10 Tips For A Great Photowalk

Very Nice Article !!!

Gypsy Backpacker

First off, let me explain the concept of Photowalking. Photowalking is simply the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things you may find interesting. Photographers have been doing that for years. So why coin a new term? Well, why not?

Since photowalking can really be an event at any level of attendance and participation, I’d like to focus on a slightly more organized photowalk. One that brings in at least a few people who’ve never met before. Now, I’ve already done an article about getting a photowalking group together in your area. So, I won’t focus on those important steps here.

What I will focus on, is 10 great tips to help you get started. Then, when you’ve really been bit by the bug, come on over to Photowalking.org for more direction. Now let’s get started.

1. Pick a great location.

First off, if you don’t…

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Converting into Black & White using Photoshop & Lightroom

A really good Tutorial for enhancing those great clicks | monochrome is the new color you’d fall in love with !

Cardinal Guzman

I wanted to write a tutorial on how I post-process images and show you this method to turn them into black and white. This is just one of many methods. The software I use is Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. As you can see, the original image is rather boring and flat, with a grey sky and not a lot of contrast. 

IMG_8563_original Original image. Boring and flat, with a grey sky and a lack of contrast.

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How to Crop Nondestructively in Photoshop

Something that every Photoshop Enthusiast should always keep in Mind 🙂

Photofocus (old site)

A good crop in Photoshop can go a long way to improve the composition of a photo.  Selectively discarding pixels can really help focus the viewer’s attention and tell a story.  But what if you change your mind?

If you crop correctly, you can bring those pixels back.

  1. Select the Crop tool (C).
  2. Choose a Crop preset.
  3. Drag in the canvas to crop the image to a desired shape or resolution.
  4. Make sure the box next to Delete Cropped Pixels in the Options bar is unchecked.
  5. Press Return or Enter.

Because the cropped pixels were hidden (instead of deleted), details were preserved outside the cropped area. This allows for the image to be restored.

  • You can choose Image > Reveal All to restore all hidden pixels after a crop.
  • Simply select the crop tool and drag in the Canvas.  The previous pixels are available to you.

Enjoy the flexibility!



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