So often, photos use the same scenery as backdrops over and over. While a sunset or a beach or a beautiful natural vista can be stunning, sometimes there is just as much to be said for standing out from […]
There is in no way a shortage of stars and moon pictures on Pinterest. We spent a little time, ok maybe a lot of time, going through them and picked out our favorites. And, here they are!
Want to take […]
In our previous two blogs we talked first about using shapes in a logo, and the second was about using color in your logo. In this third installment, we are going to discuss text.
A logo can be completely text […]
In the first part of our logo design series we looked at the importance of shape in a logo. Once you have an idea of the general shape of your logo you’ll want to think about color. For many […]
Here’s a neat smartphone photography tip I wanted to share with you. Please note, no bees were harmed in the making of this blog post!
The summer was at an end and we were well into the month of September. […]
We’re largely led to believe that the spring is season of change, and I think that’s true – if you’re a plant. For humans, however, I’m going to propose the most transformative time of year is actually the back-to-school season. Back-to-school […]
Sunset photos can be some of the most breathtaking photos out there. Talented photographers make good use of lighting, reflections and most importantly, timing. As the sun sets and draws closer to the horizon, the light of the sun is […]
Don’t let your fireworks photos go up in smoke!
When you’re out for a night of pyrotechnic thrill, you may want to capture something to show your family and friends. So here are a few quick tips from the Corel […]
Father’s Day is approaching, and if you are anything like me, that means that it is time to start scrambling to figure out what gift to give him. So this week, the Discovery Center team put their heads together […]
Prom season is is full swing and I was looking for some interesting photos of prom dresses to share with you. I thought I would find some wonderfully bizarre pictures of 70’s and 80’s prom dresses, with equally fantastic […]
Panning is a photographic technique that combines a slow shutter speed with camera motion to create a sense of speed around a moving object. It is a way to keep your subject in focus while blurring your background.
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What is urban decay photography?
Urban decay is the process of an urban area becoming abandoned and falling into disrepair, and some might think that this type of environment wouldn’t provide any interesting photographic opportunities. But if […]
If you are a human being in 2015, you probably live, or have lived in a city. As of 2014, 54% of the world lived in an urban environment, and that number is only increasing. That means that when […]
The term “macro photography” is used to describe photography of small objects at larger than life sizes, usually five times or more. While many folks stick to insects and flowers (understandably!) macro photography can be applied to almost anything. […]
What is the GoPro Hero 4?
The GoPro Hero 4 is the latest line of action cameras from GoPro.
For several years now, some of the most engaging and shareable video content on the internet has been produced using a GoPro. […]
Halloween is only a week away, and if you are planning on carving a pumpkin this year, why not try something a little different? Instead of the usual jack-o-lantern faces wouldn’t it be fun to use your own face, […]
By day I’m the CEO of Corel, a desktop software company that sells Photo, Video, Graphics, Productivity, and Utility software to millions of consumers and small businesses around the globe. By night, like many of you, I’m an amateur […]
What is the Bokeh Effect?
The “bokeh effect” refers to the quality of the blurring in the out-of-focus portion of a photograph – for example, when a streetlight in the background just looks like a fuzzy white ball. The name […]
Kirlian Photography is a photographic technique that involves shooting a high voltage charge through an object that is connected to a photographic plate. The resulting image typically includes a colored “aura” around the object.
There is perhaps no type of […]
Hyperlapse is a technique for time-lapse photography in which the location of the camera and the zoom level changes after each exposure. This results in a time-lapse with an added smooth spatial movement or flight.
The process is one of […]