Photographing Abandoned Buildings and Spaces

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Photographing Abandoned Buildings and Spaces

Have you ever looked at an abandoned building or place and wondered, what was this place before everybody moved out and why did they move out?  Tom Kirsch, a photographer who created Opacity.us goes where people would normally cross the street to get away from, that scary goosebumps place that has overgrown gardens and broken windows.  Kirsch takes the forgotten and using photography his work comes alive and the emotion is thick. You will be touched, taken aback and lost in thought as you witness such a unique style of shooting.  There are thousands upon thousands of photographers who take...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting and Merging Panoramas in Lightroom CC
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how simple it is to shoot and edit a panoramic photo. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, the basic idea is that you shoot a group of photos from left to right, or right to left, and then stitch them together using software such as Lightroom or Photoshop to make one large, wide angle panoramic image. Today we’re going to look at how Lightroom makes stitching panoramas quick and easy. Let’s break this down into two simple steps:

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An Introduction to Retouching in Photoshop

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An Introduction to Retouching in Photoshop
If you’re reading this, then you’re most likely an amateur photographer who is serious about taking the steps to educate yourself on photo editing. Maybe you’re making the gradual move to becoming a pro, or maybe you simply want to be able to take your photos from good to great. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a few simple ways to retouch images, remove objects, and repair imperfections. These methods will work on portraits of faces just as well as they will on interiors or landscapes. I’m using Photoshop CS6, but the newer CC and even some older versions will have many of the same features and functions.

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