Can't really write a poem these days as I sliced my finger last friday, but short story, this is a interesting tutorial fromÂ Calvin Hollywood of Photoshop Freaks that shows how to quickly dodge & burn your images in a few clicks.
This might not be new for some of you, but for who doesn't, Glyn Dewis did this video that shows us a very simple technique to get a black background without any backdrop or even a studio, and you can do it almost anywhere (well maybe not if you are in a very sunny place, like the Sahara).
I'm not sure if I will ever want to do something like that, it gives you interesting abstract pictures, but also a very dirty sensor, but if you have a film camera (where there is no such problem as dust on the sensor) or and old DSRL that you don't use it anymore, why not? Anyway, this is an interesting tutorial by Rob Turney, who is going to introduce you to the art of Refractography, and you can see some of his creations by clicking here.
This is the last video I posted on my old blog, and I want to repost it here as it is really handy, not only because the good Benjamin Von Wong shows how he made one of his great pictures, but also 'cause he quickly introduce a very interesting technique which it saved my ass a few times, which is called the Frequency Separation Technique, and even if it's made for fashion photography, especially when it comes to retouch skin, but it can be also used for various situations. For example I just used to clean the sky on one of my pictures I took this weekend in county Donegal.