — it’s how I try to give something back to the world. Adaptalux is something I created recently to give photographers a portable macro studio wherever they go.
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The World’s First Pinhole Photo Captured by Drone

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Say hello to drone pinhole photography. A photography class at the Rochester Institute of Technology has successfully created what appears to be the first documented case of a pinhole photograph captured from a drone.
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Lighting an Outdoor Portrait with 12 Thrifty Godox Off-Camera Flashes

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video by photographer David Iliyn showing how he recently did an outdoor photo shoot with a musician with 12 separate off-camera flashes.
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Enhance the Eyes in Wildlife Photos to Add Some Pop

Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery offers this short Photoshop tutorial on how you can enhance the eyes of your wildlife subjects and make them pop. He uses a Curves layer, a layer mask, and a brush to paint in some brightness. “When it comes to wildlife, it’s all about the eyes,” Perry says. Now that’s a bright eyed deer.