post production

The Client Wants to Buy Their Favorite Image From the Photoshoot, but It Is Not Sharp. What Do You Do?

The Client Wants to Buy Their Favorite Image From the Photoshoot, but It Is Not Sharp. What Do You Do?

It's a very mixed feeling: you are happy they like the shot, but you are also disappointed that it's not sharp. I'm going to share my way of dealing with the situation, but I am also curious about
Why You Should Use Lightroom Presets and When You Should Avoid Them

Why You Should Use Lightroom Presets and When You Should Avoid Them

Lightroom presets are a great way to create quick and effective edits, but if you’re relatively new to photo editing, it might be useful to know how to make the most of them and when they should be
Why You Should Be Using Capture One Pro Instead of Lightroom

Why You Should Be Using Capture One Pro Instead of Lightroom

For hardened Lightroom users such as myself, Capture One Pro can feel like a bit of a mystery. What are the advantages and why would you consider changing? Ignoring for a moment the pros and cons of
6 Secrets to Shooting and Retouching Dramatic Sunsets

6 Secrets to Shooting and Retouching Dramatic Sunsets

Shooting and editing sunsets and sunrises can be tricky with such a wide dynamic range. In this video, there are six tips on how to achieve those dramatic, attention grabbing shots. [ Read More ]
How I Used Lightroom's Range Masks to Bring out the Vibrant Colors in This Photo

How I Used Lightroom's Range Masks to Bring out the Vibrant Colors in This Photo

If you've not used Adjustment Brushes with Range Masks to make subtle changes to colors in Lightroom, you're missing out. This is how I used both tools to finish my edit of this rock climbing
The Easiest Way to Give Your Images a Fresh New Look

The Easiest Way to Give Your Images a Fresh New Look

One area a lot of photographers can focus their quarantined free time is updating their portfolios. Unfortunately, taking new and fresh photos is probably not part of that process, but that doesn't
Can Sitting Too Close to Your Screen Damage Your Vision?

Can Sitting Too Close to Your Screen Damage Your Vision?

As far as I know, most photographers and videographers tend to edit their own content. This generally means that most of them spend a great deal of their time in front of a screen. Is all of that
Dean Samed: The UK's Most Prolific Genre Cover Artist

Dean Samed: The UK's Most Prolific Genre Cover Artist

If you ever entered the dark depths of Deviant Art a few years back, you would have most likely stumbled upon the name Conzpiracy at some point in your journey. Like a modern-day urban legend, his
Adding Texture to Your Backgrounds in Photoshop Easily

Adding Texture to Your Backgrounds in Photoshop Easily

A long time ago, I got to visit a friend down in the south of England. We drank (quite a lot of beer), we ate (lots of chocolate brownies), and we set up to shoot a moody portrait. [ Read More ]
Learn How to Composite in Photoshop With This Excellent Short Lesson

Learn How to Composite in Photoshop With This Excellent Short Lesson

Using Adobe Photoshop to composite images can seem like a dark art at first, and while there are a vast array of techniques to learn, this excellent video makes a great introduction, teaching you how
How I Used Lightroom's Adjustment Brushes to Edit This Epic Rock Climbing Photo

How I Used Lightroom's Adjustment Brushes to Edit This Epic Rock Climbing Photo

One of the best climbing photographs that I’ve ever taken came out of my recent trip to Switzerland. Here’s how I edited it using Lightroom, deploying a few subtle techniques using adjustment brushes
How to Create Pleasing Skin Tones Out of Any Camera's Footage

How to Create Pleasing Skin Tones Out of Any Camera's Footage

If you still struggle with the skin colors of your images or your videos, there is a way to cope with that. Most importantly, it works with footage from any camera. [ Read More ]
Skylum Introduces AI-Augmented Tool to Create Sky Based Composites

Skylum Introduces AI-Augmented Tool to Create Sky Based Composites

Skylum has announced its latest update for editing suite Luminar, introducing several improvements and a brand new feature: AI-Augmented Sky. [ Read More ]
Get the Most out of Photoshop With These Free Brush Bundles

Get the Most out of Photoshop With These Free Brush Bundles

Paying a monthly fee to use Adobe products is still a hard pill for some photographers to swallow. For those that want to sweeten the deal and get your money's worth, these free bundles are for you. [
Are You Making These Five Common Photography Mistakes?

Are You Making These Five Common Photography Mistakes?

Over years of teaching, I’ve gotten a chance to review photographs by all types of photographers. While there are lots of mistakes that can be made, there are a few consistent ones that stand out the
Free Online Galleries Built Into Lightroom Classic

Free Online Galleries Built Into Lightroom Classic

Lightroom has a lot of features. Every now and then, you come across a feature that you either have never used or haven't used recently. [ Read More ]
How to Shoot and Edit Your Concert Photos

How to Shoot and Edit Your Concert Photos

Concerts and events can either be exciting and fun or quite challenging for us photographers due to the low-lit environment and having to share the space with other photographers, all while being
Fstoppers Reviews the Backdrop Studios Creative Digital Backdrops [NSFW]

Fstoppers Reviews the Backdrop Studios Creative Digital Backdrops [NSFW]

You’ve heard of hand-painted backdrops, and you’ve probably heard of digital backdrops, but The Backdrop Studio is offering something different: backdrops that look like pieces of art all by
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Captures Massive 1.8 Billion Pixel Panorama

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Captures Massive 1.8 Billion Pixel Panorama

As 2019 came to a close and most people were heading home for the holidays the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) team at NASA were hard at work on the latest and greatest 1.8 billion pixel, 360 degree
Five Steps to Preserve as Much Information as Possible in Your Images

Five Steps to Preserve as Much Information as Possible in Your Images

Ever wanted to correct a mistake with your exposure or try a cool post-processing technique, only to find that the results weren’t all that you’d hoped? Image data may have inadvertently been lost in