How to tone images

Image editing software makes it incredibly easy to tone images, far easier than in a traditional darkroom, but it’s often a technique that’s applied as an afterthought. Just as with untoned monochrome images, however, it’s far better to have the end point in mind at the shooting stage. Helpfully, most cameras have a toning option [...]

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Lightroom or Photoshop: which photo editing software should you use?

Lightroom is often seen as the ‘Light’ version of Photoshop, but it’s actually a powerful image editing software package. It’s based around a photographer’s workflow, uses the same raw processing engine as Photoshop and offers many of the same controls, but it lacks some of the flexibility as well as the ability to work on layers.

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11 portrait photography tips the pros won’t tell you

Portrait photography is something we all do, but which most of us could probably all do a lot better. But what are the tips and tricks that the pros use to take stunning portraits day in, day out, whether they’re shooting a professional model, taking bread-and-butter corporate headshots or snapping family groups? Well, here’s a list of portrait photography tips that professional photographers are unlikely to tell you – unless you ask them, obviously…

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The 7 deadly sins of photo editing

Just as lust, gluttony and greed are believed by some to buy you a direct, business-class flight to the fires of hell, ham-fisted Photoshop work deserves to damn you to a similarly infernal fate. To prevent you from the digital equivalent of eternal torment, here are some common pitfalls to avoid in your quest for software salvation…

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