December 2023 archive

Guest Blog: Photographer and Artist Mark Rodriguez

coming to the surface: we all have our breaking points and only we know how far we can be pushed before that anger is released. Truth be told, I was having extreme back pains when I took this shot so the emotion in my face is real Editor’s Note: With Halloween just around the corner, …

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Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Shows the Power of iPhone and the Tilta Khronos Ecosystem

Photography and cinematography equipment company Tilta teamed up with Oscar-winning Director of Photography Claudio Miranda, ASC, to create The X Gift, a holiday-themed short film shot entirely on iPhone 15 Pro. “X encapsulates the essence of Christmas, representing the notions of surprise and boundless possibilities. Its objective is to communicate that this exceptional gift serves …

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Vibrance vs. Saturation – What’s the Difference?

Vibrance Vs. Saturation In photography, both vibrance and saturation are terms used to describe the intensity and richness of colors in an image.  While they are related, there are some key differences. In this blog post, we will examine the difference between the two: Below is our example image, along with its histogram, before applying any changes.  …

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20+ Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Dispersion Effects

The dispersion effect is a popular photo editing technique that creates a stunning and visually striking look by breaking up an image on one edge to appear as if it has shattered into tiny fragments. This effect adds an element of dynamism and energy to your finished photos, making them stand out from the crowd. …

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Pixels to Inches: How to Resize Images Without Losing Quality in Photoshop

Instagram photos look best at 1080 pixels wide. Pinterest images shine at around 1000×1500 pixels. A Facebook photo should be at least 1200 pixels wide—1920 if it’s an event photo. In 2003, when 500px launched, the perfect web-resolution was, well, 500 pixels. Now, it’s best to upload your photos with a resolution of at least …

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CoffeeShop “Catlin 4” Fine Art Texture Set!

   I am continuing my series of textures created in Photoshop from George Catlin paintings. These fine art textures look gorgeous alone as papers or layered over images using Soft Light and Overlay blending modes. If you don’t want to add any color to your image, simply desaturate the texture.  Turn any photo into wall …

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Lightroom 6 People View Crashing: The End of The Road Draws Nearer?

Lightroom 6 perpetual-license users are now reporting that upon entering People view to work on face-tagging, that Lightroom 6 immediately crashes. Users have found that if they set their computer system date back, to December 1, for example, that it doesn’t crash and they can continue to face-tag. This suggests that the issue may be …

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360º Contributor of the Month – July – 360Cities Blog

Trevor is a panoramic photographer with a background in structural engineering. His technical expertise merges seamlessly with his artistic vision, resulting in panoramas of great quality, both technically and artistically. In July, Trevor shared 23 panoramas from various destinations worldwide. From the ancient City Wall and Harbour of Dubrovnik to the iconic Great Wall of …

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Photoshop 2024 Generative Fill Tips – 16 Fast Tips and tricks

The Ultimate Photoshop 2024 Generative Fill Tips guide When you hit generate in Photoshop Generative Fill, you will see tips. I have assembled all the tips here and will demonstrate each one. I have also thrown in a couple of my own to make it more interesting. Check out the quick video, each tip is …

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Lots of Early Black Friday Sales

The best way to test any new photography equipment is to take it on a trip. And that’s what I’m doing now – I’m visiting the tropics again, this time the Asian ones. My batteries are charged, lenses are cleaned, cards are empty, and laundry is done (for now). I look forward to sharing the …

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Lightroom Classic 12 is done with the Done button – Lightroom Blog

The Indispensable Guide to Lightroom CC My latest book for Rocky Nook, looking at Lightroom CC/6 including all the new features. Available in both print and ebook forms. Penny H: A well written and very comprehensive guide that I thoroughly recommend. Stefan47: Even an experienced user will learn a few tips from this book. Piet …

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