Photo Tips

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO EDITING TIPS

Night Photography: Think about Mood

Mood is important in all photographs, but it’s even more important to think about at night. The dim lighting creates all kinds of atmospheric possibilities – and it also guarantees that your image...

Sunset Tip: Use a long lens

When you are taking a photo of a sunset, use a long lens. This one might seem a bit counter-intuitive, because we think of sunsets as wide landscape shots. But take a look at your favorite sunsets, and notice...

Nightlife Tip: Follow the Light

Every good photo requires two things: an interesting subject and good lighting. At night, the latter is often harder to find than the former. If you are out on a street or in a venue looking for great...

Put Graffiti in Context

Perhaps the most interesting thing about graffiti as an art form is that it is always presented in some strange or unusual setting. Think about it, if it’s in a gallery, it’s not really graffiti. So if you are...

How to place guides in PaintShop Pro

Guides are horizontal or vertical lines you position to overlay your image. With the rulers displayed, you drag guides onto your image to help with precision work, such as cropping, moving image elements,...

Become a Lighting Master

All photographers need to understand light and how to use if effectively, but when you have no equipment you are completely dependent on natural light for your great shots, so experiment lots and get good at...

Use Two Cameras

There are some situations in which you should always use two cameras. Weddings, live performances and photo journalism or any situation in which you may not have time to change lenses or camera settings...

Interesting Fact About RAW Images

RAW image files cannot actually be edited. Any changes to the file are saved as settings in a separate file and applied to the RAW image when the image is opened in its RAW editor. Because the RAW files cannot...

Tell the Whole Story

While it might be tempting to only focus on photographing people doing something out of the ordinary, if you want to truly represent a location, explore and consider all areas of life there, and take as many...