Tilt-shift photography: how to use 1 lens for 6 very different effects

Tilt-shift photography: how to use 1 lens for 6 different effects

Tilt-shift photography is commonly misconstrued solely as producing miniature effects in your images. But tilt-shift photography is much more than producing toy towns. In this tutorial we show you six vastly different effects you can produce with the same tilt-shift lens.

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

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.

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

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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

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

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.

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

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.