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How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

Dodging and burning can help to improve your landscape photos by selectively darkening and lightening specific areas of the photo. There are a few different ways that you can dodge and burn in Photoshop, and in this video tutorial you’ll see a quick and easy way to do it.

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How to Photograph the Beach or Coast

Despite the tremendous beauty of the ocean though, capturing the coast in all of its splendor can be difficult –not to mention frustrating. Translating what you see in-person, into a two-dimensional photograph can be a monumental task.

The challenge is finding a way to convey some of that spectacular beauty that we appreciate firsthand, in a photo. While this is easier said than done, with practice –and some basic guidelines, it is possible to create some truly amazing images of the ocean. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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Tips and Ideas: Incorporating Water into Your Photography

Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered in water and there’s anywhere from 50-65% of water within us. As photographers, we see and take images of water in many forms. From reflections, silky waterfalls, rippling waves, abstracts to seeing to the bottom of the pond, water serves as a picture-perfect subject, stage and back drop.

Taking advantage of water’s diversity is easy, finding your own style and creative composition is where the work begins. It may be slight adjustments of settings is all that’s needed to maximize the shot or choosing a different lens. Other scenarios may call for an extra tool or two.

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