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How to Create Bokeh in Your Photos

Bokeh is a photographic term used to describe a lens effect wherein the background of the photo is out of focus. This effect is used to blur out distracting backgrounds and give emphasis to the the primary subject of the photo. There are two ways to get bokeh when taking pictures. The first is by […]

How To Clean Your Camera’s Sensor

Slap on a telephoto lens, and take a shot of a plain white surface using a small aperture like f/16 at +1 stop over exposure, open the image in Photoshop, and apply Auto Levels. At 100% magnification, you should be able to see all the dirt sitting on top of your sensor. Sensor cleaning is […]

How To Clean Your Lens

No matter how careful you are, sooner or later, your lens will get dirty. The first time you contemplate cleaning your lens can be very daunting as we found out a few days ago. Hopefully this guide can help you with the different options you have in getting your lens back to its pristine condition. […]

How to Get Soft Diffused Light from Your Flash

The biggest drawback from using a flash is that it gives hard flat light. More often than not, it causes unflattering shadows, unnatural skin tones and makes your subject look like deer caught in the headlights. Most cameras now will let you adjust the intensity of your flash by playing around with the flash exposure […]

Weekly Linkies: Photography Must-Reads, Part II

Learn to Tag and Keyword PhotosThis will save you a whole lot of trouble in the long run, believe me. If I had started out properly with the tagging and keywording, I wouldn’t have to attempt to do it to thousands of photos all at the same time now. Sigh. The Most Expensive Photographs Ever […]

Lens 101

Lenses can be categorized in two ways: whether it’s focal length is fixed or changeable and its focal length measurement. Fixed vs. Changeable Focal LengthLet’s say you are taking a picture of a group. How you take their picture is totally dependent on what type of lens your camera has. Prime lenses have a fixed […]

Weekly Linkies: Photography Must-Reads

Here are some excellent reads we’ve come across recently: 60 Sources of Inspiration for Photography Focusing on the Unfocused Photos Think You Can Quit Your Job and Be a Work-at-Home Photographer? High Dynamic Range Tutorial 10 Photoshop Tutorials to Take Your Photography from Good to Great 99 Remarkable Photographers’ Portfolios Why Use a Neutral Density […]

Tripod Heads 101

High quality tripods do not come with a tripod head. The reason behind this is that different tripod heads are designed for different applications. Ball and Socket Heads Ball and socket heads are the simplest and most compact tripod heads available. There’s only one knob or lock that controls the full movement of the camera, […]

How to Create a Slideshow in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop can be used not only to edit your photos but also to showcase your work to clients and unwitting relatives. The good thing about using Photoshop to present your work is that it displays your photos against a black backdrop and in full screen without any distracting menus. Go under the File menu […]

Keep Your Eyes Open

It’s only natural to keep one eye closed when looking through the viewfinder. It easier to see the subject if your only focused with what you see through your camera. Why then do most professionals keep both eyes open when they take pictures? By keeping both your eyes open, you get a wider field of […]