Leica M240

Leica’s new M240 Rangefinder is the company’s second full-frame digital camera, and it packs a lot of new features. The move from a CCD sensor to a new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and Leica Maestro image processor pays off with rich, detailed, noise-free, high ISO files.

Four Ways to Create Contrast in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

When we do live photo critiques at my workshops and on The Grid (my weekly podcast about photography), one of the most common problems we see in photos is that they look flat (in other words, they need contrast—like the flat-looking image you see below). You can create contrast right in Camera Raw.

Focus 2 Pro

Bokeh creates beautiful soft backgrounds, thus calling attention to a very shallow area of sharp focus in the foreground. However, what are photographers to do when they’re unable to capture this effect in camera, when the light isn’t right, when the wish for bokeh becomes an afterthought, or a missed opportunity? Enter Macphun Software’s Focus 2 Pro.

Profoto B1 500 and Air Remote TTL

Long favored by off-camera flash shooters for its ability to maintain a connection between the flash and the camera’s metering system (in many cases wirelessly), TTL allows users to create rock-solid exposures on the fly, without taking meter readings.

Creating Form Elements in Edge Reflow

In this tutorial, Tom Green shows how to create form elements using Reflow. He uses the button panel to create and style the form elements, and then tests the functionality inside the Reflow interface.

Create a Photographic Story with Photo Books, Part 3

Now, we’re going to learn how to make the whole book-creation process much faster and easier by creating our own custom Auto Layout panel presets.

Using Masks and Tracking in Premiere Pro CC

In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant goes over some of the increased abilities of Premiere Pro when it comes to masks and tracking. In his examples, he uses Levels adjustment and blur effects on his footage and then isolates those effects using an ellipse mask. He also shows how Premiere can now track a moving subject and maintain a mask that is applied to the subject moves through the frames.

FlightCheck

Preflight for Print FlightCheck, now at version 7, has added InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and Photoshop CC support. Along with CC support, like Adobe, Markzware has added a subscription model. A one-year subscription costs $199 and a three-month subscription costs $59. For those who don’t like subscription software, a perpetual license is still available for [...]

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