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It's all about distance — Cornicello Photography. Notice that as the camera is moved back away from the subject a few things happen.

It's all about distance — Cornicello Photography

One, the look of the face changes radically in the first couple of frames. When in close the nose is much closer to the camera than the eyes and the ears, making the nose seem larger in comparison and also making the full face look narrower than it really is. this is caused by the camera being in close. The same relationship will be there with longer lenses, but their limited angle of view, greater magnification, and further closest focusing distance may not allow you to get the photo. You have to trust this condition being caused by distance and not focal length. In the subsequent frames you see the look of the face compressing. Just for comparison, here are a few more images. Learn how aperture, shutter, and ISO affect exposure. From the example of the sunset picture in installment #1 of this photography basics series, you have learned the importance of taking full control over the exposure on your camera.

Learn how aperture, shutter, and ISO affect exposure

Now, it's time to dig into your camera and learn the three most basic tools available to you in controlling the exposure. Those tools are shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. After I explain what each one does, I'll explain why we need three separate tools to control the brightness or darkness of the photo. Aperture A small aperture in a camera lens. 101 Photoshop tips you have to know. Are your photo editing skills a little on the slow side?

101 Photoshop tips you have to know

Could your Photoshop knowledge be better? If so, you’re in the right place. Below we’ve culled from experts 101 of the best Photoshop tips and tricks you need to streamline your photo editing skills and start working faster and smarter. We’ve broken our list down into categories of Quick tips, Adobe Camera Raw and Bridge tips, Tips for using Layers, Tips for using Photoshop’s many tools and, finally, Tips for using Brushes. 54 Portrait Ideas: free downloadable posing guide. Are you stuck for portrait ideas?

54 Portrait Ideas: free downloadable posing guide

Sometimes we’ve found that you can over-think these things. When you put so much thought into backdrops and colour schemes and following others’ portrait photography tips, you can overlook some of the fundamentals of portrait photography, such as your subject’s pose. We believe our posing guide below should help! A great way to reignite you portrait photography with new portrait ideas is to shoot a model in your home photo studio, using as minimalist a set-up as possible. 7 daily exercises that will make you a better photographer. The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help you become a better photographer. 1. Spot meter Modern metering systems have great general-purpose modes, often called Evaluative, Matrix or Multi-area, which do a great job of accessing a scene and setting good ‘average’ exposure settings in many situations.

However, they’re not 100% foolproof and very dark or very light scenes, or backlighting can trick them into over or under exposure. 49 awesome photography tips and time savers. Sharpness 21 Use Depth of Field Preview The amount of the scene that is captured in focus from front to back can be difficult to predict, especially using a zoom lens.

49 awesome photography tips and time savers

So it’s worth experimenting with the Depth of Field Preview function offered by many cameras, which allows you to predict how your shot will look (learn more about depth of field with our guide Depth of Field: what you need to know for successful images). Using the normal viewfinder you’ll find that the preview image will get pretty dark, especially when using small apertures, but with practice you can get used to this. Remember that you can also use the Live View image to assess depth of field (not all cameras offer Live View, so check your manual). What is ISO: camera sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them) What is ISO?

What is ISO: camera sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

Discover how your camera’s sensitivity to light is measured and when you should increase your camera’s ISO setting. Click on the infographic to see the larger version. 10 rules of photo composition (and why they work) In photography, it’s not just what you shoot that counts – the way that you shoot it is crucial, too.

10 rules of photo composition (and why they work)

Poor photo composition can make a fantastic subject dull, but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations. With that in mind, we’ve picked our top 10 photo composition ‘rules’ to show you how to transform your images, as well as offered some of our best photography tips from the experts who do it on a daily basis. Don’t feel that you’ve got to remember every one of these laws and apply them to each photo you take. Instead, spend a little time practising each one in turn and they’ll become second nature.

You’ll soon learn to spot situations where the different rules can be applied to best effect. Photo composition doesn’t have to be complicated. In the real world, you’ll be working with a wide range of subjects and scenes, and this requires a more open-minded approach. Digital cameras: what the manual doesn't teach you. Here on Digital Camera World we get lots of emails from readers who are daunted by the complexity of their new digital cameras, unsure of the best way to capture the best shots, and confused about which settings to use.

Digital cameras: what the manual doesn't teach you

Considering the plethora of buttons and functions packed into today’s cameras, this is totally understandable.