Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and nature photography are a logical marriage. Although there are some people who regard Photoshop as an evil that degrades the purity of nature photography, in reality nature photography has long been a two-step process. The first step involves making the best possible picture in the field. The second is creating the best possible output from that capture. Ansel Adams is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest black-and-white nature photographers of all times. Yet if you had a chance to view some of his prints before he optimized them in his traditional darkroom, you might not have looked twice at them. Although he was an excellent photographer, he was truly a master of the darkroom. Today, Photoshop and ...

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