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Luminosity Masks: The Definitive Guide – Part 3

When do you use Luminosity Masks Luminosity masks are commonly used in Landscape editing workflows. They are extremely efficient when enhancing complex, dynamic scenes where smooth transitions are the basis of compelling final artwork. Since they enable you to create highly precise, smooth-edged selections, you can use luminosity masking to edit any image, including portraiture.…

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Luminosity Masks: The Definitive Guide – Part 2

Creating Luminosity Masks – The Manual Method Explained Keyboard Shortcuts CMD + CLICK = select SHIFT + CMD + CLICK = Add to selection OPTION (ALT) + CMD + CLICK = Subtract from selection SHIFT + OPTION (ALT) + CMD + CLICK = Intersect (multiply) selection 1. Creating a set of masks for Lights Lights level 1 – In…

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The Portuguese Dreamer Girl

It’s nearly Christmas Holidays here in Poland, the temperatures dropped, but we haven’t seen any snow yet. You can say it’s winter from a quick glance at the darkness outside your window. I’m writing about Polish winter and posting images flooded with light – that’s to bring back some dreamy memories from the tiny rock…

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Charles – Model Photobook

My friend Charles asked me recently to put together couple of his portraits and create a sort of model photobook for him. We did in the past several photo projects together, so I went through my archives and pulled out images that might possibly work as a series. I have used Capture One to create…

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Luminosity Masks: The Definitive Guide – Part 1

Luminosity masks are a photographer’s secret weapon to elevating a good photo to a pixel-perfect work of art. They allow you to combine speed and precision in your post-processing work, so you can quickly and efficiently make advanced adjustments. That may sound daunting, like you need specialized skills in order to blend exposures like a…

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An American in Lanta

The following series turned out to be my interpretation of the famous quote from Henry David Thoreau “all good things are wild and free”. I might add here “unexpected” as well. Daniel, as most humble people, didn’t like the idea of sitting in front of the lens at all and it took me quite a…

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On Vision & Voice by Magnum Photographers – 2nd Edition

You may already have seen me recommending the first edition of this ebook back in the 2017. If you liked the first version, you’ll definitely enjoy the current one. If you haven’t seen it yet – it’s a must. Everyone knows Magnum Agency, well at least those who love photography, this ebook is their voice…

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Vintage Sweet & Chic

I must admit that recently I haven’t processed many images from my vast archives. And definitely I haven’t done much portraiture work, traveling almost always means new photos of mountains, ocean, desert and rarely people. So for a change I felt like working on a series of portraits. These were taken in Malta three years…

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Karnesh – Portrait Photo Project by Kasia Zmokla

This video features a portrait photo project shot in Nepal, spring 2017. To see complete project please visit “Karnesh”. Luminosity Masks: The Definitive Guide – Part 3 January 24, 2020 Read More Luminosity Masks: The Definitive Guide – Part 2 January 24, 2020 Read More The Portuguese Dreamer Girl December 19, 2019 Read More 1…

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