In the above PHLEARN video, Aaron Nace shows us how to make individual colors really pop in Photoshop. He does so by using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Then, isolate the particular color range so that hue and saturation adjustments only affect that specific color in your images.
In the above video, photographer Mark Cleghorn walks us through several of the uses of Lastolite’s 8-in-1 Umbrella.
Mark uses a pair of speedlights with the umbrella, as well as an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra kit for background lighting on location.
Here’s a list of the eight configurations possible with the Lastolite 8-in-1:
The Lastolite 8-in-1 Umbrella runs $129.99. You can find it here at B&H Photo.
You can use Photoshop to extract quality still images from videos. Most video cameras nowadays (including smartphones) shoot 1080 HD video, which yields a single frame of 1920 x 1080 – or about 2MP.
There are a number of ways to pull still images from video clips and even ways to increase the resolution when you combine frames. Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to do so in the above video.
Here’s pretty cool inside look at Dave Hill’s photo shoot with FIAT for the 2014 Vanity Fair Hollywood Edition. He shot 4 days to get 4 photos for these ads. The camera of choice was a Hasselblad H3D.
The compositing of the final images combined several days of 12-14 hours of editing in Photoshop and using Cinema 4D to render the shadows. It’s a real, big-budget shoot with a full crew to make cutting edge commercial ad photography.
As a bonus factoid, the entire BTS documentary was shot with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shares how to remove noise in Photoshop. He highlights the use of the noise removal tools in Camera Raw, as well as hiding other noise by turning down the black levels.
The same controls are also available in Lightroom, so that portion of the tutorial applies to Lightroom as well. Additionally, you can use the image size and Smart Sharpen tools within Photoshop to combat noise.
There are times when you have to use a flash when shooting a wedding or portrait session. For example, if you are shooting outside and the sun has gone down completely, or if you are shooting inside with dim overhead lighting, a flash is a necessity. But whenever I can avoid it, I prefer taking advantage of natural light, even if it is waning in the half hour after sunset.
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