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5 Ways to Learn Photography Basics and Improve Camera Skills. Advertisement Aperture.

5 Ways to Learn Photography Basics and Improve Camera Skills

Shutter speed. Exposure. Depth of field. You’ve heard these terms before. While you should read tips for photography beginners and other such articles, they won’t magically make you better. These websites and tutors will teach you these basics with interactive demos. 1. Let’s start with Photography Mapped, an unusual but effective new tool. You can adjust five settings: light, aperture, shutter speed, sensor, and exposure.

At any point, the exposure works as a meter to balance the image using the other values. 2. Photoskop is like a polished, big-boy version of Photography Mapped. Things get a little more technical in Photoskop. This interactive, changing-on-the-fly demonstration is incredible. In the end, you’ll be much better prepared to make full use of your DSLR or compact mirrorless camera. 3. Reddit, the internet’s largest general-purpose forum, isn’t only about fun and trolls. The class is so popular that there’s a new subreddit for it each year. 5-Day Photo Challenge to Improve Your Skills This Winter Break. Want to learn how to take better photos?

5-Day Photo Challenge to Improve Your Skills This Winter Break

Why wait for the new year to start on your goals? During the last week of December, take a few minutes each day to snap some pictures that will help you bring this production technique into your classroom in 2017! Grab your smartphone or that fancy new digital camera you got as a present, and follow the daily challenges to increase your media making skills (and your confidence!) In a fun and incredibly easy way. Daily Challenges Day 1: Framing Day 2: Rule of Thirds Day 3: Perspective Day 4: Lighting Day 5: Tell a Story Don’t forget to share your photos with our community of educators who’ll be on the same learning path! And, if you are interested in taking a deeper dive and learning how to produce visual stories in your classroom, take our Communicating with Photography course on KQED Teach.

So you don’t accidentally forget to join in on the fun, make sure you create an event on your calendar now! Day 1 (Dec 26): Framing Framing our favorite things Author. How to Take an Awesome Photo of Your Dogs. If you’ve got one dog, taking a great photo is, if not easy, at least possible.

How to Take an Awesome Photo of Your Dogs

Put them sitting where you want, set up your camera, and snap away hoping to get that perfect pose. The problem is, if you’ve got more than one dog, they’re never going to both look good at the same time. While one is channeling their inner-Zoolander, the other will be sniffing their own butt. Anyone who says professional models are difficult to work with is lying. With Adobe Photoshop, however, you can fake it.

Some of the techniques in this article are relatively advanced. Shooting Your Dogs. How to Quickly Add Color to Black and White Photos. At the moment there’s a craze for taking old black and white images and using Photoshop to add color back in.

How to Quickly Add Color to Black and White Photos

It might turn out to be a fad but the techniques are all worth knowing. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s done, today I’m going to show you. You’ll need to know the basics of Photoshop to follow along; if you don’t, check out some of these great sites. 7 Awesome Sites for Learning How to Use Photoshop 7 Awesome Sites for Learning How to Use Photoshop If you want to get to the point where you really understand how to leverage the power of Photoshop, you have to learn from the best. Here's seven awesome sites that will get you there.

Read More Unless you’re incredibly talented and spend a huge amount of time working on it, a colorized black and white photo will never look like an original color image. Portraits are one of the most popular kinds of image to colorize. For this example, I’m using this simple photo of road signs courtesy of Roland Tanglao on Flickr. How to Easily Restore an Old Family Photo Using Photoshop. Photoshop is the most powerful image editing software around.

How to Easily Restore an Old Family Photo Using Photoshop

How to Edit Photo Colors the Fast & Easy Way in Photoshop. With its many features, if you know where to find them, Photoshop can make a photographer or designer’s life much easier.

How to Edit Photo Colors the Fast & Easy Way in Photoshop

With its many tricks hidden right under the hood, you can speed up many processes in your work flow. One of those tricks is to quickly change colors in your photos using blending modes. You can either change the colors of the entire image, or pick out one color and throughout the photo, change it to another color. Make Your Digital Photos Stand Out with These 6 Unique Photo Books. Photography is a great creative hobby; there are all sorts of ways to make your photos unique and express yourself through the art.

Make Your Digital Photos Stand Out with These 6 Unique Photo Books

But when it comes to printing, pretty much everyone does the same thing. You can get prints and frame them or put them in an album, or you can get pre-printed photo books – but none of them really stand out. Unless you know where to look, that is. There are quite a few really interesting photo books that you can print, and some other creative, even less common ways to get your photos off of your computer and into your home. Here are six options; be sure to share your favorites in the comments, too!

Montage Designing a photo book can be a lot of work; you have to choose the photos, place them carefully on each page, and then make a bunch of tweaks to ensure everything works the way you want it to. The book itself is really nice, too; lay-flat pages make it easy to see all of the photos on each page, and the eco-friendly leather cover adds a touch of class.