Jan Slieker

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Default Camera Setting For Landscape Photography

I mentioned my camera settings in several examples of my 3P photo creation process, such as 3P Creation for Palace of Fine Arts, 3P Creation for …

The Arts

How to Pick the Right Camera Settings for Every Scenario

Fresh from telling us to stop asking about camera settings, Tony Northrup is back with a 17-minute video going in depth on the general camera …

How to Master Framing in Photographic Composition For More Powerful Shots

Frames are the portion of “land” in which any masterpiece can live. They define the boundaries in which a scene resides, and they can be seen in …

How to Edit Landscape Skies in Lightroom

Have you ever wondered how to bring out the detail in your overexposed sky without ruining the whole image? A problem you may run into taking …

3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Taking Better Photos

No matter your current skill level, you could (and should) always be getting better. And if you ever find yourself in a creative rut—as we all do …

How to Move Objects With the Spot Removal Brush in Adobe Camera Raw

This is going to be one of those posts where you hit your forehead with your hand and say “Oof, I knew that!” It’s so easy, it’s often overlooked. …

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

RAW Processing in Adobe Lightroom - Are you Using the Adjustment Panel?

<b>Lightroom</b> is fairly simple to use, yet an incredibly powerful tool for photographers and it lets you <b>pull out every single detail possible</b> from a RAW …

The Best Way to Create Dynamic Luminosity Masks

Luminosity masks are well known amongst landscape and nightscape photographers but often underrated by many other creatives. They are an incredibly …

4 Lighting Principles I Wish I’d Known When I Started Photography

When I first started photography, I struggled a lot with lighting. In the beginning, we’re often told to shoot our subjects in open shade, but if you …

When to Use a Higher ISO for Landscape Photography

For landscape photography, most of the time, you’ll end up using your camera’s base ISO. That’s the power of a tripod; it lets you set long enough …

Landscape Photography

Three Common Misconceptions Photographers Have About Histograms

Histograms are a very useful tool for checking that you haven't clipped any blacks or whites in a scene and ensuring you have a proper exposure. …

Cameras

6 Essential Tips for Taking Good Photographs on a Bright and Sunny Day

Midday is one of the most difficult times to shoot for any photographer. The brutal truth is that cameras struggle with the extreme light and …

Landscape Photography

HDR Photography - Make Use of it or Stay Well Clear? Scott Kelby's Got His Opinions

There are Some Very Real Benefits to HDR Photography<p>When you hear “HDR” and someone trying to sell you on the idea of how there are <i>actually</i> great …

Give Your Images a Cinematic Film Look with this “Color-Grading” Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

In this easy-to-follow tutorial, Chris Stocker shows you how to give your images a cinematic film look by color-grading photographs in Lightroom. If …

The Failure of the Perfect Picture

A man I know as Jay reaches into his car to try to force his engine to kick over, leaning deeply into the door as if the weight of the world is upon …

From today, these Panasonic cameras can shoot first and focus later

Focusing after you've taken a picture is something that just shouldn't be able to happen. Once an image has been formed on the sensor, there's no …

Realistic 3D Casino Style Bulb Sign Photoshop Tutorial

In today’s tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create an illuminated bulb sign similar to those used on Las Vegas casinos and …

How to Create a Bronze Beveled Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a bronze beveled text effect using layer styles in Adobe Photoshop. Let's get started!<p><b>Tutorial Assets</b><p>The …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

Tutorials

Create an HDR Effect Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we will use luminosity masks in order to achieve a strong HDR effect and improve the overall look of our photo.<p>We will be …

Tutorials

Balancing Skin Tones with Photoshop

You’re definitely going to run into situations where your subject has a patch of skin, maybe on their arm, or back, or leg, that is either brighter …

5 Photoshop Tricks You Probably Don’t Know

Because Photoshop is such a complex piece of software, you can use it for years and not utilize it to its full potential. This 9-minute video from …

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

How to Use the Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Change Colors in Your Images

There may be times when you want to play around with some elements in your images. Perhaps you want to change a color to a more suitable one in …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

How Photographers Should Use Instagram Stories

Instagram – Share Your Stories<p>Everybody who's anybody knows what <b>Instagram</b> has become in the world of photography.<p>Yes, it's huge. Even <i>bigger</i> than that …

Got That Gig? Try Being A "Ghost" When Photographing Events

Event Photography Tips And Techniques That Will Give <i>You</i> The Edge<p>Despite the name, there's nothing spooky going on here.<p>No Scary photographs. We're …