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An Edgy, Cinematic Look With ON1 Photo RAW

An Edgy, Cinematic Look With ON1 Photo RAW

Are you exploring ON1 Photo RAW, and looking to get the most out of all its presets and capabilities? Here, learn how to conjure a desaturated, post-modern look using the software.

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Fstoppers Reviews the NBP Freqsep Control 2.1 Plugin Update

Fstoppers Reviews the NBP Freqsep Control 2.1 Plugin Update

As always, I get comfortable in my workflow then something new comes along that I didn’t know I needed. This can of course be a good thing as long as we aren’t closed minded to change. Today I’m going over an awesome new feature of the new NBP Freqsep Control update version 2.1.

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Refreshingly Simple Video Editing With ACDSee Video Studio 4

Refreshingly Simple Video Editing With ACDSee Video Studio 4

The most common complaint with nearly all video editing software available on the market is the learning curve. Most programs lack a certain degree of intuitiveness, so any attempt to tinker leads to exasperation. That was certainly my number one frustration with past attempts to teach myself to use some of the heftier video editing suites. Enter ACDSee Video Studio 4, the answer to exacting and irritating video editing sessions.

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Image Editing Software and the Future: A Conversation With Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko

Image Editing Software and the Future: A Conversation With Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko

As photographers, much of our time is divided between our camera equipment and our image editing software. And, if you’re like me, you spend some time keeping an eye on the latest releases that will improve our editing speed and quality.

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DJI’s Professional Digital FPV System : Will This Change FPV Droning for Good?

DJI's Professional Digital FPV System : Will This Change FPV Droning for Good?

FPV drones have been on the rise the past few years but have had some minor issues with long range transmission and video signal. With DJI’s new digital FPV system, there is a good chance all of that can change and more people can easily adapt to a new type of flying.

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Fstoppers Reviews Cinetracer: Learn Cinematography by Gaming

Fstoppers Reviews Cinetracer: Learn Cinematography by Gaming

Envision flying around with a jet pack creating massive film sets like you are a cinematography superhero. Cinetracer is a realistic cinematography simulator where you play a Director, and your quest is to make an epic movie. The real purpose of this program is to create beautiful storyboards for pitching.

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Pixellu Launches Biggest Update Since 2015 to Their Popular Album Design Software: SmartAlbums 2019

Pixellu Launches Biggest Update Since 2015 to Their Popular Album Design Software: SmartAlbums 2019

Following the success of their powerful drag and drop album design software, Pixellu has launched SmartAlbums 2019. The latest update is complete with time-saving features, workflow improvements, and faster performance.

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A to Z of Photography: Panoramic Photography and the Pillars of Creation

A to Z of Photography: Panoramic Photography and the Pillars of Creation

With this installment we revisit the whole sub-genre of panoramic photography. Literally(!) a wide subject, discover the history behind it, the software to create it, and the competitions to enter. Once you’ve scrambled your way through the panoramas, discover one of the most beautiful photos in the universe. Read on.

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Topaz Studio 2 Released With Non-Destructive Layer Editing, Improved Masking and Creative Filters

Topaz Studio 2 Released With Non-Destructive Layer Editing, Improved Masking and Creative Filters

There’s a new layer-based editor in town. Topaz Studio 2 has officially launched and brings major changes to the image editing and effects software.

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All Hope Is Not Lost for Accidentally Deleted Photos

All Hope Is Not Lost for Accidentally Deleted Photos

Ever since I bumped into the limits of my memory card at a wedding when I forgot to format it, I’ve been extra cautious about making sure I format before every shoot, which has served me well, except when it didn’t this past week, and I wiped out my children’s first trip to Adventureland by accident.

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Skylum Is Adding Sky Replacement to Luminar 4

Skylum Is Adding Sky Replacement to Luminar 4

The next version of Luminar, called Luminar 4, will include a one-click sky replacment feature. Other photo editors can get it done, but it usually involves masking, and it often doesn’t work very well with foreground objects like trees with a lot of leaves. Adobe demonstrated a one-click sky replacment in 2016, but alas, it never appeared.

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A to Z of Photography: Noise and Helmut Newton

A to Z of Photography: Noise and Helmut Newton

Moving on to N, we enter the second half of the alphabet and with that a headlong rush to Z. It’s been a blast getting to this point, but now we start the countdown. In this issue the A to Z of Photography we visit that most unwanted of digital acquaintances, noise, before taking a peek at the cover work (and Polaroids) of Helmut Newton.

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My SD Card Failed and This Was a Huge Lifesaver

My SD Card Failed and This Was a Huge Lifesaver

Recently, one of my SD cards failed on me when I trying to access it. After I inserted it into my Transcend card reader, I was able to access the card momentarily until the folders abruptly closed down, preventing any further access to the data. As you can imagine, this was quite concerning to me.

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Bye Bye Camera is an iOS App that Says Bye Bye to People

Bye Bye Camera is an iOS App that Says Bye Bye to People

If you’re tired of having people get in the way of a good photo, then this new iOS app called Bye Bye Camera may be for you.

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Fstoppers Reviews Topaz Adjust AI: Does AI Really Help With Editing?

Fstoppers Reviews Topaz Adjust AI: Does AI Really Help With Editing?

My colleague Ryan Mense just gave us the announcement from Topaz about their new AI based filters called Topaz Adjust AI, and I wanted to give them a try.

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Learn More With ACDSee and Their YouTube Channel

Learn More With ACDSee and Their YouTube Channel

For many photographers, the Adobe software suite is the main suite they use for editing and to manage their content. Over the last few years, however, many creatives have become dissatisfied with the monthly subscription model that Adobe has now opted for. For this reason, many photographers have been looking for a viable alternative.

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A to Z of Photography: Image Stabilization and Into the Jaws of Death

A to Z of Photography: Image Stabilization and Into the Jaws of Death

This installment of the A to Z of photography begins with perhaps the most exciting photographic technology of the 21st century — image stabilization. This is followed by one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century — Into the Jaws of Death — which marks a tipping point in history. The I’s have it!

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