Browsing all posts in October, 2009.

Straightening a Photo in Photoshop

I was recently hired to do the photography for a wine event at a local restaurant. Much to my chagrin I discovered that, in a couple of photos, my tripod wasn’t quite straight at the time, and I ended up taking a few slightly crooked pictures. What may have once been a BIG problem is […]

Should You Upgrade to Photoshop CS4?

Adobe Photoshop came out with CS4 in late 2008, improving upon the immensely powerful CS3. I, like many other CS3 users I know, have been undecided about upgrading. It’s hard to imagine any functionality that I would need that is NOT contained in CS3. There is a ton of information (and opinions) out there, making […]

Happy Halloween

“Spooky Cabin” by Laura Charon. A Wordless Wednesday contribution. Tweet

Sunny 16 – A Rule of Thumb

“Sunny f/16″, or “Sunny 16″, is a mnemonic to help photographers recall a “rule of thumb” for estimating correct daytime exposure. Initially established for film photography (which is an obvious statement, since most “rule of thumbs” that have been around for a while, such as this one, were based in film photography) to help estimate […]

Creating Textures

Following up on my previous entry about textures, creating textures of your own is a pretty easy process. Everything has texture, some subtle, some overt. In creating your own texture to apply to photographs, the easiest way is to simply take a photograph of something that has texture, itself. Items with repeating patterns work well, […]

Playing With Textures

Adding textures to photographs seems to be all the rage lately, doesn’t it? No fewer than five different photography sites that I’ve perused this week have featured themes relating to textures. Being the joiner that I am, I thought I’d play around with some textures, myself. I’ve never worked with them before this, so I […]

Fix My Photo – Flagstaff from Mars Hill

I was recently in Flagstaff, Arizona, hanging out for the weekend while my husband had to work a job for the local hospital. I drove up to the top of Mars Hill, from which the entirety of Flagstaff was laid out before me for my viewing pleasure. It was the middle of the day. The […]

Editing in Camera Raw

I admit that I don’t fiddle around too much with images in RAW format. I’m on the fence when it comes to shooting in RAW – I don’t really have an opinion about it one way or another. I can see circumstances where it would be really useful; I can see other circumstances where it’s […]

This Week in Photography

As reported in The Star, Polaroid devotees bring back film. With the growing popularity of digital photography, the entire industry of camera film – including Polaroid – has been suffering. Polaroid entirely discontinued the manufacture of their instant cameras and the film that goes with them. Yet an intrepid group from the Netherlands is determined […]

Dusk

A Wordless Wednesday contribution. Photo Credit: Laura Charon. Tweet