I came across what I thought was a rather impressive video for a different photo editing program. Its called “Affinity Photo”, and its currently in its Beta phase and available for free (for the time being). Its exclusively for Mac users, and its set up identically to Adobe Photoshop and compatible with PSD format files. In the release video it showed very fast and simple masking for editing around hair, which is something I find difficult to do in Photoshop currently. Although that could be because i’m not doing it right. Along with masking, it featured some smart deleting, where they took a photo that had some elephants, selected one, deleted it and the void automatically filled to make it appear like that elephant was never there.
I ended up downloading the beta, and hopefully as I have some free time, I will be able to play with it.
Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K1fr0Th_Q0
Link to the Beta: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/
Aside from messing with photo editing software, I did some interior photography for a project that I have on the go. It was a pretty easy shoot and location, as the home has an open concept, giving me a lot of room to set up and frame just the way I wanted to. Aside from having freedom of movement, there were some large windows in the living room that provided some excellent lighting. I didn’t need to resort to using my speedlites. I took multiple exposures and now i just need to mask those together. I’ll tease all of you with a close up from the room.