Sometime you get a great image from a shoot, but it just doesn’t have enough pizzaz straight out of the camera.
It may look like the image below was taken with extremely punchy lighting, but a lot of the stylization was done in Photoshop using layer blending modes. By duplicating the image multiple times and using blending modes like Screen and Overlay, we’re able to alter different parts of the image separately using layer masks to make sure it looks the way we want it to.
Unlike most professions, photography starts easy and gets harder the more you care about doing it right. It can be a frustrating process, but here’s how to avoid the most common mistakes photographers make and a few tips on how to rise above them.
Photography has changed a lot over the years. There are always new concepts to learn and creative techniques to explore – and there’s no better way to do it than by picking up an inspiring book. Here are our top 20 picks for the best photography books of all time to get you started.
Shooting in RAW has its ups and downs, but the flexibility it offers is a big plus for photographers. And, while it’s often the preferred format for pros, should you always shoot RAW? Here are some myths and realities of RAW vs. JPEG.