A long time ago, I got to visit a friend down in the south of England. We drank (quite a lot of beer), we ate (lots of chocolate brownies), and we set up to shoot a moody portrait.
Articles written by Clinton Lofthouse
How serious are you about making this crazy photography game full time? It is an amazing feeling to get to create every day, but are you forgetting to do the other eighty percent of what is needed to survive?
Benjamin Franklin once said: "for every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned."
Sell the fake or add to the surrealism. As a creative retoucher and composite photographer, these are two aspects that in my opinion are very important: you either learn techniques to help blend realism into the piece or to make it stand out and add surrealism.
Today, we are going to have a debate! And the subject is TFP (trade for print), something which I have had a fair few debates on already in photography groups on Facebook.
Recently I was thinking about the year so far and noticed that my output for the year was down compared to other years. Why was this?
The rule of thirds is completely overrated. There, I said it. Nope, I am not going to take it back.
Growing up on comic books and graphic novels I have always been a fan of anything illustrated. When I started taking photos and creating art, I wanted my images to have a similar feel.
What do you think of when you hear the term "composite"? Lots of hours with the Pen tool cutting out elements or fiddling around with the Refine Edge tool?
Everyone loves a good hack; something that makes life a little easier.
One of the things Photoshop sells itself on is automated tools, the tools where it uses AI or an algorithm to do the work for you.
Mario Olvera is a photographer, digital artist, and friend from Mexico. He creates surreal conceptual composite images and commercial works.
One thing to remember when creating composites is that a couple of extra little details can make a huge difference.
Ever find yourself needing the inspiration to create an image, but you just can muster up any from anywhere?
If you are like me and you are at the beginning of your transition from stills to video then you will also like me, be eating up as much free education on YouTube as possible.
When creating composites using various images from multiple photos, each part has its unique color balance. This is where most beginners tend to fail when creating a composite.
Being a freelance photographer and digital artist, I have resigned myself to the fact that I will not always be able to use my own photography in the images I create for clients.
Cyberpunk is very "in" at the moment. With the impending release of the video game and the rise of Synthwave music, a lot of cyberpunk art is being created.
One of the most asked subjects people contact me about is how I color my images. Everyone expects a simple answer that solves everything, but unfortunately, it does not work like that.