Photographing Your First Runway Show

Photographing your first runway show

Photographing your first fashion show should be an exciting experience; it seems almost impossible to take bad pictures of beautiful people wearing gorgeous designer clothing. And yet the fast pace of the runway and sometimes unpredictable lighting or models can easily turn a first-timer into a nervous wreck. We’d hate to see you caught off guard and unprepared, so MyPhotoCentral.com has put together a few tips to turn your first runway show into a runaway success… Continue Reading

Understanding Curves

understanding curves

Curves are one of those tools that I could not retouch any photos without. I use it to add contrast, to recover and enhance highlight, to remove and add shadows, add colors and for many other applications.

With lots of functionality, a curve is one of the most versatile tools in Photoshop and yet a lot of photo retouchers and photographers tend to avoid it.  I still remember how overwhelmed I became in my early Photoshop learning when I finally figured out this great tool.  I wanted to write an article about it and did some quick Google search on the tools.  I checked a few articles but could not get one with all the information simplified. So here I am trying to help you clear the concept of curves. Here is my attempt to help you understand how this tool works and how can you use it to your greater benefits. Continue Reading

Understanding Split Tones in Lightroom

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Lightroom is all about adjusting lights and tones in photographs.  While adjusting colors it is the split tone that’s quite powerful in Lightroom. Split tones give you options to add color separately to the highlights and shadows. This tool helps us to set a mood to an image. Continue Reading

How Masking Does a Better Job Than Eraser in Photoshop

How masking does a better job than eraser in Photoshop

A lot of people are confused with masking and they prefer to stay with the eraser tool. Eraser works great but when it comes to non-destructive editing, masking does a better job. It might be confusing at first but once you know the basics, it could be a life saver tool. First we need to understand the difference between destructive and non-destructive editing. Continue Reading

Make Black and White Photos with a Single Color Splash Using Adobe Photoshop

Black and White WIth Color Splash

You’ve probably come across beautiful photographs where everything else except for a particular color is black and white? If you ever wished to include similar images in your own portfolio, you’re in luck. In today’s article we will go over a neat Adobe Photoshop technique that removes all the colors except for one that we desire to keep in our image. But before we get to the process, let’s take a moment to understand what pictures like these are trying to achieve. Having a single color object amongst all black and white draws the attention of the viewer directly to the subject with color and makes it the most important thing in the picture. In a way the colored object becomes the main lead of the picture and the rest of subjects in the frame become supporting components. Continue Reading

Create Epic Sky with Sun Burst and Flare Using Adobe Photoshop

Epic Sky Tutorial

Making great picture is hard process, a lot of times due to “some” limitation, we can’t get that look our eyes see or were suppose to be seen by others. I like to shoot into the sun, but I rarely use HDR. I’m always exposing for the ground and as you expect the sky is often blown out, if it’s not, many times there is nothing in that sky, it’s just flat. So what can we do to improve our photos? Continue Reading

Replacing Sky Using Adobe Photoshop

Replacing Sky Using Adobe Photoshop

Many times it happens that we have a very beautiful and dynamic subject but the sky in the background is very boring and dull and that makes the whole photo loose its appeal and very average. We know that you must have at one photo that is the same and you wished if there were some beautiful clouds that day, which would have made the whole picture absolutely amazing. Now it may not be naturally possible to ensure the clouds of your liking at a particular day, during the photo shoot but what we can do is that we can easily add clouds in the picture by using the famous post processing tool called Adobe Photoshop. There are a number of ways to do this in Photoshop but we will present one of the easiest method to achieve this. Continue Reading

Window Light For Food Photography: Chiaroscuro

Have you ever bitten into a pie or cake made by someone with an excessive sweet tooth? I mean, one that was so sweet it made you wince? Well, photographers love light as much as bakers love sugar, and we can be just as guilty of overdoing things.

Sometimes, what we eliminate is more important than what we illuminate, and in this next article in our Window Light For Food Photography series, we’re going to demonstrate the fine art of removing light, also known as Chiaroscuro…

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Intermediate Jewelry Photography

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With this tutorial I will be walking you through an intermediate skill level jewelry product shoot. For this shoot I simply used a silver ring, on table top white acrylic (reflective) base that’s about 9.5” square (from LimoStudio), a 12” lightcube (from Square Perfect), a tripod with swivel/trigger head, two steady lights, a 100mm macro lens (Canon), and camera (Canon 70D), and some good old fashion mounting putty to hold the ring in place. Also, with this tutorial I will be explaining how to get a piece of jewelry entirely in focus for an extra sharp image. Here is a quick photo to give you an idea of how I put the setup together for this particular shoot. Continue Reading