post-processing

Film Styles For Capture One [Review]

With the announcement that Apple is killing off Aperture, it looks like Adobe Lightroom is poised to be the de facto app for processing RAW files. After all, it plays (somewhat) nicely with Photoshop, has a bunch of great non-destructive tools and terrific presets like VSCO and Replichrome let you style your photos with a single […]

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Mastering Lightroom With Andrew Gibson

If you’re a relative newcomer to photography or have recently decided you’d like to give those straight out of camera photographs a little more pop, firing up that shiny new copy of Lightroom for the first time may seem a bit overwhelming. Or, you may be wondering how Lightroom differs from Photoshop and why you […]

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Traveler Breakdown: Willard Chivers

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I think it bears repeating – there is some fantastic photography (and discussion) being shared on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community. Case in point is this wonderful image by photographer and On Taking Pictures listener Willard Chivers. I love this image and when Willard posted it, I asked […]

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A Process of Disintegration: Fabian Oefner

When I first saw these images by Fabian Oefner, I thought they were illustrations. After all, could someone really have the patience to create actual exploded views of model cars? Turns out, the answer is yes and the results are spectacular. “Disintegrating is about inventing time,” Oefner says, of his process that begins by making a detailed […]

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Drifting Away: Erik Johansson [BTS]

I’ve been a fan of the fantastic composite work of Erik Johansson for years. His concepts are consistently interesting and his technical skills are absolutely superb. In this wonderful behind the scenes video, we get to see the making of Drifting Away, a 100-plus layer composite image that features a sunlit farm floating inside a bottle on […]

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The Art of Color Processing + Exposure Blending

One of the more challenging aspects of post-processing your photographs is learning how to use color to enhance your personal vision or photographic style, rather than overpower it. Lately, it seems that more and more photographers are content simply using one-click presets to define the style of their images. But what do you do when […]

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Lightroom 5 Unmasked: Piet Van den Eynde

Lightroom or Photoshop? This is a question that comes up a ton and there really is no right answer. It depends entirely on what type of photography you do. For me personally, I find that I use Photoshop less and less for post-processing my photographs. With the latest iteration (5.2 at the time of this […]

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A More Detailed Look At Replichrome

Last week, we gave you a first look at Replichrome: Film for Lightroom (Use the coupon code ‘FANDB’ to save 15%). We told you that Totally Rad has another hit on their hands and now that we’ve had a week to dig around under the hood, we want to share a more detailed look at just […]

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Powerful Imagery: The Photographer’s Insight

“Mitchell is a travel photographer in the true sense. His images are informed by the fact that he invests time with the people and places he captures with his camera. Fortunately for his audience, he shares his methods and techniques with impressive generosity and openness.” – Gavin Gough One of the biggest things I miss […]

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