Category: Photoshop

November 24, 2016 / / Blog

A Bavarian Lake Scene Here’s a photo of the stunning Konigsee, part of our 2016 trip to Austria.  It’s taken by our friend Julie Pfeiffer, who came all the way from Milwaukee to join us in Tirol. The shot is from the banks of the lake next to a beautiful church.  Wiki Says…. Situated within the Berchtesgaden Alps in the municipality of Schönau am Königsee, just south of Berchtesgaden and the Austrian city of Salzburg, the Königssee is Germany’s third deepest lake. Located at a Jurassic rift, it was formed…

October 24, 2016 / / Landscapes

Front to back sharpness Here’s how it’s done! Even at F16 with a wide lens, you can struggle to get everything sharp in a photo. If you like getting a foreground object such as a boulder or stream in your shot – the background may get blurry – of the foreground may get blurry… it depends on where you focus. How about doing 2 shots, 1 focussed on the background and the other on the foreground? That’s what we did here – the video takes you through how to automatically…

September 12, 2016 / / Blog

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September 21, 2015 / / Landscapes

Focus Stacking in Landscape Photos If you like to get everything pin sharp in your landscapes, Focus Stacking is for you. If you shoot low with foregrounds which are very close to the lens, then it can be hard to get the background AND the foreground pin sharp. Focussing 1/3 of the way into a scene if often recommended, or using a “hyperfocal” calculator app on your phone can give you the best focus distance for a given aperture and focal length. Taking The Guesswork Out – Use Focus Stacking Rather than…

August 27, 2015 / / Blog

Retouching in Photoshop – Skin and Eyes Lightroom has so many great tools that Photoshop is fast becoming redundant for most tasks. Retouching is one area where Lightroom still needs development. There are tools for skin softening and bumping eyes, but they don’t really have the same accuracy or fine results. For most commercial work I do, Lightroom is fine – the shots are usually small and on websites, a little negative clarity does the trick. But if you’re competing in club competitions, or doing fashion and beauty images, then…