How to Apply Split Toning in Photoshop

There are a lot of different ways to enhance the colors of your landscape and nature images in Photoshop or Lightroom, and applying split toning is one of them. In this video from our friends at Contrastly Simon Plant shows how to split tone a sample image in Photoshop. If you don’t already have Photoshop you can download a free trial here. In the video you How to improve your images with split toning How to use RGB curves selectively How to use “blend if” sliders to remove tones and create the split toned...

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Landscape Lenses: The Characteristics

In this video Simon Plant discusses some of the factors involved in selecting the right lens for your landscape and nature photos. Choosing the right lens is obviously an important part of your photography, and Simon points out that a wide angle lens, although it is a popular choice for landscapes, is not always the answer.

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Water Photography: Composition & Creativity Ideas

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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Free Deep HDR Lightroom Preset

This free Lightroom preset will open up the dynamic range of your photos with a beautiful faux HDR effect. The presets works very well with landscapes and nature shots, as well as other types of photos. It can be used in Lightroom 4 and newer. Download it today and try it with your own photos.

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25 Beautiful Photos of Flowers

In the northern hemisphere it is finally starting to warm up and spring is almost here! For landscape and nature photographers spring means no more harsh winter conditions and some opportunities to capture the beautiful colors of spring and summer.

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