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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.