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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Photo Editing Tricks

Remove the sensor dust

Remember: dust and other particles should be removed from the camera lens before each photo shoot. If you have taken photos without cleaning the lens, you will see dust on the shots. For this, you can choose the Healing Brush from the menu to get rid of the dust spots.

Readjust the levels

If you want to increase the contrast level of a photo, all you have to do is darken the shadows and brighten the highlights. You should go to the Levels and then drag the white arrow in the right direction to achieve the desired effect.

Increase the saturation

To make the colors stand out, you can increase the saturation level. So, it’s a good idea to increase the saturation in order to make your images more colorful. However, it’s a good idea to use this feature sparingly as noisy colors don’t look good at all.

Change it Back to black and white

Mono is awesome in some cases. Therefore, you may want to try out this conversion tool. You can give a go to the preset conversion to change the way colors are converted. Ideally, you should opt for presets that will give you great contrast. Make sure you don’t lose shadows or highlights.

Sharpen up

You can use this feature on the majority of digital photos. As a matter of fact, the settings will be based on whether you want to view the pictures on a computer screen or you want to get them printed. Again, use this feature sparingly in order to avoid digital noise.

Some Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Focus on the main subject

At times, you may capture something in the image without any intention. This may shift the focus from the main subject to that unimportant object. It may be a light post or a bush for instance. Therefore, we suggest that you don’t pay too much attention to the main subject of the photo.

The frame edge

At times, people look at a photo only to ask, “Where did their feet go?” In most cases, the answer is, “Oops, I forgot to include their feet.” This is so embarrassing in some cases.

Actually, this mistake is very common in newbies. At times, they even miss the hands or feet of the subject. Usually, it happens in landscapes and architecture photos. For instance, the photographer may miss the tip of the dome of a church or the top part of a tree. Actually, it all boils down to making sure that the main subjects are included in the frame.

Great Camera

If you think that having a high quality camera is enough for taking great shots, you are mistaken. Just because you own a DSLR doesn’t mean you need no basic training. Behind good photos, there is always a good photographer. What you need to do is learn composition and a lot of things that matter.

Behind your subject

While taking photos, make sure no tree is growing out of the subject’s head. As a matter of fact, you should take into account all the things that you can see in the frame. If you see some annoying things in the photo, you should move a bit to the right or left side.

Make a Great Photographer

Orientation: How you place the camera is going to make or break the situation. When you have imagined the scene in your mind fully and are all set to capture it the way you have conceived, align the camera to your imagination. This is an art you need to learn and it comes by sheer practice. Many a times, you must have faced this problem that the captured shot is way different that what you saw in actual. This is a case of flawed orientation. Sometimes, flukes happen and a great shot is captured. But to make that fluke a habit, train under a professional and make as many mistakes as you can. You will learn better and last like forever eternity in the business.

Organization: How elements are placed in respect to each other in a frame decide the end result of the click. It is called composition. In a photography school, you may learn to learn about composition of colors, of sizes and of background elements that make the photo hard-hitting.

Depth: The Depth of field is the study that a photographer needs to master for delivering fabulous pics each time. It is one the most easily ignored part of study which deserves all the attention actually. There are a number of misconception about aperture sizes, etc. but the real game lies in choosing the correct point-and-shoot.

Lighting: In photography, light is actually the master and photographer is the slave. One needs to set the schedule according to weather conditions to get a perfect shot of nature. In studio environment too, the game is to allow the light from the windows and other elements to play their part the way you want them to. It all comes by continuous practice and undying determination. Photo-editing tools are some of the easy hacks to master the amount of light, but nothing is possible without guidance and correcting.

Get Best From Portrait Photography

Add movement to the shots. Portraits are generally static, but they can be quite unique when you manage to introduce some movement. This is something that you can achieve by making the subject move or shooting the subject around moving elements. When adding movement to the portraits remember to use slow shutter speed so you are able to capture the movement.

Choose wide angle. Wide angle lenses help in creating memorable shots in portrait photography. This is because the wide focal lengths bring about distortions that are wonderful; you can enlarge facial parts or body parts on the frame edge more than the center to create a dramatic effect in the end. You should, however ensure that the subject is at an impressive setting when going with a wide angle to get the best results in the end.

Allow the face to fill your frame. It is one of the best ways of ensuring that the subject does indeed capture viewer attention. If the subject is the only feature in the shot, then let the face fill the frame so they are as striking as they should be. It may not be the way to go with every one of your shots, but it will work amazingly well every once in a while.

Play around with unfocused shots. Sharply focused images seem to be the standard for photographers. At times, however, especially in portrait photography, shots that are unfocused tend to work best. This is because they have a tendency of showing real emotion, interest and mood. You can achieve such shots by using a large aperture to create narrow depth of field and then focusing on something that is in front or behind the subject instead of focusing directly on the subject. You can also use wide aperture and focus on something else besides the subject so the full image is out of focus. Unfocused shots tend to be mysterious and dreamy and work for some purposes.