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Where does your photographic vision begin?

Where does your photographic vision begin?

At some point in the process of creating a photo, a vision of how you see it turning out forms in your head. Where and when this vision forms will heavily impact how the finished image will look. For example, does a vision form even before you've decided where to take...

3 Important Tips for Better Sky Swapping in Photoshop

3 Important Tips for Better Sky Swapping in Photoshop

If you like the idea of being able to swap the sky in a photo and for it actually look good, then today is a good day! When you follow these three important tips your sky-swapped images will look better than ever. 1) Make an accurate selection It all starts with an...

Start with the end in mind

Start with the end in mind

When photographing in the golden hours, we have three main options for how we make a photo turn out: Make it look how it looked. Make it look how it felt. Make it look like something else entirely. And all 3 take work. When photographing at sunrise and sunset, the...

Halo!

Halo!

Ever noticed halos appearing around objects in your images when you're blending exposures or masking an adjustment in Photoshop? Here's an example: It's a result of painting over the lines in your layer mask. (Or not painting up close enough to the lines) Say you add...