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Building a Photo Dream World with One Bedsheet

Last week Thomas and I went to our Alma Mater, NAIT’s photographic technology program, to talk about what it’s like in the real world once you’ve graduated, and to also do a demo.   The one thing that we tried to really touch on in our talk was that when you’re no longer required to do assignments for classes and you’re …

“Steal” Like an Artist – Advertising Photography Composite

I recently did an interesting and fun photo shoot with a friend Mark, who went all out and did anything and everything we needed for the shoot, including: wearing skin tight leggings, donning an itchy hat that was awfully constricting, and getting flashed in the eyes with a super-snooted flash that looked like a cannon aimed at his face. After …

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Tutorial: Fixing Perspective on Panoramas in Photoshop

edit: with the latest updates in Lightroom CC and the ability to create a RAW dng file panorama we’ve switched to doing our stitching in LR instead of photoshop for the power of non-destructive editing. However we sometimes still have to finalize it in photoshop using these techniques if the perspective controls in Lightroom aren’t good enough.   The early …

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Are you a Photoshopographer? – The Art of Photo Compositing

Photoshop… It’s a verb these days. Or, you might hear “that looks so photoshopped.”    People used to trust photographs to be an accurate representation of the truth, but now we’re all skeptics.   Really, they were always wrong.   Whether it’s lens choice, shooting angle, cropping, lighting, or any other multitude of tools in a photographer’s bag, a photograph is showing …