By Seán Duggan | Friday, April 3, 2015
I was in Iceland recently leading my Winter Landscapes & Auroras workshop and I had the good fortune to be there for a near total solar eclipse.
You can actually see the shape of the partially eclipsed sun in the lens flare on my friend’s parka.
In addition to taking close-up still shots like I did for the last eclipse, I also wanted to shoot a time lapse sequence that showed a wide view of how the landscape was transformed by the fading light as the sun was eclipsed, and then its gradual return to the full brightness of daylight.
By Jim Heid | Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Sometimes the world seems so small. With some clever shooting and Adobe Photoshop techniques, you can make it seem even smaller. I’m referring to what’s often called the “tiny world” or “tiny planet” effect, and Ben Long explores it in this week’s two-part installment of The Practicing Photographer.
By James Fritz | Friday, June 14, 2013
The technique in this week’s member-exclusive Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy is a simple but efficient way to fill an empty glass with a liquid.
Sometimes the easiest way to simulate reality is to composite part of one photograph onto another. This week, Bert uses the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop to quickly select the liquid from one glass and place it in another. Next, he shapes the liquid to fit the shape of the new container using the Transform command. To finish the effect, he changes the color by making a series of adjustments in curves.
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