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    9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2013

    | Photography Tips | 01/07/2013 00:01am
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    Creative photo ideas for July: 07 Add a vignette

    Creative photo ideas for July: 07 Add a vignette

    The rise of Instagram has given the world more vignetted, vintage-looking shots of meals about to be eaten than it will ever need. But a vignette can act both as a frame to draw  attention to the focal point, and a mood-enhancing picture element in its own right.

    Experiment when you’re processing images. Pictures with large, pale areas often benefit from a subtle darkening of the corners to add balance, while a more substantial vignette can tone down distracting background elements.

    Get started today…
    *  Shoot in raw so you can enhance or remove the effect easily.
    * Use Adobe Camera Raw or Adobe Lightroom’s post crop vignette tools – a negative Amount creates a dark vignette, while a positive Amount applies a light one.
    * Start subtly. It’s easy to overdo the effect with white or bright areas.

    PAGE 1: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 01 Shoot the passage of time
    PAGE 2: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 02 Shoot seabirds
    PAGE 3: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 03 Shoot dew covered bugs
    PAGE 4: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 04 Shoot portraits with backlight
    PAGE 5: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 05 Shoot toys as travel props
    PAGE 6: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 06 Shoot environmental portraits
    PAGE 7: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 07 Add a vignette
    PAGE 8: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 08 Shoot a photography hotspot
    PAGE 9: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 09 Shoot pictures with water as the main subject

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    Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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