Tiny Tips 2 – Light Study

photo by seedingchaos Study the play of light on your subject! Remember that light travels in straight lines and casts shadows: the stronger the light, the darker the shadows. A good photograph depends on an aesthetic balance of your highlights and shadows! Happy Shooting!

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Zoom out in your mind

Have you ever noticed the way in which you seem to be able to focus on just one object of a scene (say a spoon on a table or a shop’s signboard on a street) when in fact your eyes are covering an entire scene? No? Make a mental note of the way you look…

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Tiny Tips 1: Drawing with Light

Photography literally means drawing with light… to take good photographs you have to study light and the play of light on your subject. You can also play with light, like TIO… has done here. Look forward to “Tiny Tips” on light in the next few days.

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Learn How to use Photoshop

I’ve often heard people look at a photograph exclaim, “Oh, that’s photoshop!” when what they really meant was “Oh, that’s retouched!” making the name “Photoshop” synonymous with “digital retouching”. Now, Photoshop is by no means easy to learn and the newbie can be quite intimidated by it, so having someone teach you how to use…

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How to Take Better Party Pictures!

There are party pictures; and there are party pictures. This is why you need to know how to make yours stand out from the crowd. This series of tips is for compact digital camera users who want to make sure that everyone else ogles at your pictures. The first few tips are about your camera, the rest…

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Do You Need More Megapixels? Megapixel Myth

Since the advent of digital photography, photographers have wanted more detail, and to many this translates to ‘more megapixels’. But does more pixels being packed into sensors that are not getting larger mean more quality? In fact, today, there is a rush for up to 100 megapixels to be packed on to tiny cellphone cameras….

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A Better Picture

Three years in the Advertising business has convinced me that ideas are really powerful and that a photograph that has a strong idea is the most powerful tool to convey a message. A strong idea is always brought out in a simple, clear picture that has a strong subject and minimal interference from un-necessary elements….

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It’s the Photographer, Not the Equipment

Camera Equipment. The Never-ending Quest! For many years now, I’ve been a person who’s been caught up in the equipment game… partly because my father – a frequent traveller to european countries – is an equipment enthusiast and for as long as I can remember, has always brought home classic cameras like the Zeiss Ikon Contaflex…

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RAW IS RAW

Sorry about the bad WWE joke! We’re talking about digital photography today, and the ‘RAW’ we are talking about is the RAW image format! The New World of Digital Photography Welcome to the world of Digital Photography. This is a world where film negatives have been swapped for sensors, film grain has been swapped for noise, where ISO…

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Digital Takes Over Film for professionals too..

Where have all the dark rooms gone? Gone to graveyards, every one… Yes, that’s what is happening today… every one of the professional film developing and printing studios, especially the manual ones, have closed down… replaced by computerised labs that print your pictures, professional or not, with superb clarity and all-automatic adjustments. Why would you…

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Digital Panoramas

Creating panoramic images is fun; especially when you can use a digital camera. The time consuming and painstaking process of developing, scanning, colour matching and only then stitching the images together. With digital images, you can take the photographs, stitch them together, colour correct and then crop and display the images. Always remember to keep…

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It has got to connect

Photographs have an unnatural power over people. They create an image, taking reality and amending it according to the wish of the photographer. When you take a photograph, remember this. The photographer is all powerful. How your subject is interpreted is based on how you take the photograph. The lighting, the background, the colours, they…

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We’re off to a Blazing Start

Hello and welcome to a brand new experience. This blog is great if you are a photographer or a photography enthusiast, it will feature tips, techniques and theory relating to photography. You can also expect a dramatic increase in the quantum of information that will be made available as we progress… till later… Happy Surfing.

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