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10 Useful Articles for Photographers

The internet is full of information – organized as well as disorganized, useful as well as un-useful, quality content as well as junk. Here we come with a list of carefully selected 10 articles for  photographers – to help them learn some new topics,  know some cool tips and tricks and get to know some very specific features in Photoshop and Lightroom.

#1: Wildlife and Nature Photography
Landscape photography isn’t always easy. Rick Sammon and Rob Sheppard show how to utilize light settings, shutter speed and setting the background for the ultimate photo.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/xtrain-photoshop-and-photography/wildlife-and-nature-photography

#2: Useful advice to new Wildlife Photographers by Bruna
Should Wildlife Photography interest you in any way, this blog will be beneficial, interesting as well as inspiring for you.
http://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.za/brunas-advice-to-new-wildlife-photographers/

#3: Photoshop Blend Modes Explained
A high-level view of what the various blend modes do, and then a little deeper digging into the nuts and bolts of the blend modes by explaining some of the math involved, and their interrelationships with each other.
http://photoblogstop.com/photoshop/photoshop-blend-modes-explained

#4: How to use the new Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom 5
Some useful tips for selective editing with the new Radial Filter tool.
http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-the-new-radial-filter-tool-in-lightroom-5

#5: How To Use Adobe Camera RAW as a Filter in Photoshop CC
In this video, photographer Terry White demonstrates how to use Camera RAW as a Filter for a non-destructive editing workflow in Photoshop CC (this is the first time that Adobe integrates Camera RAW as a filter and not as a separate piece of software into Photoshop and it brings several advantages White talks about in the video).
http://lensvid.com/photo-editing/how-to-use-adobe-camera-raw-as-a-filter-in-photoshop-cc/

#6: 5 Lightroom Organizing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
Photographers often don’t know how to best organize photos in LightRoom. Here is a handy list of some of the mistakes and pitfalls to avoid and few tips on how to get around them.
http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=4974

#7: How to Create a Panorama Using Photoshop and Lightroom
A perfect tutorial which shows a seamless workflow for creating a panoramic photo using both Photoshop and Lightroom.
http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-tips/create-a-panorama-with-photoshop-and-lightroom/

#8: Digital Image Editing & Special Effects – Removing Unwanted Objects in Photoshop
Dust spots and minor skin blemishes are one thing, but supposing you wanted to remove a much larger and more complicated object? The secret is to combine a number of the cloning tools you have at your disposal, and make use of the keyboard buttons “[” and “]” as well as the Tool Options bar so the tools you do employ are working at their best. Here is how.
http://masteringphoto.com/removing-unwanted-objects-in-photoshop/

#9: Understanding the Camera Calibration Module in Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom relies on the Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) rendering engine to convert camera RAW images. The default color and contrast settings look different than what you might see on your camera LCD when reviewing your images. However, Adobe offers alternate Camera Profiles which emulate the as-shot settings from many Nikon and Canon DSLRs. You’ll find these settings in the Camera Calibration panel in Lightroom and ACR.

http://www.luminescentphoto.com/blog/2013/07/12/understanding-the-camera-calibration-module-in-lightroom/

#10: Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts
Mastering Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts will dramatically speed up your entire workflow process, especially if you spend lots of time organizing and editing your photos. Here is a comprehensive list of all the shortcuts.
http://www.wildlife-photography-tips.com/lightroom-keyboard-shortcuts.html

Expressions- Tumbhi’s Digital Photography Workshop

In row to the last photography workshop organized by Tumbhi, this time it was bigger and better- out there in the green mushy fields of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani – with big cameras packed in bags and enthusiasm trolling high in the spirits!

“Expressions”- Tumbhi’s first outdoor Digital Photography Workshop was a close call for 15 amateur but enthusiastic photographers. A two-day trip planned for learning basics of Digital photography along with tremendous outdoor adventure.

Under the veteran gaze of Mr. LC Singh (an established Nature and Wildlife photographer cum trainer and Founder of Tumbhi.com), 15 cameras captured the valleys in different frames, in different fashions and reflections.

The workshop started with an overview and detailed explanation of minute but extremely important basics like Holding the camera- thereby explaining perspective, vertical holding, positioning and Breathing out.

Moving onto the more creative aspect of making a photograph, the concept of Composition was explained with a few principles like Rule of one third, presence of human element in the picture, clutter and contrast management just before you press the click button!

 

Classroom Sessions

In the classroom sessions, which were held mostly during the wee hours of enormous sunlight when photos couldn’t be clicked, participants were given elaborate lessons on using Lightroom! For this Tumbhi team already made sure that each participant had light room downloaded in their machines.

On-field Photography

Sharp pictures and Focusing were explained with hands on click and learn mechanism where the participants clicked pictures and got instant feedback thereby getting an exact idea of where they missed the perfection and how could they have made it better!

But a photograph is not just made when clicked-it has to be polished to be able to tell your story! Mr. LC Singh went on explaining the utter importance of processing an image and in the right manner – so as to make it convey the emotion hidden in it!

 

A post processed photograph

And amidst all the learning and clicking, which could not be explained here, was the amazing experience and fun the participants had while being out there- making it bigger and better!

Also listing down a few testimonials from the participants of the workshop!!

Ashutosh- “It gave me a chance to take a closer look at my camera settings and learnt how best I can use them for a more satisfying experience of photography. I must admit, I knew very less about my camera before the workshop Post processing lessons were a delight.”

Bhushan- “This workshop was not just an avenue to learn about photography, but also one where I was able to connect with other like-minded individuals to collectively enhance skills.”