Post Processing Panoramas

I used to use Photoshop's Lens Correction filter to make vertical or horizontal lines parallel. But for the last couple of versions, Photoshop has provided the Adaptive Wide Angle filter, which is even more powerful. Lens Correction assumes there is a single vertical and a single horizontal direction and all of the image is modified relative to that. Adaptive Wide Angle overlays a mesh on the image, and different sections of the mesh can be distorted in different ways, allowing more sophisticated corrections.

Mastering an Adventure Photographer's Workflow - PhotoShelter Blog

Brett Wilhelm is a Colorado-based action-adventure photographer. Though he’s covered all kinds of team sports, skiing and cycling are closest to his heart. Brett is the owner and operator of Wilhelm Visual Works, and for years has worked alongside the Cla

I shoot with two to three cameras at a time. I have two card readers connected and am immediately downloading those cards to a working drive and a backup drive. That way once the images are moved off the card there will always be at least two if not three copies of that data. And two is the minimum, three is preferred. If we don’t have to overwrite cards they continue to be one aspect of backup.

This boss forced his burned-out employees to stop checking email on vacation

"I had to impose it because the methlike addiction of connection is so strong."

Constant access may work out great for employers, since it continues to ratchet up the pressure for turning off-the-clock, away-from-the-desk hours into just another part of the workday. But any corresponding economic gains likely aren't being passed on to workers: During the great internet-age boom in productivity, which is up 23 percent since 2000, the inflation-adjusted wages and benefits for college graduates climbed just 4 percent, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

New Guide: The Photographer's Guide to Twitter - PhotoShelter Blog

If you’re ready to rev up your Twitter skills, then our newest guide The Photographer’s Guide to Twitter is for you. We’ve partnered up with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) to help you use Twitter to get your name out there, engage with

If you’re ready to rev up your Twitter skills, then our newest guide The Photographer’s Guide to Twitter is for you. We’ve partnered up with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) to help you use Twitter to get your name out there, engage with potential customers, and advance your photo career.

Inside The Studio of Collage Artist Daniel Gordon

“New York Close Up” gives us a behind-the-scenes look at mash-up master Daniel Gordon in the studio, exploring his process of crafting vibrant, textural Matisse-like creations that he transforms from flat to full. If you didn’t know what all went into the Brooklyn-based artist/photographer’s dynamic paper collages of found Internet images that he then photographs with slide film, you will now—and we’re betting you’ll walk away inspired.

Photojournalist and Photo Editor Espen Rasmussen on What Makes a Great Website - PhotoShelter Blog

Norway-based photojournalist Espen Rasmussen has been busy. In addition to being a photo editor for VG Helg, the weekend magazine of the biggest daily Norwegian newspaper VG, he has traveled the world documenting a vast number of humanitarian issues, from

So why doesn’t Walmart just follow GettyMart’s example? Why not make 35 million products available for free like GettyMart has? Won’t that solve their shoplifting problem? After all, if you listen to the official word out of GettyMart, they see no other way to combat their electronic shoplifting except to open the doors and say “Hey! Don’t Steal, We’re Giving It To You For Free!” Well, isn’t that nice?

Video: Mastering Lightroom Organization with Peter Krogh - PhotoShelter Blog

In this webinar, Adobe Lightroom organizing master Peter Krogh will answer all your Lightroom questions and pleas of “Just tell me what to do!” when it comes to storing, organizing, and optimizing your workflow. A photographer for over 30 years and a back

In this webinar, Adobe Lightroom organizing master Peter Krogh will answer all your Lightroom questions and pleas of “Just tell me what to do!” when it comes to storing, organizing, and optimizing your workflow

Fast and fearless: photographing at Sochi’s Sanki Sliding Center

Sanki is one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic venues, where some of the world’s best athletes compete for glory. The venue is above Rhosa Khutor, some 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Sochi in the “mountain cluster” of Olympic venues.

It must take a lot of courage for bobsleigh, skeleton and luge competitors to hurl themselves at mega speeds down the 1,365-meter ice track at the Sanki Sliding Center. It looks crazy – would you do it?

The Inside Story of How Olympic Photographers Get Such Stunning Images

Every single moment of the Sochi Olympics is documented in minute detail. Here's how the AP and Getty Images, two of the biggest photo agencies on the scene, get their incredible photos from the Olympics to the United States, faster than you can micr

Every single moment of the Sochi Olympics is documented in minute detail. Here's how the AP and Getty Images, two of the biggest photo agencies on the scene, get their incredible photos from the Olympics to the United States, faster than you can microwave a bag of popcorn.

Video: Top Techniques for Archiving & Metadata with ASPP & David Riecks - PhotoShelter Blog

In this webinar with the American Society of Picture Professionals, guest star and metadata expert David Riecks goes in-depth, discussing exactly how metadata works and how it can effectively get your images found online and on photo buyers’ desktops. Lea

In this webinar with the American Society of Picture Professionals, guest star and metadata expert David Riecks goes in-depth, discussing exactly how metadata works and how it can effectively get your images found online and on photo buyers’ desktops.

6 Secrets to Great Portrait Lighting from Brian Smith - PhotoShelter Blog

For our guide, Growing Your Portrait Photography Business Part 2: Editorial and Commercial Photography, we talked to celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith, who’s been shooting celebrities for 30 years. From Bill Gates to Anne Hathaway, Brian’s subje

How does Brian consistently produce amazing portraits? Besides being a dedicated people-person, a quick-thinker and above all, punctual, Brian knows how to make magic happen with light. Here, we gathered his six tips on lighting portraits from Part 2 of the Growing Your Portrait Photography Business Guide.

Video: Automating Your Workflow In Lightroom 5 with Jared Platt - PhotoShelter Blog

Photographer and “efficiency junkie” Jared Platt has been using Lightroom since its inception, first as a beta tester, then as a die-hard fan. With 46,000 images within his Lightroom program, there’s no doubt: he’s an expert. Using Lightroom increased my

Here he gives a live demo on how to increase your speed and productivity for selecting images for your Portfolio Catalog, as well as best practices for overall management of these images. Learn his keyboard shortcuts, rating system, keywording strategy, folder and catalog organization technique, and much more.

DxO Film Pack for Free, and Salgado's Method

Written by Kevin Purcell An interesting free offer that TOP readers might like to try: Sony and DxO together are offering Film Pack 3 Essential for free download for Mac or Windows. It previously cost $79. It runs as a...

This workflow lets him shoot digital images that look identical to his film images and result in a silver halide archival print and an archival negative (that can be printed from in the future).

9 Features Every Photography Website Needs Now - PhotoShelter Blog

Do you typically update your photography website on looks alone? Silly snapper! There is so much more to consider when putting together your website. Here’s a handy guide. How many crucial features do you have? 1. Responsive Web Design What exactly is a “

Do you typically update your photography website on looks alone? Silly snapper! There is so much more to consider when putting together your website. Here’s a handy guide. How many crucial features do you have?

Ten Commandments of Cinematography

But raising your work above the lowest common denominator isn't all that hard, particularly when it comes to shooting. Assuming that you're using a DSLR, CSC or camcorder with some basic controls (unlike a cell phone) here are 10 things to consider doing that will greatly improve the quality of your videos.

Fuji X-Series Cameras For Astrophotography

You really do owe it to yourself to seek out one of the places on the globe with truly dark skies.  Most folks that spend their lives in urban centers will never recline on a sleeping bag in a tent and see a view like this unfold above you.  It is a life changing experience that forever alters your view of the universe and just, where you fit in.

Instagram Secrets from a Pro Sports Photographer - PhotoShelter Blog

I am constantly preaching the power of photographing your niche, and here’s one more example of just how powerful it can be. Brad Mangin is all about baseball photography, so when Instagram popped up, he grabbed his iPhone and pointed it squarely at his n

Brad Mangin was brave enough to show me (and now you) every stage in his iPhone photography workflow process, starting with the raw image, and then every step along the way until he reached the final published image

Video Recording: How To Streamline Your Digital Workflow From Camera to Delivery - PhotoShelter Blog

Freelance travel photographer Gavin Gough has spent years fine-tuning his digital workflow. While he (and many photographers) love the flexibility and immediateness that digital offers, he doesn’t enjoy spending hours in front of the computer. To help str

We go over several key concepts in this webinar, including 1) Data Management and Risk Analysis, 2) Flags, Ratings, and Labels in Lightroom, 3) Color Management, 4) The Pro Workflow using Smart Collections, and 5) Image Processing.

Extreme documentary: How Vice puts the Canon C300 through its paces - Newsshooter

Interview by features editor Mat Gallagher: Cameraman Jerry Ricciotti and DP Jake Burghart travel the globe to film some of the biggest conflicts, most hostile environments and most hair-raising scenes for the HBO series Vice. I spoke to them about Vice’s

Cameraman Jerry Ricciotti and DP Jake Burghart travel the globe to film some of the biggest conflicts, most hostile environments and most hair-raising scenes for the HBO series Vice. I spoke to them about Vice’s style, shooting in extreme conditions and the team’s camera of choice, the Canon C300.