Are You Image Driven or Subject Driven?
by Nikhil Bahl | November 3, 2015

Copyright Nikhil BahlWhen I began shooting RAW files, the processing tools available were somewhat rudimentary. I labored with the early Adobe Camera RAW converter to process my files (Lightroom didn’t exist then), but often felt I could not get the final images to look exactly the way I envisioned them. Part...

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Missing Photo Mystery
by Tim Grey | April 3, 2012

© Tim GreyOne of the things I enjoy about publishing my daily Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter is that it often leads to something of a conversation among different readers. One question and it’s answer will trigger a question from another reader, and sometimes that question in turn leads to another quest...

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Terragen Classic Basics for Windows
by John Labrenz | March 6, 2010

Terragen Classic is a free stand-alone scenery generator for non-commercial use. Terragen creates photorealistic images up to 1280 pixels wide, based on your inputs for terrain, clouds, water and atmosphere. You can choose whether to make earth bound images, or if you like, create a view from Ma...

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Full Control in Photoshop: Layers & Masks
by Tim Grey | February 1, 2008

Photography is in large part about exercising control (or maybe that’s just the excuse I use because I happen to be such a control freak). Since the dawn of photography there has been an effort to control the light, the subject, the print, and all other factors that influence the final pho...

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Noise Reduction in Photographs
by Juza | May 31, 2007

When I photograph birds and wildlife, I often use ISO 400 or even 800. Even though the recent Canon cameras are pretty good at high ISO, there is always some noise, in particular in the smooth, out of focus areas. It is not a problem: with Photoshop, it is quite easy to reduce the noise, and I&#...

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Special Effects in Photoshop and In-Camera
by Fabiola Forns | May 1, 2007

The popularity of digital photography has brought many changes to the world of images. One of the lesser known may be the ability to create art out of our pictures, with the aid of Photoshop and an array of plugins and stand-alone programs designed to enhance, manipulate and alter images, all in...

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Processing and Saving Photos for the Web
by Juza | April 30, 2007

Publishing photos on the web is the best way to share experiences and to learn with other photographers, and it is a great way to publicize your work. To create an effective web presentation, it is necessary to follow some basic steps top resize, sharpen and save the photo.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
by Juan Pons | February 28, 2007

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the latest entry in the Digital Asset Management (DAM) arena, released mid-February 2007. Lightroom enters an increasingly competitive field that has had some established players, such as Extensis and iView, as well as some new players like Apple’s Aperture....

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Quick and Flexible Black and White Conversion
by Tim Grey | November 1, 2006

One of the questions I get asked most frequently by nature photographers is how to make the best black and white images from color photographs quickly and easily. Most of the time “best” and “quickly and easily” are mutually exclusive, but fortunately there’s a way...

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