As we head into 2013, we thought it would be nice to look back at some of the photography tutorials and articles that you found the most useful over the past year. Below are our 12 most popular photography tutorials of 2012.
In our recent Photoshop tutorial we explained the benefits of using Photoshop actions, and explained how to set them up. Now that you’ve had some time to digest this information we thought we’d just go ahead and save you the trouble – we’ve created 50 Photoshop actions for portrait photographers which you can download for free today!
The iPad is a fantastic tool for photographers, with many uses ranging from a showcase for your best images to image manipulation. There’s a huge number of useful iPad photo apps you can download to make it an even better experience, and what’s more all of those applications featured in this list are completely free.
The best camera is the one you have on you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the snapper in your pocket. Apple’s iPhone is the most widely used “camera” on Flickr, while the number of photography apps has probably reached the thousands by now. But you don’t have to shell out hard earned cash (or iTunes credit) to pimp out your iPhone, as we take a look at the best free photography apps for iPhone right here.
Our friends at Practical Photoshop have been giving away free Photoshop textures every Tuesday. They’ve been so popular the team has very kindly agreed to share them with Digital Camera World readers as well!
Below you can find a sampler of each of the 10 packs of free textures and direct link to download them today.
Portrait photography is challenging for a whole host of reasons. Getting your portrait right in-camera is only half the battle. Knowing how to edit your portraits can be quite difficult when it comes to cropping a photo. Cropping in an awkward position on your subject can end up ruining a perfectly good shot.
In the latest of our photography cheat sheet series of free infographics, we’ve put together this easy guide for understanding some of the best places to crop a subject in a portrait, and some of the places where you should not. ‘Yes’ areas are marked in green, while ‘bad’ locations are marked in red.
Do you view your memory card as half empty or half full? Don’t let poorly exposed pictures get you down. In the latest of our infographics that aim to explain some photography basics in a different way, we’ve provided you with this useful chart for understanding exposure. Someone very clever on our team had the idea of comparing exposure to filling a cup with water.
Drag and drop this graphic on to your desktop and start getting better exposures today!
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.
One thing we consistently hear from people is confusion about aperture and just what exactly those numbers mean. Understanding aperture can take some time for a beginning photographer, but hopefully we can speed this process up for you! Inside is a handy f-stop chart put together by our friends at N-Photo, which you can drag and drop on to your desktop.
Get your hands on the latest photo editing software from Adobe by answering one simple question Photoshop Elements 9 is Adobe’s latest photo-editing software. A pared down version of its bigger CS5 brother, Elements 9 still packs some impressive stats including a version of CS5’s Content Aware. If you’d like to get your hands on… Continue reading