Got a Really Creative Project with No Photoshop? We Want to See It!

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This time, it’s all about In-Camera creativity! If you’re a photographer who has a conceptual series and you don’t use Photoshop, we want to feature you. This is a further evolution of the series that we’re doing around No Photoshop. It’s our mission to show the masses that photography doesn’t necessarily mean you need Photoshop. There’s a line between being a photographer and a Photoshop artist. Maybe you’ve got the skills to not even use post-production. Sure, we’ll allow a bit of Lightroom or Capture One editing, but we want to feature photographers with the creativity and know-how to pull it off in-camera. Maybe you’re using lens filters or flashes, etc. We just want to feature the best of the best. After the jump, we’ve got instructions!

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Roy Charles Tells the Love Story of DJI, Mamiya and No Photoshop

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My name is Roy Charles. I’m 27 years old and photography is one of my true passions in life; I’m just a hobbyist though. For a career, I work for my very small family business doing contract work for the major railroads here in the US. It’s a very hard, labor intensive job that requires me to work an insane amount of hours. I absolutely love my job though and I’ve always been someone that likes to have a job and hobbies and not make my hobbies my job. With this job also, I get to travel the United States going to small towns and to the middle of nowhere following the railroad.

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Guy Carpenter Documents the Beautiful Life of Sheep With No Photoshop

All images by Guy Carpenter. Used with permission.

“Of course, the vast majority of my professional life came to a crashing halt in 2020,” relates professional photographer Guy Carpenter to us in an interview. “I spent a few weeks in March and April 2020 at home, reading a lot of books. I barely touched a camera.” Guy’s words resonate with us as it speaks volumes to the general mental state of photographers. Like many other passionate photographers though, Guy also shoots for fun. So when his godmother asked him to come help with their upland sheep farm in Yorkshire Dales, he brought the camera along.

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How Photographer Steven Gindler Makes Jaws Drop With No Photoshop

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“I grew up in the 90s being exposed to Japanese anime thanks to Toonami, and this sparked my first creative interest; illustrations,” says photographer Steven Gindler to us in an interview. “My family is full of strict conservative immigrants who are all computer programmers, and I was set to follow suit. All left-brained people, with myself as the black sheep.” Steven’s tale is one that many of us find ourselves in. And though he’s the black sheep, his creativity has flourished. His ideas and the orchestration are ones that we rarely see. Yet, we’re drawn to them and his incredibly deep story.

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How Adrienne Catanese Does Double Exposures With No Photoshop

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My name is Adrienne Catanese, and I am a female emerging fine art photographer living and working in Long Island, NY. My current work is mostly conceptual still life created in my “studio” (read: tiny kitchen), but I also love shooting on-location portrait sessions, street photography, etc. 
I am primarily a digital photographer; my gear is minimal: one Canon 5D Mark III body, one Canon 24-105 f4 lens (L series, came with the MarkIII), a cheap Amazon tripod, cheap Amazon speedlights, cheap Amazon triggers. I have a Canon T6 Rebel and a nifty-fifty that I carry for back-up when shooting weddings / paid jobs. 

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The Camera in the Washing Machine Has No Photoshop

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“In this series, as in all my photographs, there is no Photoshop at all: I publish photos directly from the camera,” says photographer Elena Vachugova. She continues to tell us that this project was about cleaning the idea of photography and photoshop being the same thing. The surreal series is fascinating. Done during quarantine this year, it shows that creativity also doesn’t need the most advanced camera gear. In fact, you’ll be amazed that she used a little Nikon point and shoot. Otherwise, it was all about her creative freedom!

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No Photoshop! We Want to Feature Photographers with In-Camera Skills!

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Hey folks,

If you’re a photographer who has a series and you don’t use Photoshop, we want to feature you. It’s our mission to teach the masses that photography doesn’t necessarily mean you need Photoshop. There’s a line between being a photographer and a Photoshop artist. Maybe you’ve got the skills to not even use post-production. Sure, we’ll allow a bit of Lightroom or Capture One editing, but we want to feature photographers with the creativity and know-how to pull it off in-camera. Maybe you’re using lens filters or flashes, etc. We just want to feature the best of the best. After the jump, we’ve got instructions!

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This Double Exposure Was Done on Film With No Photoshop

Image by Ozan Mutlu Dursun. Used with permission.

“If you can, always try to use professional grade films like Kodak Portra and Kodak Ektar,” says photographer Ozan Mutlu Dursun about how he shot the unique double exposure image leading this post off. “They are pretty good in terms of tones and grain, and if you go medium format it’s only going to get better. It is a breeze to shoot with them.” Indeed, Ozan shot this one on film.

When most photographers do double exposure photographs, they bring them into Photoshop or certain apps to blend the layers together just right. That’s how you get so many of them that are very spectacular and tend to have patterns coming out from the person. It’s all about shapes. But with this photo, it was all about using text and overlays.

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Ray Dennis’s Conceptual Surrealism is Done in Camera With no Photoshop

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All images by Ray Dennis. Used with permission.

Photographer Ray Dennis is a 29 year old creative who hails from Ann Arbor Michigan–and who is currently aspiring to own his own real estate photography business. But his beginnings are rooted in photographing car shows for fun. It became more serious and eventually Ray learned more about lighting and conceptual creativity. He came up with ways to create images that look totally surreal and did them without the use of Photoshop. Instead, Ray strived to get it all in the camera.

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Justino Lourenço Created In-Camera Magic Without Photoshop

All images by Justino Lourenço. Used with permission.

First of all – my congratulations on the quality and resilience of your website. I decided to send some of my photos: some photographic work is on 35 / 120 mm film—my first experiments on photography started with my grandfather’s impulse. I was a teen near to an old medium format Kodak in the ’80s. My grandfather was an outdoor family shooter, always using direct and natural light. Perhaps that is the reason why I still shoot daylight, always running away from flash or any artificial lighting.

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How Pat Brownewell Is Teaching High Schoolers to Not Photoshop

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“It’s kind of cool that this thing, which was used to document death and destruction, is now being used to photograph bubbles and as a teaching tool for kids,” says Pat Brownewell. Pat is truly something special, and we know this from our previous feature! After honing his digital techniques to be flawless, he went back to large format film. And he’s done that with wedding photography. With the pandemic being what it is, wedding photography dried up, but Pat continued his craft by teaching. And now, he’s showing high school students how to get it right in-camera.

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Florian Pagano Believes in the Power of Film, Not Photoshop

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I am Florian Pagano. I am a French professional photographer based in Indonesia for 11 years. I started photography 20 years ago when I got an analog camera SLR and lenses from a retiring fashion photographer (Nikon F90x with 80-200mm and 50mm AF lenses). At that time, I wanted to exclusively use a process that didn’t involve a computer as I was spending most of my time on a computer as an architect.

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Gennaro Bassolino and His Fujifilm X100S Don’t Need Photoshop

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Dear Chris,

My name is Gennaro Bassolino I am a photographer from Florida but have been living in Asia for the past 10 years before COVID 19 forced me to return. I was living in Malaysia when I picked up a used Fujifilm X100s and that was when I really started shooting everything I could. It is one of those cameras that begs to be picked up. Its manual dials trained me in the basics of photography moving me away from automatic settings and into really taking control of all the variables.

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Cheap Photo: Canon M6 $699, Lens Deals + 15 Photoshop Actions FREE

These hot photography deals will warm you up this winter. 

Looking for some of the hottest photography deals around this week? Look no further. We have them right here for you. If you’re in the market for a new camera, you can save over $200 on the Canon M6 with lens bundle, and you can pick up the Full Frame Sony A7 II for just $998! A Full Frame camera for under a grand is an incredible deal! There are also photography deals on software and tutorials too. Not only do we have a freebie after the break for you, we have also found great deals like the Street Photographers Notebook for $39, and a buy one get two Lightroom presets bundle that comes with thousands of presets for just $39! Don’t miss out on the amazing Canon, Nikon, and Fujfilm lens deals either. Continue reading…

It’s Not Photoshop! How Old School Photography Studios are Standing Out in 2019

The next time you need a one-of-a-kind portrait, consider turning to one of these old school photography studios.

There’s no doubt that photography has gone a long way, from the equipment down to the techniques, and even the purpose of each shot. However, we haven’t really forgotten about the craft’s humble beginnings. If the fact that film is still very much alive surprises many today, imagine the astonishment once they learn that even more archaic photographic techniques are still being practiced. Wet collodion photography is as old school as it gets, and there are still a good number of studios out there that offer the unique experience and result it brings.

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Loupedeck+ Photo Editing Console Now Works with Photoshop CC 2019

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The popular photo editing console is gaining Photoshop support because of community feedback.

Loupedeck, the makers of the Loupedeck+ have just announced that, thanks to community feedback, the photo and video editing console will be gaining full integration with Photoshop CC 2019. The Loupedeck+ became a firm favorite with users of Adobe’s Lightroom thanks to its ease of use, so there is no doubt that those same fans will welcome the company’s efforts to integrate the hardware with Adobe’s Photoshop. The full press release is after the break. Continue reading…

Adobe Announces Photoshop Elements 2019 and Premiere Elements 2019

Adobe brings several key improvements to make photo and video editing easy with the latest Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements.

If you’ve been waiting for the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, the 2019 release is now out. This update features streamlined usability, discoverability enhancements, and improved overall performance to the popular consumer photo and video editing software.

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Anthony Ponterio Browning Makes Hypnotizing Multiple Exposures Without Photoshop

All images by Anthony Ponteiro Browning. Used with permission.

With everyone essentially being a photographer with their smartphone cameras, DSLRs, and compact cameras, the need to create photographs that stand out from the rest has become increasingly important. With this, we tip our hats to photographers who push the creative boundaries of their chosen craft. Today, our spotlight is on Anthony Ponterio Browning, a Los Angeles-based photographer and graffiti artist, who creates hypnotic multiple exposure photos without the aid of Photoshop.

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You Can Now Get Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 In The Windows Store

For Windows users, the Windows Store has always been sort of a novelty, full of gimmicky software and less than useful apps for photographers. That has changed in recent years and with Windows 10 the store started to actually have some useful additions, and that trend continues today with the latest news that Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 15 is now available through the Windows Store.  Continue reading…

Adobe Announces Updates for Lightroom for Android, Web, and Photoshop Express for iOS

Today Adobe announced the release of major updates to three of its software applications. Lightroom for Android, Lightroom on the Web, and Photoshop Express for iOS all received major updates introducing new features. Features range from RAW image import on Android devices, better sharing ability amongst applications, and automation options to improve workflow.  Continue reading…