If the healing brush tool is not working for you, there is a good chance that it is because one of those three basic tips is not used.

How to properly use the healing brush and why it needs a hard edge Photoshop


Tip 1: Go back to the 2014 healing brush. Just trust us on this one.
Tip 2: carefully select the sampling area alignment with your brush.
Tip 3: always use a hard edge with the healing brush.

All those tips are explained in the video above.


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Today on The Slanted Lens they are looking at the four principles George Hurrell used when creating his iconic portraits of Hollywood actors and actresses.



Could be a bad configuration of the Mavic Pro, part of the problem of soft focus of footage shared on different YouTube Channels ( Casey Neistat or DigitalRev? This could be the answer to your question:  Some people with test units have not set focus correctly and some videos are VERY soft.

Sample images with correct focus:

 Drone dji Mavic Pro Image footage sample

 Drone dji Mavic Pro Image footage sample

"The Mavic has the ability to focus down to 0.5 m for aerial selfies. But, as it's new to allow the option to focus, some early reviewers have accidentally fixed the focus to something other than infinity, causing soft video."
The Solution: Mavic Pro Soft Focus Issue Explained


Here a DJI Mavic Tap to Focus Example:





Edit it seems some people think this is fake please go here for proof of ownership http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showth...

Raw dropbox link to raw file: ttps://www.dropbox.com/s/k62sd0cqrja...


Source: RC Groups: Official DJI Mavic ***Owner and Developer'sThread*** - RC Groups and phantompilots.com and Ken Booth ( Part of the text and Images)


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Casey talks about new Mavic and Phantom 4 image quality. Let´s watch it.

UPDATE: The Solution: Mavic Pro Soft Focus Issue Explained






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On this tutorial you will learn how to get the effect that every body want to duplicate those days and 3 ways to get the crushed blacks effect that emulate the film look.



About Mathieu Stern:

Free-lancer, I am shooting viral videos about photography, travel and many other subjects. Help me to do more cool videos reviews by visiting my Patreon page HERE
Let's Get Connected: WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Instagram



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Victoria Will explains how she uses backbutton focus and how it'll change how you shoot. See her whole Photo Week 2016 class, Capturing Multiple Looks in Your Portrait Sessions, here: http://cr8.lv/2dqN32j



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Our friends of Gulf Photo Plus grabbed Zack Arias and David Hobby at Photokina 2016 to tell you why you should book tickets for PopUP GPP Berlin in October.



Zack and David join Joe McNally and Gregory Heisler for an unforgettable weekend of photography learning, inspiration and fun. Zack's unique German/Spanish language clearly shows his excitement... And David just signed Joe up to dance on-stage.


Read our review about PopUP GPP London | Join the fun for just €299: http://bit.ly/2bJI4os


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The Canon 5D series is one of the most important in the photography world. It's been four years since the last model, and the photography world has changed dramatically. Does the 5D Mark IV have what it take to put it at the top of the DSLR world? The Camera Store went to Calgary annual Beakerhead Festival to check it out.



Shot and edited by Jordan Drake | Shot on the Canon 5D Mark IV

Text, image and video via TheCameraStoreTV



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Warren and Lok took the DJI Mavic for a spin. The Mavic has everything the Phantom 4 has, with image quality almost as good as the Phantom 4, for a fraction of the price and most important a fraction of the size. DJI has taken such a giant step forward, we reckon it's going to change the game.

DJI Mavic Pro Hands-on


Pricing reference:

  • $749 without RC (control with smartphone)
  • $999 with RC


Main Features:

  • Extremely Portable
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 12MP / 4K Camera
  • OcuSync Transmission Technology
  • Up to 4.3 Mile Control Range
  • Up to 27 Minutes Flight Time
  • GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • DJI GO App-Based Control and Monitoring
  • Top Speed of 40 mph in Sport Mode
  • ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
  • Tap- and Gesture-Based Commands



ABOUT IMAGE QUALITY

We'd like to make a correction regarding a mistake about sensor size difference at 9:01. The Mavic has the same sensor size as the Phantom 4. The image quality of the Mavic Pro is impressive, but zooming into 100% crop shows a slight difference in term of image quality, with the Phantom 4 being slightly sharper.

Read more about the DJI Mavic Pro on DigitalRev: digitalrev.com/search?q=Mavic



UPDATE

The Solution: Mavic Pro Soft Focus Issue Explained

UPDATE: 4K FOOTAGE 



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This new 4 part series of “Dudes with Cameras” follows Joey, Jesse, Caleb, Hector and friends as they embark on a dream assignment- photographing the 2016 Lavazza Calendar!



The crew spends a month shooting in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Mexico, focussing on the future generation of agriculturalists connected to Lavazza and Slow Food.



This first episode highlights the Mandira family- a father and son team of sustainable oyster farmers in Cananèia, Brazil. Stay tuned for the next episode in the series, which will go live next Tuesday.





About Joey L:

Joseph Anthony Lawrence, best known as Joey L., is a Canadian-born photographer and director based in Brooklyn, New York. Having borrowed his father’s digital point-and-shoot camera at the age of 10, Joey turned to photography as a means of expressing his creativity, which ultimately transformed into a lifelong passion. Let's Get Connected: Website |  Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


Text, images and video via Joey L | More info at DudesWithCameras.com


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Today we have the pleasure to feature "Historical Reenactment Photoshoot". Written by Zia Vey , we hope you enjoy with this story :

Travelling is always surprising. I always try to combine travelling with creating a photography project. I'm full of enthusiasm when it comes to planning a new project because in the end, it all transforms into a story.



One of the latest trips I've made was to the Alba Carolina citadel in Romania. The particularity of this place is that it has a citadel guard that is a recreation of the medieval Austrian army. The uniforms that the members of the guard wear are Austrian, dating from the 18th century. Also, their uniforms are specific to the military ranks that every member has: commander, infantry man, artilleryman, drummer or cavalry.



My plan was to shoot a series of portraits with the citadel guard, and after they received my shooting proposal with great enthusiasm, I packed all my equipment and hit the road.



Once I arrived at the citadel, I improvised a small outdoor photo studio among the little green hills inside the citadel walls. Taken as a whole, the place seemed like a genuine Romanian Hobbiton.


For the background, I used a textured linen backdrop mounted on two light stands. I bought the backdrop before leaving for the road trip, from a decorating shop. For the lighting setup, I used a Cononmk I6N EX 600W portable strobe as a main light, with a 105 cm softbox umbrella. The fill light, a Cononmk K4T 400W portable strobe, was positioned in the lower-left part, with a 90 cm softbox umbrella.









Equipment used:

  • Cononmk I6N EX 600W portable strobe
  • Cononmk K4T 400W portable strobe
  • 90 cm softbox umbrella
  • 105 cm softbox umbrella
  • Nikon D800 E
  • Sigma Art 50 mm


Credits:

  • Photography - Zia Vey
  • BTS photos & text - Raluca Enache

About Zia Vey:

Zia VeyI always try to create a photography project centered around the quest for individuality.

Let's Get Connected: Website Twitter | Facebook | Instagram





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Bloomberg followed photographer Benjamin Lowy around the streets of New York City to test out the new iPhone 7 Plus camera and see how it fairs as a professional image-making tool.


Ben Lowy is a pioneer in photojournalism and an expert using only his iPhone for covering news around the world. In this interesting video he explains honestly,  pros and cons of this new iPhone 7 Plus for his street photography season.





Some final images:



About Benjamin Lowy:

Benjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. He could be consider a pioneer in photojournalism, covering  the Iraq war only with his iPhone.  Let's Get Connected: benlowy.com | Instagram

Text, images and video via Bloomberg


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Some of yours could be surprised for this DIY lens storage system, but Michael Andrew explains why he has used this plastic shoe holders for years. Even more, he has several of these in his home.
 
The Ultimate Lens Storage System


This system is:
1. Inexpensive - About $15
2. Easy to Access & organize
3. Reasonably strong, I wouldn't try white L lenses in here.
4. Space Effective (behind the door)
5. I know when a lens is missing, as well as where to put it back.
6. Also holds smaller camera bodies.


Michel shares a link  to purchase a plastic holder on Amazon


Text, image and video via michaelthemaven.com



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In this tutorial, Jeff Rojas will show you how he uses the mixer brush tool in order to even out inconsistencies in skin color.



Frequency Separation: 




Free Retouching Actions: store.sajorffej.com/collection

About Jeff Rojas:

Jeff Rojas is an American photographer and author based in New York City. His primary body of work includes portrait and fashion photography that has been. Let's Get Connected: Website |  Twitter | Facebook | Book


Text, image and video via Jeff Rojas

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Watch Behind the scenes as Alexi shoots a military inspired story for Vogue Russia. Styled by Ekaterina Mukhina.... :-)

Shooting Natalia Daragan for Vogue Russia with Alexi Lubomirski


Watch more Mini Photo Tutorials by Alexi Lubomirski:
  1. What lighting to use and when by Alexi Lubomirski
  2. Workflow: How Alexi Lubomirski edits and lays out a fashion story
  3. How Alexi Lubomirski got his first job working as an assistant to Mario Testino
  4. Fashion Photographer Alexi Lubomirski speaks about where to find inspiration and what to do with it

About Alexi Lubomirski:

Alexi Lubomirski
Fashion photographer and author of PRINCELY ADVICE for a HAPPY LIFE and MENSAJES de un PRINCIPE All proceeds of which go to the charity Concern Worldwide


Let's Get Connected: Website |  Twitter | Instagram 




Text and Image by Alexi Lubomirski



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