The Lightroom-Photoshop Connection: Sending JPEG Files Back and ForthTips & Tricks
Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator and an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. His Lightroom Viewfinders series provides photographers with the tools they need to effectively use Lightroom for organization, editing, and printing. In this episode, Duggan explains the under-the-hood settings and options involved in “round-tripping” JPEG files–that is, editing in Lightroom, then sending your file to Photoshop for more edits and then sending it back again without losing image quality or your layers.
Top 10 Recommendations to Kick Off Wedding Season RightTips & Tricks
Wedding season is nearly upon us and in honor of this wonderful, yet sometimes stressful time, we have asked our friends at SnapKnot to share some of their wedding photography wisdom and what couples should be thinking about when choosing a photographer. Planning a wedding may not be easy but their community of expert wedding photographers will help make planning a piece of cake! (more…)
Cool Stuff — Week of May 6, 2013Cool Stuff
Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.
- First, from our friends over at PetaPixel, this one gave most of us butterflies just thinking about it. Actually doing this? No thank you. But we’ll watch the video anyway.
- Our tablets (like the iPad) are getting increasingly powerful, and Adobe has a plan to put that power to good use. The fun stuff starts at 18:09 in the video below.
- Budding photojournalists, heads-up! The folks over at Fotopedia have launched an iPad app that lets you create and view stories on the go. If you haven’t checked out Fotopedia, you should – they have a pretty nice platform for telling photo stories.
- We love our timelapses, but this one takes the cake. Two months of an Antarctic ice breaker’s journey, compressed into 5 minutes.
- And finally, to those who have a hundred questions about photography, here are your answers. Zack Arias, photographer and educator extraordinaire, has taken the best of his Awesome “Photography Q&A” Tumblr and turned it into an awesome book.
And now, for the BorrowLenses.com Roundup!
- To anyone who doesn’t live close to a pickup location, this one’s for you: We have new shipping rates that make it even more affordable for you to rent gear.
- The Canon 800mm f/5.6 isn’t the only game in town anymore! Nikon’s 800mm is finally here…
- A big thanks to everyone who came by and said hello to us at Photo Video West last week!
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.
The Best Lenses for Night Photography: A Case for Rokinon PrimesGear Talk
David Kingham is a landscape photographer who focuses (pun intended?) on the night sky. He set out to find the best astrophotography and night photography lenses for their price point. Discover why Rokinon lenses may transform how you shoot.
The Best Lenses for Night Photography
by David Kingham
Prime vs Zoom
What do you want in a lens for night photography? The most important factor is how much light a lens will let in so that we can shoot at lower ISOs– this means apertures of f/2.8 or greater (f/1.4 being preferred). Most zoom lenses only go to f/2.8 and, while they are perfectly okay for night photography, they are not the ultimate lenses to use.
Enter the prime lens! A prime lens is a fixed-focal-length lens that is designed to have much larger apertures. If you have looked into the major manufacturers’ primes (Nikon, Canon, Zeiss) you may be thinking I’m crazy right now because they are expensive (unless, of course, you rent them)! I went on a search for lenses with the ultimate quality-to-price ratio.
Exposure Blending Using Adobe Photoshop CS6Tips & Tricks
Adventure photo journalist Jay Goodrich highlights how he uses exposure blending in Adobe Photoshop CS6 in order to add drama to an image that would otherwise be lackluster due to constraints such as being out at a poor time of day, rapidly-changing weather, odd angle of the subject, or when using a lens that doesn’t accommodate creative exposure-assisting filters, such as a variable neutral density filter. In this video tutorial, Goodrich shows how he exposure blends a subject that rises above the horizon during sunrise and sunset. (more…)