Photo Critique – Episode 18

In this, Episode 18 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Rajbir Bhattacharjee. Rajbir is a very talented photographer and looking at his work, we’ll learn about photographing a moving subject by panning our camera and we’ll see how Rajbir consistently places his subject in the lower or upper third of the frame expertly utilizing the rule of thirds.

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Photo Critique – Episode 17

I’ve been forced to make a change beginning with this episode of Photo Critiques. In the past, I would post a video on YouTube critiquing the photos and on my website I would post the video and a writeup where I would discuss each photo. Unfortunately, I can no longer do the writeup because of time constraints. I’ve been getting several photo critiques in a day and keep falling behind. Doing them with lengthy write-ups meant I was neglecting other facets of my website namely writing articles and doing other videos such as my Lightroom, Photoshop and Elements training videos. I hope everyone understands.

In this, Episode 17 of Photo Critiques, I critique the photography of Zabeel Shafi. What’s most impressive about Zabeel’s work is that he did it with a point and shoot camera.

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Learn Lightroom 5 – Part 21: Photorealistic HDR (32 Bit)

by Anthony Morganti

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If you’re one of those people that do not like the typical HDR effect, this video is for you. In this video we take a 7 shot exposure spread of a scene and do some minor tweaks in Lightroom after which we bring it over to Photoshop to create a 32 bit HDR image. This process produces a huge file containing a ton of picture information without the typical HDR “Look” that turns so many people off. Because this file contains so much information, when we bring it back into Lightroom, our processing produces a magnificent image.

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Learn Lightroom 5 – Part 20: HDR With Lightroom & Photoshop

by Anthony Morganti

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I’ve been getting numerous requests to demo some Lightroom plugins. In this episode I’ll demonstrate how to create an HDR image using Lightroom and the plugin, “Merge To HDR Pro” in Photoshop turning a mundane shot of an old dirty shelf into a spooky Halloween image that looks like it came straight out of the Munster’s basement.

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Photo Critique – Episode 16

by Anthony Morganti

In this, Episode 16 of Photo Critiques, I critique the photography of Aaron Bobeck. Aaron is 15 and from my hometown. I think you’ll be impressed by the quality of work that he sent me to critique.

I suggest that you watch the video first then drop down below the video to read my writeup because I tend to write stuff I don’t say and say stuff I don’t write. Either way I think it will be apparent what a talented photographer Aaron is.

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Copyright (c) Aaron Bobeck 2013

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This is the classic night shot — using a long exposure to capture the headlights and taillights of vehicles as ...

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Learn Lightroom 5 – Part 19: Create a Panorama With Lightroom & Photoshop

by Anthony Morganti

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I’ve been getting a ton of requests to demo some Lightroom plugins. One of the most common requests is to show how you can develop a number of photos to be merged into a panorama using Photoshop. So, in this, part 19 of Learn Lightroom 5, we do exactly that.

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Photo Critique – Episode 15

by Anthony Morganti

In this, Episode 15 of Photo Critiques, I critique the photography of Khaled J. Abdulla. Kahled sent me some very nice images to critique.

I suggest that you watch the video of my critique then jump down below the video and read the critique because I often say things I don’t type and type things that I don’t say.

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This is a very nice portrait of this cute little boy. Khaled did a nice job of using a very large aperture of f/2.8 so that the background blurred out nicely which allowed the subject to be isolated and separated from the background...

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Photo Critique – Episode 14

by Anthony Morganti

In this episode of Photo Critiques, I’m please to critique the photography of Sridhar Boopathy. Sridhar sent me four very nice images to critique. I recommend that you watch the video first then drop down below the video and read my critique because I often type stuff I don’t say and say things I don’t type.

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All images are Copyright (c) Sridhar Boopathy 2013

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In this first shot Sridhar took a nice exposure from a unique perspective of this interesting tree, bird and nest...

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Photoshop For Photographers – Episode 3: Blending Modes & Masks

by Anthony Morganti

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This is the third episode of Photoshop For Photographers. In this video series, I’ll be teaching you photoshop from the basics to advanced topics.

In this episode, I’ll build upon what I taught in episode 2 using selections, layers and clipping masks by showing how to blend layers and using a mask to selectively blend parts of the layer.

This will be a multi-part series so remember to SUBSCRIBE to my channel on YouTube so you don’t miss a new video.

If you missed the first two episodes, you can find them here:
Episode 1: http://youtu.be/A95JLHOeS94
Episode 2: http://youtu.be/c5xyM0sKyu0

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Photo Critique – Episode 13

by Anthony Morganti

In this, Episode 13 of Photo Critiques, I critique the photography of Alberto Flores. Alberto sent me three nice images to critique.

In the video I discuss back button focusing and spot metering then explain how I have my cameras setup so that I can easily photograph a scene. I also talk about working a scene and how when you work a scene, you can discover better images.

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All photographs are Copyright (c) Alberto Flores 2013

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This is a nice close shot of a colorful parrot. The photo is strongly backlit which caused the face of the bird to be slightly underexposed...

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