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    8 steps to atmospheric lighting effects in Photoshop Elements

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 21/05/2012 07:00am
    How to get atmospheric lighting in Photoshop Elements: tutorial

    Hidden Photoshop tricks can easily be applied to images to enhance atmospheric effect.

    The creative use of light can transform almost any photographic scene, helping to isolate detail, enhance colour and form a visual structure. In the quick Photoshop tutorial below, we’ll show you how to you can give new life to your images by emphasising light.

    Modern architectural photography from Johannes Heuckeroth

    | Inspire | 15/05/2012 08:00am
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    Johannes is an architectural photographer based in Germany. Through his photography he is able to draw the viewers’ attention to the curves and lines of modern architecture, forcing people to view these buildings from a unique perspective.

    Black and white photography: what every photographer needs to know

    | B&W, Photography Tips | 13/05/2012 02:00am
    Black and White Photography: what every photographer should know

    Converting an image to black and white is pretty simple, but if you want truly impressive results it pays to think about how and what you shoot, and learn how to use your photo editing software’s powerful tools to get the most from your shots. In this black and white photography tutorial, we’ll show you how to choose your subjects, set up your camera and how simple but effective adjustments in Photoshop can make your images stand out.

    99 Common Photography Problems (and how to solve them)

    | Photography Tips | 04/05/2012 13:39pm
    99 common photography problems (and how to solve them)

    As well as being one of the most expensive hobbies around, photography is also one of the more technical pastimes you can pursue. But it doesn’t have to be confusing!

    We’ve spoken to numerous experts over the years, as well as photographers like you, who may either be just starting out or have been taking pictures for a while but keep encountering the same nagging problem. From all our conversations, we’ve noticed some common photography problems that seem to plague snappers of all ages and abilities.

    Inside, we’ve put together 99 of the most common photography problems and offered solutions to get round them, so you never have to be in doubt ever again! We’ve offered a mix of camera tips, explanations, definitions and more to help answer your questions. And we’ve also provided links, where appropriate, to some of our photography tutorials covering these problems in more depth

    16 tips for shooting abstract architecture photography

    | Photography Tips | 24/04/2012 16:54pm
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    The funny thing with architecture photography is that its biggest benefit – your subjects don’t move – can also be its biggest drawback – you can’t move your subjects! Never fear. We’ve compiled a list of our 16 best architectural photography tips to help you start thinking more abstractly and taking more creative pictures of buildings.

    7 night photography tips for the architectural photographer

    | Night, Photography Tips | 04/04/2012 06:00am
    7 night photography tips for the architectural photographer

    Are your architectural photos starting to feel a bit samey? If you’re looking to spice up your portfolio, capturing pin-sharp night photos of buildings can be a real striking showpiece in your architectural archive. But night photography can also prove a real challenge if you don’t use the right settings and techniques.

    To make sure your get off on the right foot, we’ve put together our best 7 tried-and-tested techniques that are guaranteed to improve your architectural night photography.

    Long exposure: how an ND filter clears crowds

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 09/03/2012 11:33am
    How to remove crowds with a long exposure

    While you can achieve a long shutter exposure easily at dusk and dawn, what if you want to use a long exposure during the day? The trick is to get yourself a strong ND filter (neutral density), which cuts out nine or 10 stops of light.

    A long exposure can create milky water effects and is great for waterfall pictures, as well as blurred clouds in when shooting landscape photography; but that isn’t their only use. A long exposure is also handy for making moving subjects ‘disappear’ when you shoot buildings, street scenes or architecture. Sometimes it’s great to include people in a scene to give a sense of scale or location, but they can be distracting if you want a clean composition.

    How to correct leaning buildings in Photoshop Elements

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/03/2012 07:00am
    Barrel Distortion: how to correct leaning buildings in Photoshop

    Do you often find leaning buildings in your architectural photos? This is called barrel distortion.

    The most likely cause of barrel distortion is shooting a building from too close a distance. When shooting too close, you’ll need to zoom out to a wide-angle focal length, which can result in noticeable barrel distortion, making the top, bottom and sides of a building appear to bow outwards. For those instances when you just can’t shoot it any other way, here is how you can correct distortion on the computer using Photoshop.

    Things to try in November

    | Photo Ideas, Things To Try Right Now | 01/11/2011 15:29pm
    01 The Aurora Borealis by Bjørn Jørgensen

    The days are getting colder, and the nights shorter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t shoot great photos. Make the most of this unique time of year with our inspirational Things to try feature…

    Shoot incredible abstract urban shots

    | Photography Tutorials | 10/07/2009 14:27pm

    Towns and cities boast countless buildings, both old and new, ripe for some stunning abstract shots.

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