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On Vision & Voice by Magnum Photographers

September 6, 2017

Make yourself a cup of good tea and enjoy this ebook beautifully put together by the famous Magnum photo agency. You will find here great photos and words of wisdom on Vision, Voice, Passion and much more.   Click on the Ebook’s cover below to open it in your browser:   © Magnum Photos   2019 edit: The Initial, first edition of the ebook is not available online anymore, I have updated the link, it takes you now to the 2nd edition of the ebook. Hello! I’m Kasia! Photography is…

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RAW Editing – Learn the Secrets of Effective Noise Correction

September 6, 2017

Have you ever photographed a spectacular night scene – a cityscape, landscape, or maybe even a moody portrait lit with a dim light? When it comes to capturing dramatic, moody scenes, the more you know what you are doing – the better the final results. Shooting in low light can be technically demanding, but having the basic understanding of your photographic equipment and approaching post processing in a smart way can save some of your best images. Low light typically means higher ISO settings, which can effect in extensive noise.…

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Learn How to Enhance Color Contrast in Photoshop

September 1, 2017

Understanding how contrast works in photography is a milestone on your journey towards successful images. Skilful operating with contrast allows to direct viewer’s attention within our image, with contrast we can drag his eye towards the subject. Contrast largely contributes to building a mood and storytelling with images. Typically when people speak about contrast they relate to luminosity contrast – dark vs. light. High contrast images tend to be dynamic, strong and very often have a graphic quality to them. By enhancing tonal contrast in post production we can simplify…

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Portrait Photography Masterclass – Outdoor Portrait complete edit

July 22, 2017

In this video we’ll focus on an moody female outdoor portrait shot in Malta. I will walk you through a complete portrait editing workflow finished off with selective sharpening.   The 60 min video includes: quick image overview image preparation black & white conversion as a part of color work targeted luminosity adjustments – building depth in the image final touches   Download the supporting files here and let’s get started!     I hope you find this class helpful and informative – this video series is part of a Premium Course…

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Portrait Photography Masterclass – Natural Light complete edit

June 29, 2017

Working with natural light is one of my favourite techniques. Simplicity of the setup allows me to entirely focus on the subject and observe subtleties of the moment. Using only available light when shooting portraiture can be challenging at times, it often brings unexpected results – and that’s exactly what makes photography a fascinating playground. In the following series of videos combined together I will show you how to enhance an image taken with soft, natural light. The techniques I will present are universal – they are simply building blocks…

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David Gonzalez – ‘Spirit and Strength’ in Nepal After an Earthquake and Destruction

May 31, 2017

“Spirit and Strength in Nepal After an Earthquake and Destruction” by David Gonzalez for “The New York Times” magazine. Photos by Omar Havana.   Hello! I’m Kasia! Photography is a celebration of life. It gives artists like you and me the opportunity to create soulful, meaningful, personal work– for pleasure and for profit. As a fine art photographer, digital publisher and instructor of more than 70,000 students worldwide, my mission is to help professional photographers and experienced enthusiasts alike master advanced photography and editing processes, easily and effectively. My courses are…

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Karnesh – Portrait Photo Project by Kasia Zmokla

May 19, 2017

This video features a portrait photo project shot in Nepal, spring 2017. To see complete project please visit “Karnesh”. Searching for some backstage inspiration? How about a black and white portrait project shot in Nepal? Get the free ebook and learn the background story, creative concept and editing process. Check out the camera settings, the contact sheet and more. Enjoy! Download the Case Study Hello! I’m Kasia! Photography is a celebration of life. It gives artists like you and me the opportunity to create soulful, meaningful, personal work– for pleasure…

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2/2 Lighting Style in Photography – High Key Effect

December 11, 2016

In the 2nd class from the “Lighting Style in Photography” series, we will focus on the High Key Effect. In this class you will get familiar with the High Key lighting technique and I will show you how to create bright and soft images indoor, without any elaborate lighting setup. We will analyse in-dept multiple examples – shot both: indoor and outdoor. Every photo is presented with accompanying histogram and you will have a chance to learn about this basic and very important tool when it comes to evaluating photos. Your project for the class will be creating a High Key…

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1/2 Lighting Style in Photography – Low Key Effect

December 11, 2016

Get inspired by Renaissance Masters and translate the Chiaroscuro oil panting technique into photography medium. In this class we will explore one of the most dramatic lighting styles in photography – a Low Key technique. The class is packed with examples of Low Key portraiture, since it is my favourite shooting style. I love the simple setup, as with just one source of light (it can be a window covered woth a white sheet to diffuse the sunlight) I can entirely focus on my subject. It takes time to get efficient – but, well……

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Hello! I'm Kasia!

Photography is a celebration of life. It gives artists like you and me the opportunity to create soulful, meaningful, personal work-- for pleasure and for profit. As a fine art photographer, digital publisher and instructor of more than 70,000 students worldwide, my mission is to help professional photographers and experienced enthusiasts alike master advanced photography and editing processes, easily and effectively.

My courses are hands-on and include detailed Photoshop tutorials and high-quality downloads. You’ll feel fully supported as you enjoy the freedom to explore and experiment with new techniques. The goal of every class is for you to realise your artistic vision and achieve remarkable results with ease and joy. Read more

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