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Fixing Blemishes in Adobe Lightroom

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Are there blemishes on your pictures? Or spots caused by dust on your camera’s sensor? No need to rush to Photoshop. The work can often be done in Lightroom – a very convenient software that has a Clone and a Heal tool available for fixing blemishes and removing problems such as spots caused by dust.

To see how to use these tools in… Continue reading

Low Light Photos Without a Flash

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Here’s a great tip on how to take pictures at night without a flash! Continue reading

Manual or Auto Focus?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Sometimes, digital photography can be more rewarding if one just reads the user manual from start to finish and starts implementing each of the steps methodically. Even with this wisdom, not many do it; not even experienced photographers. One such trait is to always go for Auto Focus. However, there are circumstances when Manual Focus becomes more efficient and even required in some instances. Here are… Continue reading

Capture TV with your Camera

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Sometimes it’s difficult to get pictures of elusive things like celebrities, places and things. Here is where TV can be of great help. And even sometimes, capturing people and places alongside a TV adds that much more color and life to the photo. However, not many of us are able to take pictures that are blur-free and steady. What’s worse are those horizontal scan lines… Continue reading

Trey Ratcliff became a master of high dynamic range photography in a just three years. So what is HDR? Well, by taking several exposures of a scene and blending and processing them through various programs, multiple light levels are represented in one final image. The result is a hyper-realistic, almost dreamlike picture like the examples of his work found here.

But before that, something about him. He is best… Continue reading

Creative Photography

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Point and click can get a bit tedious at times. Sometimes the subject looks good, but when you freeze it and show friends afterwards it has none of the impact it had on you at the time. Livening up your photos by adding that creative spark can make the photos much more interesting for viewing after the fact. To add creativity, all you have to do is remember everything… Continue reading

Reflectors and Their Uses

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Light is an essential factor in photography. Multiple strenuous attempts can be made on the same photo to get the lighting of a photograph just right. A bright environment alone does not necessarily create the perfect lighting conditions. The direction of the light and where it lands on the subject are essential considerations, especially in bright situations. Sometimes the light will need to be guided to certain

Mistakes to Avoid in Adobe Lightroom

Monday, May 18th, 2009

One of the best ways to learn in life is to make mistakes. It can be frustrating, perhaps humiliating at times, but if the lesson is learned, it is priceless. However, it is also possible to learn from others mistakes. Here are a few tips for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that were learned the hard way, so you won’t have to.

The first thing to do in Lightroom… Continue reading

Outdoor Portraits

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Entering the outdoors with a camera is entering an uncontrollable environment. Frustration ensues as you find it difficult to create an image similar to how you are seeing it. However, that perfect shot is achievable. The fundamental tip to it is to take control of the camera, abandon automatic and embrace tweaking settings to find the perfect result. With the advent of digital cameras, experimenting is cheaper and easier, so… Continue reading

Capturing Family Candids

Monday, April 13th, 2009

A gathering of family and friends, no matter what the occasion, is always special. Such gatherings need to be recorded for posterity on film! How else can you look at it years down the line and remember the good times?
The most common photos are the ones where everyone is sitting and posing especially for the camera. These are wonderful pictures and will always bring back poignant memories… Continue reading

Using Focal Points in Photography

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Do you know what the focal point of a picture is? The next time before you take a picture, pause and ask yourself: “What is the Focal Point in this Picture?”

The other ways of asking the same question would be – What is the central point of interest? What will draw the eye of the viewers of this picture? What in this image will make it… Continue reading

Digital Camera – SLR Rain Covers

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Camera Rain Covers are an absolute must for snapping photos in inclement weather, so I suggest using this great accessory to protect your expensive camera and lenses! Have peace of mind knowing that your gear will be protected and you can still get that perfect picture by using Camera Rain Cover. Hydrophobia is one of the leading brands that I have been using with complete

Cold Weather Photography

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Cold Weather Photography

Cold climates pose a serious issue with photographers. However, knowing how to do a few things can completely turn your experience around. Here are a few precautions you should take when heading out in the cold to take some photographs!

Exercise Patience

To avoid condensation and fogging up your lens, it’s best to wait awhile whenever you step into any extreme temperature situation… Continue reading

Weatherproofing Your Camera

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Weatherproofing Your Camera

Weather plays a big part in your day when you’re out taking pictures. Because of that, it helps if you weatherproof your camera. If you’re using a camera that has an extended lens and accepts filter lenses, this tip should definitely help to ensure that weather doesn’t come between you and the scene you’re trying to capture!

Tools Required

One plastic bag, one rubber band and an… Continue reading

Avoiding Camera Shake

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Do you have trouble with your camera shaking when you’re taking pictures? Well, never fear, because I’m here to help! Simply follow the six options below for avoiding camera shake and in no time at all, you’ll be taking crisp images like a pro. Let’s check them out!


You can create your

Characteristics of a Good Photographer

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Characteristics of a Good Photographer

A photograph conveys what a thousand words cannot. But to achieve that, there are a few qualities a photographer needs to possess in order to capture a Kodak moment. Let’s check them out!

Go Outdoors

To bring the outside inside, you need to go out and explore the great outdoors. That means travel far and near! It could be your neighborhood marketplace or a nearby… Continue reading

Easy Photo Storage and Recovery

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Easy Photo Storage and Recovery

Digital storage and finding ways to handle it is one sure fire way to a smoother photography experience! It’s particularly handy when you’re taking hundreds and thousands of pictures, but you don’t know how to locate them when the situation demands. For example, you’ve taken an exotic picture of a Himalayan landscape, but you can’t seem to find it in all of the photo files… Continue reading

Beautifying Your Photos

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Beautifying Your Photos

Never has looking good in pictures matterred more to people than it does now. With all the different types of cameras available today and all the social networking Web sites, everyone wants to put their best picture forward. Now, I’m not quite experienced when it comes to cosmetics, but I can certainly teach you all how you can beautify your pictures using Photoshop. Let’s get started, shall… Continue reading

Travel Photography: What to Pack

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Travel Photography: What to Pack

Picking and choosing the photography gear you take with you on a trip is entirely dependent on what you want to get out of the trip and where you’re going. However, here’s a rough guide you can follow to pack exactly what you need for hassle free travel photography. This list will cover you through rain, dark interiors and sandy beaches!

Bag It

The Megapixel Myth

Monday, November 10th, 2008

The Megapixel Myth

It’s not the number of megapixels that matter, but it’s the size of your camera’s sensor that counts. Believe it or not, but megapixels don’t really matter anymore. That might sound strange at first since most people regard the megapixel count as the main indicator of their camera’s picture taking quality. In reality, megapixels are a measure of how many pixels you can “stuff” into a camera’s… Continue reading

Architectural Photography

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Architectural Photography

Photographing homes and buildings takes a special craft, but it’s something that can be easily acquired. Here are a few simple ways you can make your architectural photos stand out from the crowd!

1.) The structure should tell a story without any artificial lighting, etc. Try to photograph it just the way it is. If the house is a little on the dark side, don’t use too… Continue reading

Sharpening Up Your Photos

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Sharpening Up Your Photos

I’ve been using Adobe Photoshop for the better part of 15 years. When I was a beginner, Photoshop was like a beautiful girl who can’t get a date, because everyone is too intimidated to talk to her. I really wanted to try it, but I figured it was just too sophisticated and I’d strike out. Sound familiar?

Well, let’s work on boosting your confidence then! You… Continue reading

Choosing the Right Lens

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Lenses are very sacred when it comes to digital photography. Without a proper lens, no picture you take will be worth anything. That’s why choosing a lens is so important. There are two kinds of lenses: prime and zoom. Most compact cameras have zoom lenses, whereas most professional cameras have prime lenses. The difference between them is rather easy to understand. Prime lenses have one focal length and can be… Continue reading

Slowing Down the Shutter Speed

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Slowing Down the Shutter Speed

Slower shutter speeds can make or break a picture. More importantly, if you master it, you can make a picture look like a million bucks! Below are three ways to fine tune your slow shutter techniques. Let’s check them out!

Step 1: Let There Be Light

Light plays an important part in brightening up your pictures in ways you would never have imagined. But what… Continue reading

Cleaning Your Camera

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Cleaning Your Camera

Below are a few tips you can use to get your digital camera squeaky clean. Let’s check them out!


Basic lens cleaning tools are a blower, a microfiber cloth and lens cleaning fluid (such as Zeiss). Try to blast dust off the lens with the blower or canned air. Finger prints can be removed with a circular wipe of the microfiber cloth. Persistent dirt should be… Continue reading

Choosing the Right ISO

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Choosing the Right ISO

An ISO can make or break a picture. Changing the ISO can change the sensitivity of the image sensor. To put it simply, setting a higher ISO raises the shutter speed and reduces the aperture value to let less light hit the sensor. The lower the ISO, the less sensitive the sensor is to light. Similarly, the higher the number, the more sensitive it becomes… Continue reading

Climbing With Your Photos

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Climbing With Your Photos

There are different ways to do climbing photography, depending on where you are and what you want to show. Let’s take mountain climbing for example. Basically, you take pictures while you’re climbing. If you only take a close up of your partner, it’s not that interesting, so you need to include some background to show how high up you are, what kind of climbing you’re doing… Continue reading

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