From Digital Photography Tips

Albert Watson’s Iconic Career

“I love photography it’s a deep passion” – Albert Watson

“You come in as a professional, and you’re polite and respectful to everybody. That’s one of the good tips. You should treat everybody well you know. It doesn’t matter if you’re photographing a porter in a market in Marrakech or you’re photographing the king of Morroco. You have the same sympathetic approach to everybody. You be nice to everybody, basically.” – Albert Watson

The Best Stock Photography Sites

This is just a quick post with a few links that I will keep updating in the future.

Here are a ways to find stock photography:

Stock photos that don’t suck – A list of places to find the best free stock photos:
https://medium.com/design-ux/62ae4bcbe01b

How to Find Stock Photos That Don’t Suck:
http://designrope.com/design/find-stock-photos-dont-suck/

Compilation of stock photo sites:
http://www.crazyleafdesign.com/blog/cloud-stock-photos-resources/

The Basics of Light and Flash Photography

Professional photographer and Nikon shooter Joe McNally takes you through some fundamental basics in recognizing light scenarios and how to use flash photography.

Nikon is just starting to release new videos like this on a biweekly basis on their YouTube channel.

See also Taking Advantage Of Magic Hour

Access more videos like this in the the huge Icon Photography School Photography Video library. IPS students can access it via the student workspace. (Icon Photography School students only) If you’re not a student you can signup here.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Documentary: The Impassioned Eye

Someone has posted this lovely documentary about Henri Cartier Bresson. Bresson is undoubtedly one of the masters of photography and this revealing documentary is absolutely fascinating. He was a master of the decisive moment.

Also speaking of the decisive moment, this actually might just be an artifact of the past. Consider the notion that in the future your video camera will shoot such high resolution imagery that you could just record a long scene and then scroll back frame by frame to pick out the decisive moment! Kevin Kelly posted about this idea recently. He calls it the decisive hour. The main idea is that the distinction between cinema and stills is already gone.

Free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Tutorial Videos

Videos for learning Adobe Lightroom by Serge Ramelli

Lightroom For Travel Photography

Here are more Tutorial videos from Julianne Kost:

Lightroom 4 — The Difference Between “Edit in Photoshop” and “Open as Smart Object”

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne shows you the difference between opening a raw file as a pixel-based layer versus a Smart Object, and the advantages of both approaches.

Lightroom 4 — Exporting Images from Lightroom 4

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates the advantage of setting up presets in Lightroom to simultaneously export images to multiple file types, sizes, compression settings, etc. You might even find this method more powerful than Photoshop’s Image Processor!

Lightroom 4 — Toning Black and White Photographs in Lightroom 4

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne explains the best way to add a color tone to an image using the Split Tone and Tone Curve panels and shows how to save presets to increase your productivity. Click here to download the presets discussed in the video. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.

Lightroom 4 — Converting Images to Black and White in Lightroom 4

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates the best way to convert images to Black and White as well as how to save presets to increase your productivity. Click here to download the presets discussed in the video. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.

Lightroom 4 — The Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 4

In this episode of The Complete Picture discover the power of making selective adjustments like dodging and burning, color corrections and noise removal using the Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 4. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.

Lightroom 4 — Quick Tip — Output From the Book Module to JPEG

In this Quick Tip Julieanne will show you how to output JPEG files from the Book Module in Lightroom 4.1.

Lightroom 4 — Quick Tip — The Painter Tool in Lightroom 4

In this Quick Tip Julieanne will show you a few of her favorite uses for the little-known Painter tool in Lightroom 4.

Lightroom 4 — Why Does the Photograph’s Preview Change in Lightroom and Bridge?

In this video tutorial Julieanne explains one of the great mysteries of Lightroom and Bridge — why Lightroom (or Bridge) displays a photograph one way and then changes the way it looks a moment later. It will all become clear with just a little information about how digital camera files are captured and displayed by different applications.

Lightroom 4 — Quick Tip — Creating 32-bit (HDR) Images in LR 4.1

In this Quick Tip Julieanne quickly demonstrates how to create a 32-bit file from multiple exposures in Photoshop and then, using the Develop module in Lightroom 4.1 refines the image’s color and tonality both globally and selectively — all while still working in 32-bit!

Lightroom 4 — Importing and Organizing Your Images

Discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom 4 and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes organizing, finding and editing your photos easy.

Lightroom 4 — Select, Rate and Prioritize Your Images

Find out which method of tagging images works best for the photography you do in order to simplify the creation of collections of images.

Lightroom 4 — Create Stunning Images

Learn how to create the highest quality photographs by learning how to crop, remove lens distortion, correct perspective, make global and local color and tonal corrections in the Lightroom 4 Develop module.

Lightroom 4 — Adding Special Effects

Discover the best way to convert images to black and white, as well as add tonal overlays, edge effects, selective coloring and film grain textures.

Lightroom 4 — Viewing Images on a Map

Discover how to use the new Lightroom 4 Map module to sort and manage your images based on location information.

Lightroom 4 — Moving Between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop

Learn how to take a single image or multiple images for editing seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. Also, see how to use Photoshop tools like Photomerge, HDR pro, and the export dialog in Lightroom for exporting multiple files.

Lightroom 4 — Book Module Basics

In the first tutorial of a three-part series Julieanne provides a complete overview of the bookmaking process using the new Lightroom 4 Book module.

Lightroom 4 — Publish a Slideshow

Learn how to create, render and publish a slideshow with music by sequencing your images to tell the perfect story.

Lightroom 4 — Print the Perfect Image

Learn how to use the Print module to bring your images into the spotlight and share with clients, friends or family. Also, see the new tools for making custom contact sheets and print packages.

Lightroom 4 — Share Images Online

Learn to use the Web module to publish to the popular online photo sharing sites with Lightroom’s new Publish Services option in the Library module.

Lightroom 4 — Working with DSLR Video

Master the new features for editing, adjusting, rendering, and sharing video clips in Lightroom 4.