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Video Tutorial: A Guide to Creating Beautiful Black and White Photos

The work of Ansel Adams and Michael Kenna specifically, along with that of Herb Ritts, influenced my approach to black and white imaging going back to when I first took photography in high school. Nearly failing every class in high school, I was not the best student. I found school dull and uninspiring, excelling only in the photography courses available to us. Here we learned exposure basics while using cameras like the Canon AE1 and Pentax K1000. I loved every minute of learning how to process our film and prints in the darkroom, secretly wishing that I could quit school and focus my time and energy on pursuing photography....
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How I Edit Photos in Capture One Pro and Affinity Photo

In this tutorial I show you my simple architectural photography workflow while editing an image in Capture One Pro and then doing the finish work in Affinity Photo – no Photoshop needed! Knowing how to edit your raw photos is an important step to delivering great photos to your clients. Adobe Photoshop may be considered the industry standard and go-to software for many creatives, but I have always had a hate/love/hate relationship with Photoshop and Lightroom over the years.  It’s often buggy, sluggish (no matter how maxed out my computer is), and never gives me the absolute image quality I know my cameras are capable of – and that I demand....
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