A great introduction on Focus Stacking

I’ve been a professional photographer for around thirty years now and was enamoured with photography even as a child. From even those early days, I was aware of the limitations of Depth of Field. In macro (or micro) photography particularly, depth of field at such close focusing distances is extremely …

(The best) Soft Dual Tone Tutorial

Most of the photomanipulations I create have a soft dual tone. Dual tone is actually a colour effect made using the gradients in Photoshop; as a result, your image will look so much better and beautiful than just using one colour. Leer en Español The general idea is: change the …

Finding the treasure within

Recently, I came across this tree, which stood out from its surroundings by its bright red colouring. To the eye, the scene was compelling but as is often the case, the camera records it without the same emotive and creative characteristics that the mind adds. Leer en español I took …

How did I achieve a Blue Night

Leer versión en español Blue Night was my first “Explored” photo on flickr. During this time I was still finding my voice in photography. That night I was drawn to the city for its amazing skyline. Being a resident of Queens, I’m only a short subway ride away. I went …

Montauk´s Lighthouse

I took this shot the day after my birthday. Me and my girlfriend took a trip out to the other side of Long Island, to Montauk Point. Also known as “The End”. The weather wasn’t desirable, mostly cold, damp and rainy, though it was really nice to get away from …

Carina: Creating an image with impact

A lesson I’ve learned over the years is that a scene that looks good to our eyes and even great on-screen, may not always have the impact necessary to make a saleable piece of artwork. Leer en español In the past, I’ve taken many photos that initially looked great. Subsequently …

Pencil vs Camera: Ben Heine´s Art

Fiction and reality: two opposite concepts that just can´t but create sparks and magic when they meet each other; and no one better adds an artistic dimension to this exciting blend to create an original and unique style than the belgium artist Ben Heine. His art is not photographic, it …

Starless

Ver en Español This shot was taken the last few days of November 2011. The weather was unseasonably warm. During late Autumn it is not uncommon to have spectacular sunsets. Originally I arrived looking for an excellent sunset over Manhattan. But as a photographer, disappointment and patience are part of …