- Trey Ratcliff’s Latest Lightroom Presets at 25% Off
- I Left My Heart: A Beautiful San Francisco Timelapse Project (Video)
- The Making of the One World Trade Center Interactive Panorama (Video)
- Interesting Photo of the Day: Magnificent Sky
- Learn 6 Basic Lightroom Tools in 6 Minutes (Video)
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 06:29 PM PDT
We were able to get a deal on Trey’s first Lightroom preset collection last year and it turned out to be one of the most popular deals of the year (it’s active again this week here if you missed it). Recently he released a great new collection which is just as powerful and unique as the first and we were able to get 25% off for PictureCorrect readers until next Friday, simply remember to use the discount code correctdeal at checkout. Found here: Trey’s Lightroom Presets Volume 2
Trey is best known as a pioneer in HDR photography. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, a technique whereby multiple levels of light are captured for a particular scene and then combined into a single photograph. The resulting images are richly detailed and more closely resemble what you recall of the scene in your mind. Trey created the first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOXand the BBC, and his photos have accumulated about 1 billion views.
Included in Volume 2:
Here are just a few examples of results achieved with one click using these presets:
I have acquired quite a few preset packages in the last year but I use Trey's the most by far. For example, the new cover photo for the PictureCorrect's facebook page was created with the help of Trey's Presets.
How to get Trey’s Presets for a discount this week:
We reached out to Trey Ratcliff who agreed to give our readers a discount - simply use the discount code correctdeal at checkout for either Volume 1 or Volume 2. The presets will be available for you to download immediately along with instructions on how to easily install them in Lightroom. It also carries a full guarantee, if you are not satisfied just let them know and they will give you a full refund so there is no risk in trying it.
The preset bundle discount can be found here: Trey’s Lightroom Presets Volume 2
Go to full article: Trey Ratcliff’s Latest Lightroom Presets at 25% Off
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 04:07 PM PDT
San Francisco is an iconic city that is well loved by photographers and timelapse filmmakers, perhaps in part to its colorful and bustling cityscapes. Taking in the timelapse , I Left My Heart, we are treated to a glimpse of just that. San Francisco natives will enjoy spotting all the familiar attractions, and those who haven’t yet had the chance to visit the city will see why it’s so easy to leave your heart there:
This isn’t the first timelapse of San Francisco. We’ve seen some pretty amazing footage of the city’s fog and an incredibly eerie look at an empty San Franciso, each awesome in their own right. But I Left My Heart offers a wider range of sights, a more satisfying look at the vibrant life that is found around every corner.
If you’re curious about the inspiration and work that was put into making the timelapse, the creators have included a behind the scenes video where they discuss the finer details that went into film. Have a look:
Some of the equipment the team used, and can’t say enough good things about, were the eMotimo TB3, a motion control robot that, when coupled with a dolly such as a Stage One, allows for pan and tilts, not to mention all the fading shots from day to night. They used Canon 5d Mark IIIs to capture all the photographs used to make the timelapse, but the majority of the behind the scenes footage was shot with a GoPro.
Go to full article: I Left My Heart: A Beautiful San Francisco Timelapse Project (Video)
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 02:14 PM PDT
Only months after One World Trade Center was topped off in August 2012, claiming the title of “Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere” at a symbolic 1,776 feet (in reference to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed), a few editors at TIME Magazine got together and considered how they could show the tower’s beauty and awesomeness to the world. They decided on an interactive panorama, which became one of their most famous cover pages in recent memory.
This video, not for those with vertigo, shows the process behind the epic photo shoot:
The project was heralded by Jonathan D. Woods, TIME’s senior photo & interactive editor. He and several other editors scribbled down some tough ideas on napkins and sent them to GigaPan, a start-up based out of Portland that specializes in high-resolution panoramas.
The idea for a panorama came to Woods after seeing a famous shot by Joe McNally of a maintenance worker replacing a dead lightbulb atop the Empire State Building:
The team first got together in Portland, Oregon to try out the technology. The video doesn’t focus much on the device itself, which seems to be a long, sturdy beam stretched out with the camera attached to a trigger switch.
The team had to anticipate every possible problem, including strong 25mph winds, camera vibrations, security and, of course, their own personal safety. They tested the device out first on Portland’s Fremont Bridge, snapping a few shots and maneuvering the beam. When they returned, Woods says, they were devastated to find that nothing had worked: the camera didn’t take a single image.
Several months later, after believing they’d fixed the problems, they rode the external elevator of One World Trade Center to the very top and had to climb even higher to the peak of the spire.
The result is remarkable; the resolution is so crisp that you can zoom in and see children playing at a playground, boats zooming through the river, and the very edges of Manhattan Island.
Go to full article: The Making of the One World Trade Center Interactive Panorama (Video)
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 11:59 AM PDT
It’s a common habit among photographers to always make a point to carry a camera around for those “just in case” moments. Many great photographs were captured this way and the image below is no exception. The photographer, based in the Netherlands, took the shot just as the sun was receding into the plane to create the stunning image:
Using a Canon 650D and a Sigma 18-35mm, the photographer says he was enamored with the dramatic feel of the sky and took that into consideration when selecting the composition. He says the only editing he added to the image was a slight increase in clarity and contrast.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:24 AM PDT
While most will agree that there is a point where you can over-edit your images, a little post-processing can be very beneficial. In this video, Rob guides you through the process of using Lightroom’s most basic functions. The tools he uses may only be a fraction of those available, but they are the most important, and the ones that will quickly give you much more appealing images:
The Six Most Important Editing Tools:
Although there are tons of editing tools available in Lightroom, the basic tools are all you’ll need most of the time.
For Further Training:
A popular photo editing training bundle, Super Photo Editing Skills, has just been updated to cover the new version of Lightroom (as well as the old ones). This package is very comprehensive with video tutorials, eBooks and actual presets that can help you start post-processing right away with your own photos.
It can be found here: Super Photo Editing Skills
Go to full article: Learn 6 Basic Lightroom Tools in 6 Minutes (Video)
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