Friday, 21 August 2009

How to take infrared photos with a digital camera - Week 67

Infrared Photography is a unique and original to capture amazing black and white images.In this "how to" video, photography expert Gavin Hoey goes into the woods to take infrared images using a digital camera fitted with a R72 infrared filter.

Be sure to check out part two when Gavin takes you through the Photoshop side of infrared photography.

How to process infrared digital images in Photoshop- Week 67

Having taken infrared digital images you'll need to process them to extract the best from them.In part two of this infrared tutorial, Photoshop expert Gavin Hoey takes you through the essential steps to create a mono masterpiece

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

How to enhance texture in RAW photos - Week 66

Following on from the previous video I had a large number of emails asking did the final photos have any post processing and if so what did I do.

Firstly ALL the images in the video had some photoshop applied, but to be honest every picture I take has a touch of photoshop applied. I'm not alone here. I know of Very few photographers who press the shutter and print the results. Cropping, Levels and sharpening are all par for the course.

In this case the work was limited to a few tweaks in Adobe Camera RAW and the total time to work through all the images was around 30 minutes.

So what's my secret? The answer is RAW Presets. As you'll see towards the end of the video. If I find a good RAW technique I'll turn it into a preset. That way I can process and image in click of a button.

If you've never used RAW before (and if you camera has it) may be this video will convince you to see the light.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

15 minute Photo Challange - Balcombe Viaduct - Week 65

One location, One lens and only 15 minutes to take the photos. Find out what digital photography expert Gavin Hoey found to photograph in this video

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Photograph and create a joiner with Photoshop CS4 - Week 64

There are many ways to create a photocollage or joiner, but none are as satisfying as phototgraphing a bunch of images and joining them in Photoshop.

Digital expert Gavin Hoey demonstrates the new feature of Photoshop CS4 which joins the images together is seconds.