Creating 16-bit luminosity masks

Creating 16-bit luminosity masks

Creating 16 bits luminosity masks and half masks A tutorial on the creation of the normal (integer) and half luminosity masks in 16 bits for Photoshop using the Calculation and Levels method combined without loading selections.In one of my older blog posts from 2014 I...

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Photoshop Masks and Selections Guide

Photoshop Masks and Selections Guide

In this article, I’ll give an overview of available Photoshop masking methods, types of masks, the difference between masks and selections, when to use them, and a few tips and guidelines for better masking and less frustration. And keep in mind: a smart photographer/artist is someone who also knows when NOT to create selections. If you don’t need them and can solve it in an easier and faster way, then don’t waste your time.

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FIGURE-CONTRAST-DEPTH – A PRACTICAL MODEL FOR FINE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY

FIGURE-CONTRAST-DEPTH – A PRACTICAL MODEL FOR FINE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY

This article describes and suggests a practical step-by-step method for fine-art processing, purely seen from an artistic and aesthetic point of view without going into the technical aspects of Photoshop at all, as I firmly believe Photoshop skills shouldn’t be decisive. And I will try to demonstrate that you can actually do with almost no Photoshop knowledge at all to create high-end gallery worthy and award-winning prints.

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Embracing Limitations in Fine Art Photography

Embracing Limitations in Fine Art Photography

Photography and fine-art photography in the digital age, when does photography stop being photography and becomes digital manipulation? What is ‘allowed’ and what isn’t? A deconstruction and an analogy with the evolution of painting and the evolution of analog photography resulting in the recommendation of giving clarity in what has been done in postproduction and anything is allowed.

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BW Artisan Lite Panel

BW Artisan Lite Panel

Introducing a FREE, stripped-down version, of the B&W Artisan Pro Panel: BW Artisan Lite. Only subscribers to our newsletter will receive a password for the free download of the panel, including other discounts. The power of this panel is in its subtle and accurate local adjustments. Just select free-form and adjust with the push of a button

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Column: Cliches and authenticity in art

Column: Cliches and authenticity in art

Introducing a new section on my website that I call Column and will be filled with an opinion, current (photography) affairs or just another short thought related to photography. In any case they all only express a personal opinion. I tend to post to this column at least twice a month. I’m kicking off with ‘Cliches and authenticity’.

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Black and White Photography Summer Course

Black and White Photography Summer Course

It’s been 4 years ago since I last did an online workshop. Therefore, I’ve decided to do another online workshop this summer. This one-off online workshop will be limited to only 5 students. You can learn anything you want and ask anything you want, as long if it’s related to the art of photography.

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Phase One IQ3 Achromatic 100MP Review

Phase One IQ3 Achromatic 100MP Review

In this review I try out Phase One’s latest digital back: the IQ3 Achromatic 100MP. A camera dedicated to black and white photography, with possible exposure times up to 60 minutes. Included in this review are 100% crops and full resolution images for download.

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