How to: Smoothen Edges in Photoshop

Hello and welcome to my tutorial. Today I’m going to be showing you how to smoothen edges in Photoshop. It’s a really quick and easy way. To get started, select your ‘magic wand tool’ and click your shape. Then, add a new layer mask to the layer. Head over to ‘Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur.’ Set it to Read more…

5 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make (and how to avoid them)

making mistakes is all part of the learning process and as a beginner there’s a lot of lessons to be learnt anyway enough of the condescending tone and let’s show you how to sidestep those pitfalls metaphorically that that was just a bit of dog poo I was dodging there yeah right oh just before Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Transform a Photo into a Vintage, 1950s, Pin-Up Illustration!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the look of a vintage, 1950s, pin-up-style illustration from a photo. Open a photo you’d like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. This effect looks the best when your subject is tightly cropped. To Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Soft Boxes

On this clip we’re going to be talking about soft boxes. Soft boxes are a way to diffuse the light source and make it appear a lot larger than what it really is. This is a mono light, which has a very small light source and if, if you’re to use this on a shiny Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: A-clamps

In this clip we’re going to talk about a-clamps. A-clamps are one of the most useful things in a studio because they can help you hold your background papers, they can hold things to stands, just that easy, you’re ready to roll. There’s a lot of different sizes. We use these to hold fabric, to Read more…

Exploring FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO with Jan Gonzales / FUJIFILM

Fujifilm is known for outstanding JPEG processing in camera With the X RAW STUDIO, you can use the cameras image processing engine convert RAW files to high quality JPEG images in your desktop I’m Jan Gonzales and let’s explore the X RAW STUDIO In your camera, go to the menu CONNECTION SETTING PC CONNECTION MODE Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Coves

In this clip, I’d like to talk about the cove. The cove is this area behind me. It’s a curved surface that curves away from the shooting side of the studio up into the wall so that there’s no seam. These can be made out of – well, I’ve made simple ones in the past Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Studio Safety

On this clip I’d like to talk a little bit about studio safety. When, when you’re dealing with lights on stands, one of the things I like to do is actually run the cord for the light underneath one of the legs on the light stand. The reason for that, if some trips over the Read more…

Photography Tips – Understanding Light (Pt 1b) Appropriate Light

I can’t over emphasis how important light is if you want to get that wow factor into your pictures, it’s more important than expression, sometimes composition, location, it certainly more important than a whole host of menu settings you may find in the back of your camera. If you start shooting pictures in light that’s Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Barndoors

In this clip we’re going to talk a little bit about barn doors. Barn doors control the spill of light as a lot of modifiers do, but these do it just by closing in from the side of your reflector to kind of control exactly where the light is going to be. If these are Read more…