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A Comprehensive Guide to Sky Replacement Using Luminar 4

One of Luminar 4's most intriguing features is its AI sky replacement that can convincingly swap the sky in a photo (a task that can be quite tedious otherwise) in just a few clicks. While it is mostly automated, there are still a few tweaks and tips that can help you get the most out of the software. This great video will show you everything you need to know about using the feature.

Fstoppers Photographer of the Month (December 2019): Suvi Sievilä

The Fstoppers community is brimming with creative vision and talent. Every day, we comb through your work, looking for images to feature as the Photo of the Day or simply to admire your creativity and technical prowess. In 2019, we're featuring a new photographer every month, whose portfolio represents both stellar photographic achievement and a high level of involvement within the Fstoppers community.

A Look at the Fascinating Process of Making Photo Books

Even as we are firmly planted in the digital realm, there is really nothing that can replace the tactile sensation of flipping through a photo book. However, they are not as straightforward to create as you might think, taking an impressive dose of precision and attention to detail to create the final product. This excellent video takes a behind the scenes look at the process.

How to Turn a White Wall Into a Black Background

When you are new to lighting, you might think you need a black background to take photos with, well, a black background, but you might be surprised to know that with some careful technique, you can make even a white wall into a black background. This great video video will give you a very practical lesson in lighting to show you how it affects the look of your background.

Five Creative Editing Techniques Using Luminar 4

Luminar 4 has generated a fair amount of buzz for its new AI features, such as one-click sky replacement, making it an intriguing alternative to the standard Adobe ecosystem products. If you are just diving into the new version of the software, this great video will show you five different creative editing techniques you can do with the program, including some that leverage its impressive AI capabilities.

The Canon 1D X Mark III Is Coming Soon

The 1D series is Canon's best, always showcasing a lot of their top tech and being the choice of many professionals who need a rugged, capable body that they know they can rely on to get the shot no matter the conditions. And as we approach an Olympic year, the next iteration, the 1D X Mark III, is soon on its way, likely available for preorder in the next month.

Helpful Tips for Cold Weather Photography

Winter is here, and while it can be a fun time to grab your camera and head out shooting, there are certain things you should be aware of and precautions you should take both so you can stay warm and so your gear works properly and is not damaged by the conditions. This helpful video will give you lots of great tips to stay comfortable and to keep your gear in top condition in the cold weather.