Day: April 2, 2017

What learning photography and roller derby have in common

Sure, there are obvious differences between picking up a camera and playing a full contact sport on roller skates. Though you’re probably less likely to break your wrist taking pictures, the guiding principles of learning any new skill apply to photography just as much as roller derby. Trust me, I’ve started at the very bottom in both […]

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The Photography Slump

How many times have you found yourself wondering why after a period of feeling productive, you’re suddenly not shooting as much? You look out of your window and see perfect conditions yet you decide to stay in and rearrange your sock drawer instead. Indeed You’ve hit the slump. Hard. The worst thing about it is […]

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How to Understand the Curves Tool in Photoshop

After you’ve mastered Levels, it’s time to take a step up to the tool that is probably the most useful for color and contrast control in Photoshop: Curves. As with levels, you should play around with the basic Curves command to get a feel for it. For safety’s sake, begin by duplicating your background layer, […]

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Color Editing With Capture One Dissected in This 90-Minute Long Webinar

Pratik Naik was featured on a recent Phase One webinar and showed some of the techniques he uses when processing commercial, beauty, and fashion images in Capture One. Most of what he demonstrated was centered around color and was extremely instructive, no matter the viewer’s level. The hour and a half long recording is now […]

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Fujifilm XT20 review-in-progress

The Fujifilm XT20 is a mid-range mirrorless camera, aimed at those who want the quality and flexibility of the X-system, but in a smaller and more affordable body than the flagship XT2. The XT20 shares the 24 Megapixel sensor and image processor of the XT2, inherits the improved AF system and 4k video. Ahead of […]

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