Photography Trick – Silky Effect Without ND Filter
In this tutorial we will create a silky waterfall effect using Smart Objects and Stack Modes in Photoshop.
I will show you how to create a long exposure effect without using an ND filter or a tripod. The photo sequence used in this tutorial was made with a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone without the use of a tripod.
You can create silky effects for waterfalls without an expensive DSLR equipment and without an Neutral Density filter using Smart Objects and stack modes in Photoshop.
Cinematic black & white portraits in Photoshop
In this tutorial we will create a dramatic portrait effect In Photoshop adjustment layers and blending modes.
We will treat the shadows and highlights separately in different layers using the Levels adjustment to obtain the desired contrast. It’s an easy photoshop tutorial and the effect is not hard to achieve.
At the end I will show you an easy way to get an old photo effect in Photoshop.
Milky Way Photo Editing – Night Photography tutorial
In this Photo editing tutorial I will show you how I edited a night shot of the Milky Way in Photoshop and Lightroom.
I will give you the RAW images straight from the camera so you can work with them and make your own edits.
For milky way photography and star photography in general I use the following settings on my camera:
– ISO: 800 or higher
– Aperture: as opened as possible f2.8 or wider
– Exposure time: 30 seconds ore more if I want to make star trails
If you want to take night time-lapse photography you need a remote trigger. Check out my setup and settings.
High end camera handle noise a lot better when using high ISO settings so the ISO depends on the camera that you have and also your own preferences.
Increasing the exposure more than 30 seconds will create movement on the stars which is not desirable so if you want a brighter foto increase the ISO or widen the aperture if you can.
The first thing you need is a good photo to start with so make sure you take multiple shots with different settings. Don’t trust what you see on the camera LCD screen, take a look at the histogram.
Also try different angles and shoot both horizontal and vertical. You will be surprised to see how much different is to see the milky way on vertical than in horizontal.