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Vignetting – When and Why to Vignette

If you are anything like me you have a regular set of sites you stop at for inspiration of photos and one thing I’m noticing all the time now is Vignetting.  Vignetting is a photographic effect and it’s also a by product of super zoom lenses.  In the easiest language possible it’s when you have […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers, All Under $100

It’s that time of the year again. I don’t know if I’m going to enjoy Christmas shopping as much this year what with the state of my wallet Oh, who am I kidding. I live for this shit. Below are relatively cheap gift ideas for your photography-inclined loved ones. Nikon Lens Pen Pro Kit$19.21We love […]

Quick Photoshop Fix for Exposure Problems

The chances of getting under and over exposed photos are pretty high when you’re using your camera’s built-in metering system (which is why you need to learn how to shoot manual). Like we said before, it’s because your camera will meter the scene or subject into middle shade of gray. This in turn will make […]

5 Ways to Hold Your Viewer’s Attention

One of the most important things your photo should have is an ability to hold your viewers attention. There are a lot of techniques that can be used to help you compose your shot so that people will spend more than a second looking at it. Besides keeping your viewers focused on your photo, the […]

How to Create High-Contrast Black and White Images

In Photoshop CS3, making black and white photos is easier than ever. This tutorial is not limited to converting color photos to monochrome but how to make them pop by adding contrast and a vignette. (Lisa’s note: It’s always best to shoot in color and convert to BW during post-processing. You tend to lose detail […]

How to Fix Washed Out Skies in Landscape Photos

More often than not, the sky will always be brighter than the ground when you take landscape photos. Even if you adjust your camera’s exposure compensation, the sky will almost always end up looking washed out.The easiest way to avoid this problem is by purchasing a Graduated Neutral Density (GND) Filter. This filter has a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]