Directional lighting: how the angle of the sun can affect your photos

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 11/10/2013 11:35am
    Directional lighting: how the angle of the sun can affect your photos

    Should you stand with the sun directly behind your – or should you shoot into the sun and do battle with shadows? Our infographic on directional lighting helps illustrate the effects you can expect from different angles of the sun.

    How to change your composition with Photoshop Elements’ Recompose tool

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/10/2013 11:38am
    How to change your composition with Photoshop Elements' Recompose tool

    Photoshop Elements’ Recompose tool is a clever function that allows you to alter the ratio of your images without distorting key details. In this tutorial we show you how it works.

    Camera composition tips: 1 subject, 6 ways to shoot it

    | Photography Tips | 02/10/2013 00:01am
    Camera composition tips: 1 subject, 6 ways to shoot it

    Using different viewpoints and lenses can dramatically alter the look of your photographs. In this tutorial we’ll share some of our best in-camera composition tips and show you how to take one subject and shoot it six different ways for varying effects.

    Trompe l’oeil in photography: how to play with perspective and deceive the eye

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/09/2013 11:32am
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    Trompe l’oeil, or trick of the eye, is a popular compositional technique that can add some fun to your photography. There are endless ways to do it, and it’s easy to do, but it does take time to find the right subjects and angles for really convincing shots. Here’s how it’s done.

    Avoid dull landscape photography: simple in-camera tricks to add a feeling of depth

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 29/08/2013 11:21am
    Avoid dull landscape photography: simple in-camera tricks to add a feeling of depth

    You can do almost anything on the computer these days. And while we certainly extol the virtues of the digital darkroom, there is a sense of satisfaction in achieving a desired effect in-camera. In this tutorial we’ll show you three simple in-camera tricks for avoid dull landscape images by giving them a feeling a depth.

    How to crop pictures to fix composition: a step-by-step guide

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 31/07/2013 13:12pm
    How to crop pictures to fix composition: a step-by-step guide

    There’s more to using Photoshop Elements’ Crop tool than chopping out unwanted bits from your pictures. In this Photoshop Elements tutorial we’ll show you how to crop pictures to fix the composition of your images.

    Worm’s eye view photography: how to shoot a unique view of the world

    | Photography Tips | 29/07/2013 11:26am
    Worm's eye view photography: how to shoot a unique view of the world

    Discover how you can get a unique view of the world by seeing it from a worm’s eye view. Our latest tutorial shows you how to get down and dirty with your camera!

    Using focal points in photography: how to get perfect composition every time

    | Photography Tips | 25/07/2013 00:01am
    Using Focal Points in Photography: negative space

    What’s the focal point in your photograph? If you don’t know then you’d better make your mind up because until you know, it’s going to be very difficult to plan the composition of your pictures effectively.

    And while photographs may be static snapshots in time, you still need to make room for the implied movement that many subjects suggest. We’ll also explain the idea of negative space and how this affects your focal point.

    How to compose a photograph: see images where you never saw them before

    | Photography Tips | 19/07/2013 11:00am
    How to compose a photograph: see images where you never saw them before

    Our latest photography cheat sheet takes you through all the key steps of how to compose a photograph. We start by looking at the different formats for your scene, where to place your subject within the frame, tips for drawing the viewer’s eye into the frame, and then move on to discuss ways to remove distractions and find the right perspective – among much more.

    Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits in stunning detail

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 11/07/2013 00:01am
    Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits with maximum impact

    You might not realise it, but people can be some of the most challenging and rewarding subjects for macro photography. There’s almost an infinite number of ways in which the human body can be photographed, from friendly snaps to extreme abstraction.

    With close-up portrait photography you can play around with all the angles, creating unusual portraits, exotic close-ups, and abstract artistic interpretations that use extreme lighting and imaginative, original photo compositions. In this tutorial we explain everything you need to know to get started.

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