Here’s a great tip on how to take pictures at night without a flash! Continue reading
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
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
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
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 areas, and to… Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
One plastic bag, one rubber band and an… Continue reading
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!
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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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dusting Off Your Photos
It’s sometimes normal to end up with bad spots on your photos because of dust that collected on your camera’s sensor. Luckily, you can use Photoshop Lightroom to remove those dust spots and make your photos look like new. It’s very quick and easy, so let’s get right to it! Just follow the tips below to clean up your photos:… Continue reading