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Color Correction Using Photoshop

Here is a great color correction technique that I recently learned while trying to address some haze issues that occurred during our recent trip to Maine. This technique can be used in any of the latest versions of Photoshop (CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5). I’m using CS3, as I am still saving for the upgrade to […]

Poll – Photo Editing

Long time readers of Beyond Megapixels are aware of this particular author’s loyalty towards Adobe Photoshop products. As a fledgling post-processor, PS CS3 was a bit intimidating, but now that I know it I feel that I can master just about any post-processing software, given time. In fact, I will be posting a review, then […]

Upcoming and Elsewhere

Upcoming: Look for the following article topics soon to be published here on Beyond Megapixels: – What to look for in a new laptop, geared toward digital photography and photo editing. – Software Review: Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 (and future tutorials featuring Paintshop Pro Photo!) – Software Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 (and future […]

Quick Photo Boost

Sometimes, I consider the photos that I take to be good just the way they are, straight out of the camera. In this instance, with this shot of the San Francisco Peaks as viewed from the Arboretum at Flagstaff last weekend, I was almost happy with the way it was, unaltered: I decided that the […]

Creative Cropping

There are occasions when the judicious use of cropping techniques can mean the difference between keeping and discarding a photograph. For the most part, unless you’re including the entire scene as the subject of the photograph, it is best to fill the frame with the subject as much as possible. Doing so will take a […]

Rescuing Grainy Film Photos

I made the complete switch from film photography to digital photography somewhere around 2003 or 2004. So you can imagine my surprise when, while recently digging through some old bags I had stuffed in the back of my closet, I came across several rolls of undeveloped film. I took them to my local one-hour developer […]

Three Things I Wish I Knew Then

Sherry (who writes for PhotoBlog) and I were talking a couple of weeks ago about the things that we wished we knew, or that someone had told us, about photography when we first got started. Those tips or pieces of advice that would have helped us to avoid confusion or mistakes when we were first […]

Developing Custom Metadata in Adobe Bridge

Last week, in my post about establishing a post-processing routine, I mentioned that I would write some instructions on creating custom metadata to append to your photographs. Custom metadata is useful for a variety of reasons – to help categorize your photographs, to assign keywords and searchable tags, and to establish copyright and photo ownership. […]

Make it Pop

This is an image that I shot of the Grand Tetons, with Jenny Lake in the foreground, during my vacation in Wyoming this past summer. This is straight out of the camera and completely unaltered. It’s a pretty enough shot, but weirdly hazy, and certainly not representative of the sight I saw with my own […]

Establishing a Post-Processing Routine

Having a post-processing routine is beneficial for many reasons, not the least of which is establishing consistency in the final proof of your photographs. I follow a fairly systematic approach when performing post-processing on a set of photographs – often times I’ll have a group of fifty photos or more from a photo shoot, and […]