Articles written by Alex Cooke
Photoshop has lots of powerful tools to improve your images and help you develop a personal style. Two of the most fundamental of those are the HSL and Color Balance tools. This helpful video tutorial will show you how to use these tools to change the color of anything in Photoshop.
Canon's mirrorless lenses have been quite successful for the company, offering impressive optical quality that sets the bar quite high. However, Canon fans are still waiting for a stronger mirrorless body that pushes the boundaries a bit more from the company. The good news is that it seems that will be changing soon, as the company is likely to release two new mirrorless cameras in the coming months.
Portraits take the confluence of technical aptitude, creativity, and the ability to work with people to be successful, and the lack of any one can derail the entire endeavor. This great video will give you five tips to improve your portraits, ranging from composition to interacting with the subject.
Landscape and travel photography can be incredibly rewarding genres and a wonderful chance to capture interesting places and human life while showing off your own creative vision. If you are looking to dive into it, check out this incredibly comprehensive video that will show you everything you need to know, from gear, to composition, to post-processing.
Photo and video production can be an expensive and intricate venture with many moving parts, and as such, we often like to go into it with a carefully developed plan from which we are hesitant to deviate. But there are also rewards to be found in taking risks, and this great video discusses the importance of finding a balance between the two philosophies.
Landscape photographers very often rely rather heavily on the editing process to fully bring their creative ideas to fruition. And while there is nothing inherently wrong with that, there are a lot of ways in which the process can go awry. This helpful video discusses five common editing mistakes landscape photographers make and how to avoid or fix them.
If you are not a professional photographer (or even if you are), it can be hard to find the time to pick up a camera and go out to shoot every single day. Nonetheless, it is highly beneficial to find the time to practice as often as possible — every day, ideally — and this excellent video explores why you should.
When you are new to artificial lighting, it can be a bit difficult to navigate the world of modifiers — how they work and how they will render an image. Nonetheless, they are essential equipment for anyone who wants to learn how to light a photo properly. This excellent video will introduce you to five common lighting modifiers, including how they work and how they will make your photos look.
Canon recently released the 1D X Mark III with features like 5.5K 12-bit internal raw video and a whopping 20 fps continuous rate (with mechanical or electronic shutter), along with a bevy of other improvements and new features. How does it hold up in the real world? This great video takes a good look at the new camera to answer that question.
If you are new to Photoshop, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the functionality and wondering what you should focus on learning first. Adjustment layers are one of the most fundamental and flexible tools you will find in the program, and they are tremendously useful for almost any photographer. This helpful video will help you become proficient with them.
There is certainly no doubt that the photography industry is headed toward mirrorless as the dominant technology, but that does not mean that DSLRs are totally obsolete and gone for good already. In fact, a DSLR is still a better choice for a lot of photographers, and this helpful video takes a look at which is right for you in 2020.
Even if it is not your professional specialty, product photography is a great genre for any photographer to practice simply because of the lighting challenges you will encounter and the problem-solving skills you will develop. This excellent tutorial will show you how to create a great glassware shot using just two speedlights and a bit of Photoshop.
We all want to be better photographers, but it is not always clear how to go about that or what it is that makes for a good photographer. This interesting video essay examines the difference between good and bad photographers and just what it is we should be looking for in our own work.