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Photography Software Techniques

Move beyond the basics with advanced photography software techniques from our experts. Covering much more than how to use photo software, topics include color choice, file formats and hundreds of other subjects.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Take More Control Over Highlights & Shadows

Use new controls in Lightroom 4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7 to fine-tune the yin and yang of your photographs

Take More Control Over Highlights & ShadowsJust when you're becoming comfortable with image controls in your editor of choice, an update comes along and changes everything, so I sympathize that it sometimes feels like you're aiming at a moving target.  Read More...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Extending Format

These techniques are for much more than panoramas

Extending FormatNo one needs to learn to "think outside the box" more than photographers.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Extended Depth Of Field

Focus stacking defeats the limits of optics

Extended Depth Of FieldHow deep would you like your depth of field?  Read More...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Beyond ETTR And HDR

32-bit processing in Lightroom

Beyond ETTR And HDRTo one degree or another, we've all been underexposing our digital photographs, even if we've been exposing to the right (ETTR).  Read More...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Frame Itself

Explore the expressive possibilities of aspect ratio

The Frame ItselfThe proportion of an image's frame (or aspect ratio) is a fundamental part of the statement it makes.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sharpening With HDR Software

Enhance detail by boosting the differences between neighboring tones

Sharpening With HDR SoftwareHDR software is most typically used to render shadow and highlight detail, but it also can be used to enhance tonal separation and detail in any range of tones, even in images with extremely low contrast.  Read More...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Double Pass & Hybrid Sharpening

Get the best of USM and High Pass techniques

Double Pass & Hybrid SharpeningDifferent sharpening techniques make the world look different.  Read More...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Output Sharpening

Automate the process for best results

Output SharpeningImage source, frequency of detail, subject, personal preference, output device, substrate or presentation device, and presentation size all play a role in sharpening.  Read More...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

High Pass Sharpening

Try this advanced technique for creative sharpening effects

High Pass SharpeningThere are three methods of sharpening in Photoshop that we should all be aware of: Luminance, Edge and High Pass sharpening.   Read More...

 

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