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Last week we covered different ways to sharpen your images. Today, we’re going to look at noise reduction. These two tools, noise reduction and sharpening, oppose each other and it’s important to learn how to apply them locally where needed so as not to lose detail or introduce grain where it is undesired. In this video I use Topaz Denoise to achieve the desired results. You can download a trial on the Topaz website here. As always, please leave any questions you have in the comments below and thanks for watching!

Thanks for joining me for another episode of The Digital Darkroom. Last week, I showed you a way to help you learn to visualize your compositions, simplify your photos and remove distracting elements from the frame when you’re shooting. Today, we’re going to take this one step further and I’m going to show you how to remove distractions from your photos using a variety of Photoshop tools.

Be sure to share these videos with your friends and followers if you find them helpful and be sure to leave and questions or feedback you have in the comments. Thanks for watching!

Here’s the final image from the video:

Upper Antelope Canyon

Welcome to my weekly video series! In my experience, one of the most difficult things about compositions is learning what not to include in a photo. It’s very easy to get caught up in the beautiful of the scene before us and I know there’s many people out there like me that suffer from wideangleitus. In this video, I help you to identify the subject of a scene as well as distracting, competing and supporting elements. By practicing this simple process on photos you have already taken, it will allow you to visualize your compositions better in the field and learn which elements to include and exclude from your photo.

If you find this video helpful, be sure to share it with your friends! Also, I always happy to answer questions and appreciate any feedback you have so be sure to leave a comment! Thanks for watching!

Here is a final image from the video!

Icicles

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! This is a weekly video series which focuses on helping people improve their post processing skills.

In this video I explain the basics of using layers, layer masks and adjustment layers in Photoshop. This is something that can be confusing to new users at first (I know it was to me), and I hope this video will help you learn some useful tips to make you more successful. We’re going to have a look at two different images today and we’re going to learn how to blend these together in using layer masks and make additional refinements using adjustment layers.

If you have any questions on today’s video or requests for a future episode, be sure to leave a comment below!



The Final Images:

Lower Antelope Canyon

Grand Canyon

Hi everyone! As promised, today is the first of what I like to think of as Tuesday Tutorials. Since I am much better at getting my point across through video rather than in writing, I’ve decided to start a series of post processing tips and techniques which will help you to improve your photo processing.

Today’s video focuses on raw adjustments and raw conversion. I know many photographers out there who start their workflow by converting their raw files to jpgs or loading them in a tone-mapping software without making these critical adjustments. I hope you find this video helpful and informative and I look forward to hearing your feedback. Next weeks video will be on HDR so be sure to check back regularly!


The Final Images:

Yosemite National Park

Inspiration Point