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Advanced Photography Techniques

Photo pros rely on our magazine to cover the most advanced digital photography techniques in-depth.  From color calibration to file formats and everything in between, you can count on the technique advice from our digital photo experts.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Past & Presence

Douglas Dubler created a historical and artistic project that was ideally suited to the unique qualities of the legendary Polaroid 20x24 camera

Past & PresenceImagine a modern professional photographer involved in a photo project allowing only 25 exposures in an entire day—with film so rare, there's no room for tests, mistakes or retries.   Read More...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Autofocus Evolution

Radical advancements in AF technology are blowing away old assumptions about phase- and contrast-detection systems. Set your old assumptions aside and look at what’s available today and what’s coming tomorrow.

Autofocus EvolutionSince the advent of digital photography, there have been aspects of a camera's operation that are shrouded in mystery and confusion.   Read More...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

More Than RAW Processing

How Adobe Camera Raw as a filter changes workflow

More Than RAW ProcessingPhotoshop CC introduced a long-awaited feature that will change how you adjust your images, when you adjust your images and what you adjust your images with—the ability to use Camera Raw as a filter.  Read More...

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Hero Image

The evolution of a shoot with Corey Rich

The Hero ImageIllustrating the dramatic impact that even a subtle change can bring to a photograph, commercial lifestyle photographer Corey Rich spent a day working out with cross-trainer Del Lafountain to capture a series of high-impact shots.  Read More...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Photoshop Blur Filters, Part 2

How to use Smart Filters, Blur Tools and Blur Effects to control blur in your images

Photoshop Blur Filters, Part 2This is the second of a two-part column about creative blur techniques.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Photoshop Blur Filters, Part I

Take complete control of the blur effect in your images in the computer

Photoshop Blur Filters, Part IThoroughly understanding your postprocessing options will help you make choices about when and how to control blur in your images before, during and after exposure.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mothership & Scout

How to work with photos on location and seamlessly integrate them back into your studio’s system working with Apple Aperture

Mothership & ScoutAs the plane clears 10,000 feet, I open up my MacBook Air and launch Aperture 3.  Read More...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Controlling Blur Effects

Guide the viewer through your images by controlling sharpness

Controlling Blur EffectsPhotographers use blur (or bokeh) for a variety of reasons: to simulate depth of field, to add interesting visual artifacts, to simplify them and to change the quality of their expression.   Read More...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tone Curves

This often misunderstood control is as much about brightness as contrast

Tone CurvesI recently read one popular author's introduction to his chapter on the Lightroom Tone Curve, and he started out by saying that with the improvements in the 2012 Process Version, the Tone Curve was basically outdated.  Read More...


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