Photographing flowers, still life, apps, Lightroom tips, and more…

Today we are taking a look at how to photograph enchanting flowers with an inspired course. With this course in mind, we have found a great article on getting you started with still life. Some editing tips in Lightroom Classic and how to replace the sky in your photographs, as well as five apps you should take a look at.

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Learn how to photograph beautiful images of flowers with this course – If you want to take your flower photography to the next level and take enchanting photographs of flowers like the ones below, then take a look at photographer Leanne Cleavely’s phenomenal guide Photographing Fabulous Flowers. This course takes you through gear, camera settings, natural and artificial light, composition, and post-processing – everything you need to take amazing photographs of flowers.

white and purple flower bouquet in white ceramic vase
Photo by Garreth Paul

Still life settings to get you started – An under-appreciated genre of photography is still life. Here in this article, you'll get a very quick overview on what you need to get started. This is a great way to brush up on photographing in Manual mode and shooting indoors gives you flexibility with your subject.

Five powerful Lightroom Classic tips that will change the way you retouch photos – In this video, you'll get 5 tips on retouching your photographs in Lightroom Classic, including how to correct your exposure, adjust the white balance, reduce clarity, adjust the Hue slider and use local tools to direct the viewer’s eyes into your photo.

yellow and red flowers in clear glass vase
Photo by Sixteen Miles Out

How to Replace a Sky in Your Photos in Less Than 5 Minutes – Another great video on editing, this time using Photoshop to quickly and simply replace the sky in your photos. This is an overview and how to use the new Sky Replacement functionality in Adobe Photoshop's 2020 release.

The Harris Shutter Effect – What Is It And Why You Should Give It A Go – The Harris Shutter Effect is a remnant from film photography where a strip device, with three color filters, is used to capture primary color layers exposed in different time intervals in succession, ultimately creating a magical rainbow effect around objects moving in your frame.

red blue and white flowers
Photo by Europeana

5 essential apps for photographers – Here is a quick article recommending some handy-dandy apps you'll enjoy and may help you with your photography workflow. From editing tools to long exposure calculators these are worth downloading and diving into.