Aaaah, the magical power of reflectors. Reflectors are an amazing, versatile and cheap solution to most natural light photography problems and also have their place in the studio although here, DigitalPhotographySchool sticks to information on how to use reflectors in natural, available-light photography.
Self-portrait shooters usually rely on the trial-and-error method of focusing. Shoot, shoot, and shoot again until the perfect combination of pose, exposure, and focus are achieved. But there is a better way (several, in fact)! All of these methods are quick and easy and will give you accurate focusing without a lot of frustrating trial and error. Photodoto explains.
DigitalPhotographySchool would like to give you a little inspiration to do some photography on rainy days. Many people’s first thought when they see it raining is to put their camera away – however stormy and rainy days are some of the biggest chances to shoot moody atmospheric images. Search for a place that gives you a good angle to shoot and that covers your head AND your camera and start shooting!
With Halloween just around the corner, DigitalPhotographySchool thought it was time to update their Halloween Photography Tips article with some new information and photos.
Do you have a picture that you like but there`s something “wrong” with it? You’ll find an assortment of extremely good tutorials at DPXmag that will teach you how to deal with applying post-production techniques such as color correction, enhancement and photo retouching.
Black and white photographs can be used on many different scenes, as it’s not required to think about all the colors that should look good together, and match the amount of light available. And for those who love to play with color, black and white photography doesn’t necessarily need to be boring as there are so many different shades to choose from. Hongkiat offers some tips.
This is going to be a fairly long one, so DigitalDiversity suggests that you make sure you have some supplies ready. Maybe a snack on standby and your favourite method of getting your caffeine fix at the ready.
Have you ever seen photos in magazines, or on the web and wondered how they achieved that look? ThePhotoArgus has collected over 100 Photoshop Actions that will help you achieve some of these looks, and save you a ton of time in the process. Happy post processing!
Whenever you get new gear, you may just think about its cost in money: can you afford it? Should you wait until they lower the price? Is it really worth it to get the name brand, or should you buy an off-brand? But, anytime you get new gear there’s a whole lot of hidden costs too. DigitalPhotographySchool explains.
The Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools in Photoshop help you mimic a photographer’s tricks in correcting lighting in an image. PhotoshopEducation will be showing you the Dodge tool which will help you lighten an area, and even the Burn tool which will darken an area. Finally they will show you the Sponge tool which can desaturate or saturate a color. These tools are a necessity for any amateur or professional photographer that is looking to enhance specific areas of a photo.