Photographic Hot Links for February 13, 2014

February 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Photographic Hot Links for February 13, 2014 -- Editing Tools and Tips

HDR in Google+ Photo Editor

The good folks at google are hard at work bringing photo editing to the masses. You might not be aware but last year Google acquired NIK software. NIK makes the award winning HDR software HDR Efex Pro ( http://www.google.com/nikcollection/products/hdr-efex-pro/ ) that is included in the Google NIK Collection. The great news for non-professionals is that Google is taking part of the power of HDR Efex Pro and bringing it to Google+ and the Chrome Browser. 

Groovypost.com has all the details. Click through to find out how to use the new HDR effects for yourself. 

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/hdr-google-plus-photo-editor/

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The Asia division of CNET has a Great Tutorial on Editing Self Portraits

This CNET tutorial on editing your self portraits is fantastic. The break the process down into five easy steps that include clearing up your skin, and slimming down your face. The whole tutorial takes about five minutes to read but it is still packed with useful real world skills that every portrait artist needs to know. If you are talking senior photos or just taking iPhone selfies this tutorial is for you.

http://asia.cnet.com/five-easy-steps-to-editing-self-portraits-62223606.htm

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TIME LightBox has a Great Article about Queen Victoria and Her Royal Obsession with Photography.

Queen Victoria might well be know as Queen of the selfie. This Time Lightbox article details the late Queens love of and influence on photography. Did you know she had her own Royal Darkroom and she once edited herself out of a family photo? In the days before Photoshop taking yourself out of a photo was no easy feat. Find out how she accomplished this edit and more in this great article.

http://lightbox.time.com/2014/02/04/magnificent-obsession-how-queen-victoria-influenced-photography/#end


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