How to Transcend the Trends: Fine-Art Toning in Photoshop with Dustin Lucas

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?

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Quality vs. Quantity Workflow | Processing Your Raw Files in Capture One, DxO Optics Pro and Lightroom with Dustin Lucas

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?

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Focus Stacking for Greater Depth in Landscape Photography

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.

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