Photo by Bruno Martins on Unsplash Keywords sound like the perfect way to find your photos later. You can create any number of keywords for any purpose and they’re supported by just about all photo-editing applications. What could possibly go wrong? There are, however, some pitfalls to be aware of, and it’s best to find out now rather than much later on … [Read more...] about Ten things you should know about keywords
01 Shoot raw You can't recover detail in an overexposed sky if it's been clipped and lost forever in the original image. With a JPEG, what you see is what you get, but with raw files you've generally got an extra 1EV of 'invisible' highlight detail which can be recovered with a good raw converter. 02 Use coloured grads If you do have an overexposed, detail-free sky you might … [Read more...] about Top 10 graduated filter tips
HDR photography can produce spectacular images. It can also produce a supersaturated, overcooked look that we've probably all seen too much of. Getting that balance right is an art in itself. For now, though, here some HDR tips for shooting and then editing your images. HDR tip 01: In-camera HDR In-camera HDR is becoming more common and it can work pretty well, but it's not … [Read more...] about Top 12 HDR tips
Modern cameras can reproduce the world with utter, clinical accuracy. The trouble is, it turns out that's not what we wanted after all. A lot of the time, what we actually want is the faded, distressed, imperfect look of analog photography. So here are six top tips for getting that analog film effect 'look' with digital images and software. I'm using Analog Efex Pro in the … [Read more...] about 6 tips for getting an authentic analog film effect
Almost any image-editor worthy of the name offers curves adjustments, but they can be tricky things to get right. It's easy to overcook the results or fix a problem in one area only to cause a problem in another. So here are ten top curves tips to show how they work, what they can and cannot do and how to get them right. By the way, all of the screenshots below are … [Read more...] about Top 10 tips for curves adjustments
If you shoot RAW files you'll have noticed by now that the colours and tonal renditions you get from third-party RAW converters like Adobe Camera Raw, DxO Optics Pro or Capture One do not quite match those of the in-camera JPEGs. … [Read more...] about In-camera RAW: the Photoshop alternative under your nose!