Tutorials

Recording Actions in Photoshop

A quick tutorial about recording actions using Photoshop’s Action Window.
If you’ve ever needed to perform the same steps on more than one file at a time, this tutorial will save you a lot of time.

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Our Top List of How to Photograph Fireworks

Our Top List of How to Photograph Fireworks

As the celebrations approach so do the fireworks displays. In this list are our favorite fireworks tutorials presented by the pros. Rather than create our own, we thought we’d highlight a variety of the best tutorials that cover a range of techniques and equipment for making great photographs from fireworks displays. The common thread through […]

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Road Trip 2010 – Day 3

Road Trip 2010 - Day 3

Days one and two were spent in Redding for a wedding then driving across the desolate landscape that is Eastern Oregon; sage brush as far as the eye can see. We nearly ran out of gas, just landing in the town town (one building) of Riley, were we filled up. This post features a tutorial about overcoming the challenge of a scene with a high dynamic range.

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Road Trip 2010 Day 00 – Planning the Trip

Road Trip 2010 Day 00 - Planning the Trip

John & Thea Trefethen are hitting the road and all of you are welcome to come along. Throughout the duration of the trip I will be posting a series of video blogs that discuss everything from what inspired the journey to how to prepare and ultimately approach the subject of photography.

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Understanding the Histogram

Understanding the Histogram

In this article, I will shed some light on some useful ways to read and understand the histogram attached to all of the images you make. This lesson will describe how to effectively read a histogram as well as provide several examples of how to solve difficult exposure situations.

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Preparing Files for Print Ch2

In this article we continue the discussion by Lorraine Donegan. Here she reviews the feedback from the print providers and prepress technicians she surveyed and goes into further detail about how designers should prepare their files prior to print.

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Preparing Files for Print

As technology in printing and publishing changes, the role and responsibility of the graphic designer also changes. Prepress and production have become part of the creative process, whether we like it or not.

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How to Write an Artists’ Statement

How to Write an Artists' Statement

Your artist’s statement is the basis by which your work is perceived by the viewing public. It is important that you understand the impact your words have upon these viewers and potential buyers. Ask yourself whether you want to be seen as a political artist, a craftsperson, a landscape photographer, a photojournalist, a portraitist, or […]

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Adobe Save for Web

Adobe Save for Web

In this quick video you will learn best practices for saving files for the web and other mobile devices using Adobe’s Save for Web & Devices dialog. ~ John Trefethen

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How To Make Pictorialism

How To Make Pictorialism

Pictorialism, a movement best known for the work of Robert Demachy, Alfred Stieglitz, George Seeley, Julia Margaret Cameron, Frank Sutcliffe, Gertrude Käsebier, Peter Henry Emerson, and Ken Rosenthal focused their gaze but not their cameras at the natural landscapes of their time. While most photographers were capturing the realism their tool so naturally recorded, the […]

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