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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 […]

Monday Miscellany

Hello, friends! Welcome back, and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! (For our friends outside of the U.S., well, I hope you had a great weekend!) Today, on this lovely Monday morning, I thought I would share some links, news, and other interesting things going on in the realm of photography. So settle […]

Creating a Photo Montage

Recently I was invited to join the F.O.A.M. group on Flickr. F.O.A.M. stands for: Food Outside Abstract Myself Participants in the group take daily photos of food, outside, an abstract shot, and a shot of themselves, then arrange the shots into a montage (a term often used interchangeably with “collage” and “mosaic”, but they’re really all […]

Elsewhere

Beyond Megapixels has recently been given the honor of contributing as a guest writer for the following fine websites: The Digital Photography School: – Photoshop CS3 – Adding a Neutral Density Gradient Learn how to use Photoshop CS3 to create the effect of having a neutral density gradient filter on your lens.     Your Photo […]

Straightening a Photo in Photoshop

I was recently hired to do the photography for a wine event at a local restaurant. Much to my chagrin I discovered that, in a couple of photos, my tripod wasn’t quite straight at the time, and I ended up taking a few slightly crooked pictures. What may have once been a BIG problem is […]

Should You Upgrade to Photoshop CS4?

Adobe Photoshop came out with CS4 in late 2008, improving upon the immensely powerful CS3. I, like many other CS3 users I know, have been undecided about upgrading. It’s hard to imagine any functionality that I would need that is NOT contained in CS3. There is a ton of information (and opinions) out there, making […]

Creating Textures

Following up on my previous entry about textures, creating textures of your own is a pretty easy process. Everything has texture, some subtle, some overt. In creating your own texture to apply to photographs, the easiest way is to simply take a photograph of something that has texture, itself. Items with repeating patterns work well, […]

Playing With Textures

Adding textures to photographs seems to be all the rage lately, doesn’t it? No fewer than five different photography sites that I’ve perused this week have featured themes relating to textures. Being the joiner that I am, I thought I’d play around with some textures, myself. I’ve never worked with them before this, so I […]

Editing in Camera Raw

I admit that I don’t fiddle around too much with images in RAW format. I’m on the fence when it comes to shooting in RAW – I don’t really have an opinion about it one way or another. I can see circumstances where it would be really useful; I can see other circumstances where it’s […]

Photoshop CS3 – Create a Black and White Image

More often than not, instead of shooting a picture using my camera’s black and white (or “grayscale”) setting, I prefer to take color photographs and convert them to black and white. Rather than going to Image/Mode/Grayscale in Photoshop CS3 to turn a color photo into black and white, here is a new technique that I […]