The Complete Guide To Cinemagraphs Tutorial

Cinemagraphs are one of the coolest marketing tools a photographer has at their disposal these days. This blend of stills and video seems like something out of Harry Potter, but in reality it is nothing more than some cleverly edited video. That is not to say they are easy to do without help, and that is what the Complete Guide To Cinemagraphs Tutorial is all about.

In this online learning course, Photographer Jason Teale takes you through the process of creating a cinemagraph. Everything from tips on gear you will need, to how to shoot your footage, all the way through how to edit and process the video into a cinemagraph in both Photoshop or Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (a software package specifically for cinemagraph creation). You could know absolutely nothing about cinemagraphs going into this video and come out of it knowing how to make them with no problem.

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Capture One Pro Finally Adds Support for Compressed Fujifilm RAW Files

Today, Capture One is announcing the latest version of their software for professional photographers: Capture One Pro 10.1. With it includes a ton of new features including support for compressed Fujifilm RAW files. But there’s so much more, such as the ability to view PSD files within the program now. There are also new support implementations for how watermarks are used in addition to a new Styles workflow interface. The Styles workflow is a very welcome addition as they can be a great way to give extra inspiration for how you can make a final photo look.

More details and the press release are after the jump.

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Diego Salas Takes Photo Retouching Of Cute Dogs To A Whole New Level

All images by Diego Salas. Used under Creative Commons License. 

The art of photo retouching typically transforms and alters an ordinary looking photograph using various techniques to achieve desired results. Diego Salas’ commissioned work for Pedigree took photo retouching to a different level as he composited images of fish and pigs into the open mouths of cute dogs.

Looking at the “before” image, it was obvious that two completely different photographs were composited into the final output, undergoing a tonne of work in the process of photo retouching. The level of attention to detail by Diego is incredibly meticulous, even zooming into close up view the final image still looks completely realistic.

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PortraitPro Body Aims For Easier Body Reshaping

If you are a portrait photographer chances are you have had to break open photoshop at least a time or two to do a little reshaping here or there (whether it was really needed or not). Doing a good job reshaping a subject’s body can be time consuming, and the folks over at PortraitPro are looking to make the process much easier and more user friendly. Continue reading…

Felix Hernandez Creates Sci-Fi Through Miniature Photography

Images by Felix Hernandez. Used under a Creative Commons license. 

Miniature photography can be a fun way to create the illusion of real life objects but in a much easier to control environment. With a little imagination, creative miniature photography execution, and Photoshop skills, Felix Hernandez has produced a sci-fi like image as if from a movie of an alien beaming up a mini bus.

We have previously featured Felix Hernandez’s forced perspective work on an Audi R8 toy car here. Instead of making a realistic looking object in a real life environment, Felix has indulged in fantasy this time, turning his wild imagination into images. In the making of “Inner Journey”, he used a scaled model of a mini bus which he custom painted and modified to achieve a rusty, old, and weathered look. He then added flour on the finished scaled model for the snow effect and the photograph was taken in a studio over a white background for easy digital background replacement later. The choice of using the Milky Way as the backdrop was appropriate to accentuate the “alien” feeling, especially when he finished the image off by a bright beam from the sky as if it came from an imaginary UFO.  Continue reading…

Marcin Sacha’s Surreal Photographs Use Paper, Clay, Bricks and Molds

All images by Marcin Sacha. Used under a Creative Commons license. 

Surrealism photography is a unique genre in photography that explores the resolve to contradictory relationship between dream and reality. Marcin Sacha has proven that visual art has no boundaries when it comes to creative imaginations as he brings them to life in his surrealism photo series called, “The Phantom Of Liberty.”

Hailing from Tarnow, Poland, Marcin Sacha believes photography is not merely a way to capture the world as he sees it, but is a form of escape from reality and a way to experience true freedom. To Marcin, the world he sees is a strange place full of mystery which is not fully understood, and that is the central theme underlying all the images in the series shown here. While he celebrates the beauty of the world inhabited by people surrounded in dangerous and inhumane forms, he feels that they have become strangers, hence there is the sense of something being out of place running through all his images.  Continue reading…

Adobe’s Latest Photoshop CC Updates Include Ability To Modify Eyes Separately In Face-Aware Liquefy

Adobe has some new updates and feature improvements coming down the pipe for Photoshop that was announced officially this morning. Among them, one of the biggest is no doubt the improvement to face-aware liquefy that now allows post-producers to modify the eyes of their subject independently of one another, a nice improvement over the previous build which limited users to modifying both eyes at the same time. Continue reading…