Here’s part 2 of Zahid Javali’s HDR guide to HDR photography and offers some pointers on how to achieve HDR results without the need for expensive third-party software. Continue reading
If you are a wildlife enthusiast, there’s nothing like a trip to the African forests to get the hang of wildlife photography. But the rules are different out here, so some tips on wildlife photography could be of great help. Get the skinny on the best photography practices here! Continue reading
Flower photography is probably the most explored area of amateur photography, but the results for many people are never in touch with what they saw.
This article intends to give you the basic understanding of what can be done to get pictures of flowers that will make your friends envy you. Yes, exposure has to be right
Photography on land is fun, but snapping in the air is sheer adventure. A bird’s eye view is completely different from a general view. Remember, helicopter photography is an art in itself. And knowing what to do, can make for some memorable helicopter photography. Here are some of the different ways you can make the most of your digital camera.
Sometimes, your best subject could be yourself. It’s better to do it yourself rather than get others to pose for you. However, you need one prop to make it work best: a mirror. Any mirror. Here is how you can do it in many creative ways…
Children can be tough subjects for a photographer. They are not as patient as adults, and are always on the move. So, if you want to take great photos of your kids, try these top tips.
1. Get down – One of the quickest fixes for achieving great photos of children is to get down to their eye level. Too many
Ever wondered how episodes on Discovery or any feature film captures the entire time span of a day or night in just a few frames? That’s what is called time-lapse photography. You can capture motion in its many variants, whether it’s moving clouds, a scene at a camping site, landscapes, airport terminal, sea waves, sunrise, sunset, waterfall, trailing
The difference between a good photo and a great photo is often just a matter of a few small details. Follow the composition tips below and you too can have photos that you’ll be proud to hang on your walls.
The Rule of Thirds – Pick up any photography book and you will likely find a section on
Microstock Photography Dos and Don’ts
Microstock photographs are low-priced and royalty-free. And you can earn a few dollars more by selling your pictures to many stock photo sites online. Many of you might not be professionals, but that shouldn’t mean you don’t have pictures that are sellable. Here are a few dos and don’ts, so you can make
Often, you can’t take candid shots of people, places and things because you either forget to bring your digital camera along or you don’t have one with you when you need it. But there is one accessory that is always with you: your iPhone. Here is where some free nifty apps for the Apple device are working their magic on iPhone camera users. Here are a
A recent tip on flower photography brought to mind my own experience taking pictures of the flowers in our yard. However, since these pictures were taken without the benefit of any photographic skill or knowledge, this article contains no information on composition, focal length, shutter speed, or any other artistic or technical detail. I just point, shoot, and hope
If you find the great outdoors enchanting, and flowers of particular interest, here are tips to take great macro photos of this colorful species. Without further ado, here are ways to enhance the beauty of one of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind.
1. You don’t have to go looking for a good flower to practice close up flower photography. Any flower will do… Continue reading
Indoor photography without a flash can be a challenging task. Particularly, if you have a point and shoot that has limited capabilities. These nifty tips should enable you to capture arresting portraits of people.
1. Go natural. Nothing like the light from the windows and doors to get the perfect light and shade you need on your subject. What’s… Continue reading
Photography figures high on our list, when we are travelling. While what we photograph comes up trumps in the photogenic department, the same cannot be applied to ourselves. After all, most photos are either taken by an uncomprehending amateur, who is either a stranger or a companion to you, or worse, you have taken your pictures at arm’s length. Not to fret anymore. With these tips, your self-travel photos will… Continue reading
Parties are great fun. However, they are even more fun after the party is long over. How? When you take the time off to capture the happy and zany moments for posterity. Here is where some tips on party photography should help you a great deal in carrying on the party conversation over Facebook and other social networking sites. Not to mention, in your drawing rooms and offices.… Continue reading
Shoot the Best Christmas Ever!
Christmas means snow, the tree, lights, Santa, colorful hangings, mistletoe, boots, and most of all, gifts!
Want to shoot every scene that can happen on Christmas Day? This is how:
Be it indoor Christmas or outdoor Christmas, you just can’t take chances with the lighting. Set your white balance on studying… Continue reading
Kurt, from Cincinnati asks:
How can I quickly convert digital black and white photographs to color?
Do you have a bunch of black and white photos and you want to add some color to them? Don’t have advanced Photoshop skills, or the time to hire someone who can turn these black and white photos to color photographs?
Blackmagic is… Continue reading
Coastlines are the best bet for some great water photography. Call it coastline photography, if you will. What makes it more enticing are the accompaniments that come with coastlines: sand dunes, sea grasses, rugged rocks, cliff faces and faces in the crowd. However, just like any other sphere of activity, there are rules to the game. Here are a few. You can add more to it as you… Continue reading
DSLRs are coming down in price and more people are finding they can afford to upgrade. But should you get a Prime lens or a Zoom? It’s an important decision to get right, as lenses don’t come cheap and you don’t want to end up regretting your decision. So what’s the difference?
A prime lens has a fixed focal length- you can’t zoom… Continue reading
If you are a photographer who loves to travel (or hates to travel, but has to anyway), you need to be able to upload and edit your images on the go. Having a device specifically for photos can prove useful, even if you already have a laptop. Maybe you’re not supposed to use your work laptop for personal photos, or just want a separate machine with… Continue reading
How to Remove a Specific Object or Person From an Image
There are situations when you may want to remove a specific object or person from an image. Say you have just found an old photo of yours and want to use it in some of your projects. The photo is all right, but there is a building which you want to remove, without distorting… Continue reading
The clothes someone wears affect how they look, how they feel, and how others perceive them. This is especially important when it comes to portrait photography – you’re creating an image and the choice of clothes is a big part of that. As a photographer, you need to carefully consider what your subjects are wearing. They may be wearing their own clothes, but you, and more… Continue reading
The quick and simple answer: Secure Digital. Utilizing what’s known as nonvolatile memory, a Secure Digital memory card is very much like a small size USB flash drive, in that, just like a flash drive, a SD card will retain its data even without being plugged into a computer, camera, or other device to power it. The “Secure” in Secure Digital comes from the SD cards’ original goal of providing… Continue reading