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December 20th, 2011

Photo Critique Series: Re-Processing a Misty Forest Scene

Posted By Michael Frye
Yes, the critiques are back—finally! This critique features a beautiful forest image called “Mist,” by David Eaton. The photograph was made in an area called The Chase near Birmingham, England. This is my second video critique, and I’ve broken it into two parts. The first video discusses the processing (briefly), light, composition, exposure, and sharpness. … 
July 6th, 2010

Using Curves in Lightroom and Camera Raw

Posted By Michael Frye
Curves in Lightroom and Camera Raw
As promised, I’ve posted another tutorial on YouTube about Curves in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. In this video I examine the default settings in these applications, and why you should avoid using them—at least sometimes. These defaults actually apply three curves to your image before you even start processing it. Watch the video to see … 
June 25th, 2010

The Power of Curves

Posted By Michael Frye
The Power of Curves
I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time: post a video tutorial on YouTube. It’s called The Power of Curves, and it’s about, well, curves in Photoshop. This is one of those things that’s just easier to show than explain, so it’s a perfect subject for video. I think Curves are the single …