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How I Got the Shot: Matt Kloskowski's Fall Sunrise

Kelby Training's Education Director Matt Kloskowski photographed the stunning sunrise in his photo above. Capturing all of the details in one image like this can be a bit tough to do, but it is totally possible through various methods. How do you think Matt shot it? After being captivated by it, we talked to Matt about how he photographed it.

Take a guess, then read on, to see if you got it right.

Frank Doorhof: Why Fake it When You Can Create It?

Frank Doorhof is an well known photographer, instructor and blogger from Europe. He has built up his portfolio of work and has developed into a major professional. Frank has also recently been added to the Kelby Training lineup.

Frank took a bit of time to talk to us about how he grew as a photographer, and about some of the inspiration and lighting behind his fashion photography.

Modifying Light with Flags Brought to You by Kelby Training and B&H Photo

Have you ever heard of a Gobo? It's a term used by photographers to describe something that goes between the subject and your light to modify the light output. Today, they're more commonly known as light modifiers. We've previously talked about using one light (and modifier) at a time, on-camera flash accessories, and about using these at a wedding. Today, the experts at Kelby Training talk about using a flag to modify a light: specifically about controlling falloff. 

Take a look at the video after hitting the read and discuss button and for more in-depth training please visit Kelbytraining.com. They also have full one day seminars at Kelbytraininglive.com.

Do you have any other makeshift light modifiers? Let us know about your own hacks in the comments below.

Why We Sharpen Our Photos Brought to You by Kelby Training and B&H Photo

"You absolutely need to sharpen all of your photos if you're shooting RAW on your DSLR," that's what Matt from Kelby Training says. Sharpening your images will help to make them pop for a more appealing look. As always, balancing is also important to make sure that it isn't overdone. Matt from Kelby Training explains sharpening in the video below in one of the best ways I've ever seen and continues on to explain that we sharpen for the print.

Take a look at the video after hitting the read and discuss button and for more in-depth training please visit Kelbytraining.com. They also have full one day seminars at Kelbytraininglive.com.

Adding Eyelashes to Models Brought to You by Kelby Training and B&H Photo

Think about all the time that models (and women prepping for a big event such as their wedding) put into making their eyelashes look perfect. Indeed, eyelashes are important in a photograph as well. They're so important that the experts over at Kelby Training have come up with their own Photoshop brushes for eyelashes. In the video below, you'll learn how to make the best of those brushes.

Take a look at the video after hitting the read and discuss button and for more in-depth training please visit Kelbytraining.com. They also have full one day seminars at Kelbytraininglive.com.

Printing with Rounded Corners Brought to You by KelbyTraining and B&H Photo

In this video, KelbyTraining's experts show you how to set up a rounded border around your images in Adobe Lightroom 3. The white rounded border will help you to make your images look better for a print. Different ways to get this done for the future, such as making presets, are also demonstrated. Creating the actual print is done through the Print module in Lightroom, so those of you that love to create prints may want to take a look.

Take a look at the video after hitting the read and discuss button and for more in-depth training please visit Kelbytraining.com. They also have full one day seminars at Kelbytraininglive.com.

Removing Incorrect Eye Color Brought to You by KelbyTraining and B&H Photo

In this quick tutorial video, the experts over at KelbyTraining.com show you how to correct eye color in Adobe Photoshop CS 5. Have you ever photographed someone with an on camera flash and gotten some red eye? Red eye happens when direct flash is used—and often happens with just snapshots from a point-and-shoot. We've all seen these photos on Facebook when our friends take photos of their cat or dog and post them.  Using some of the powerful tools in Photoshop, you'll learn more than one way to get rid of red eye that you may not have even thought of or knew about.

Take a look at the video after hitting the read and discuss button and for more in-depth training please visit Kelbytraining.com. They also have full one day seminars at Kelbytraininglive.com

HDR Toning in Photoshop CS5 Brought to You by Kelby Training and B&H Photo

Have you heard about creating an HDR image with a single exposure? In this quick video, Cory Barker from Kelby Training demonstrates the HDR toning feature in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to, "Grunge up" a photo. HDR toning allows you to simulate different effects by tweaking particular areas of the image such as the highlights, shadows, etc. Your creativity won't stop there though: Cory will also show you how to add editable smart filters to the image to turn it into your very own piece of art.

Take a look at the video after hitting the read and discuss button. For more in-depth training please visit Kelbytraining.com. They also have full one day seminars at Kelbytraininglive.com.

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