Category: Photography Tips
0 .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, whatever you choose depends ...

0 Sharpen Your Photos Using The High Pass Filter

Sharpen Your Photos Using The High Pass Filter

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 layer Step 2 Step 3 ...

0 Getting Creative with Flash in Photography

Getting Creative with Flash in Photography

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 faces and harsh shadows. ...

0 Tips on how to take Spectacular shots of Fireworks

Tips on how to take Spectacular shots of Fireworks

Photographing fireworks If you've ever tried photographing fireworks before, then you'll know it's not alway as easy as it seems; lots of blurry shots, just managing to get part of the firework burst, too close to get the full effect etc. But if you follow a few simple rules then you'll find your chances of getting a ...

0 Creating Soft Light in Photography

Creating Soft Light in Photography

Hard light and soft light I think most people will understand the difference between hard light and soft light when used in the context of photography. We know, for example, that a photograph taken outside in the midday sun will have a 'hard' light; very bright highlights and very dark shadows, whereas a photograph ...

0 Tips for Taking Beautiful Macro Photographs

Tips for Taking Beautiful Macro Photographs

Macro photography takes the art of close-up photography to the extreme. It means, in technical terms, that the size of the subject on the image sensor is life size or larger. Color, shape, texture and light are intensified. One of the main purposes of photography is to provide us with new ways to look at things and ...

0 How to Control Your Camera Exposure

How to Control Your Camera Exposure

If you want good pictures, take good exposures. A badly exposed photograph can be very hard to appreciate. Since light is the major determining factor in a photograph, how you control it will determine the output of your camera. Unless you want your pictures to be overly bright or vastly dark, a good exposure is start ...

0 More Tips for Taking Great Landscape Photographs

More Tips for Taking Great Landscape Photographs

You have your wide angle lens ready and aperture set at f/16. You go home and see that the picture you took is not as what you have in mind. Landscape photography might seem like setting the aperture to the highest possible value and taking a picture of a beautiful scene but it’s not just that - we talked a little ...

0 Introduction to High and Low Key Photography

Introduction to High and Low Key Photography

A lot of new photographers classify passable underexposed shots as low key and the opposite, overexposed shots, as high key. This idea comes from the fact that these style of photographs rely so much on contrast, the play of highlights and blacks. However, simply underexposing your shot doesn’t give you a low key ...

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