Why Photographing for Color Should be Part of Your Creative Playbook Photographing in color isn’t about deciding if your photo should be in color or converted to black & white. Instead, think of photographing for color as a method to influence the viewer’s mood when looking at your photo. Color can be the subject of […]
Are You Satisfied with Your Photography? This isn’t a topic that I frequently read or hear in other photography discussions, but it’s something that comes up in conversation from time to time. It’s more of a personal issue than something we discuss publicly. Except from me because, you know, I lack boundaries. Are you satisfied with […]
5 Easy Tips to Improve Photographic Composition Two of the most common tips new photographers get to improve photographic composition are the Rule of Thirds and Leading Lines. While not bad suggestions, have you ever noticed that they contradict each other. The rule of thirds teaches us to avoid placing your subject in the center […]
Knowing When to Ignore Color Creates Stronger Photos Should your photos be in Color or Black & White? Knowing when to ignore color can help you create stronger photos by embracing the mood or emotion needed to tell your story. Sometimes color is a distraction. Eliminating color can simplify your photos to reveal an entirely […]
Refine Edge can actually save you money. If you take photos in a studio environment, all you need to do is shoot on a plain background and you can use refine edge in Photoshop to easily cut out your subject and place them on a digital background. Here’s how it’s done.
Color grading with Luminar is a fast and easy way to add a cinematic color grade effect or even do some color correction to your photos. This video shows some of the filters Luminar provides to enhance the color in your photos. Video: Color Grading with Luminar Luminar Has Plenty of Filters for Color Grading […]
You can replace a sky in your photos in just a few minutes, and I’m going to show you how to do it. It’s quick and easy using a Luminosity Mask in Macphun Luminar. Here’s the video to demonstrate. Video: Replace a Sky in Your Photos the Easy Way Use Luminar to Replace a Sky […]
I know. You’re seeing the same thing, again. That’s because I like to go back to places and things that I’ve already shot -putting a new spin on an old subject.
Your Photographic Creativity Needs Some Exercise Thank you for listening to The Photo Flunky Show. We really appreciate you. There are a lot of technical aspects to your photography. It’s good to practice to make sure you know your camera settings and exposures. However, creating a technically valid photo isn’t the same as creating an […]
The dominance of color in photography is a key tool to use in the psychology your viewer. Color makes people feel emotions. I have a tendency to prefer color photos. More accurately, I love strong colors. Color contrast, color symmetry or color complements. So when and why would, or should, you use black and white in […]