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John Brandon  |  Sep 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Aperture 3 is an amazingly powerful workflow aid for any photographer. An improved interface that promotes a “work the way you want” aesthetic makes it easy to learn and use.

David B. Brooks  |  Mar 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Adobe’s Photoshop Elements favors the majority of the photo community, those who often get involved with the craft as they begin the family portion of their lives.

Steve Bedell  |  Mar 01, 2010  |  2 comments

Since I first wrote about Portrait Professional 8 in September of 2008, Anthropics Technology has been steadily working on the software to add more features and functionality.

Howard Millard  |  Mar 01, 2010  |  0 comments

For portrait, wedding, landscape, and fine art photographers, Corel’s new Painter 11 excels when you want to emulate traditional art media from your images, including oil paint on canvas, pastels on textured art paper, woodcut, silkscreen, watercolor, and more.

Howard Millard  |  Mar 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot people, products, or landscapes and nature, Mystical Tint Tone and Color 2.0 offers a cornucopia of 60 filters to add subtle to striking effects to enliven and enrich your photos.

John Brandon  |  Mar 01, 2010  |  1 comments

For the pro photographer, there are two possible scenarios in managing a photographic workflow. One is the scattershot method, the second approach features a clear organizational method.

John Brandon  |  Jan 01, 2010  |  0 comments

With each new Microsoft Operating System (OS) release, a new question arises for photographers: should you upgrade? Or, should you wait?

Howard Millard  |  Sep 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Do you want to transform your photos into traditional art media that are way beyond your hand and eye skills?

John Brandon  |  Sep 01, 2009  |  0 comments

onOne Software’s new PhotoTools 2 Pro Edition seems to have a clear mission that aligns with those aims—to bring out the best in an already appealing photo.

John Brandon  |  Sep 01, 2009  |  0 comments

PhotoStudio 6 is a feature-rich application in its own right; for instance, you can create layers for image editing, paint on the image with a variety of brushes, and apply artistic effects.

Jon Canfield  |  Jul 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Various software vendors have introduced new products and enhanced existing applications for everything from basic image processing to advanced plug-ins.

Text and photography by Mike Stensvold  |  Dec 01, 2005  |  0 comments

We all strive to produce photos that are perfect right out of the camera. Unfortunately, sometimes what comes out of the camera doesn't quite match what we envisioned when we pressed the shutter button. Here are some easy things you can do to improve your photos after the fact.

 

STEP 1: Crop The Image
It's best to get the framing right in...

Mike Stensvold  |  Mar 01, 2004  |  0 comments
Digital images—whether shot with digital cameras or scanned from negatives, slides or prints—generally can stand some improving. Here are some tips that will improve many of your images noticeably. Keep in mind, though, that digital image-editing isn't magic: Just as with film, you can't add detail that isn't there, or make a sharp image out of one that'so...
Lynne Eodice  |  Jun 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Robert Herko is a professional photographer who's in great demand in New York (he's just settled into a larger shared studio in Manhattan), California, and Arizona, where he once lived. His clients include Hummer, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, VISA, Arizona's Department of Tourism, Arizona Highways magazine, Arizona Western College, and several casinos in the western...

Lynne Eodice  |  Mar 01, 2003  |  0 comments

All Images by Greg Vander Houwen

 

Greg Vander Houwen describes himself as "an artist by nature; illustrator by trade"--one who often incorporates photography into his digital art. As he puts it, "My primary business is commercial illustration and user interface design." Vander Houwen believes that photography is a limited term these days, and...

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