Category Archives: Photography

Summer photo tips

Sunset

Photo by Mohsan’

Summer is fast approaching – in the northern hemisphere, anyway, and if that’s the half of the world where you reside you might benefit from some summer photography tips.

To photographers, summer is first and foremost a time of sun. Sun of course means bright, which of course means difficult lighting. You can get some great photos even in the middle hours of the day, but you will need to keep a few things in mind. Here’s a short list to get you started. Continue reading

9 image processing software alternatives to Photoshop

9 image processing software alternatives to Photoshop

Photoshop is not the only image editor on the market. There are a wide range of very capable alternatives to Photoshop just waiting for you to discover. Whether you’re looking elsewhere because you can’t justify the hefty standalone price tag, or you want to support smaller development houses, or you just don’t need all the bells and whistles that come with the latest version of Photoshop, we’ve got you covered. Check out our selection below, and let us know in the comments if we’ve missed your favorite Photoshop alternative!

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Landscape photography tips

Landscape Photography Tips

Photo by Kenny Teo. Gear used: Canon EOS 1000D, 18-55 kit lens.

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, the aperture is given priority to ensure the image is sharp from front to back. As for light, the window of opportunity is small, limited to the beginning and end of the day. Continue reading

Add a “wow factor” to your images with Polarizing filter

Polarizing filter

Photo by PiccoloNamek

Polarizing filters can reduce, and sometimes even remove, unwanted reflections from your images, and in doing so often increase color saturation. But mostly they’re used to make blue skies bluer, clouds stand out in dramatic fashion also make a rainbow more visible and help out when you’re photographing foliage by reducing reflections on leaves. Let’s look at a few areas where polarizing filters can have the biggest impact… Continue reading