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Sharpen your Adobe Photoshop techniques with Outdoor Photographer. Our articles offer Photoshop tips on topics ranging from resizing images to enhancing color. Begin your lesson in Photoshop for wildlife and nature photography now.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Making Of Compelling Black-And-White-Images
Beyond just removing color, see how structure, tonal relationships, form, texture and contrast all play key roles Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas were two of my heroes in nature photography, both superb practitioners of color photography with nature.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Making Best Use Of HDR
Tom Till is a master of Southwest landscapes. Recently, he’s been using HDR software to overcome some of the challenges of these high-contrast scenes without generating the bizarre-looking, hyperreal effect that’s objectionable to many nature shooters I was an early adopter of graduated neutral-density filters to tame the huge discrepancies between mesa-top sunlight and the dark shadows of the canyon depths.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Special Techniques For Landscapes
Excerpted from Rob Sheppard’s new book, The Magic of Digital Landscape Photography In Outdoor Photographer, you’ve learned core techniques to use while photographing the landscape: exposure, depth of field, use of lenses, composition and more.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Your Perfect B&W Print
Ansel Adams called the print “The Performance.” OP shows you, in-depth, how to use Photoshop to get your image ready for the best performance possible. As the digital march continues onward, there’s one thing that will never change: the pure aesthetic quality of elegant black-and-white imagery.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Intuitive B&W Conversions
Try this simple step-by-step process for making beautiful monochrome images Black-and-white photography seems to be more popular than ever in this digital era.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
High Dynamic Range Done Naturally
Explore the basics of HDR to get details in shadows, highlights and everywhere in between If you want to spark up a heated debate amongst a group of nature photographers these days, all you need to do is mention HDR.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
How to defeat edge artifacts in composited landscape images Few things are more frustrating to a photographer than edge fringes or halos that appear in Photoshop after a selected or extracted object has been placed onto a new background.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Making Your Best B&W
Conversions in the computer have become easier, allowing you to get better results than ever before Today, the choice to make a color or a black-and-white image is far different from the era of film. With film, the decision would be made when you loaded your film.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Photoshop Tips From The Pros
Some of the best in nature photography share 11 techniques that will turn a good photograph into an award-winner There are many elements that separate the top nature photographers from hobbyists. With today’s digital tools, not only do photographers rely on a great eye, time-tested technique and quality equipment, but also on their ability to optimize images after capture using Photoshop and other tools.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Instead of wrestling with tools that only can do part of the job, try this technique to clone color while maintaining the all-important texture in your image Photoshop provides many tools for cloning, the process of cleaning up small imperfections before printing. Dust on the sensor, contrails in the sky, twigs protruding into the frame or a cigarette butt in the scene are examples of things a photographer might choose to clone out. Several tools are provided in Photoshop to make easy work of these situations. The Rubber Stamp tool, the Patch tool, the Healing Brush and the Spot Healing Brush are the usual choices.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Photoshop CS4 And The Nature Photographer
The gold standard in imaging software has been updated. OP takes you through the new features most useful to nature photographers. Many photographers anticipate the arrival of a new version of Photoshop. Should I upgrade or not? Photoshop CS4 offers outstanding tools, naturally, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily for everyone.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Photoshop Secrets Of The Pros
Discover new ways to enhance images using this classic editing program There’s no shortage of options when it comes to using Adobe Photoshop to improve the quality of your nature photography. Photoshop is, after all, the standard by which all other image-editing software programs are measured.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Photoshop Lightroom 2: For Nature Photographers
The new version of the popular Adobe software melds traditional darkroom controls with the digital world Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is an amazing program. I’ve been working with it throughout its development process, and I feel like I’m back in the world of the traditional darkroom, now for color images. Lightroom was designed to help the photographer gain more control over his or her images while maintaining an efficient and effective workflow. It’s about organizing digital images to make them more accessible, processing them quickly and then getting them to an audience through slideshows, prints or web galleries (and, of course, image files).
Friday, August 1, 2008
Where In The World?
Geotagging puts a new spin on how to track photos Keeping track of where you photographed that last spectacular sunset or a deer roaming a mountain landscape is a challenging task. This is where GPS technology is an outdoor photographer’s best friend. While popular spots like Delicate Arch or Half Dome are well documented, when you’re venturing deeper into the wild, having a tool to mark exact locations, times and dates of when the shutter was pressed comes in handy, especially later when you’re downloading and cataloging images.
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