Fashion Toning Using Photoshop’s Color Lookup Adjustment Layer

You see color toning and film-look effects just about everywhere you look these days in fashion photography, and you can recreate this look using Photoshop’s built-in Color Lookup tables (they instantly remap the colors in your image to create some pretty cool color effects, inspired by the lookup tables used in movie making and video).

Phottix Indra500 TTL Light

The mono light space is heating up, and that’s good news for consumers. Phottix has a winner on its hands with their recently announced Indra500 TTL Light, an on-the-go strobe that’s safe to call “the complete package.”

Using Lightroom’s Highlights & Shadows Sliders to Deal with Exposure Problems

Lightroom’s Highlights and Shadows sliders are the sliders that I always think of as the “problem solvers.” Sometimes the problems are caused by what I did in-camera (I took a shot where I let the highlights get clipped, or I took a shot where my subject is backlit and they are pretty much a silhouette), or these problems happen in Lightroom because of other changes I’ve made with other sliders. Here, we’ll take a look at how to use these two slider to solve a problems like these.

Flashpoint CL-500R LED Circular Light

Powerful, Compact LED Creating the right lighting environment for our subjects where there’s no natural light can generate a lot of heat, as well as electrical use from traditional fixtures. With the advent of LED (light emitting diode) lighting, these two issues simply go away. As an excellent addition to their CL-series LED panels, the [...]

JPEGmini Pro

Compressing an image, especially a JPEG, to its smallest possible size often introduces ugly artifacts. JPEGmini Pro seeks to avoid that.

HP ZBook 15 G2

New hardware is always great, but it can be tough to choose the right laptop when you need a lot of power on the road. If you prefer a Windows platform, the HP ZBook 15 G2 is an excellent choice, plus it offers connectivity options that are out of this world.

Glow HexaPop

An Umbrella, Octabox Combo Built for Speed Adorama recently introduced a line of useful and competitively priced light modifiers collectively known as Glow, part of their Flashpoint family of products. We’ll take a look the Flashpoint Glow HexaPop, a cross between a hexagonal octabox and an umbrella, designed specifically for on-the-go, external flash users. Available [...]

DF Studio

As camera pixel counts grow, frame rates get faster, storage needs balloon, and photographic workflow becomes increasingly mobile in nature, the nagging question of how to implement the best asset management solution persists. Along with changing delivery methods, sizes, formats, and client expectations, our asset management needs and requirements are also growing and changing.

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