Lo-Fi Photography: turn your DSLR into a toy camera

Lo Fi Photography step by step: how to turn your DSLR into a toy camera - Step 1

Lo-Fi photography is enjoying a huge revival at the moment. Using old cameras has become seriously trendy, and there’s now an easy way to get vintage-looking snaps with a modern digital camera.

In this tutorial we show you step-by-step how to set up your camera with a Lomo Diana lens to capture the toy camera effect.

Abstract Photoshop: recreate the Harris Shutter Effect in Elements

Abstract Photoshop: recreate the Harris Shutter Effect in Elements

The Harris Shutter Effect is a process discovered in the days of film photography. It’s achieved by taking a sequence of three exposures on the same frame, with a red, green and blue filter used for each.

However, with Photoshop Elements it’s possible to get the same results using three standard colour images shot in sequence. In our latest Photoshop Elements tutorial we’ll look at how to use Elements to apply colour fills and blending modes to filter the three shots into their component channels.

Cross-processing: a simple but effective way to get this classic effect in Photoshop

Cross-processing: a simple but effective way to get this classic effect in Photoshop

Cross-processing (or ‘Xpro’) is an effect often used in fashion photography to give the kind of stylised look you can see here. Our simple, but effective, Photoshop tutorial shows you how to achieve the classic cross-processed effect in no time at all.

Old postcard effects: turn everyday scenes into historical wonders

Old Postcard Effects: turn everyday scenes into historical wonders

Deserted streets and historic buildings make great subjects for a retro photography take on a notable landmark or scene. One way of doing this is to process your images to give them an old postcard look, which enhances the retro effect.

Through the viewfinder photography: shoot through a twin lens reflex

Through the viewfinder photography: shoot through a twin lens reflex camera

Through-the-viewfinder photography, otherwise known as TTV, is a great way to spice up your pictures. The idea is to take a picture through the viewfinder of another camera. Naturally, this will reduce the quality of the picture, but it’s precisely this distressed, grungy look we’re after.

50 free Photoshop actions for portrait photographers

50 free Photoshop actions for portrait photographers

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!