If you’re like me and you don’t use the histogram on your camera (well, I do use my camera’s highlight clipping warning, but technically that’s separate from the actual histogram), knowing how the sliders in the Basic panel of Camera Raw affect your histogram can be really helpful.
I come from a traditional film background where we were concerned with nailing the exposure for the shadows and would let the highlights kind of take care of themselves. Today, with digital sensors, it’s exactly the opposite. Our main concern is retaining highlight details, making sure that the brightest parts of our images have detail.
At the razor’s edge of the still and motion convergence movement is Cinemagraph Pro for Mac, an exciting new application from Flixel. Via sophisticated, first-of-its-kind masking technology, Cinemagraph Pro mixes together still and motion into a new hybrid of combined living photos intended for online and embedded rich media uses.