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  • When to shoot RAW, when JPEG and when BOTH

    by Madbuldog | 24th of July, 2009

    Аs I mentioned before, in my previus blog RAW format is it a Plus or just a waste of digital space? most of the time i use RAW + JPEG mainly to check if the composition is right, the light is correct overexposed/underexposed areas and other minute changes in the photo.... More
  • Sometimes you have to go were it takes you.

    by Azurelaroux | 23rd of July, 2009

    I love to play with the images. For example I shot a fun girl last week. The theme was Pin up. We had a lot of fun and there were several really good images. I processed them one by one and things were going smoothly. Then one image became an issue. It had a red cast that... More
  • RAW format is it a Plus or just a waste of digital space?

    by Madbuldog | 22nd of July, 2009

    Regarding RAW format is it a Plus or just an opsolite waste of digital space? Well lett me tell you from my personal experience. I ALWAYS shoot RAW plus JPEG, ALWAYS!!! Why? you might ask - the anwser is simple. JPEG's I use just to see if the composition... More
  • Magic of gradients

    by Mildegard | 19th of July, 2009

    I love sketches. And surprises :) Adding some colors with sometimes unexpected result is what I want to share with you. Just open a sketch in Photoshop and chose Image -> Adjustments -> Gradient map. Play with options there and find gradient that suits your image the... More
  • Photoshop plugins that are worth the money

    by Summerrain | 30th of June, 2009

    If you find yourself using photoshop a lot and are looking for more ways to further enhance your art, then looking into commercial plugins might actually be worth the price. There's many many free resources out there, many are very good too. But there's an even bigger selection... More
  • ACDSee

    by Moonimage | 29th of June, 2009

    are you know? about when you make clipping path in photoshop and then add iptc info in ACDSee your clipping path will be removed! See Article
  • Purple Fringing Quick Fixes

    by Travismanley | 26th of June, 2009

    Just wrote a new post at my blog twcdm.blogspot.com Here is a sample of that post. Purple Fringing, AKA: Chromatic Aberrations (sounds like something you would hear on an episode of X-Files), AKA: Lens Fringing. Even with the best lenses you will occasionally find... More
  • 5 Simple Photoshop Fixes

    by Travismanley | 18th of June, 2009

    New post at my blog check it out twcdm.blogspot.com Here is a portion of the post: Here are a five simple Photoshop fixes you can to to most of your photos that will really make them shine. 1. Levels - Check your levels. There are a couple ways to do this here... More
  • Shopping List!

    by Rafig770 | 16th of June, 2009

    For the past 2 years I have been taking some good shots and have done some small jobs with outdated equipment which was minimal to begin with. So I have finally compiled a shopping list which I cannot afford, slowly though I may have it all. Let the list begin: Pentax... More
  • Adding textures to your photography

    by Summerrain | 23rd of May, 2009

    Few things can give a photograph a kick the way textures can. I use them all the time, and thought I would share some of my favorite tips. 1. When working with textures remember that you can control the outcome completely. You can decide on the mood, the effect, the strength,... More
  • Making progress

    by Zenotri | 15th of May, 2009

    One of my goals in a previous Blog was to try to move towards something conceptual in my photography. I had some success yesterday!!! I managed to combine 2 images taken over the last week in photoshop and I am very chuffed that the 2 files I submitted were accepted.... More
  • Photo Workshop Stock / Fashion Glamour

    by Photoshow | 14th of May, 2009

    Weeknd With The Masters May 29-31, 2009 $475.00 SPECIAL EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT Register by May 20th and only pay $400. for the full weekend shooting with professional models and working pro instructors at your side. To Register Visit Vegas Vision Lights... More
  • Making the Most of Your Images

    by Kimmit | 11th of May, 2009

    A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to capture some pretty decent shots of seagulls. Nothing earth shattering but I liked them. I played around with the second one in PhotoShop because I liked the fact that the bird was looking right at you and the pose was very dramatic.... More
  • Photo without post-processing

    by Aginger | 27th of April, 2009

    Have you ever submitted a photo for stock site without any modification? Without hard times spending with Photoshop or noise reduction software? Every time I push the button of my cam, I dreamed about that I can catch the moment, I can show, what I see at that moment.... More
  • Tips & Tricks to create Panorama Images

    by Creativei | 9th of April, 2009

    Panoramas are becoming easier to accomplish these days thanks to Adobe photoshop. This software easily allows digital photographers to stitch together separate photos taken in succession. I developed this interest during one of the Adobe Max session in Barcelona, Spain. (... More
  • Useful tips for HDR photography

    by Summerrain | 29th of March, 2009

    I am in no way a HDR expert, not even a photography expert. But I have had some very useful discoveries and lessons help me create some great photos and I thought I would share some:) 1, Multiple exposures. This one sounds very obvious of course. But you can create... More
  • Buildings Are One Of My Favorite Subjects

    by Aughty | 22nd of March, 2009

    Growing up as a kid in the big city, I always wanted to build tall buildings. I took drafting in high school and was going to go to college and become an engineer or architect (actually graduated with a BA in film and video). I never followed that dream, but... More
  • A touch of surrealism

    by Summerrain | 13th of March, 2009

    There's millions of ways to add a little surrealism to your pictures. I have found that adding just a hint of it can work wonders on just about any photo. I'm going to mention some of my favorite ways to do it. You have to experiment to find the things that work the best... More
  • Video Clip From Stock Photo Lighting Workshop

    by Photoshow | 13th of March, 2009

    Here is a quick 2 minute look at some of the action from the recent Rinder / Deal Workshop at Vegas Vision Studios Click on HQ on the player to get the high deff version of this video To stay current with the weekly workshop and shootout schedules now being offered... More
  • What's the best isolation method?

    by Dcwcreations | 4th of March, 2009

    If you hang around long enough in stock photography sooner or later you will start to get some isolated shots to add to your portfolio. I have read some very interesting methods that people use and many of them have excellent results. I know the easy answer that you... More

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