Match Total Exposure in LightroomWhile post processing a recent set of images I came across a few images that had wild exposure differences. It was one of those classic examples of how a photographer can get lazy between shots and forget to change settings. I had shot a few images prior to these in the shade and the exposure was longer. The scene changed and I was shooting under the sun with no shade and I forgot to adjust my exposure. Read more...
Using the Spot Removal Tool in LightroomAdobe Lightroom has two powerful features - the Clone Stamp and the Healing Brush under the Spot Removal tool umbrella. These two powerful options can help you remove skin blemishes, unwanted features, sensor dust and any other types of spots in your photos at the blink of an eye. In this article we shall be looking at these two features and see how we can work with them to remove simple blemishes and spots from an image. Read more...
Post Processing a Child Portrait in LightroomSome time back I wrote an article on this website, on how to make better portrait photos in natural light. That article dealt with a single aspect and that was the actual image making part. However, in this tough and competitive commercial photography scenario there is absolutely very little scope of delivering SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera) shots to clients and expect them to be happy with the results. Thus, I had it at the back of my mind to write a follow up article on post-processing portrait photos shot in natural light. Read more...
Noise Reduction in LightroomAdobe Lightroom is probably the most preferred of all post processing tools out there. It is the fastest way to make some essential retouching to your photos and requires little to no training in order to get started. Adobe Lightroom happens to be my favorite post-processing tool (No, I don’t get anything for saying this). I prefer it over Photoshop for all my light retouching work. In this article I shall be discussing specifically about one particular feature - noise reduction in Lightroom and how you can effectively reduce a majority of noise in your images using nothing but the sliders in the Development module. Read more...
A basic 7 step post-processing routine for landscape photosIn this article we shall go through a basic 7 step post processing routine that I personally follow for my landscape photos. Please note – this technique does not involve any local adjustments, though it is highly recommended that you attempt a few to tweak your images to closely match what your vision was. Read more...
Ethical Post ProcessingEthical post processing is a fine line that every photographer has to keep in mind when working on their imagery. With so much Photoshop being used it is difficult to come across an image that has not been digitally altered somehow. Having said that, a degree of post-processing is inevitable because images are not always meant to be printed and nailed to a wall. Even then a bit of post-processing would ensure that the images are close to what the photographer envisioned at the time of pressing the shutter release. Read more...
An Introduction to Simple Post Processing in Adobe LightroomPost processing is a key aspect of your photography workflow. It is the final ingredient that makes an image pop from the initial shot you had taken. First rule of photography, that is if you wish to post process afterwards, is to shoot in RAW. Shooting in RAW allows you to retain all the basic image data without losing them through an on-camera development process. Read more...
How editing your stock photography can lead to more salesBefore you can start selling your images on microstock websites you ought to know a few things about why a majority of the submissions get rejected. Every image submitted on a microstock website will have to go through a rigid scrutiny. This is done by experienced photo editors. They would check for compliance of a number of aspects. These tend to vary from one microstock website to another, but by and larger there are some that are in common. Read more...
An introduction to creating timelapse videos

Timelapse videos have become somewhat clichéd these days with an increasing number of photographers doing it. some people have made time lapses videos that have been shot over two years, raising the bar in terms of sheer commitment and of course the results that they have achieved. Time lapse is essentially all about capturing motion by joining a series of still images shot over a period of time and making a video out of it. It is the same thing as when we shoot a video but in this case the images are shot with a gap between them so that when they are joined together everything tends to move quicker.

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