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Halloween Montage

Steve Caplan’s Halloween Photomontage


Steve Caplin is a professional photoillustrator and the author of the “How to Cheat in Photoshop” series. He’s also become a bit of a RetouchPRO LIVE staple, known for his quick mind and seemingly boundless knowledge of Photoshop.   How To Cheat In Photoshop CC The art of creating realistic photomontages By Steve Caplin ©…


Making the Basilica


Originally posted to Harold Davis’ successful Photoblog2.0 — visit www.digitalfieldguide.com for more information! I’ve been asked a number of times about the process behind the making of my images of the Basilica Mission Dolores, shown below and in Looking for Light. This is a monochromatic style that I’ve developed intentionally that is based upon High…


The Lens Series: Holga HL-C lenses


I’m sure most readers are familiar with the work of photographers using Holga cameras. The medium format Holga was originally designed and manufactured in China in the eighties as a mass-market camera for the Chinese. However, the rise in popularity of cheap 35mm cameras meant that the Holga wasn’t an initial success. Somewhat ingeniously, the…

Imacon Color Scanner

Landscape Photography: Expressions in Fog & Mist (Part III)


As pointed out in the first article about photographing in fog and mist [reference link] these atmospheric conditions are likely to form when moist air reaches its dew point. The type of fog that will form, however, is influenced and even controlled by topography. For example, deep valleys or mountain ridgelines will tend to produce…


Jason Lee: a unique take on photographing your children


When I first saw the portfolio of Jason Lee,I realized how truly effective it can be to shoot a tired, old,  been there and done that subject in a new and creative way. There are millions of parents out there with cameras taking photographs of their children. Literally, millions. You might be wondering what sets…


The Lens Series: Sigma 50-150mm f2.8


I bought the Sigma 50-150mm lens because it was less expensive than the Canon 70-210mm zoom and had a one stop wider maximum aperture. Price is the main benefit of third-party lens lenses made by manufacturers like Sigma. On the downside, however, they may not be as easy to sell on the second hand market…

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