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Surreal Photography – Wind

30 Jun 2015 - Daniela Bowker

Below is an excerpt from Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible by Daniela Bowker Wind By Adrian Sommeling The idea for this photo came about when I was out walking with my son. It was a tremendously windy day and he could barely stand up, but at the same time he found it great fun. A…

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Nature Photography – Tricks for controlling the background of your images

25 Jun 2015 - John and Barbara Gerlach

SELECTING A SUITABLE BACKGROUND Images are most pleasing when the background is uncluttered and doesn’t compete with the subject for the viewer’s attention. Distracting backgrounds are enormous problems in the images of beginning photographers and occasionally even those of more experienced shooters. Normally, it is best to seek a background that is a homogeneous color…

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The Power of EDR (Extended Dynamic Range)

23 Jun 2015 - Rick Sammon

I came up with the term EDR (Extended Dynamic Range) image after trying to push the limits of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), which are comparable to the limits we find in Adobe’s Lightroom too. Pushing the limits means trying to see how much detail can be pulled out of the shadows, and how much the…

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Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes – Lumen Prints

18 Jun 2015 - Jill Enfield

Lumen prints are made by taking sheets of unexposed black-and-white photo paper and placing objects or negatives on top as if you were going to make a photogram, but instead of using an enlarger you take the paper out into the sun. The results will vary due to exposure times, density of photogram or negative,…

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FREE DOWNLOAD – Adobe Photoshop CC 2015: June Update

16 Jun 2015 - Martin Evening

Welcome to the latest Adobe Photoshop CC bulletin update.  This is provided free to ensure everyone can be kept up-to-date with the latest changes that have taken place in Photoshop CC. This bulleting coincides with the announcement of Photoshop CC 2015 and content includes basic information about some of the latest features that are new…

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FREE DOWNLOAD – Adobe Photoshop CC Update: Camera Raw 9.0

16 Jun 2015 - Martin Evening

Welcome to the latest Adobe Photoshop CC bulletin update.  This is provided free to ensure everyone can be kept up-to-date with the latest changes that have taken place in Photoshop CC. This bulletin describes the latest changes to Camera Raw.  For a complete description of how to use these new Photoshop tools, with diagrams and…

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