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, 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.
For an unusual way to make your digital portraits stand out from the crowd, why not recreate the look of a Polaroid Transfer effect in Photoshop? In our latest Photoshop tutorial we explain step-by-step how it’s done.
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!
Do you have boxes full of old transparencies and prints lying around? Use this easy, low-tech way to copy slides and prints to bring them all back to life in the digital world.
Although probably not quite as ubiquitous as the iPhone or iPad, there are nevertheless plenty of hot Android photo apps that are just as good as those designed for Apple devices. And the good news is, there’s lots of great apps photo apps for Android that cost you nothing at all to download – here we take a look at the best of the free apps currently available.
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.
These days, we try to avoid lower contrast and flare, but it’s part of the charm of most retro photography. However, achieving flare is quite a hard effect to replicate unless you’re shooting in ideal light conditions, with the sun in, or close to the edge of, the frame. To save time and effort, here’s how to add a convincing flare effect in Photoshop Elements.
Is the Alien Skin Exposure 4 Photoshop Plug-in a fun way to bring back the character and qualities of film? Or is it just a bit of a gimmick. Find out in our Alien Skin Exposure 4 review.
In the traditional darkroom, split tone effects are applied to images using a combination of chemicals to tint different tonal areas, such as the shadows or the highlights. This effect can be recreated in the digital darkroom by using this very simple method for split toning in Photoshop.