Category: Photography Tips

Winter It's that time of the year again; no more Autumn colour to photograph, but, still a good time for taking some interesting photographs though, if you don't mind braving the cold. When we think of photographing in the winter we generally think of snow scenes, but, some great photographs can ...

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Colour interest Colour can add interest and emotional impact to your photographs; vibrant reds, oranges and yellows evokes energy while blues and greens are restful to our eyes.   A popular subject of coloured pencils well captured by Capture queen Primary colours The human eye is drawn to ...

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A crisp sharp image We,ve all had them; those images that looked fine on your cameras small LCD screen but after you loaded them on to your photo editer they look blurry or out of focus (or both). Yes, we could sharpen the images in Photoshop elements and try and mask the mistake and that's ok if ...

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Do you keep yours on auto? When using your digital camera, do you always keep it in auto mode? find all the settings and modes confusing? well, you're  not alone, many people do. But you're missing out on the creative, fun part of photography, you're also preventing  your camera from reaching  ...

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A few basic rules When I first started in photography and started taking pictures of landscapes (and just about everything else), I thought 'why can't I get my photos to look like the ones in the magazines'? I thought my photos looked good, but, when I compared them to other photos I realized that ...

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You may have heard of the Rule of Thirds before, it is usually one of the first things that is taught in Photography classes and it is used to help in the composition of your photographs. What is the Rule of Thirds ? Quite simply, you divide an image into 3 parts horizontally and vertically like so ...

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Better Photographs If you're someone who wants to get sharper, more detailed photographs that contains more accurate colours, with a greater dynamic range (the ratio between the lightest and darkest areas of an image), then you should consider shooting in raw. What is RAW? A raw file can be ...

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Depth of field Depth of field (DOF) can be a little baffling if you're new to photography, but it's easy once you understand the basic principles. Wikipedia defines depth of field as ''the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that are perceptibly sharp in an image'' so, lets ...

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Autumn's Here The days are getting shorter; the leaves are changing colour and will soon fall, 'daddy long-legs' bumping against the windows and spiders in the bath. This can only mean one thing: Autumn's here. So just think of all those lovely photographs you'll be able to take: trees with ...

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Capturing a stunning view in a photograph takes a special approach, and beautiful scenery doesn’t necessarily make the landscape photographer’s job easy. Many photographers make basic mistakes when shooting landscape pictures, and the results can be a disappointment. The following are some of the ...

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1. The Golden Hour Now I'm sure you've heard of the 'golden hour' ;the first and last hour of the day when photographers grab their cameras and tripods and set out to their favourite local place to snap that sublime sunset. It's called the 'golden hour' (or magic hour) because of those wonderfull ...

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.jpeg vs .raw

.jpeg vs .raw

Shooting with RAW or JPEG is a dilemma that a photographer will face sooner or later. There are a lot of texts explaining the pros and cons of using either of the two but most dabble in technicalities and confusing jargon. I tell you this now there is no right or wrong answer. Ultimately, ...

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High Pass Here's a tip to get your photos really sharp by using a combination of the Unsharp Mask filter and the High Pass filter using Photoshop. Here I'm using Photoshop CS5. Step 1 Start by opening the photo that you want to sharpen. Step 1 Step 2 Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the background ...

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Most modern cameras have a built-in flash, and it’s very handy for taking pictures indoors or when the light drops. Most camera flashes produce a harsh light, and it’s not suitable for flattering portraits. A flash shoots a beam of light directly at the subject, and often results in washed out ...

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