Do you have boxes full of old transparencies and prints lying around? Use this easy, low-tech way to copy slides and prints to bring them all back to life in the digital world
Whether you’re shooting star trails or urban light patterns, you’re going to be dealing with exposures that run into several seconds, if not minutes.
Taking long exposures can be daunting, but it doesn’t have mean the death of your night photography ambitions if you learn how to use the Bulb mode on your Nikon DSLR.
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Landscape photography doesn’t need to be all about magnificent vistas, foreground interest, leading lines and the rule of thirds. In fact, reduce a scene to the basics of colour and tone and you can create a stunning abstract landscape photo using a very simple technique.
With today’s digital cameras now better than ever at producing clean images at high ISO settings, few photographers want to be burdened with a substandard tripod. The Traverse attempts to secure a place in your kit bag with its compact folded size allied to high-quality components and efficient design.
Travel photography is one of the most enjoyable pastimes for most photographers. What better way to spend some quality time with your camera? There are so many interesting new sights to capture, you’ll probably come home with a bag full of maxed-out memory cards.
Inevitably, once you’ve printed your favourites and shared them with others, you’ll be left with lots of other good shots. But what to do with them?
Well, why not make a postcard-style Photoshop montage? This technique works best on simple shots of recognisable landmarks and objects, so it’s perfect for those holiday photos we’ve all taken that, while pretty, won’t win any prizes for originality.
Here’s a selection of our favourite Nikon photography uploaded to our Facebook page last week. Some fantastic shots here!
Using window light to take photos at home is perfect when it’s available, but when it’s in short supply you need a more reliable and predictable light source. The ultimate solution is a studio flash set-up, but there’s a simpler and cheaper option: a tabletop studio.
Max Earey is a professional photographer specialising in automotive and motorsport photography. Beginning his career in West Cornwall, Max has over ten years experience in the industry. We caught up with him to ask about his career in the fast lane.
Sometimes you can’t avoid shooting a subject in front of a background that’s not particularly interesting, and one way of making such backdrops less distracting is to shoot with a wide aperture setting, creating a shallow depth of field to blur the background and let the eye focus on your subject. Alternatively you can make a Photoshop cut-out of the person and drop them into a more interesting setting!
To do this you will need to use Photoshop’s tools to select, copy and paste a person into a more attractive location. However, creating a convincing composite can be a challenge, especially if the subject is standing against a detailed background.