Learn all about using the Subtract and Add blend modes to target the missing colors in the skin and fix the color of people’s skin in Photoshop! In this Photoshop tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson will teach you how to sample the colors, what colors to sample, how to find the missing colors, how to add those missing colors to the parts of the model that need them, and finally how to do the final blending to the image to make sure it all looks right. 

 

If your off-camera flash lighting isn't consistent from one photo to the next, it's likely one of the following 5 issues that I address in this video. Use these tips to ensure you maximize the benefits of using a flash for your portrait photography!


A soft and glowing look in photography is often assumed to be achieved using filters, but photographer Roman Fox shares their secret to achieving the look without filters. He starts by finding a good source of light, ideally a clear and direct source that provides a 3D and textured look to the subject. 


Visiting Tokyo, Tim Northey had the opportunity to try out some of the world's best slower shutter, long exposure techniques. These techniques are a great way to mix up your night photography and can be done either with a tripod or handheld. 


In this video, Moe Zainal shares his experience shooting the Mercedes AMG GT3 on the Bahrain International circuit. Moe describes the adrenaline rush he felt during the shoot. He also gives an overview of the gear he uses, including his camera (a Sony A7IV), lens (24-105 F4), fast SD card, and ND filter. Moe mentions that he took over 2,000 photos during the shoot and discusses some of the challenges he faced, such as getting shaky shots due to the g-force during turns. The author also touches on his post-processing workflow in Lightroom and mentions his rating system. 

 

Discover a straightforward technique to easily clean wrinkled or dirty backdrops in Photoshop! We'll learn how to separate the backdrop from the subject and apply filters and texture to make it clean and seamless. PiXimperfect will also talk about batch processing and cleaning backdrops from multiple photos using professional plugins.

 


Three-point lighting is a technique used in film and photography to illuminate a subject in a way that creates depth and dimension. It involves using three lights: a key light, a backlight, and a fill light.

The key light is the main light on the subject, and it is typically positioned at a 45-degree angle on one side of their face. To soften the look and remove harsh shadows, a diffuser, such as tissue paper or tracing paper, can be added in front of the key light. For a more cinematic look, the camera can be positioned on the shadowy side of the face.


Peter Coulson will show you the best way to teach yourself lighting - by recreating other people's lighting. With this method, you will not only learn the basics of lighting, but you will also get the opportunity to use your creativity to make the lighting your own. With this video, you'll be able to learn from the example of industry professionals, so you can take your lighting techniques to the next level!

 

His overview of the benefits of using a sports reflector or long throw reflector will revolutionize the way you view portrait photography. With a reflector, amazing photographs are achievable with minimal resources and effort. From capturing flattering skin tones to reflecting light to create dynamic shadows, a reflector offers countless opportunities to explore creative lighting solutions. 

 

Portrait photography has used beauty dishes for over 100 years, but are they better than softboxes? Soft shadows and smooth skin are desirable but what's the easiest way to get it? And is a white beauty dish better than a silver beauty dish? Actually worse sometimes! Today Markus compares beauty dish vs soft box showing real examples.