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The creation of a White and Black photograph by Olivier Du Tre

The creation of a White and Black photograph by Olivier Du Tre

Learn how to achieve dramatic Black and white pictures !





A New Way to Deliver Images with Cloud Spot

Our friends over at SLR Lounge just announced an exciting new project that they are involved with called Cloud Spot. Cloud Spot is a desktop application that helps photographers deliver images to their clients in a streamlined and customized way. Check out their intro video here:

Here are a few of my favorite notable features:

Feature 1 | Customization

Cloud Spot is unbranded, meaning your clients never see the Cloud Spot company name. As a photographer, it’s great to not have third party service marketing to your clients all the time.

Download your free ADIDAP July 2013 Calendar Now!

This month’s calendar is Cavern Cascade by Ryan Gardiner

It is available to download in both US and UK formats – classic and retro themes. All you have to do is click on the version of your choice for the full size.

Cavern Cascade - Ryan Gardiner

Retro Theme

ADIDAP 2013 Calendar - retro - UK

US Format
ADIDAP 2013 Calendar - retro - UK

UK Format
ADIDAP 2013 Calendar - retro - UK

Classic Theme

ADIDAP 2013 Calendar - classic - UK

US Format
ADIDAP 2013 Calendar - classic - UK

UK Format
ADIDAP 2013 Calendar - classic - UK

You can always download our full calendars in pdf version on the following links:

Adobe Lightroom Tips for beginners: Adding off center vignettes

I have already covered how you can easily add vignettes in adobe lightroom using the effects panel and how to add off-centered vignettes in Adobe Lightroom 5 but how to add these off-centered vignettes in earlier versions of Adobe Lightroom ?

Although the process is a bit trickier than it is in Lightroom 5 it is still rather easy to do, instead of using radial filters this time we are going to us the brush tool.

Adding off-centered Vignettes in Lightroom

Setting up the brush

Let’s start with the picture you want to add vignettes to

Adobe Lightroom Tips for beginners: Adding off center vignettes (Lightroom 5 only)

In the last article we discussed how to add vignettes in Adobe lightroom using the “post-crop vignetting” feature.

A bit problem with that feature is that it doesn’t allow off-centered vignettes! As you know it is not uncommon in photography to have the main subject moved from the dead center of the frame. So if we use the “post-crop vignetting” feature on these images we will be dimming the main subject instead than the putting it in perspective.

Plugging in the same settings as the ones used in our previous tutorial on the off-centered picture below will clearly show that the head of the groom is getting dimmed and a big portion of the background isn’t.

Adobe Lightroom Tips for beginners: Adding vignettes

Today we are going to see how to easily add vignettes to your pictures in adobe lightroom using the “post-crop vignetting” tool in Adobe Lightroom.

As you can see the “post-crop vignetting” tool in inside the effects panel and is made of 5 sliders

  1. The amount slider: will affect the “hardness of the vignette, by hardness I mean how transparent/subtle or opaque the vignette will be. Pull it to the right hand side and the vignette will be white, and to the left hand side it will be black.
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