Portraits of athletes are a great place to experiment with using a contrasty, high energy, dramatic Retouching technique. Here are a couple of our favorite methods to achieve this look.
Photoshop has a built in Lens Flare but the options for using it are pretty slim. There are workarounds that will get you a much better result and we go over them in this episode. We start by applying the Lens Flare to a black layer and changing the layer Blend Mode to Screen. This makes the black invisible and just lets the flare through. From here you can change the Color of the flare using Curves to better fit your image.
Dodge and Burn
There are many ways to Dodge and Burn an image, in this episode we cover a very quick method. We start by creating a Stamp Visible Layer and desaturating it. Then we change the Blend Mode to Overlay which will accentuate the Lights and darks. Next we apply a High Pass Filter to the layer bringing detail to the Highlights and Shadows. From here all you need to do is use a Layer Mask to paint in the areas you want to be visible.
Twitter is a great way to engage in real-time conversation with people in your industry, as well as potential clients for your photography business. Here’s how you can use Twitter to connect with the people and experiment with different types of content to see what works.
What you need to know about aspect ratios and how you can use them in your photography. This is a must-read for any modern photographer, as we discuss the ratios online technology requires and how you can experiment with different aspect ratios to stand out.
A social media powerhouse today, Instagram can help you reach new potential clients and grow your photography business. Here’s everything you need to know to build a community of followers who know, like and trust you and who want what your business offers.
Freelancing can be one of the more rewarding ways to make a living in professional photography. Whether you’re looking for more freedom to pick and choose your projects, or want to nail down a couple long-term contracts, here are the best places to find freelance photography jobs online.
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