Processing Infrared Photos in Camera Raw and Photoshop
Nov26

Processing Infrared Photos in Camera Raw and Photoshop

In my previous article, I described how to shoot infrared photos. This guide will walk you through processing infrared photos using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC. These instructions and screenshots were compiled on a MacOS X Yosemite system, though should work equally well for other platforms. Here is the processed final image of the infrared shot I shared in the last article: 1. Creating an Infrared Camera Profile To start...

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Infrared Photography with a Digital Camera
Nov24

Infrared Photography with a Digital Camera

Ever since I started learning photography, I was fascinated by infrared photography. For those unfamiliar with it, it is photography using infrared light. Images captured using infrared produce some interesting, other-worldly results. The wavelength of light used is usually between 700nm to 900nm, in the near-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Visible light ranges between about 390nm (violet) to 700nm (red). Therefore,...

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Canon Exposure Simulator and Tutorial
Nov19

Canon Exposure Simulator and Tutorial

Understanding the meaning of terms such as Aperture and Shutter Speed is essential for full control of your photos. Knowing when to use what value can mean the difference between an average shot and an amazing one. Canon’s Exposure Simulator is an excellent resource to learn just that. Learn the basics of exposure. The simple and easy to understand tutorials are great at understanding what different aperture values do. See how a...

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How to frame and crop portrait photos effectively
Nov12

How to frame and crop portrait photos effectively

There are a number of basic composition and framing techniques that can improve your photography. I’ll leave the details for another day, but we can make use of the rule of thirds or the golden ratio to take the shot or to crop it later on. These techniques are really effective for capturing architecture and landscapes. However, it gets a little complicated with human portraits and body shots. Here is an excellent guide on how...

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