• Introduction to the Channel Mixer in Photoshop

    Published Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

    Introduction to the Channel Mixer in Photoshop

    The Channel Mixer adjustment layer in Photoshop can be used to apply creative color effects to your images, convert them to black and white, and add color tints to mono images. This tool is pretty straightforward and easy to understand and in this article I’ll run through the various options that are available when using the Channel Mixer.

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  • Photos That Use Leading Lines

    Published Monday, November 25th, 2013

    Last week we looked at the topic of perspective in photography and how a change in perspective can lead to more interesting compositions. One way to use perspective to create beautiful photos is to take advantage of leading lines. Photos with leading lines will guide the eyes of viewers and can often lead to very interesting and engaging photos.

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  • Amazing Examples of Perspective in Photography

    Published Thursday, November 21st, 2013

    If you’re looking for a way to make your photographs more interesting and to stand out from the crowd, consider using perspective to your advantage. By changing the angle and perspective from which you are shooting, you can create intriguing compositions that capture the interest of viewers. A completely normal scene can look drastically different and more interesting if you’re able to change the way that the viewer sees the scene.

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  • Outstanding Beach Photos

    Published Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

    It’s the time of year (at least, for those of us in the northern hemisphere) when the weather is getting cold and the days are shorter. A trip to the beach would be great, but browsing some amazing beach photos can also help to remind you of warmer days. Here you’ll find 25 inspiring beach photos from various photographers.

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  • Beautiful Photos of Cathedrals

    Published Monday, November 18th, 2013

    Buildings and architecture often serve as a popular subject for photography. In this post we’ll showcase photos specifically of cathedrals, for your inspiration. You’ll see both interior and exterior photos, close ups of details of the cathedrals, photos from dramatic angles, and more.

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  • Introduction to Black and White Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

    Published Friday, November 15th, 2013

    Introduction to Black & White Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

    The Black and White adjustment layer feature in Photoshop makes it very easy to creatively convert color photos to mono shots. In the days of black and white film cameras, photographers could use colored filters on their lenses to affect the way that light reached the film. White light is formed from the combination of different colors of light and you can see these colors broken down every time that you see a rainbow.

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  • Introduction to Photoshop Curves Adjustment Layers

    Published Thursday, November 14th, 2013

    Introduction to Photoshop Curves Adjustment Layers

    The Curves Adjustment Layers in Photoshop are just one of several ways to adjust your photos’ exposure. Curves can look a little confusing at first, but they offer a greater degree of flexibility over adjustments than can be achieved using Levels. As there are several ways to work with Curves, everyone should be able to find a method that they’re comfortable with.

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  • Introduction to Photoshop Levels Adjustments

    Published Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

    Introduction to Photoshop Levels Adjustments

    This article is going to introduce you to the Levels adjustment feature in Adobe Photoshop. If you’re just starting out with using Photoshop to enhance and edit your photos, the Levels tool is a good feature to start with as it it quite easy to understand and offers good results relatively easily.

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  • Photographing The Milky Way!

    Published Monday, November 11th, 2013

    Photographing the Milky Way!

    It has capture the imaginations of people for generations. Inspiring and fueling creativity of all almost every genre. As photographers, it’s fascination within our class of artistry comes from the sheer majesty of its beauty!

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  • Introduction to Photoshop Adjustment Layers

    Published Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    Introduction to Photoshop Adjustment Layers

    Adjustment Layers in Photoshop allow you to make non-destructive edits to photos. What this means is that your adjustments are not applied to the base photo, so that you can delete or tweak an adjustment at any time without adversely affecting any other adjustments that you have made.

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  • Introduction to Photoshop Layers

    Published Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    Introduction to Layers

    For new users of Adobe Photoshop, gaining an understanding of how layers work is arguably the most important thing to learn first. The Layers palette offers a number of features and tools that makes it very powerful. Furthermore it also plays host to the various Adjustment Layers that make it easy to edit your photos in different ways and combine the effects in exciting ways.

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  • How to Give Your Photos a Lo-Fi Retro Look in Photoshop

    Published Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    How to Give Your Photos a Lo-Fi Retro Look in Photoshop

    In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can use layers of textures to give your photos a lo-fi retro appearance using Adobe Photoshop. Whether you love it or hate it, Instagram and many other similar apps and services have shown that creative photo filters are very popular. While you can use such apps for one click results, taking advantage of layers and blending modes can allow you to get creative and brew up your own unique effects.

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  • 22 Captivating Barn Photos

    Published Monday, November 4th, 2013

    For those who live in rural settings, barns and farms are seen just about every day. If you do see them every day, chances are you don’t give much thought to the amazing photos that are possible when using barns as a subject. In many cases, dilapidated and run down barns offer the best opportunities for interesting and powerful photos. Here you’ll find a collection of barn photos that will spark your creativity and make you want to go for a drive in the countryside to find some great photo opportunities.

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  • 11 Tree Tunnel Photographs for Inspiration

    Published Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

    Leading lines and vanishing points can help to create beautiful compositions for your photographs. As an example, photos of tree-lined streets and paths can be very interesting. Here we’ll look at 11 examples that should provide some inspiration. One of the great things about these examples is that similar scenes can be found fairly easily in many rural areas.

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  • Stunning Backlit Photos

    Published Monday, October 28th, 2013

    Lighting is one of the most critical elements in photography. Different types and amounts of light can help to create different moods and looks, and backlit photos are a good example. Shooting shortly after sunrise or shortly before sunset can allow you to use back lighting in your own work. If you’re looking for information on how to do this effectively, I’d recommend the backlit photography tutorial from Oh So Posh Photography. And for some inspiration, here are 50 amazing examples.

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