Nicholas Emmerson

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Quick Tip: What Jurors Look for in Your Grant Application

Grant competition jurors reject hundreds of applications because photographers often treat them like contest entry forms, “with a project …

Grant Writing

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

Hands-on Review: The 12 best photography backpacks we’ve ever tested

Over the last few months, I've tested out 12 different photography backpacks, and I'd like to give a review of the strengths and weaknesses of all of …

Backpacking

Video: Using Photoshop’s Median Stacking Feature for Noise Reduction

We’ve seen Photoshop’s median stacking process used before to remove tourists from photographs. Now, photographer Andy Astbury takes the time to show …

SHARPENING X-TRANS FILES IN ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Sharpening is one of the most taxing aspects of the digital process and consequently many photographers prefer to stick to safe and secure ways, …

How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 2: Photoshop Compositing

Previously I’ve talked about preparing and shooting your images for the composite. If you missed it, click here.<p>Once the images are uploaded in …

RNI Films Gives iPhone Shooters Filters Based on Real Film Stocks

If you enjoy injecting analog warmth into your digital photographs, then you may want to check out the new RNI Films app for iOS. Developed by Really …

11 famous executives who majored in philosophy

<i>(Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a light-bulb?</i><p><i>A: Three: one to change the lightbulb, and to to debate whether they ought to, and if so, whether it follows that they can</i>. This one is from The Philosopher's Cocoon, but are more where that came from.)<p>But while it's easy to dismiss …

Peter Thiel

Panoramic Portraits

Stretches and Strength Exercises Every Cyclist Should Do

We working cyclists spend a whole lot of waking hours in the same position. Sitting, hunched over desks. Sitting, hunched over phones. Sitting, hunched over handlebars, hammering out 5,400 revolutions an hour down the road. Over time, all those hours in that aero forward fold on and off the bike …

Skin-Retouching Techniques: Compared

In general, there are four “famous” skin-retouching techniques on the photography and retouching market to achieve a smooth skin:<p>Gaussian blur <i>(for me</i> …

Core Routines

Bike messenger turned Hollywood stuntwoman, personal trainer, and SoulCycle instructor Kym Perfetto has an attitude that's as fierce as her physique. Her intense, no-nonsense workouts attract A-list celebrities, including Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Jake Gyllenhaal. But as a contestant on last season's</i> …