This photo was from an impromptu model shoot I did while in Israel at the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth -424 meters (-1,401 feet) below sea level!!!! The landscape is very barren but very beautiful with the aqua water and salt-crusted shore. That and the mountains of Jordan in the distance make for a stunning backdrop.Read More »
Here’s some Lightroom quick tips to enhance your workflow. Going thru images can be daunting. Trying to make quick picks shouldn’t be something that is time consuming or complicated and in this video I demonstrate how I like to expedite that process using keyboard shortcuts and some hidden gems in Lightroom.Read More »
How many times have you gotten a certain photo while your editing and thought “wow, this would look great in black and white” only to find out that you love the color just as much?
See, there is no right or wrong answer to which way you should edit your image. The way I decide on Black and White or Color is based on feel. How that one image feels to me when I am editing it. If it just feels right in Black and White than thats what I go for.
In the case of the image in this video I fist felt that it was much stronger in color. Once I edited it Black and White I thought to myself that it just didn’t have that pop I was looking for. After looking at it more I started to like the Black and White more but I am still not sure.
This is one of those images where I like it in both color and black and white. They both have their positives but I am not sure one stands out more than the other.
What do you think, how do you decide when to go Black and White and or stay in Color?Read More »
I’ve talked about exporting photos from Lightroom in the past, however in this video, I break it down in much more detail and show you guys how to create Export Presets. Export Presets are great for streamlining workflow so that you can consistently export photos with all of the settings you create for the export. This is great for exporting large quantities of files but can be helpful for even just exporting one at a time. That way, whenever you go to export your photos, you’ve already built presets that will save you time so that your photos are exported just the way you want them.Read More »
I almost always copy the contents of my memory cards to my hard drive and then sync the imported files and folders with Lightroom. Lightroom can manage this process, however after a big shoot, I’m often left with a lot of files and don’t want to tie-up Lightroom’s processing to import photos when I could be using that valuable time more efficiently. This means that I do the copy via the Finder and then sync the folder in Lightroom once the files are copied from the card.Read More »
This is a little bit of change over my normal RAW Edit videos. This time I go ahead and show you how I edited the file and then open it up for you to download and edit for a chance to win a print of this image.
This a contest and you can edit the image any way you would like, you can use Adobe Lightroom, Photo Shop or any other RAW Editing Program. Please click here to download this RAW File. All submission must be in by the end of April 28th 2013 11:59 PM EST.
You have permission to edit this image, print this image but you have NO RIGHTS to sell or call this your own. All Rights Reserved Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto.com. If you are interested in running this image in a magazine or publication please contact jared at FroKnowsPhoto.com. If you would like to download the FULL RES version of my edit to print or give to a fan you can do so Right Here.
Click the image to download this RAW file. All submission must be posted in the FroKnowsPhoto Forum at the link above.Read More »
I love the look of black and white photography. I started with shooting black and white film. Tri-X mostly in the beginning. I came to see the world in that way with the gradations of tonal contrast and how the light would fall in shadow and highlight. Black and white is about contrast. Color information makes up the gradations of tones, reds are darker, yellows lighter.
Unless I’m specifically shooting black and white film, I shoot RAW. And I see in color. The great thing about shooting RAW is that you can create a digital negative in a multitude of ways without ever compromising the original image. There is so much information in a RAW color file.Read More »
This new RAW files comes from San Francisco and was captured on the ROCK aka Alcatraz.
What are you going to do with this file? I chose to go black and white and crunchy. Will you go black and white, stay color or do something else totally over the top.
Also check to see if your RAW Edit from #87 made the critique and spotlight.Read More »
Have you ever shot a portrait on a white background that wasnt pure white and wanted to brighten it up? In this video, I show you the tips and tricks you need to get those results pretty easily but doing a few very specific things with adjustment brushes. This video is for intermediate and advanced Lightroom users, but don’t be shy if you’re a beginner – there’s plenty of nuggets for you to pick up from this.
Please subscribe and leave your questions and comments below.Read More »
I took this file with the NEW Nikon d600 while as a bar using a Westcott Ice Light. The ISO was 6400 and I think this is a good file to test your editing capability.
Will you go over the top and cut the background out or will you edit it softly and warmly? The great thing is you get to download this RAW File and show us what you would do with it.Read More »