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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, June 4, 2013

Animate your Stills

The latest trend for photos online is making parts of them move. We’ll show you how to do it.

Animate your StillsIf you haven't heard the term, a cinemagraph is a still photo that has some part of it animated.  Read More...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Heresy In Library Organization

Keep track of an ever-expanding digital archive by getting things right from the start

Heresy In Library OrganizationScanning the horizon, there are so-called workflow tutorials everywhere you look.   Read More...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dividing The Frame

Go beyond the Rule of Thirds to create dynamic compositions with layers of depth and elements of interest

Dividing The FrameThe four most important lines of any image are the ones that are often least recognized consciously: the frame itself.   Read More...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DNG File Format & DNG Converter

In this excerpt from his book, digital master photographer and Photoshop Alpha-tester Jeff Schewe demystifies the DNG format for today and for the future

DNG  File Format & DNG ConverterGiven the very real problem of the rapid proliferation of proprietary and undocumented raw file formats, Adobe (read: Thomas Knoll) decided to do something about that.   Read More...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How To Go Big

Get more resolution from your camera with these three key techniques: Upsample, Stack, Stitch

How To Go BigThere are several ways to get more resolution out of your camera.  Read More...

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...

 

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