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Coloring Step by Step II: Adjust Your Images’ Colors Like the Filmmakers Do!

How can you as a photographer take inspiration from color toning in movies? We’ll use the examples of four famous movies to show you different styles of color grading. As you’ll see, colors have a fundamental impact on how we see movies. We’ll be looking at legends such as Saving Private Ryan, The Godfather, and The Matrix. Have you ever thought about the roles that color palettes play in them?

Coloring Step by Step I: Color Theory

You’ve probably noticed the various popular photo styles, presets, and filters out there that give photos a retro look—as if you’d peeled them out of an old, dusty album. We’re fans of these too, and you’ll find some among our presets. You can encounter this vintage look not only in portraits and reportage, but in landscape photos too. But why do some people give fresh green landscapes an autumnal, parched look, like after a drought?

Become a Zoner Photo Studio Ambassador: Show the World Your Photos!

You may have already heard of them: Our Ambassadors. For us, they’re heroes and good friends of Zoner Photo Studio. Naming them all in just one paragraph wouldn’t do justice to any of them—but you may already know Zdeňka aka Foto Povolen and Kevin Bruseby. Zdeňka has already done a few ZPS X tutorials and she masters its Editor module! And Kevin shoots lovely lake-filled landscape panoramas both inside and outside his native Sweden. We’re open to every photographic genre. You’ll encounter our heroes in many places—and we’re confident there are many more talents out there. Speak up, and we might pick you!

VIDEO: How to Work With Presets in Zoner Photo Studio X

Besides basic edits, the Develop module in Zoner Photo Studio also offers presets. These bundles of settings will save you lots of time when you need to edit a whole group of photos all the same way. You simply save the edits you’ve made to one photo into a preset and then use it on any other photo you’d like. The workflow isn’t complicated at all, and in this video, you’ll learn how to do it.

The Golden Hour, Flowers, and Swimming: Learn What and How to Photograph in Summer 

Every season has a different photographic potential and is ruled by different forces. Autumn has gorgeous colors, winter brings snow, in springtime everything’s blooming, and summer has its strong golden hour. Every year brings opportunities that only last for a few weeks, but when you use them well, you can get great photos—so you have something to look forward to year-round. Let’s explore the what’s, the how’s, and the potential of summer photography.

How to Brighten up Your Underwater Photos

Underwater photography is fun, but it’s hard to get pictures that look as clean as the ones you take on land. In underwater photography, you lose contrast and colors, and your pictures look pale and bland. Luckily you can easily fix many of these flaws of underwater photos on your PC. We’ll show you how to get the most out of these photos.

Outdoor Photography: Some Things to Notice

Do you often return from a full-day trip with only a few pictures? Or maybe you even head out to the forest specifically to take pictures and then lose your muse? Then either you’ve already got tens of thousands of nature photos behind you and are just seeking icing on the cake... or you may be missing opportunities that quietly appear along the way. Join us for a look at some typical cases.

VIDEO: Your First Steps in the Editor Module

The Editor is the place to go in Zoner Photo Studio X when you want to manipulate reality in a photo. It lets you do things like work with layers and use masks to change just one part of a photo. Put it to work for everything from just adding text all the way to complicated changes like switching out a background, adding an object to a photo, and much more.

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