You don't need extremely high-end editing software to make minor retouches and edits to your photos. In fact, you can still achieve wonderfully pleasing results with something like Adobe Photoshop Elements. Here's a quick run-through that is simple and thorough.
For years, photos have been used to tell stories in photojournalism and documentary-type photography. Newspaper and magazine editors have sometimes told their staff that they can only accept one image for a story. So there has to be one image that gets it all right. Here are a few different and important features that every photo essay should have.
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Before you get to shoot concerts with amazing lighting like Todd Owyoung does, you'll probably be getting lots of practice in small bars and other such venues with dismal lighting. Once you've equipped yourself with some good gear, you'll need to take your work a step further. As you'll quickly learn, you may have to do quite a bit of work in Lightroom 3. Here is a tutorial on how to save your images.
Did your photos make the cut this week? Hit the jump to see this week's selection from our B&H Photo Flickr Group. If you haven't joined already, what are you waiting for? Also note that we currently have a contest going on until February 14th where we ask you to show us your best, "Cold" photos. Please remember that the photos need to be submitted to the group with the "B&H-Photo-Cold-Contest" tag and NOT to the discussion board.
In my last blog entry, I wrote about my experience as a photographic “heretic” when it came to gear. I was thinking about this after the first annual California Photo Festival. Working alongside the thirteen other pros at that event reminded me of the amazing range of career paths different photographers travel from aspiring photographer to established professional. If I took one lesson away from my chats with the other pros, it was that no single career path is best for all photographers. I was also reminded how much of a heretic I am when it comes to my own career path.
When shooting street photography or a fun event like a party or wedding, candid photos can be the icing on the cake. Not only do those photos provide extra life to the story you're telling, but they also depict people in their most natural and comfortable state. It takes some practice to nail the better candids. Here are a couple of tips on how to do just that.
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