• storytelling images revisited

    Morgana Creely

    Morgana Creely from Image Cinematic is a creative powerhouse. In this post we're taking a quick look at her way to pursue her art.

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  • Einstieg in Lightroom 6 und CC

    Mein neues Buch "Einstieg in Lightroom 6 und CC" ist im Rheinwerk-Verlag erschienen. Auf 427 Seiten gibt es alle möglichen Infos rund um Lightroom.

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  • Lightroom und die Perfect Photo Suite

    Breitwand-Kino-Look

    Fotos, die aussehen, als kämen sie direkt von der „großen Leinwand“, sind im Zusammenspiel von Lightroom und der Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 kein Problem. In diesem Tipp zeige ich Ihnen, wie Sie mit wenigen Handgriffen und der Hilfe von Perfect Layers einen „Kino-Look“ im klassischen Breitwandformat für Ihre Fotos erzeugen können.

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  • Mittelformat mit DSLR-Komfort

    Pentax 645z

    Bei der 645z ist Ricoh dem Konzept treu geblieben, aktuelle Mittelformat-Technologie mit dem Bedienkonzept einer DSLR und einem relativ günstigen Preis zu verbinden.

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  • Neue Features

    Perfect Photo Suite 9.5

    onOne hat in Update auf die Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 ein paar interessante Verbesserungen eingebaut. Ich haben mit der neuen Luminanzmaske und dem Polygon-Lasso experimentiert.

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  • An easy way to get that Noir look

    Perfect Photo Suite editing for Film Noir

    To create a classic Film Noir image I run through a few steps in Lightroom and onOne's Perfect Photo Suite 9.

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  • a walk on the wild side

    HDR in the Perfect Photo Suite

    A quick way to create an HDR in the Perfect Photo Suite, using just Lightroom, Photoshop and the Perfect Photo Suite.

    © Faces of Vegas

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  • onOne-Videotipp

    Bildebenen mischen

    Wie man mit der Perfect Photo Suite 9 Bilddetails und ganze Personen austauscht.

    Bild: Miss Ophelia Overdose

    © Faces of Vegas

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  • Macabre fairytale imagery with a hint of Sci-Fi

    Kira Krueger

    A good model can be a great source of inspiration and often is also a pretty cool set stylist and creative influence - like the creative powerhouse Kira Krueger.

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  • onOne-Videotipp

    Hyperrealistische Details

    Mit Perfect Effects kann man jede Menge interessanter Bildeffekte erzeugen. In unserem Tipp schauen wir uns an, wie man eine comicartige, hyperrealistische Bildwirkung erzeugen kann.

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  • Good Make-Up is Key

    Nina Kurzweil

    A good MUA will increase your image massively. She will know about the special requirements of make-up for photography. Also she doubles as another pair of eyes on the set.

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  • The photographic storytelling of Peter Kemp

    Vintage moods

    In 2012 I had the pleasure to interview Peter Kemp, one of the best known dutch photographers and I've even been lucky enough to work with him later on. For sure it seems the Netherlands are a good spot for excellent photographers, but Peter's creativity is quite outstanding.

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  • onOne-Videotipp

    onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9

    Wir schauen uns einige Module der der Perfect Photo Suite 9 von onOne an, während wir ein Schwarzweiß-Portrait mit Hollywood-Glamour gestalten.

    Model: Anabel Miramontes

    © Faces of Vegas

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  • Photographer's Inspiration

    The wild world of Alistair Campbell

    Alistair Campbell is a fantastic photographer from the UK. I’ve first seen his images on Purpleport and I’ve instantly got caught by his style.

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Recent Posts

Diary of a Rope Slut © Faces of Vegas

An intimate journey: Diary of a Rope Slut

Emily Bingham’s ‘Diary of a Rope Slut’ is all about bondage – and so much more. Combining memoir and erotica it’s shameless in the best sense of the word. This book is outstanding, as it not only caters the kinky person next door but also takes the vanilla reader on a journey of learning, trust […]

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ON1 Photo 10 coming October 2015

Portland, OR – September 8, 2015 – ON1, Inc. has announced ON1 Photo 10, the next generation of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Version 10 is a ground-up rework of Perfect Photo Suite 9, optimised for performance, stability and ease of use. Up to 4x faster than […]

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© Morgana Creely

Morgana Creely - storytelling images revisited

In today’s post I’m going to revisit my friend Morgana Creely. Last November I’ve told you in Creating Images That Tell Stories about the artwork she creates in her studio Image Cinematic in Australia. Today I want to show you some more of Morgana’s images and also take a sneak peak in her other activities. All images […]

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Artists on display

Tattoo Super Models (inked & sexy)

Recently Goliath published the book Tattoo Super Models by photographer Christian Saint, showing highly stylized, classy and sensually images of inked models. Reason enough to have another sunday inspiration post. All Images © Goliath / Christian Saint     Based in Brooklyn, New York Christian Saint is a leading photographer in the world of tattoos. In his […]

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Good Make-Up is Key - Nina Kurzweil

Last week I’ve talked about the benefit of a good model for a shoot, but I missed out another ingredient for a great image: the work of a skilled and creative make-up artist like Nina Kurzweil. While about every model can apply some make-up, it’s the MUA who will increase your image by suggesting the right […]

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Kira Krueger - macabre fairytale imagery with a hint of Sci-Fi

You’re used to find great photographers in my little Sunday’s column, but if you think about it most photographers can’t work without a stunning model. In fact a good model can be a great source of inspiration and often is also a pretty cool set stylist and creative influence. Today I want to introduce you to one of them: […]

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Photography

© Morgana Creely

Morgana Creely - storytelling images revisited

In today’s post I’m going to revisit my friend Morgana Creely. Last November I’ve told you in Creating Images That Tell Stories about the artwork she creates in her studio Image Cinematic in Australia. Today I want to show you some more of Morgana’s images and also take a sneak peak in her other activities. All images […]

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Film Noir Special

The classic area of „Film Noir“ from the 1940s / 50s is pretty much marked by the timeless attraction of the well know iconic b&w images of C. S. Bull, George Hurrell and other photographers. Here’s a collection of posts about Film Noir style, book recommendations and photo tipps.   Light is key when you aim […]

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Noir with Rogue Flashbenders Model: Dia Dence @ Faces of Vegas

Noir with Rogue Flashbenders

While the classic Hollywood photographers used constant fresnel lights, we want to create a similar look with just our speedlights – and with only the Rogue Flashbenders as lightformers.   Speedlights instead of fresnel The key element of a Fresnel light is it’s focused spot with a soft shadow. Compared to this the bare speedlight […]

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Suite 9

Tutorials

Lightrooms HDR mit der Perfect Photo Suite aufpeppen

Lightroom 6 bietet eine schnelle Option, um Belichtungsreihen in HDR-RAW-Dateien umzuwandeln. Leider sieht das Ergebnis oft etwas unspektakulär aus. Mit ON1s Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 Premium kann man diese  HDR-Dateien schnell und einfach verbessern und mehr Details herausholen. Lightroom HDR-Dateien sind vollständige RAW-Dateien mit 32 bit. Damit verfügen Sie über eine Menge Informationen, die aber erst […]

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Breitwand-Kino-Look mit Lightroom und der Perfect Photo Suite

Fotos, die aussehen, als kämen sie direkt von der „großen Leinwand“, sind im Zusammenspiel von Lightroom und der Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 kein Problem. In diesem Tipp zeige ich Ihnen, wie Sie mit wenigen Handgriffen und der Hilfe von Perfect Layers einen „Kino-Look“ im klassischen Breitwandformat für Ihre Fotos erzeugen können.     Eine wichtige […]

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© Faces of Vegas

Neue Features in Perfect Photo Suite 9.5

onOne hat gerade das Update auf die Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 veröffentlicht und ein paar interessante Verbesserungen eingebaut. Neben Geschwindigkeitsverbesserungen gibt es nun die Möglichkeit, eigene Alben zu erstellen, es gibt eine Luminanzmaskierung und ein Polygon-Lasso zur vereinfachten Freistellung von Objekten. Ich konnte es mir natürlich nicht verkneifen, ein bisschen mit den neuen Funktionen der […]

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Stuff I like to use

There are some products that can really improve your images

 

 

Capture One

Capture One

Capture One is one of the best raw converters available. I love to use it when shooting tethered. It's also fantastic when it comes to skin tones.

Perfect Photo Suite

Perfect Photo Suite

The Perfect Photo Suite by onOne Software is an easy to use tool, delivering an all in one solution for browsing and enhancing images. I use the Suite on almost every image.

Phlearn Training

Phlearn Training

Phlearn is a great resource for all kinds of photoshop trainings. They are fun to watch and you can grab a lot of ideas here. Phlearn offers some extensive paid trainings but also has a lot of free videos.

Topaz Labs

Topaz Labs

Topaz Labs is one of the most creative companies when it comes to plug-ins for Photoshop. I especially love their Impression plug-in which allows to bring the style of great painters to your images.

Macphun

Macphun

If you need some amazing detail,want to get great b&w or stylize your images you might come across these Mac only set of tools. Their Intensify has set a mark when it comes to applying clarity.

Elinchrom flashes

Elinchrom flashes

I absolutely love flashes and light modifiers from Elinchrom. In most of my images you'll find at least a Deep Octa modifier, often used on location with a Ranger Quadra. Plus these guys deliver a great service.

Foto TV

Foto TV

Foto TV is the greatest online video about photography worldwide. This German site presents workshops, Photoshop trainings, interviews with top photographers and much more...


 

About

This is just a very brief information about me. If you like to learn more you'll find a link to a more complete page in the boxes below.

Torsten Kieslich

Torsten Kieslich

I'm a freelance journalist and usually write about all things related to photography and image editing. While my main output is magazine articles, I do video tutorials and blog posts for other sites as well.

Publications

Publications

My main job is to write articles and tutorials about photography and image manipulation. Here I've collected some samples of various magazine and blog articles and the books I've written.

Photography

Photography

I love photography. It not only allows me to try out my creativity but also is a great opportunity to create the image content for my articles and tutorials. I also need to mention that I just love cameras and gear.

 


 

Diary of a Rope Slut © Faces of Vegas

An intimate journey: Diary of a Rope Slut

Emily Bingham’s ‘Diary of a Rope Slut’ is all about bondage – and so much more. Combining memoir and erotica it’s shameless in the best sense of the word. This book is outstanding, as it not only caters the kinky person next door but also takes the vanilla reader on a journey of learning, trust […]

Read More

ON1 Photo 10 coming October 2015

Portland, OR – September 8, 2015 – ON1, Inc. has announced ON1 Photo 10, the next generation of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Version 10 is a ground-up rework of Perfect Photo Suite 9, optimised for performance, stability and ease of use. Up to 4x faster than […]

Read More

Einstieg in Lightroom 6 und CC

Endlich ist es so weit: Mein neues Buch “Einstieg in Lightroom 6 und CC” ist im Rheinwerk-Verlag erschienen. Ein hartes Stück Arbeit, aber es hat sich gelohnt: Auf 427 Seiten gibt es alle möglichen Infos rund um Lightroom. Damit habe ich seit Lightroom 3 schon eine nette Buchreihe zusammenbekommen.     In diesem Buch, das es auch […]

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Lightrooms HDR mit der Perfect Photo Suite aufpeppen

Lightroom 6 bietet eine schnelle Option, um Belichtungsreihen in HDR-RAW-Dateien umzuwandeln. Leider sieht das Ergebnis oft etwas unspektakulär aus. Mit ON1s Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 Premium kann man diese  HDR-Dateien schnell und einfach verbessern und mehr Details herausholen. Lightroom HDR-Dateien sind vollständige RAW-Dateien mit 32 bit. Damit verfügen Sie über eine Menge Informationen, die aber erst […]

Read More
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