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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.

#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.

#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.

#4: How to use the new Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom 5
Some useful tips for selective editing with the new Radial Filter tool.

#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).

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.


#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.

Useful Resources for Nature and Wildlife Photographers

As we announced the Expressions Photography Contest – Nature and Wildlife Special, we have received many emails asking for some guidance and tips and tricks for clicking the best photos. We know that photographers want to give their best shot for the contest 🙂 –

So here we have compiled a small list of best websites and blogs of famous Wildlife and Nature photographers.

Read on and get some ideas, tips, knowledge and inspiration!

Famous Wildlife Photographers and their Websites

Frans Lanting (http://www.lanting.com)
Jim Brandenburg (http://www.jimbrandenburg.com/)
Michael “Nick” Nichols (http://www.michaelnicknichols.com)
Joel Sartore (http://www.joelsartore.com/)
Andy Biggs (http://www.andybiggs.com/)
Art Wolfe (http://www.artwolfe.com/)
Steve Bloom (http://www.stevebloom.com/)
David Doubilet (http://www.daviddoubilet.com/)
Anup Shah (http://www.shahrogersphotography.com)
Daniel J. Cox (http://www.naturalexposures.com/)

Famous Wildlife and Nature Blogs

Andy Rouse’s Blog(http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?link=blog)
Craig Jones Wildlife Photography blog (http://www.craigjoneswildlifephotography.co.uk/blog/)
Martin Bailey Photography K. K. (http://blog.martinbaileyphotography.com)
Richard Peter’s Photography Blog (http://www.richardpeters.co.uk/blog/)
Ethan Meleg Outdoor Photography Blog( http://ethanmeleg.blogspot.in/)
Mark Graf Photography Blog (http://www.grafphoto.com/wordpress/)
Quantum Tiger Wildlife Photography (http://quantumtiger.blogspot.in/)
Nature Magnified (http://www.naturemagnified.com/)
Zark Images Nature Photography (http://ozarkimages.squarespace.com)
Photography By Jim M. Goldstein (http://www.jmg-galleries.com/blog/)

Hope this list was useful for you.

If you have any more names to add to this list, post those as comments.

Happy clicking!!

Expressions 2012 – Nature and Wildlife Photography Contest

Tumbhi’s Expressions – Photography Contest is back – this time with the theme of Nature and Wildlife.

Inviting worldwide photographers to send their best Nature and Wildlife photos.

We welcome here, anything you find beautiful in these categories. This may include landscapes, seascapes, orange sunrises, golden sunsets, wild-remote-vivid places, stars and moons, dark or fair clouds , animals beautiful in their own way of violence or innocence, their mating or fighting, the flying birds or the new born chicks, beaks or wings, ants or whales, anything natural and admirable!

The winners of this contest will be chosen by eminent Wildlife photographer – Sunjoy Monga.

And there are prizes too! The winner gets a Samsung Mobile and the runner up gets a Sony Digital Photo Frame.

What are you waiting for? Send in your entries NOW!! Entry is absolutely FREE!!

Contest Date: 5th March 2012 to 5th April 2012
Super 25 Shortlists Announcement: 30th April 2012
Winners Announcement: 10th May 2012