Why use image editing software?
A good digital point and shoot or SLR camera will suffice if you want to derive good quality photos, but if you want your photos to be known for its professional finesse, editing the pictures using a good photo editing software is essential.
Photo editing software has become a necessity in this era of online marketing and social networking. Business entities worldwide are capitalizing on the online media to generate sales leads and drive revenue growth. As digital cameras become cheaper and more user-friendly, adding or altering images is becoming more and more commonplace in the online world. Photos induce confidence in customers’ minds while adding value to the quality of the content. Whether you post them on your website or your Facebook page, a quality photo never fails to impress the audience. The true potential of a photo can only shine through by using photo editing techniques such as, image enhancement, image clipping and other photo manipulation techniques. Read more »
A lot of people recommend using the Liquify tool in Photoshop for getting Photoshop Skinny. However, unless it is a major project, I disagree. Personally, I find that using the Warp tool is much simpler and far faster for getting thin with Photoshop. Watch my video tutorial to learn how to shed unwanted pounds using the Warp Tool in Photoshop. Read more »
Thought I’d share this studio lighting diagram creator that I found with you. If you viewed my Natural Light Portrait Tutorial, you’ll more than likely noticed that I added some lighting diagrams to give you an idea of how I set up the shots. I plan on doing that in future posts as well.
This won’t be a very long post. Just a quick link to the zip file and some advice. When you get great shots with a certain studio lighting setup, you should make a diagram. It will help you later if you’re like me and can’t always remember exactly what you did…
This was created by Kevin Kertz, so stop by his site and check it out. The file is a PSD and will work with Photoshop and GIMP (I think) and it’s a free download. I would also like to mention that it is extremely easy to set up your lighting diagrams after playing around with it for a few minutes. Click to download it here (it’s small – about 160 kb).
It would certainly be nice to be able to afford some of this stuff… soon!
You’ve got to admit, the Nikon D4 is certainly top of the line for their brand. Barring that investment, I would be completely happy with a….
This is what I really wanted when I bought my used D300, but I just don’t have that kind of money to throw around. Still, I love my camera and got a great deal on the D300. The seller gave me 3 lenses and some other decent accessories… so I have absolutely nothing to complain about
Now we’re moving into territory that I can actually afford! Still, one must budget. I’m sure I’ll be treating myself to this and the 28mm soon enough!
Personally, I love prime lenses over zooms because of the ability for wide open apertures. This especially comes in handy if you’re a fan of bokeh (which I am under certain conditions). The only negative about prime lenses is that you have to walk around all over the place to get your subject in the frame the way you want it! Read more »