How to Choose The Best Photo Editing Software
Blog / 11/08/2014

How to Choose The Best Photo Editing Software   The first step to choosing photo-editing software is determining how you want to manipulate photographs. In part, this will depend on your level of skill. If you are an amateur and just want to “mess around,” you would just want the most basic photo-editing software. If you are an experienced user, you may want more features like creative effects. Next, you will need to decide on a budget. Photo-editing software can be quite expensive. If the software is for a student, find the academic versions. These versions will provide everything a student would need and they offer a very large discount. Once you know what you need and the amount you can afford start comparing programs. Consult the following list to begin your research: The Top 5 Photo-Editing Software Programs Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop is an easy to use program that offers a wide variety of features for both the beginner and the expert. Some of its more unique features include a beginner’s guided editor and online functions through adobe express. Corel Paint Shop Pro For years, Paint Shop Pro has been and excellent choice for beginners and professionals alike. The…

Master The Art Of Perspective In Photography
Blog / 06/09/2014

Master The Art Of Perspective In Photography   Our eyes are capable of determining the depth and perspective of scenes before us, such as never-ending tunnels and rolling mountains in the distance. However, the camera needs a helping hand to transform what would be a flat photograph into the depth-filled image we see before us. If your scene would benefit from a bit of oomph in the depth department, then this can be controlled with a carefully considered choice of lens coupled with a decent viewpoint. To exaggerate the effect of distance in a tunnel of a long straight road, you need to emphasis the converging verticals – a term referring to appearance of the scene squeezing to a point in the distance. Do this by using a wide-angle lens, which will exaggerate the width at the start of the scene and the narrowness at the back. Position yourself centrally so the converging lines look longer and even consider giving the camera a slight upward tilt to really maximize the sense of distance between the beginning and the end of the scene. Just as lines are important to perspective, they also play a vital role in other aspects of photography…

How Small Photo Editing Changes Can Transform Your Photos
Blog / 08/05/2013

How Small Photo Editing Changes Can Transform Your Photos   A photograph captures those special moments of yours which you will always cherish afterwards. How well it was captured and edited will sweeten your memories even more. But if the photo was not captured well it could be edited later. Here comes the important role of photo editing. Today photo editing is an integral part of photography itself. A lot of emphasis is put on it. The way a photo is edited can make a lot of difference. If some simple editing techniques are kept in mind and followed they will result in getting outstanding photos. These techniques might look simple and easy but they do make a huge difference to the overall result. Hence, we would be discussing some very simple and basic editing techniques which would be beneficial for you. The first and foremost point one should remember before starting the editing is that, to get outstanding and great photos one should try to use the techniques mentioned below: 1. Brightness/Contrast: this is the most easy and most widely used technique. Is to be used if the photo was too dark or was clicked in a too bright…

How To Use Composition In Photography – Techniques
Blog / 03/18/2013

How To Use Composition In Photography – Techniques   Composition is a tricky thing to master. Unlike the technical aspects of picture-taking, composition cannot be measured like exposure, white balance or focus. It’s a subjective thing that requires personal taste and an appreciation for a range of aspects such as line, shape, perspective and value – to name a few. Without a sold set of rules, composing photographs well can feel a little overwhelming. In this article you will discover some of the aspects that contribute a well-composed shot. Its up to you to figure out the best combination for you shot, put them into practice and asses how you can use them o emphasize your scene. Its about self expression and evoking mood and atmosphere, rather than replicating the scene as your camera sees it. The world composition is defined as a mixture of ingredients – here we’ll provide the ingredients but then its your job to make the cake. One of the first things you need to establishes in your scene is what to keep and what to discard. You need to actively edit your scene to get the best from it. This could mean waiting for a…

12 Street Photography Techniques – Tips and Tricks
Blog / 10/25/2012

12 Street Photography Techniques – Tips and Tricks   Get streetwise and realize the photographic potential in your urban wonderland with these tips: 1. Less is more In terms of equipment, less is more. If you are traipsing the streets of a city for hours on end you’ll want to cut down on the baggage, so a good pair of walking shoes and a comfortable camera strap should not be negotiated. Additionally, you’ll want to blend in to catch subjects unawares; erecting a tripod or using a telephoto lens won’t suggest subtlety. 2. Off the beaten track Street photography is not tourist photography so go off the beaten track and capture what is being done behind the scenes. Going out at an unusual time can help you find great shots and because street photography is not dependent on perfect light setting, you have no excuse not to get out early and start out till late. 3. Stolen moments The key to successful street shooting is to be on the lookout for an opportunity before it happens. Anticipate action by scouring groups for potentials clashes or bond, judge the atmosphere of a crowd and react to body language and facial expressions….

What Photo Editing Features Do You Really Need?
Blog / 05/17/2012

What Photo Editing Features Do You Really Need?   Today’s technological advances have literally changed the way we look at the world. The use of photo-editing software allows the user to manipulate and sometimes completely change photos. With these types of software, a digital image can be touched up for a subtle change, or it can be completely overhauled for totally different photo. Many of the newer computer programs from Windows have photo editing tools that come standard with the program. Windows XP has the elementary Paint tool and the helpful program called Picture And Fax Viewer. Windows Vista also comes standard with a few updated programs for editing photos, Photo Gallery being the most popular. Photo Gallery allows the user to perform such tasks as adjust the brightness and color of the photos, as well as eliminate red eye. Although the aforementioned photo editing programs are sufficient enough to do a good job, there are times when extra editing power is needed. One should then research and purchased software available. Each brand of software offers a unique experience in photo editing features and abilities. One of the most recognizable names in photo editing is Adobe. The introduction of Adobe…