3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet)

    | Photography for Beginners | 25/06/2014 00:01am
    3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet)

    If you’ve just bought your first camera, you’re probably finding a bit of a learning curve in getting up to speed with all of its bells and whistles. Before you get you get started, there are three fundamental concepts you need to understand: how your camera’s shutter speed scale works; how focal length affects your composition; and how your aperture controls what’s sharp.

    A layman’s guide to depth of field: how to check and affect sharpness like a pro

    | Photography for Beginners | 09/05/2014 00:01am
    A layman's guide to depth of field: how to check and affect sharpness like a pro

    One of the first steps toward taking more creative photos is learning how to control how much of your picture is in focus. In this quick depth of field tutorial we show you how to check and affect sharpness, as well as answer some of your burning questions

    Photoshop depth of field effects: how to make an f/22 exposure look like f/1.2

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/10/2013 11:30am
    Photoshop depth of field effects: how to make an f/22 exposure look like f/1.2

    In this tutorial we’ll show you a really easy way to use simple Photoshop effects to create a sense of shallow depth of field in any image.

    Focus Stacking: how to extend depth of field when shooting close up

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/05/2013 01:00am
    Focus Stacking: how to extend depth of field when shooting close up

    Shooting anything up close requires incredible patience and extreme precision. If your close-up photography isn’t sharp then you’re not only wasting pictures, but you’ve wasted hours of your time. In this in-depth tutorial we’ll show you how to use one of the most amazing Photoshop effects macro and close-up photographers can use: focus stacking.

    Below we’ll show you step-by-step how to extend depth of field when shooting close-up by shifting your point of focus in multiple images,w which you’ll later stitch together so you can produce images that are sharp throughout the frame.

    Shallow depth of field: how to fake it using Photoshop filters and masks

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 13/04/2013 00:01am
    Shallow depth of field: how to fake it using Photoshop filters and masks

    In our latest photo editing tutorial we show you how to use a series of simple Photoshop effects to blur your background and create a shallow depth of field effect.

    Control depth of field to isolate subjects

    | Photography Tips | 25/03/2013 11:00am
    Control depth of field to isolate subjects

    Using depth of field creatively can make your focal point really stand out. In this quick tutorial we show you how to control depth of field to isolate subjects.

    Depth of Field Preview: the button behind every sharp image you take

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 10/03/2013 14:00pm
    How to use your Depth of Field Preview button: step 2

    In this tutorial we show you step-by-step how to use your Depth of Field Preview button to check your test shots and ensure everything is as sharp as you want.

    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.

    Photography basics: how to add depth to your photos

    | Photography for Beginners | 17/12/2012 11:41am
    Shallow depth of field

    Understanding the principles of perspective is one of the photography basics that everyone learns starting out, but even for more experienced photographers it’s worthwhile to revisit this technique to find new creative photo ideas to enhance your images and add a sense of depth. Through a variety of camera tricks and techniques you’ll be able [...]

    Photoshop Lens Blur: take precise control over depth of field post-shoot

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/11/2012 12:00pm
    Photoshop Lens Blur: take precise control over depth of field post-shoot

    Learn how to use the Photoshop Lens Blur filter to control your depth of field after you’ve taken your picture.

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