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I then opened a photo with small amounts of gray, overcast sky and with the Magic Wand tool (W) clicked in the sky to select it (which took all of two seconds). Step Three. I added a new blank layer above my Background layer and filled the selection with my Foreground color. That's it -my gray sky was blue. There is something so fascinating about what happens when you stitch together five or six (or more) landscape photos into one long, single image. It's as close as you can get (with a...

Polarizer Filter Makes Boring Photos

Break the Rule If you're shooting a landscape shot with a sky where nothing's really happening, you can break the 1 3 from the top horizon line rule and eliminate as much of the sky from view as possible. Make it 7 8 ground and 1 8 sky, so the attention is totally off the sky, and onto the more interesting One theme you'll see again and again throughout this book is to shoot from angles we don't see every day. For example, if your subject is mountains, don't shoot them from the road at the...

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If there's a lens the polarizing filter doesn't love, it's the super-wide-angle lens like a 12mm or 10.5mm, etc. . Because the field of view is so wide, the sky winds up having uneven shades of blue, and because of that, many pros avoid using polarizers with super-wide-angle lenses. Also, when it comes to polarizers, it pays to buy a good one -that way it will be truly color balanced. It doesn't pay to scrimp here. Okay, so you're thinking that it's an overcast or drizzly day, and you're going...

Chapter Six Shooting People Like a

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Tips for Making People Look Their Very Best Now, the subhead above says this chapter is how to make people look their very best, and that is kind of misleading because it's really about making your photos of people look better. If you've got some really ugly looking people in your photos, there's not much you or I can do to help these poor souls. They've been hit with the ugly stick, and they don't make a digital camera that will make these people, who didn't have a date for the prom, suddenly...

Chapter Two Shooting Flowers Like a

You're probably surprised to see a chapter in here about shooting flowers because flowers seem like they'd be easy to shoot, right I mean, they're just sitting there -not moving. They're colorful. They're already interesting, and people love looking at them. It should be a total no-brainer to get a good flower shot. But ya know what It's not. It's a brainer. It's a total brainer. Ya know why It's because of pollination. That's right, it's the pollination that naturally occurs in nature that...

Chapter One Pro Tips for Getting Really Sharp Photos

Bill Fortiney

If Your Photos Aren't Sharp, the Rest Doesn't Matter Having photos that are sharp and in focus is so vitally important to pro photographers that they actually have coined a term for them. They call them tack sharp. When I first heard that term tossed around years ago, I naturally assumed that it was derived from the old phrase sharp as a tack, but once I began writing this book and doing some serious research into its history, I was shocked and surprised at what I found. First of all, it's not...