June 2009

Happy snaps.

Travel photography doesn’t need to be relegated to the ‘Cheesy’ basket. There are countless tools to convert your happy snaps into creative masterpieces, and TimesOnline tells you how it’s done. This guide is aimed at photo manipulation novices.

A sharper image.

Sharpening images in Photoshop seems relatively straightforward. But without a clear understanding of the basics, results can be patchy at best. Helen Bradley explains clearly what sharpening is, when and how to do it.

Shorpy Higginbotham.

Okay, it’s time for a break from the resources and tutorials and work stuff. Let’s have some fun at Shorpy, a vintage photography blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to the 1950s. A wonderfully candid peek into American history. You’re going to want to bookmark this site.

It’s all in the technique.

Professional photographic techniques can produce simply stunning images. Rather than just showcasing these inspirational photographs, SmashingMagazine presents 50 useful photographic techniques, tutorials and resources for you to try. High-speed, tilt-shift, motion blur, infrared, HDR and much, much more.

Take me out to the ball game.

Sport Photography is highly rewarding, if you’re in the right spot at the right time. Each sport presents different challenges that need different strategies and tactics to achieve best results. If Baseball’s your game, The Digital Photography School has a ripping tutorial you need to read.

343,814 free photos.

Business, People, Landscape, Backgrounds and Textures, Lifestyle, Architecture. If you need to find a royalty-free photo quickly, head on over to Photoxpress. At the time of posting, they had 343,814 available and appear to be adding more daily.

May 2009

The great wide hope.

When you’ve got a brilliant scene before your eyes, sometimes a wide angle lens just doesn’t cut it. You want a big, bold panorama. In the old days, this meant purchasing a very expensive specialist camera. No longer! In this digital age, any camera is able to achieve gorgeous results. The Digital Photography School tells you how to get the best results.

Dedicated to the public domain.

This site features thousands of high quality public domain photographs, well categorised and easy to search. All photos on Photos8.com are public domain so you can go nuts.

Portraiture on a budget.

You don’t need to buy lots of expensive equipment to shoot portraits like a pro. This online Digital Photography School provides a list of inexpensive equipment and a simple guide to how it’s done. Whatever you do, do NOT ask the subject to say ‘cheese’.