June 3rd, 2009

Photo Retouching: Dodging and Burning


Неплохой такой видеоурок ретуши. Кстати, там и сам блог очень интересный.###One of my blog subscribers in Poland wrote me to request a video tutorial on this portrait of Nicole. He wasn't the only one to request more detailed tutorials so I finally broke down and recorded this one. I hope you enjoy!

HD Photo plug-ins for Photoshop released


Вышел плагин для фотошопа для работы с форматом HD Photo от Microsoft.###HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 and CS3 have been officially released for both Windows and OSX.  They're available now from the Microsoft Download Center.  Here are the separate downloads for Windows and OSX.

The World’s Most Infamous Staged Photos


Самые постыдные фотопостановки в мире (это те кадры, которые все считали «настоящими», а они оказались постановочными).###Photoshop might have made it easy to create faked photographs, but you don’t need fancy editing skills to manipulate the truth. Photographers have been faking images almost as long as they’ve been making them simply by setting up shots that look natural.

5 ways to deal with negative photo-critiques


Есть такие обидчивые товарищи, очень нервно реагирующие на критику в их адрес, так вот им непременно стоит ознакомиться с этой статьей.###If someone tells you “LOL learn how 2 autofocus, you dweeb”, you need to do 2 things: Live in the happy knowledge that whilst your camera might have had an off day, at least you know how to string a grammatically correct sentence together.

The Plug - Stranger Photos Have Happened


Забавная идея: оставить на скамейке одноразовую камеру с запиской: «снимайте, а я проявлю и посмотрю, что получилось». Что получилось в итоге можно посмотреть по ссылке.###I tied a disposable camera to a bench with a sign that read:
Good afternoon,
I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to pick it up.
Love, Jay / The Plug
When I retrieved the camera that night, I was happy to find that the entire roll of film had been shot. Below are the photos that were taken.

How to take 3D photos


Как снимать и обрабатывать объемные снимки. Занятно, оказывается это можно делать без каких-либо специальных приспособлений.###The process is really very simple, and the basics can be explained in less than a minute, but to become good at taking and presenting 3D photos take a bit more time, and it’s something that really develops with practice. I hope you’ll take what you learn here and get out and get lots of practice taking 3D photos.

Multi-Shot Panoramic HDR Photos


Съемка и постобработка панорамного HDRI. ###Turn off your lens’ AutoFocus feature. If you use AutoFocus, the lens is going to refocus every time you move the camera to take a new set of shots. For a small aperture and distant subject, you may not notice the difference in the final shot, but, then again, you might. Using Manual Focus is the only way to go. So, again, adjust your focus so that the main part of your panorama is sharp.

Bigger Photos Equals Higher Earnings


Не знаю как вам, но мне всегда казалось, что существующая зависимость цены на фотографии от их размера на микростоках в большой степени обусловлена тем, чтоб обладателям цифротушек за немерянные тыщи баксов было не так обидно.###I’ve often been frustrated that my 6 megapixel camera doesn’t allow me to access the bigger royalties of the extra large sizes at some microstock agencies. I wanted to find out exactly what I was missing and at what point it would become worthwhile upgrading my camera to increase my earnings potential.

Photo Dropper, a New Tool for Bloggers


Плагин для Wordpress Photo Dropper будет интересен тем блогерам, кто со всей ответственностью подходящих к вопросу иллюстрирования своих записей.###Those of you who write blogs using Wordpress now have a new tool to help you find quality photos to illustrate your words: the Photo Dropper. The Photo Dropper allows you to find Creative Commons-licensed photos on flickr and add them to your blog. You find images by doing keyword searches, and after you have selected the shots, the Photo Dropper even adds proper attribution links. It’s easy, it’s free, and you never have to leave the Wordpress dashboard while you are working.

High-Resolution Historical Photos


Внушительная коллекция высококачественных сканов винтажных фотографий.###Shorpy.com is the 100-year-old photography blog that brings our ancestors back, at least to the desktop. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a boy who worked in an Alabama coal mine near the turn of the century.

A Backlit Photo in Full Sun


Доходчиво и наглядно о технике съемки при ярком солнце.###Perhaps there are many ways to do this; I just know one. So I will share with you my best kept secret. You won’t tell anyone, right? And please, don’t hate me for using my Katie again. She’s all I’ve got. But I’m getting ready to give you a great tip—one that you can really use—so we’ll be even, okay?

Photo Tampering Throughout History


Пропаганда, говорите, информационная война? А когда было иначе? История фотографических фальсификаций — с середины века девятнадцатого по наши дни.###Photography lost its innocence many years ago. In as early as the 1860s, photographs were already being manipulated, only a few decades after Niepce created the first photograph in 1814. With the advent of high-resolution digital cameras, powerful personal computers and sophisticated photo-editing software, the manipulation of digital images is becoming more common. Here, I have collected some examples of tampering throughout history.