Camera care is one of the more mundane tasks you’ll perform as a photographer, but ultimately it’s one of the more important.
To help you with your camera care, we’ve identified some of the most high-risk elements that can turn your perfectly functioning digital camera into a frustrating, lifeless paperweight.
Inside are some of your digital camera’s worst enemies and our tips for how to overcome them.
Click on the image to see this fantastic water drop photograph in full size.
The Photoshop High Pass filter can be used to both sharpen and soften an image. This is particularly useful for portraits, where the subtle Photoshop effects help your subject stand out, but the High Pass filter is useful in a number of different photo editing situations (which we’ll explain later).
There are two basic types of noise you need to tackle in your low-light photography. The first is Chrominance noise, which introduces itself with higher ISO shots and can be recognised by its coloured speckling in shadowed or even-toned areas.
The second is Luminance noise, which is trickier to remove and can be seen in the form of random variations of brightness between pixels. Reducing this can result in a loss of overall image detail, so in this tutorial we’re going to look at techniques to reduce both types of noise while preserving quality.
Previously we showed you how to pan the camera for more dramatic action photography. Now that you’ve had a chance to practice that panning technique we thought we’d show you how you can fake perfect panning photos.
Panning in-camera to record a sharp, moving subject against background blur is incredibly rewarding, but the panning technique can be impractical and tricky to perfect. So if you’ve tried, but failed, to get it right, all is not lost. Here we’ll show you a simple photo editing technique where you’ll learn how to get a life-like panning effect in Photoshop CS5 using a sharp image taken at 1/3200sec. We’ll isolate the car from the background with selection tools and add a layer mask to fine-tune the cut-out. We’ll then use filters to apply different types of blur.
Using your flash and split-second timing to shoot high-speed photography of water balloons exploding can create spectacular results. In this tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to do it.
A free public beta version of Photoshop CS6 has just been released by Adobe, and the team behind Practical Photoshop magazine have put together a special iPad digital guide to mark this momentous occasion.
We’ve put the software through its paces to bring you the key new features and tweaks of the world’s leading piece of image-editing software plus an in-depth rundown on technical specifications and hardware details as well as opinion from industry experts.
You can download the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Preview for free through Apple Newsstand.
In our latest Adobe Lightroom tutorial we explain the basics of this great photo editing software and reveal 6 of the most important details every beginner should know.
We got an exclusive look at the new 22-megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Watch the video below to take a closer look at some of the features, functions and design of this long-awaited Canon DSLR.
When you’re faced with a subject that has a high dynamic range – that is, one that has high contrast, with both very bright highlights and very dark shadows – one technique you can use to capture the full tonal range is high dynamic range imaging. But as you will see in our Photoshop tutorial below, there is a simple way to get an HDR effect from just one picture.