April 2010

HDR Tutorials Roundup.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography is a technique that is becoming very popular at the moment, an HDR photo is created using software such as Photoshop or Photomatix and produces images with more detail in the highlights and shadows. TutorialBlog have dug out the best tutorials and resources to help you get to grips with it.

Tips for using Shadows in Photography.

Shadows are not simply a dark mass that borders the light. Rather, shadows are an entity as alive as the light. It is the shadows that shape the light, draw attention to the light, and integrate with the light to produce striking photographic opportunities. PictureCorrect details five uses of shadows in creating dynamic photos.

Perfect photography technique for People and Portraits.

Working with light when taking pictures of people requires some additional time and effort to get great results. When shooting portraits, don’t avoid situations that can yield great images just because the lighting isn’t perfect. Try to keep an open mind about the scene you are working with because – as PhotoTutsPlus shows – when shooting people, the best light might come from places that you would never expect.

21 street photography tips from the professionals.

Make the most of the city with your digital camera – three of the biggest names in street photography, David Solomons, Matt Stuart, and Nick Turpin offer their advice… only at PhotoRadar.

Ten must-know Golden Rules of Macro Photography.

Even the advanced photographer can find something new and exciting about macro photography. LoreleiWebDesign suggests ten Golden Rules to get the best results…every time.

Aperture and shutter priority modes on digital cameras.

Aperture and shutter speed settings can seem confusing for a new photographer. Luckily your semi-automatic settings, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, make them a little easier to understand. Do you know how to use them? If not, PictureCorrect is here to help.

March 2010

Ten tips to take great Family Portraits.

Usually a source of embarrassment to at least one person in the photo, the Family Portrait is a time-honoured tradition. Bunch ‘em up, say “Cheese”, Snap photo… crap result. But it doesn’t need to be that way. DPS presents some tips for taking great Family Photos.

Helpful Photography Cheat Sheets to make your life easier.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, sometimes we all need our memory jogged. It’s never a bad idea to have some convenient references handy just in case. ThePhotoArgus has listed what he thinks are some helpful cheat sheets to keep in your camera bag.

An introduction to mastering Slow Shutter Speeds.

Almost all modern cameras also have slow shutter speed settings that extend to eight seconds or beyond. Camera makers don’t put these shutter speeds on cameras for fun, they are there for a reason. PhotoTutsPlus hopes to help those who are afraid of the dark to overcome their fear. With a few easy steps, tricks and tips, you can start to master slow shutter speeds and actually use that long neglected function of your camera.

Amazing Lomography wallpapers and tutorials.

“Lomography” is a photography technique taken from the Russian “LOMO” cameras. With the power of Photoshop we can emulate Lomography techniques with our normal digital camera. Check out AnimHut.