Find out how to rescue bad exposures with subtle Photoshop effects by using Layers to process colours and tones in your photos.
Lightning is one of the most difficult subjects to photograph. It is brief and unpredictable and often rain, wind and severe weather conditions go along with it, making it not only difficult to photograph but also dangerous. In order to get a decent shot an element of luck is involved! It is best to set your camera to Burst Mode for continuous high-speed shooting, which will increase your chances of capturing that elusive lightning bolt.
Depth of field, or ability to control which parts of your pictures are sharp, is one of the main advantages of owning an SLR camera. Look at a scene with your own eyes, and everything from your feet to the horizon is usually in focus. But your pictures do not need to look like this.
Our latest photography cheat sheet examines three common ways you can affect depth of field. Our infographic looks at how aperture, focus distance and focal length will affect what appears sharp in your images.
Fancy changing the seasons? Try one of our favourite Photoshop effects and learn how to add autumn colour to your summer landscapes.
Can you use some help with your still life photography? Like many of us, your hobbies probably extend beyond photography. Craftworks, in particular, is one of the many favourite pastimes of those of us here at Digital Camera World, but taking pictures of your creations sometimes can be tricky. From lighting to composition, there are all sorts of factors to consider when taking still life photography. Our tutorial below will show you how to master all these elements without having to splash out on additional kit or expensive lights, so you can start taking better still life photography today.
While it’s common to think that you need a full studio set-up to take control of the lighting of still life photography subjects at home, it’s amazing what you can achieve with just a few simple accessories and techniques. The trick is to take control of the lighting that you have available, so that you can achieve more predictable results. Your equipment needn’t be expensive, and with a little ingenuity it’s possible to get pro results without spending anything at all.
Let’s face it: not all of us who like to shoot landscape photography have the opportunity to visit our favourite photo locations over and over again to capture the scene in perfect conditions. If you fall into this category, you don’t have to let your images suffer. In the tutorial below we’ll show you how to use a few simple Photoshop effects that mimics the effect of sunlight caught on rocks.
In this tutorial we show you how to get creative with your macro flower photography by adjusting the focus in three separate exposures, and blending the shots for a magical effect.
So how do you choose the best tripod? If you want your tripod to be a trusty lifelong companion and not just an overpriced, overweight millstone, you need to read our top 10 tips for choosing the right one!
Tired of textbook landscape photos? Want photo ideas that offer you something a little more impressionistic? Then go slow and get moving. By using slow shutter speeds and moving the camera smoothly during the exposure, you can create striking abstract landscapes. Shoot handheld for unpredictable results or – as we explain here – use a tripod and move the camera in one direction for more defined scenic ‘streaks’.
In the second instalment of his new column, The Harris effect, Geoff Harris sounds off on five current trends in photography that he finds troubling.