There are lots of good reasons for setting your Canon to RAW quality mode. However, one of most persuasive is the degree to which you can tweak tonal range and exposure of your pictures after they have been shot.
Nikon has been rather busy over the past year, having already released the D4 and D800 in quick succession. But the company isn’t taking a break just yet. The Nikon D600 aims to fill the gap between the hugely capable and professional Nikon D800 and the enthusiast-level Nikon D7000.
Find out how our in-house testing team rate this new Nikon DSLR following its extensive round of lab and field tests.
Our easy-to-follow pole photography tutorial shows you what you need and how to take aerial photos from the comfort of solid ground. We also show you how you can take your aerial pole photography images at the photo editing stage and stitch them together into stunning 360-degree panoramic photos.
See the dynamic and exciting photographs that made the Action and Movement shortlist for the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011
Does your digital camera only come out during the hours of daylight?
It can be tempting
to wait for the sun to shine, but packing your camera away as soon as the light begins to fail can mean missing hours of great picture opportunities. Night photography can be one of the most rewarding genres you’ll shoot.
Your DSLR is more than capable of taking great pictures in these conditions – but it needs your help. If you take a point-and-shoot approach when the light gets low, you’ll end up either with blurred pictures or images where the atmosphere of the scene has been lost.
But there’s no need to be afraid of the dark; we’ve got the answers to all of your frequently asked questions on how to set up your camera to shoot night photography.
There are plenty of decent image-editing tools for the iPad that enable you to carry out basic adjustments and enhancements or apply special effects.
However, Photoshop Touch is altogether more ambitious. In Adobe’s own words, it provides the core features of Photoshop in an app designed for tablets. It’s already available in an Android version, but now you can get a version for the iPad, too.
At £6.99, it’s a fraction of the price of the ‘real’ Photoshop. But then it also has to make do with a fraction of the computing power of a desktop computer, a fraction of the storage space and a much smaller screen. Can it really match the desktop version in features and performance?
In-camera technique is, of course, important. But your prowess in the digital darkroom is increasingly important to the success of your images and crafting a look that defines you as an artist. And this is especially true with landscapes. In our latest photo editing guide we offer 14 photo editing tricks and tips that every landscape photographer must know.
Many of you have browsed and shared our growing number of photography cheat sheets, and some of you kind souls have even gotten in touch to let us know how much you enjoy them.
Inside you’ll find a summary and thumbnail of each. Simply click the links to and download each photography cheat sheet.
Bokeh portrait photography is a fun way to experiment with cool effects at little cost. Here, we’ve used the bokeh effect to create a bright background using a set of fairy lights left over from Christmas. By placing the lights a distance behind our subject and using a wide aperture, we threw the lights out of focus, turning them into circular blobs of colour to create this bokeh portrait. Find out how to do it for yourself inside…
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