Ice beach method video tutorial

Ice beach method This is a photoshop technique to enhance colours and contrasts in a landscape photograph. The technique uses luminosity masks similar to Tony Kuyper’s technique. Different goals are achieved through blending modes such as; screen, soft-light and...

Exposing to the right

Exposure is a critical element in photography. Until recently it was common practice for landscape photographers to slightly underexpose image to increase highlight detail and increase saturation. But there is a new school of thought which suggests over exposing just...

HDR 1 – taking the exposures

HDR 1 – taking the exposures HDR means High Dynamic Range photography. It refers to a method of capturing a larger range of light detail than is possible with a single exposure. This article will look at the technique of multiple exposure capture with a DSLR....

Layers and Masks 2 – Adjustment Layers

Layers and Masks 2 – Adjustment Layers Adjustment layers do just that, they allow you to make adjustments to your images in a stack of layers. This has two benefits to the way you might normally adjust a picture; You can go back and change any part of you...

Basic adjustments – Curves

Like layers, curve adjustments is a way of adjusting the brightness/ darkness levels in an image. The emphasis is put more on contrast and adjusting curves is a very smooth and sophisticated way of adjusting contrast. Open an image in photoshop and go to Image –...