Category: Inspiration

Better Black & White
by Bryan O’Neil Hughes

Many years ago, I wrote a book on the dozen or so ways to convert an image to black-and-white, and why one way was better than another for a given case. Three decades into its development, Photoshop has more features than ever; however, when it comes to black-and-white, the solutions proposed here are now considerably more refined, much faster, easier, and markedly better than the resources we had all those years back! Honestly, we can squeeze today’s version of that entire book into this short article; things have come that far.

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Analyze This: The Important Process Of Looking Into, Not At, Our Photographs
by Rick Sammon

Ansel Adams said, “A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into.” I agree 100 percent! In this article, we’ll look into a few of my favorite photographs, analyzing them as to what I feel makes them good photographs. The colors correspond to the analysis you’ll see throughout this article.

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Bringing Kids and Imagination to Life
by Gilmar Smith

I find my deepest sense of inspiration by telling stories that are sparked by the many magical wonders of childhood. For my subjects and me, fun collaborations are where the magic begins. Children are the best creative directors in the world, and I love helping them bring their ideas to life through every stage of the process: from concept to photo shoot to the final image.

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