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How To: The Art of shooting Urban Skylines

From Montreal to Chicago and San Francisco passing by Hong Kong, Sidney and Kuala Lumpur, there are hundreds of beautiful skylines in the world. With each city featuring a specific architecture and unique natural surroundings, a skyline is a city’s visual signature. In essence, capturing skylines...

How To: Understanding Diptychs – When two is better than one

[caption id="attachment_1785" align="alignnone" width="1024"] A yummy goat sandwich at olives and Gourmando | Old Montreal, CanadaLens: 50mm F/1.4 | ISO 800 - 50 mm F/2 1/50s (left) | 50mm F/2.8 1/125s (right)For this food diptych, notice how easy it is to summarize a restaurant in...

Robyn Photoshop Makeover Before/After, by David Giral

Photoshop Makeover: Fashionista514′s Headshot

Photoshop portrait retouching is everywhere: in blogs, newspapers, magazines. With the development of online tutorials, plug-ins and actions, access to the skill has become easier than ever. However, like all skills, learning how to balance each adjustment is not that as easy as it may seem...

tip of the day, by David Giral

How To: keep EXIF on HDR photos using Photoshop

The problem with HDR photos and panoramas is that editing strip the resulting files of their EXIF data. Here is a simple video detailing the different steps to keep the EXIF data in your files. The format that you use for saving does not influence the end...

Macy's Store at the Blue Hour, San Francisco

Making Of: Macy’s Store – San Francisco

During my last trip to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to take a few photos at the blue hour in San Francisco before heading out on a road trip to Seattle, Wa. The photo above was taken at Union Square and pictures the amazing facade...