As a photographer and editor, it is always good to try out new plugin software to integrate into your workflow. I have been using the Nik software for what seems like forever. Silver Efex Pro has been my go-to effects plugin.
How to create long exposure light trails with Payton Hediger. This image in particular was created by Evolve Edits as a Signature Edit for Rafael Serrano Photography. You may note that there are a few other adjustment to this image beyond the lighting technique I’ll be covering here. HDR, toning,…
When it comes to creative and artistic direction in your editing, it is hard to distinguish yourself from the trends. You may have established a niche in your market, but how can you create work that doesn’t look dated as soon as you update your portfolio on your website?
Whether you’re shooting beauty, fashion or glamour, hair can be a huge distraction. Hiring a makeup and hair artist can be a game changer, but there is still plenty of work to be done after the shoot.
As a professional photographer, your website is not only your résumé but your calling card to any potential client looking to hire someone like you. It is imperative that the images that represent your business on your website look the best they can.
Working in Photoshop can easily lead you down the rabbit hole. It’s often a time-sucking vortex. “I’m just going to fix this one last thing, and then I’ll move on to ...
Photographers work in an industry where technology and software are evolving so rapidly it’s hard to keep up. Who hasn’t had the kind of experience where you’re ready to convert and process files, and you find out Adobe just launched a new version of Photoshop?
In post-production, image noise can be almost as distracting as a blurry image. When shooting in Aperture Priority mode, ...
I shot my first wedding on Kodak Porta 400VC. I went through about nine rolls of film totaling about 300 frames.
It never fails when I read about new ways to better my photography: There’s usually an equipment pitch. It’s all about having the best lenses and cameras. Or on the flip side, I find large-format film photographers preaching lessons in the landscape. Hauling my 4x5 view camera everywhere was great when I was shooting for 40-by-50-inch prints and I had grant money to blow on art projects. But technique is often more important than equipment. One technique, “focus stacking,” can lend greater depth to your landscape imagery.