Are you looking for a quick way to instantly improve your photography? Aren’t we all? Phil Steele has some great tips for taking it up a notch by understanding how to work with and customize white balance in the following video:
Steele says that if you want accurate color in your photographs, you need to know how to set white balance. He gives us two ways to do so: setting white balance directly in your camera while shooting, and altering white balance in post-production.
Perhaps the greatest challenge you will face in outdoor photography is the high contrast created by the sun and the bright sky versus a darker foreground. That is one of the reason photographers try very hard to shoot at dawn or sunset. Read more →
The beach can be a great place for photography. You are in a scenic environment. You typically have friends or family members with you. You are usually there on nice days. All these can contribute to great photographs. Read more →
At one time or another – we’ve nearly all done it – we took one of our ‘best shots’, had an enlargement made and framed. We brought it home or to the office and hung it on display. Then something depressing happened Read more →
In this short yet detailed video tutorial, Ian Norman dissects an incredibly useful process of photographing the Milky Way in really difficult conditions. The technique, known as expose to the right (ETTR), overcomes conditions of extreme light pollution which are normally unsuitable for photographing the Milky Way: Read more →
You can have a luxurious bokeh in any of your images for the low cost of $4.99. Yes, you heard me right, just $4.99. How, you ask? I’ll tell you, but you won’t believe me – Christmas lights. Read more →
PhotoLab (a Photoshop Elements Actions set) for Photoshop Elements was updated this week and now supports for Photoshop Elements 13. Now this pack boasts an installer for Windows versions of Elements 11-13, plus all the actions, thumbnails & xml files for a custom manual install for Mac users. Photographers go wild! Read more →
If you’ve never heard about the creative use of brushes in Photoshop, this article is for you. If you already know about using brushes, you’ll be able to ramp up your creativity once you learn this easy skill – making your own brushes. Read more →
Want to add a little punch to your photos? Try shooting in infrared to get oversaturated, dream-like images that really draw the viewer in. Check out this video of Danish photographer Esben Zollner Olesen, an IR photography god who specializes in infrared sports photography portraits:
There are two options when it comes to shooting infrared.