Photo Manipulation

World Press to Allow Staged and Manipulated Photos in New Contest

Posted by on Wednesday October 26, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

World Press Photo has announced that it will launch a new contest for “creative documentary photography.” With a nod to subjective and non-traditional forms of storytelling, the contest “will reward the most imaginative ways of telling stories available,” World Press said in its announcement. The contest, which has yet to be named, is slated to... More

Adobe Updates Creative Cloud, Giving Photoshop New Powers

Posted by on Tuesday June 21, 2016 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Adobe is updating a number of its Creative Cloud apps today, including Photoshop, giving them a speed boost and several new features. Among the new goodies in Photoshop is the previously teased Content-Aware Crop, which automatically fills in the gaps when you rotate or expand a canvas beyond the original image size. A new Face-Aware Liquify feature uses the... More

ON1 Readies RAW Image Processor for Fall

Posted by on Tuesday April 26, 2016 | Photo Manipulation

ON1 is the latest software developer to woo RAW shooters with the promise of greater speed and catalog-free non-destructive editing. The company announced a new software app, ON1 Photo RAW, which will be released in the fall. It will be the successor to the company’s current flagship editor, ON1 Photo 10. Photo RAW is a non-destructive... More

Nik Software Is Now Free

Posted by on Thursday March 24, 2016 | Business, Photo Manipulation

Google announced today that it was making the Nik Collection desktop software plugins available to users for free. The bundle includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund. Google bought Nik software in... More

Keeping It Natural: Pascal Shirley’s Tips for Portraiture

Posted by on Monday November 30, 2015 | Photo Manipulation

Sponsored by Adobe Venice Beach-based photographer Pascal Shirley, true to the West Coast, keeps his portrait shoots relaxed. Whether he’s shooting for brands like The North Face and Adidas or magazines like Men’s Journal and TIME, Shirley brings an exuberance and natural esthetic that permeates his portraiture. “I like to keep things loose,” Shirley says.... More