Skylum recently released Luminar 4.1, complete with several additional features, performance improvements to make workflow easier and to allow for more control in its AI-powered machine-learning tools. Released a month after its initial launch, the Luminar 4.1 update includes updates to AI Sky Replacement, the Erase tool, Portrait Enhancer and more.
It's hard to take a decent close-up photo without tinkering with lighting in a skillful way. Erratic lighting casts harsh shadows, distorts contours, and increases glare. Fortunately, there's no shortage of tools that help manipulate lighting.
So, I don't know if you remember the original Polaroid camera from back in the day? (See below). I was excited when I found they had brought it back and made it cuter than ever! As you can see from the original, it wasn't that exciting to look at, but it was an exciting new technology (for that time), whereas you could take a picture and have it appear right away, and after about a minute, it developed on its own and you were able to have your pictures right away! But Polaroid went away and we didn't see it for years.
The new iPhones were unveiled on September 10th and are already in the hands of consumers just ten days later. The phones have been redesigned with a stunning new frosted glass back, the most durable glass on a smartphone ever, spatial audio stereo speakers, and built with the new A13 Bionic chip to speed up virtually everything you do on your iPhone. There are so many other features to talk about, but what everyone wants to know about is the camera system. The iPhone 11 Pro is equipped with a wide angle lens, standard lens, and a telephoto lens. These cameras team up to perform as the best cameras on a smartphone, ever.
They say your first 1,000 photographs are your worst; a sentiment meant to humble you, but one also meant to remind you to keep the mindset of a student. When it comes to the art of photography, there is always more to learn, more to see, and more to capture. Becoming a photographer, or even using photography as a mode of self-expression, requires commitment to your craft, commitment to a student's mindset, and, most importantly, work. You have to work to improve your skills, to experiment with new techniques and new ideas, and you have to keep yourself inspired and motivated along the way. That's why many photographers turn to books for a little know-how from time to time, and why they can help you find your way, too. The amazing photobooks that will inspire you to become a better photographer out there will give you a new lens onto what your craft entails, and how to pursue new angles to capture the world as you see it.
Photoshop, as we all know, certainly comes in handy from time to time! A little touch here and there to make fabulous photographs and images, it creates graphic perfection. It is just awesome for designs for posters, adverts, and flyers. The possibilities are endless.
It’s fair to say that the digital revolution in photography well and truly arrived a long time ago, and has since transformed an art form in wonderful ways. Instead of waiting days, weeks, or even months to see if your shot is as good as you thought it would be, you can see it in an instant. However, there is a downside. Despite constantly taking photos on our phones and digital cameras, when do we ever make the time to appreciate them?
A photoshoot is a work of art that requires more planning than people want to believe. The greatest shots ever taken are rarely (if ever) spur-of-the-moment pictures taken on a whim. They were planned out, with careful consideration over the entirety of the shot's composition.
When you're a photographer, being able to capture the views you love can make or break a shoot. Lighting and composition can only go so far in a world where people are capturing every little detail, after all.
Have you ever seen a professional photographer when they are pulling up to a shoot? As soon as they open up their car, they have more gear falling out of it than a clown car has clowns. Then when they actually get to work? If you don't already know, photographers love talking about all the different shots, methods, and editing tricks they are going to use to make the shoot absolutely perfect. Most of us don't share this sentiment. We just want the shot to look good. What we don't realize though, is that this is the perfect opportunity for truly getting to know the photographer in our lives. Trust me, come around their birthdays or Christmastime, you're going to be kicking yourself for not already stocking up on gifts for your favorite photographer.
There are a wide range of portrait photography books out there in which brilliant portrait photographers have displayed their work for the world to see. Each artist has a different style, and these books can teach a lot to other aspiring artists. Books like these can also be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates what a good photo represents. A digital camera has the power to bring out so much emotion, capturing reality in exciting ways while still also being edited so that the subject conveys a much deeper meaning when necessary.