What Photoshop Is Used For Today

We hear a lot about Photoshop being used to make models impossibly thin, or remove every sign of wrinkles from someone’s face. Photoshop is no longer the day-to-day photo adjustment app (that’s Lightroom’s job); but it is an invaluable tool for a certain type of photo related work: masking and compositing. The image below shows theContinue reading “What Photoshop Is Used For Today”

Simplified Multiple Image Deletion in Lightroom CC

Adobe applications are powerful; but the flip side of that power is complexity, and the learning curve needed to master that complexity. In the case of Lightroom one of my ease-of-use complaints has always been that deleting a single image was easy; deleting multiple images was a complex, multiple step process any way that you choseContinue reading “Simplified Multiple Image Deletion in Lightroom CC”

Warning: Major Data Loss Potential in Photoshop CS6 & CC2015

As an expert Photoshop user I am meticulous about my processes and I do not expect to lose work. Today I have lost the same job, not once, but twice, before I figured out what was causing the issue. Let me share this “feature” with you before it costs you hours of labor as well.Continue reading “Warning: Major Data Loss Potential in Photoshop CS6 & CC2015”

On the Look-Out for Color Relationships

Colors can add power and meaning to images. Color relationships are part of these effects. When an entire image is of one object, the color coordination was taken care of by the designer of that object. But when various elements in the real world form unintended color relationships, its a great chance for the photographer toContinue reading “On the Look-Out for Color Relationships”

Embracing the Low Res Image

We have spent so much time struggling to get the highest resolution from our cameras, our lenses, and tripods, our RAW converters, that we often fail to appreciate the artistic value of low resolution images. Low res images are the natural result of art lenses such as Holgas and LensBabies, as well as of techniquesContinue reading “Embracing the Low Res Image”

Adjusting for Low Quality Lightsources

Gymnasiums, Conference Centers, Covered Markets, they often have one thing in common: they are frequently lit by very efficient, but very unpleasant lighting, such as sodium vapor lamps. This results in images which often have a terrible color cast. But trying to adjust for it with standard color adjustments is not the best solution. Instead, it isContinue reading “Adjusting for Low Quality Lightsources”

Macros, Details, and Texture Shots

Its not uncommon for photographers to shoot image that they don’t consider to be important images or complete compositions. Sometimes it is for series they are developing for their own portfolios, and sometimes its for images that graphic designers will purchase as stock. I shoot a wide range of such macros, architectural details, and textureContinue reading “Macros, Details, and Texture Shots”

When a Color Image Should be Converted to Black and White

There are many good reasons for converting an image to black and white. Some images contain a lot of contrast and texture which can be better emphasized in black in white. Others have historic content that fits well with historic black and white looks. And sometimes an image is part of a series, and theContinue reading “When a Color Image Should be Converted to Black and White”

PhoozL Interiors Photo Contest

This week’s PhoozL Photo Contest was on the topic “Interiors” and offered a wide array of interpretations of that theme. Here is an except from my Judge’s comments: “This was an interesting and varied group of images, making the judging process challenging. There were unique and challenging concepts of ‘interior’ and strong compositions telling interestingContinue reading “PhoozL Interiors Photo Contest”

Mac Edition Radio Interview with C. David Tobie & David Saffir

Harris Fogel  caught up with David Saffir and myself at PhotoPlus Expo, and spent an evening discussing color management, as it relates to photography, mobile, and video. Here’s a MacEditionRadio.com audio interview that captures some of that conversation. Thanks, Harris, for an interesting evening, and a very professional interview! Credits: C. David Tobie, Copyright 2013.Continue reading “Mac Edition Radio Interview with C. David Tobie & David Saffir”