Classic Portrait Ideas: how to take pictures of people from all walks of life

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 17/07/2013 00:01am
    Classic Portrait Ideas: how to take pictures of people from all walks of life

    What do we mean by ‘classic portrait ideas’? Well, when you just want a nice sharp photo of someone – or a few people – looking their best, with no fancy extras, that’s what we consider a classic portrait. It may not be exciting but chances are your subjects will love this kind of photograph more than any other, as it shows them at their best!

    In this tutorial we share some of our best portrait photography tips and essential advice for shoot classic portraits of a wide range of different subjects.

    Film vs Digital: 10 reasons every beginner should forget about film

    | Photography for Beginners | 29/06/2013 00:01am
    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: a little gardening

    Isn’t the Film vs Digital debate over? Some photographers get misty-eyed when they talk about film, but our friends at Photoventure reckon digital photography is a whole lot better. In their latest guest blog post they explain their reasons why.

    First camera crash course: simple solutions for mastering your new DSLR

    | Photography Tips | 25/06/2013 00:01am
    First camera crash course: simple solutions for mastering your new DSLR

    Whether you’ve just bought your first camera or just need to brush up on your shooting skills, we’ve got an all-in-one guide to getting to grips with your new DSLR.

    24 camera features every beginner photographer must memorize

    | Photography for Beginners | 21/05/2013 00:01am
    24 camera features every beginner photographer must memorize

    No matter how long you’ve had your digital camera, there’s always something to learn. And if you’ve just bought your first camera body, the learning curve can seem impossibly steep. But it needn’t be a painful slog.

    In this tutorial we’ll help you get the most from your DSLR by explaining some of the key camera features found on almost every camera body. Learning these camera features early on in your development will ensure you avoid some of the common camera mistakes and get much better shots as a result.

    Color Photography: 5 photo editing tools that will save any image

    | Photography for Beginners | 12/04/2013 00:01am
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    Continuing our series on getting perfect tones in your color photography, we turn from the camera to the digital darkroom to see which photo editing tools can help rescue your images where the light or camera let you down.

    Color Photography: achieving accurate tones at night

    | Photography for Beginners | 05/04/2013 11:46am
    Night photography settings your camera wants you to use

    Our latest post in our series on color photography explores some of the common photography problems encountered with different light sources when shooting in low light. Find out how you can use mixed lighting in your night photography and get the most accurate color balance possible.

    Clashing colors: when they work… and when they don’t

    | Photography for Beginners | 15/03/2013 01:00am
    Clashing colors: when they work… and when they don't

    The latest instalment of our in-depth series on how to shoot color photography investigates how to make photo compositions with clashing colors. We explain when clashing colors work best and when it’s best to leave them alone.

    Deep Depth of Field vs Shallow: 10 common questions and answers

    | Photography for Beginners | 09/03/2013 02:00am
    Common questions about shallow and deep depth of field

    Ever wondered why some backgrounds are pin-sharp and others are out of focus? This is what’s called deep depth of field and shallow depth of field. Find out how to take full control of this in-camera photography effect and answer any lingering questions you may have.

    Color photography: using white balance settings to get the tones you want

    | Photography for Beginners | 01/03/2013 14:15pm
    Color photography: using white balance settings that work every time

    In the second part of our series exploring color photography in depth we take a look at the best white balance settings to use to get the tones you want.

    Color Photography Explained: simple tips for making your brightest-ever images

    | Photography for Beginners | 22/02/2013 01:00am
    What is color gamut?

    In the first of a new series here on Digital Camera World, we’re going to explore color photography in depth. We’re going to answer every question from what is color temperature to what are complementary and clashing colors, to best methods of using filters and software to fine tune your tones to get the color photography you want.

    This week we’ll start by demystifying color temperature, color spaces, gamut and some of the other common color photography jargon you may have heard but always been confused by.

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