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A Guide to Photographing Fireworks

A Guide to Photographing Fireworks

Just in time for tonight’s fireworks shows I have a guide to help you get great shots. Taking great photos of fireworks isn’t very hard and once you have the right settings you’ll be able to capture great shots. Overall, the settings are a means to get the right exposure for your shot and your shutter speed will be a big factor is the final result. Shutters ranging from 1/5th of a second to 60 seconds may look good depending on the desired amount of fireworks you want to capture.

Lightroom Classic CC Update (Version 8.2) - Enhanced Detail Before and After

Lightroom Classic CC Update (Version 8.2) - Enhanced Detail Before and After

Enhanced Details came out for Lightroom Classic CC in February of 2019. It is a new feature that can help improve the rendition of RAW files to Lightroom. Adobe claims that you should see improved color, detail, edges and less artifacts! Well I think we all want that! If you aren’t sure let me show you what it does.

What are Luminosity Masks? Free Action and Video

What are Luminosity Masks? Free Action and Video

If you are using Adobe Photoshop to edit your photos, or you know others who do, then you’ve probably heard the word luminosity masks thrown around quite a bit. So what is all the fuss about? Truth is, luminosity masks are a great tool to assist you in making targeted selections so adjustments focus on only portions of the image. In this tutorial I’m going to touch on what a mask is, then what luminosity masks are, and finally how to create a Photoshop action to quickly create luminosity masks for all your images. After reading the tutorial, check out a short video on all these subjects and don’t forget to download my free Photoshop Action to try out.