Reinterpreting Henri Matisse using Photoshop

18 Apr 2014 - Carlyn Beccia

HENRI MATISSE: DRAWING WITH PAPER This is a level one tutorial from the book The Digital Renaissance: Classic Painting Techniques in Photoshop and Painter by Carlyn Beccia. “An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in…


Gray Light – The Beauty of Restraint

16 Apr 2014 - Michael Freeman

Poor gray light. Few people seem to want it. It’s too ordinary, an all-too-predictable condition in mid-latitudes, often persisting day after day to the irritation of people who know that just above that low layer of shapeless cloud (low-level stratus is the culprit), a warm bright sun is shining. Not only does it give a…

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Hooray for Hollywood: Paramount Studios Sets the Stage for Paris Photo / LA Edition 2014

14 Apr 2014 - Renay Elle Morris

After a successful run in 2013, logistics are the priority for the directors and creative teams at the Paramount Picture Studios, as last minute production and talent discussions are underway for the second annual Paris Photo Los Angeles. And what better city than Los Angeles ¬–a mecca for creatives, is there to champion the 2014…


Underwater Photography:
How to Take Pictures and Protect the Reef

11 Apr 2014 - Martin Edge

Whilst you may know what this is all about, many others won’t. You will be diving with these ‘many others’ in the near future. Their diving photo habits may be somewhat lacking and may damage the reef. It may also damage the reputation of other responsible photographers who are diving with them and you may…


New Features in Lightroom 5: The Upright Tool

09 Apr 2014 - Andrew Gibson

The Upright Tool is a useful if unglamorous addition to Lightroom. It is primarily used in architectural photography to correct distortion caused by using a wide-angle lens. Wide lenses are often used out of necessity—there simply may not be enough space (or the building may be too big) to use a longer focal length. The…


Street Photography – Etiquette and Taking Photos on the Sly

07 Apr 2014 - Haje Jan Kamps

Taking photos on the sly How you decide to approach street photography will to a large extent depend on your personality. If you’re quite confident and don’t mind the occasional confrontation, you can do pretty much whatever you like. It’s worth being aware, however, that people’s attitudes and postures change if they realize they are…


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