I will cover how to use Gimp 2.8 to improve your photographs using basic editing techniques to adjust the color, contrast, and sharpness. This is an art as much as it is a technical process. It is a blending of using a linear process and intuition.
Do you have summer photography sessions scheduled this year? Make your photographs complete with fun props, accessories, and backdrops for infants, children, couples, and families.
Sharing printed photos on the spot can only be done with an instant film camera. Learn about their advantages, drawbacks, what features they have, and how to use them.
While journalists tend to focus on telling stories through words, taking some time to capture a compelling photograph can make a story come alive.
A solorized photograph has been exposed multiple times during the development process, effecting the light and shadows of the photos.
How are mirrorless cameras different from DSLRs? And why should you care to know? In this article, we compare mirrorless and DSLRs, go through the basic differences between both systems, and help you choose the right camera for you.
Most modern cameras allow various degrees of creativity with a flash unit. This allows a photographer to experiment and often capture quite exceptional shots.
Cyanotype is a photographic process that produces cyan/blue colored prints. This hub what you need to create these old-fashioned type of photographs and how to do it.
I have always loved fairy tales. There is something about the magical lore of fairies, elves, gnomes, and goblins that expands the imagination. I created these little photo fairy images here.
Photographing insects and spiders is both a fascinating and scary experience. For many people, it is as much an exercise in overcoming fear as it is in capturing a great photo.
If you are looking for beautiful images to include in your articles or designs and you don’t wish to buy it to use just once, here you can choose any of the 13 websites with free stock photos that...
Learn how using a slow shutter speed can create some amazing effects such as light trails, smooth waterfalls, gracefully moving subjects, and other artistic effects.
So how do you safely take a photo of this eclipse? Well you really need a few pieces of gear to be safe and get the best image possible.
Photography is not just a modern-day necessity, it can be an addiction! Sarah shares her ongoing experience with her favorite addiction: amateur photography. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy capturing the images you love. From kids to pets to nature, creating a living journal through photography is a project that will continue to reward you for years to come.
Are you overwhelmed by the choice of digital SLR lenses? Follow this guide to make your choices easy and painless, and avoid costly wrong purchases!
The best budget lens for wildlife photography is a zoom lens. It will get you a variety of shooting distances all in one lens. I know what one will give you the best photos at the lowest price.
In this photo essay, I capture winter scenes found in wooded areas near my house. These photos include snowy fallen branches and vibrant red berries.
With that said film taught me a lot. For one thing I had to push myself to make the next shot better, and the next one even better than the first one.
Where do you start to painting a landscape? Plan it out using a limited gray scale of three values. Gives you flexibility to adjust composition, create interesting shapes, and establish tonal values.
If you've been doing photography a while, you might find yourself in a rut, repeatedly shooting what you're comfortable with. Sometimes it's good to look at the innovative work of others to help spur our creative juices!
Selling photographs in either digital or print form can be a daunting task for new photographers but with these tips selling photos can be less of a hassle than previously believed.
Are you traveling to Walt Disney World in the near future? Read up on photo tips so that you can create beautiful pictures at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios!
Your camera doesn't know what "white" looks like. Want to know how to teach it and take much better pictures? Come on in, let me tell you!
Forget your cell phone "selfies" and take your self portraits to a whole new level of professionalism and creativity!
Animateed GIFs are all the craze. Learn how to use Photoshop to improve your animated GIF and change things like color and brightness.
A relaxing post-Thanksgiving walk through the woodlands at the local botanic gardens is filled with charming surprises.
When you're comfortable with your craft, it's easy to get in a rut, and shooting the same stuff time and time again can become a drag. Here are some photo challenges to help break you out of the monotony!
Troubleshooting lighting problems, and finding low cost video and photography lighting for under $30.
Photography lighting for beginners is a choice between continuous light and on- or off-camera flash. Learn which method is better suited for different photography scenarios.
If you will be using your camera for outdoor activities you need a model that can handle the rigors. Learn what you need or what you can do to protect your current camera.
Did you think megapixels were the only determinants of resolution and sharpness? Think again! Follow my tips on taking sharper, crisper photos and you'll start noticing the difference right away.
Learn about aperture and how to change the depth of field to add a professional look to your dog photos. I've included a helpful cheat sheet and examples you can use as you get started.
Photography can be a very rewarding hobby, and with a few simple tips, it’s one most people can easily get started with, no matter what kind of camera they have.
To start a photography business you need the ability to take pictures of family that people love, a few business skills and a heap of passion. I'll show money is not needed for a successful start-up.
Long exposure photography gives photos that silky and smooth look that you find with moving subjects. How to manipulate your shutter speed to achieve a superior motion affect in otherwise static photography.
You don't need to be a professional photographer to sell your photos via microstock picture libraries. Learn how.
If you are looking for ways to grab your child's attention for the perfect photo, then look no further. I know exactly what it is like to have a crazy toddler who just won't sit still. Here are some tips and tricks to have one smooth family photo shoot that won't make you say "shoot".
Has the digital age destroyed photography as an art form? Find out why we need to be printing more photographs.
Leading lines is a photography composition technique that helps draw the viewer into the photo by creating a sense of depth. The eye is taken on a journey through the photo to a distant subject.
How to get a sharp photo of a fast-moving subject. Camera settings and focus tips for successful fast-moving photography.
Macro photography is the art of taking close-up photos of a variety of subjects. This guide will show you how much fun the exploration of macro photography can be. The detailed world that may have been ignored in photography is accessible with a digital camera and desire for exploration.
I thought you had to be a fine artist or a photographer, but not both. This is my excursion into the realm of Fine Art Photography and photo manipulation.
Here are a few posing "rules" that need to be followed in order to take a picture from ok, to amazing. This isn't a list of poses, but general guidelines to look out for on set.
Give your image a 3D look with a page curl, or edge curl effect. While this can be done more easily in the full version of Photoshop, with the warp feature, you can accomplish a very reasonable page curl or edge curl effect in Photoshop Elements....
In this photo essay, I photographed birds that winter in Kingston, Ontario. You will see common birds, such as the robin, to less common ones, like the house finches.
The correct night photography settings is crucial for a good photo. These tips will help a photographer set up the camera and choose the proper gear for successful nighttime photography.
The use of photography in police work dates from 1852, when the Swiss Federal Government authorized the Department of Justice and Police to have photographs taken of all vagrant beggars found in cantons other than their own. In December 1854 the...
Are you working to improve your macro photography skills? Do you enjoy taking pictures of flowers and want to get better close up shots? Take the following tips to improve your pictures!
More photographs were taken in 2016 than every year before combined. And there are more camera choices than ever. But how do you pick the one that suits you - and your style of photography - best?
Whether you are new to photography or have been shooting for a while, come learn the truth behind 10 common photography myths.
The sunlight shining on the water droplets clinging onto an unidentified conifer after an early morning rainfall produced a radiant subject for a photographic study.
The golden hour offers magical soft light to create stunning images of landscapes, people, still lifes, and more. Learn to harness its powerful effects and take your photography to the next level.
Having the sensor on your DSLR cleaned can be expensive. In most cases you can clean it yourself and save a bundle.
The warmer summer months have brought with it many colourful birds, including cardinals and common yellowthroats. This photo essay shows the bounty of birds found in Kingston, Ontario in the summer.
There were still many birds around in the fall in the Kingston area, including mourning doves to American goldfinches. This photo essay shows the variety of birds found in the cooler autumn season.
Review of the GoPro Hero 7 White from a travel blogger. Find out why this is the best camera for travellers!
Shooting with film is a simple, fairly inexpensive way to view a new environment differently and challenge yourself while traveling. Pick up a camera and a few rolls for your next trip!
Spring brings many colourful birds to the Kingston, Ontario area. Take a look at the many beautiful birds that I have captured this spring in this photo essay.
I was able to clean the black, sticky residue off the grips of my old canon dslr. Now that the rubber coating has been removed, I can start taking professional photos again.
This article is about how to take stunning jewelry and other small item product photos. I include tips about equipment, camera settings, lighting, editing, backgrounds, tips for Etsy, and more.
I describe in a unique way why you might want to buy a macro lens to gift a photographer friend. The photos will shed unique insight into the wonderful world of little creatures such as dragonflies and ladybugs!
Good quality photos enhance an article, blog, or other web page. Composition, exposure, focusing, depth of field, and perspective are just some issues that should be considered when taking photos.
You love taking pictures. But one thing is for certain, you will quickly realize how much you don't know about photography in the first place.
A history of this quaint Lake Michigan beach front known as Pier Cove including tidbits, poetry, and the wonders of mother nature enhanced with the author's beautiful photography!
Willie Magtibay, nature photographer is a master of low light photography who captures with great precision and emotional depth any object he encounters along the way in the artists' haven of Baguio.
You can take fantastic photographs of your children by following some simple tips. Create memories to last a lifetime with beautiful childhood photographs.
Within this article is discussed good habits and ideas for picture-snapping folks who wish to become better at the profession and art of digital photography.
Step by step guide to make a studio photo light box from recycled materials on a shoestring budget; ideal for great product photography, e.g. to take gorgeous photos of small objects just like a pro.
Shooting in manual mode may seem difficult at first, but it really isn't once you understand what affects exposure. Manual mode also gives you greater control of the kinds of photos you can take.
This fall make your photography sessions complete with fun props, accessories, and backdrops. There are ideas here for babies, children, couples, and families including maternity and wedding options.
Photographing the beautiful summer flowers growing in the front garden of the Greek Orthodox Church in Kingston, Ontario
You can earn money on the Internet by selling your photos to royalty free image stock agencies. This hub outlines which are the best sites to upload to and gives advice on what to upload.
Street photography ideas and creative tips for taking candid photos of people and objects in public spaces.
Are you trying to decide which DSLR camera lens is the right lens for you? Learn how to use buying guides, reviews, product comparisons, and more to make an educated decision about your next purchase.
Bokeh is a wonderful camera effect that can easily be changed by adding a cut out shape to take the place of the iris' normal circular shape.
This hub is an offshoot of my product photography hub that focuses on backgrounds and props for product photography. I include over 20 different aspects to consider with photo examples for each.
When photographing yourself or your family, have you noticed that some women look fabulous all the time and others (possibly yourself) just take terrible pictures? Here is why.
Learn how to use the settings on your camera to your advantage when shooting in manual. Create photographs that surpass the amateur standard.
Creative elements of basic composition in landscape photography and when to apply them in your photos.
Flash photography is confusing for many people. Not knowing the best flash photography techniques can put you off wanting to add a little extra kick of light to your photos. Learning to use the best flash photography settings is not so difficult with a little help.
Are you interested in helping your kids become better photographers? From taking local classes to learning basic composition techniques, your children will be improving their skills in no time.
This is a review of Konica Minolta Maxxum SLR (film camera) lenses and their compatibility with the Sony Alpha, Sony Nex and Sony Alpha Nex E-Mount line of DSLR (digital) cameras.
A halftone is a reproduction of a photograph or other continuous tone picture, in which only various-sized dots of black ink or ink of a single shade is used to connote color differences.
I can think of more things I have heard unthinking people say to my husband and me as photographers, but I wanted to keep the list short. Here it is: how not to talk to a photographer (and what you should say instead).
This article describes the simple steps involved in brightening and enhancing the colors in your photos, using Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office Picture Manager.
Photography is one of the most popular pastimes. Wildlife photography is becoming increasingly popular. This article addresses important aspects of safety when photographing in the wild. It also includes some tips in locating and understanding the habits of wildlife.
Study the field and learn about the insects and habitat before you start clicking the shutter button on your camera. Observing your subject is key to your success when shooting insects, and I'll share with you my tips to getting the best results possible.
Setting the camera bulb mode provides numerous opportunities for creative long exposure photography. Photographing lightning, night sky photography, and light painting are possible through bulb mode.
Robins are common songbirds in Ontario, Canada. Here is a photo essay that solely focuses on these beautiful birds.
With a bit of ingenuity, a black coat, and two pears we create a digital image of fine art suitable for hanging in any art gallery.
Every photographer will at some point have to deal with low light situations. Mastering the camera and image composition in low light photography provides a challenge for getting a sharp image.
How to get tack sharp images on every shot? Answer: Back Button Focus & Single Point Focus Selection.
The life of a wildlife photographer is fast-paced, intense, and they are away from their family more than with them. Get a brief idea of what the job really entails and be grateful for their efforts.
I'm not a professional, but that won't stop me from taking photos of what I love! I love traveling, exploring new places, and going on adventures. And when I go new places, my camera has to come too
A backdrop can separate a photo subject and get rid of distractions, creating a clean image with a clear focus. Learn more about the technique and study photo examples to improve your own pictures.
A quick guide to clip-on anamorphic lenses for mobile phones. You'll also learn the history of the anamorphic lens, how it's used in filmmaking, and how it has evolved today.
Here are five easy-to-apply tips to help you improve your wildlife photography. Awaken your inner artist as you spend time out in nature!
Tips and techniques that enable anyone to take interesting silhouette photos with any type of camera.
Read this and I'll show you how to place yourself multiple times in a photograph. It's fun and not that difficult.
But the vast majority of those just starting make these simple mistakes which can be easily avoided with some practice and by being aware of the situation
Here I talk about different situations when I used these Fujifilm lenses, (56mm F1.2 R & 35mm F2 WR).
This article is for cardmakers who happen to have a blog and want to learn how to take the best photos of their greeting cards so that they look professional.
What is the best canon lens for street style photography? Your easy guide to prime lenses, specifically 24, 35 and 50mm.
Frustrated with the quality of your iPhone photos indoors and outdoors? Learn how to master the camera phone and use it to its best potential in any setting with these tips & tricks from a pro.
Creatively using camera angles and framing a subject are easy ways to add interest and variable perspectives in your photos. Different photography angles and interesting frames add a new dimension to images.
Understanding your camera's different modes and settings are the keys to taking great photographs. I've shared a guide explaining the various options available to you below!
There are some differences in how we see things, colors, shapes, textures and everything around us and how these same things are seen by a camera sensor and translated into photographs
A time lapse is a series of pictures taken over a specific duration of time rapidly shown together in a video. It is similar to the way an animated cartoon works, and is the same technique used for stop-motion. Here is a quick and easy guide to get started.
Len Rapoport International Press Association President and publisher of IMPress Magazine shows you how to take truly amazing photos with an inexpensive 50mm lens for your DSLR camera. You will learn how to get amazing Bokeh, the soft out of focus background, in your portraits and that means true professional results.
Overlay Mode is one of the most used Layer Mods in GIMP 2.8. Learn how to edit your photos in minutes and improve contrast using Overlay Layer Mode.
Every year thousands of photographs are submitted to pictorial photographic exhibitions by entrants who hope that their pictures will be considered good enough to be accepted for hanging. The experts chosen by the organizers to perform the task of...
Starting tips to enjoy your Diana camera and take great photos. No more disappointment once your film is developed!
Are you having trouble capturing hues of blue, purple, pink, red, greens, even orange? By simply adjusting your camera settings and using free photography software you can achieve the correct color
Milky Way photography of night skies can be one of the more fun photographic activities. This tutorial will teach the basics of taking images of the night skies.
Becoming a professional photographer takes years of dedication and a never-ending drive to excel at your craft by learning how to take excellent photos and how to market your work.
Mow Cop Castle (folly) is a popular outdoor location for photographers of all skill levels from beginner to professional.
Capturing birds in flight is one of the most challenging and rewarding pictures you can ever capture because, usually, there’s no second chance.
Lightning in a storm can be one of the hardest things to capture on a camera, but with the right gear and a little know-how, it can be a lot easier.
Learn what focus stacking is and the equipment you'll need to stack photos, including a guide to the best software.
In this tutorial, I will go through the main equipment, software and advice you will need to take stunning photos of the moon in its best moments.
5 Mobile Macro Photography Tips for those who love macro photography but only using mobile phones or tablets.
The Fourth Plinth hosts a new temporary piece of sculpture every 12 to 18 months. Each time a new one is unveiled, Londoners and tourists alike enjoy discussing its merits.
Today I received my new Case Logic camera case (SLRC-206 model). This particular model is a backpack style with many innovative features including a drop-resistant hammock, laptop compartment & more.
Sometimes I take my camera, and I don't know what to do with it. I just really want to take a nice picture! Is this where you are right now? Check out my 100 ideas to beat "photographer's block!"