The eyes are the core of a portrait, and they’re an important means of expression in photography. So let’s take a look at how to make them stand out. We’ll retouch them using a brighten-and-darken technique. And we’ll do the same to let the lips and teeth stand out. The goal: to make our subject really, really shine.
Sometimes you need to highlight your subject to make sure they’re attention-getting and that it’s immediately clear what’s important in the photo. In today’s article, we’ll show you how you can make a photo’s subject shine using local brightening and darkening. After all, photographs are about light. And today’s edit will be about light too.
Every photographer got started somehow, and every photographer has gone through certain stages in their development. Each photographer’s development looks roughly the same—from the photographer who shoots nearly everything, they gradually become the photographer who thinks carefully before pressing the trigger. In today’s article, we’ll show you a typical photographer’s development.
There are some situations where daylight just isn’t enough. Your light is weak, giving you no choice but to find or create some of your own. One good candidate for that light source is a flash fired outside your camera body.
The notion that retouching is just for portraits is a myth. Retouching is used in landscape photography, macro photography, and other photographic disciplines as well. In short—knowing how to correct minor defects in a picture will always come in handy. So learn to work with retouching tools.
Creating HDR images is quite easy—you just lay the source photos down on top of each other (or get some software to do it for you). And the results from HDR can be surprising. So in this article we’ll be taking a look at how to create and edit HDR images using Zoner Photo Studio.