As a trained physicist (no joking there), I’ve always been intrigued by snowflakes.
Snowflakes are amazing little things, the frozen representation of the crystalline structure of water. Snowflakes occur in a seemingly endless variety. And, they are so beautiful…
As a photographer, I’m equally intrigued by the idea of photographing snowflakes.
But photographing snowflakes can be quite an endeavor. It takes a bit of specialized equipment, some MacGyver-type ingenuity, and lots of patience. Oh, yeah, it also helps to have a backyard of the fluffy, white stuff.
If you’re interested in trying your hand at photographing snowflakes or just seeing some amazing examples of these images, check out this post on The Phoblographer blog:
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It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo:
One of the biggest new enhancements in the latest version of both Lightroom and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) is the addition of Luminance and Color range masking.
Range masking allows you to limit the area of your image that is affected by local adjustments based on a range of colors or tones within your image. And, best of all, the masking is totally non-destructive and re-editable.
All images tell a story. But it isn't always the story we want to tell.
Selective focus is a simple but powerful technique that can help you control the narrative by managing which part of your image stands out and which part doesn't. And with that, the story behind your images becomes clearer.