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10 More Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography. Yesterday I shared 10 Ways to take Stunning Portrait Photography.

10 More Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography

We covered everything from altering your perspective as a photographer, to experimenting with lighting, to shooting candidly. Today I want to continue on the same train of thought with 10 more tips for adding a little spice to your portraits. 11. Frame Your Subject. Celebration Of Smoke Photography and Smoke Art. Advertisement Photography is constantly reminding us how wondrous and beautiful the world we live in truly is. It often urges us to take another look at the ordinary things around us in a new light, revealing a quiet beauty in even the most mundane of objects.

More specifically, smoke photography, with its alluring images of ghostly wisps of smoke, shows us that we don’t have to look very far to find this beauty. In this edition of our Monday Inspiration series, we present 60 examples of beautiful smoke photography and smoke art: a round-up of some of the best examples of photos and artworks where smoke dominates. 40 Photoshop Tutorials On Rain Showers and Water Drops.

Advertisement With fall just around the corner, designers are looking for ways to complement their work with fall imagery like water droplets, rain on leaves and fall rain showers.

40 Photoshop Tutorials On Rain Showers and Water Drops

25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots. Advertisement Macro photography is the art of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which can’t be seen with the naked eye.

25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots

For example, while we can see the fly on the wall, our eyes aren’t equipped to make out the fine details of the hairs on it’s face. This is where macro photography comes in. It gives us a glimpse into the world of the very small, which goes largely unnoticed by us as we hurriedly shuffle through our day. In this edition of our Monday Inspiration series we present 25 beautiful examples of macro photography. 40 Really Useful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials. No matter you want to design a banner or logo, text effect is very important.

40 Really Useful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

Why? It is because a beautiful text effect on the banner or logo will attracts the visitor and also delivers a better message. There are tons of Photoshop text tutorials around us, but today we are going to pick the most 40 beautiful Photoshop text effect tutorials for our readers. You may or may not seen them before, but believe me, they are really useful, cool, beautiful and easy to follow tutorials. You may subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us in Twitter so that you can always receive latest news from us. 1. 2.

A very nice wooden text effect tutorial in Photoshop presented by How to Take Extraordinary Photographs, Part 1: Exposure. SitePoint’s latest book release, Photography for the Web, contains a wealth of information that will help you take stunning pictures and share them online.

How to Take Extraordinary Photographs, Part 1: Exposure

It will show you how to save a fortune on stock images by designing and capturing your very own shots. We’re making Chapters 1 and 2 of Photography for the Web available as part of the free sample PDF of the book. This article is an excerpt from those chapters, focusing on the basic principles of layout, lighting, and composition.

How to Take Extraordinary Photographs, Part 2: Composition. Photography for the Web by Paul Duncanson is the latest release from the SitePoint book publishing stable.

How to Take Extraordinary Photographs, Part 2: Composition

It contains all you need to know to transform photos taken on your standard camera into gorgeous images that impress. Japanese Scientists Say Tripods Increase Camera Shake. 10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits. How do you take Portraits that have the ‘Wow’ factor?

10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits

Today and tomorrow I want to talk about taking Portraits that are a little out of the box. You see it’s all very well and good to have a portrait that follows all the rules – but it hit me as I was surfing on Flickr today that often the most striking portraits are those that break all the rules. I want to look at some ways to break out of the mold and take striking portraits by breaking (or at least bending) the rules and adding a little randomness into your portrait photography.

I’ll share ten of these tips today and a further ten tomorrow (update: you can see the 2nd part here). 1. Miniaturize a Scene. Technology Review. On a summer day in 1826, at his country estate about 340 kilometers southeast of Paris, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce set up his camera obscura and projected the image of his courtyard onto a pewter plate coated with a light-sensitive material.

Technology Review

For eight hours, the lens focused light from the sun, chemically fixing the areas where the light struck the plate to capture the view of a pigeon house, a pear tree, a barn roof, and an extended wing of his house. For this achievement, Niépce is credited with creating the world’s first photograph. Pewter and other solid plates gave way to flexible rolls of film in 1889; color film followed in the mid-1930s. In the mid-1990s, the first mass-market color digital cameras were introduced, capturing images with light sensors on a chip.

These advances have led to cheaper, smaller, more portable cameras that can produce vivid images. How to Take Extraordinary Photographs, Part 1: Exposure. Afgan Girl: A Life Revealed. She remembers the moment.

Afgan Girl: A Life Revealed

The photographer took her picture. She remembers her anger. 6 common photography mistakes (and how to avoid them) Whether you're on the other side of the world or wandering your own neighbourhood, you'll soon realise that the sights that have you reaching for your camera are fleeting photo opportunities.

6 common photography mistakes (and how to avoid them)

With this in mind, you really need to be prepared to capture such moments. Here are the six most common mistakes that can leave you with an ordinary image - instead of the masterpiece it should have been. 1. Not having a strong point of interest. Photography Tutorials. Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens. This is a complete listing of all tutorials on this site; click the drop-down links in the top menu to see particular topics. Photography is going through an exciting transition period as many film photographers are beginning to explore the new capabilities of digital cameras.

PhotoTutorials. Photoxels is first and foremost a digital photography site where you will find digital photography tutorials written in easy to understand language. Our One-Pager™ digital photography tutorials will help you select the digital camera that is best for you and make sense of difficult technical concepts. Each digital photography tutorial is short, can be read in one sitting, and is immensely practical -- which means you can put what you have just learned to use immediately. Enjoy! Below is our original tutorial.

What makes a great digital picture? 25 Cool Digital Photography Tutorials, Techniques and Effects. The list of cool digital photography tutorials and techniques is endless, you can even find ten completely different methods to achieve the same effect. Which is the best? It really depends on the photographer and their level of expertise. Ask Lonely Planet: How do you take a photo from a bus window (and much more)? Urban photography: a one-day itinerary for capturing a city. The urban environment of the world’s towns and cities provides photographers easy access to the greatest variety of subject matter. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you can photograph panoramic skylines; people up close, at work or at play; abstract architectural details; frenetic street activity; and peaceful park scenes.

You can capture elements of the past and the present through the city’s architecture in one carefully composed street scene, focus in on torn wall posters in a dimly lit alleyway and within minutes be framing up the most recognisable landmark in the city. Cities and towns are rich in subject matter and offer round-the-clock photo opportunities. Travel photography: how to photograph people. Sick of snapshots that are just a bit, well, ordinary? In this extract taken from Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography by Richard I'Anson, he shares his tips for capturing the wow factor when you take photos of the folks you meet. Photographs of people can be simply categorised into two groups: portraits and environmental portraits.