Your camera’s sensor, your lens’s image stabiliser and the latest photo-editing software technology may surprise you with what they can do together. When you’re on vacation or on a once-in-a-lifetime trip or just strolling through warm city streets at night, you’re going to want to capture the sights with your camera but you don’t want break the mood by wrestling with a … [Read more...] about Don’t be scared of high ISOs!
Ideas to try
Looking for ideas to improve your images? Here's a collection of quick fixes, image effects and unusual processes to get you thinking. Some of them are software specific, others can be adapted to work in just about any photo editing application.
One of the reasons I rate image effects programs so highly compared to traditional image editors is the way they open your eyes to effects you wouldn’t have thought of. Like applying the Lith Border effect in Alien Skin Exposure X3 to this early morning shot of a country church. There’s already a lot of contrast in this shot, with the sun shining through the leaves towards the … [Read more...] about Try a black and white high contrast Lith effect
In photography, things don't always come together as you'd want them to. Sometimes you get wonderful lighting but there's no effective subject in front of the camera for bringing it out, and sometimes you've got a good subject but the lighting isn't right. Lightroom CC/Photography plan trial version and offers This is one of those situations. I thought the couple … [Read more...] about How to relight a scene in Lightroom
There's colour photography and there's black and white, but sometimes there's something in between which has its own very distinctive look. This tutorial is all about selective colour – making a black and white image but with one single colour preserved. In this case it's red, which is usually the most popular choice for this technique. I've used it to create a retro seaside … [Read more...] about How to create a selective colour effect
Very often in landscape photography you get the landscape or the lighting you want, but not the sky. In the perfect world you'd keep going back again and again until everything was perfect. In our not-so-perfect-world, however, it's sometimes useful to be able to add a new sky later, as the final touch to an image that was already 90% of the way there. The trouble with … [Read more...] about How to add a new sky to a landscape without selections