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Photo Retouching

Photo retouching is techniques and processes of getting an image ready for final presentation are implemented by image retouching, resulting in augmentation of its looks. Almost all images you see in any format of advertisements have undergone retouching, which can vary from just a subtle change to a dramatic changeover of various elements of the image. Even the photos of real beauty campaigns undergo this important process, may be for small improvements like dust removal and sharpening.

Image retouching works towards slightly changing, rather improving, looks of the subject. The digital manipulation includes basic “fixes”, like erasing pimples or making a ruddy complexion appear even. Experienced and talented photo retouches can even perform more complex manipulations such as making a subject appear slimmer or even morphing two or more subjects seamlessly. Scars on the face or body of a person are also easily erased through this process of digital enhancement.

In the case of a product, the experts of photo retouching make the product appear attractive by all round development of its image. Mostly a reader or

Tips Pose Like Model for Photos

1. The Classic Hands-On-Hip

It’s always a good idea to not leave your hands limp or rogue. Perching one arm on the hip, weight shifted to one side and relaxing your shoulders. This “Teapot” pose is so popular with models, it slims your figure and creates a tall and dignified look that makes the waist appears slimmer. Be sure to position your lifted arm that’s placed on the hip to show off any fancy accessories or nail polish art.

2. Use the Mirror

Pose in front of your new BFF, the mirror, until you are near perfect at it. Learn your body shape and pick sides and angles you love. Forget about feeling guilty about your vanity, and remember “all is vanity”. Use your imagination and pretend someone else is behind the mirror, camera in hand and snapping away. Keep your feet in check for full-body shots, they are always closest to the mirror and you do not want to appear big-footed.

3. Go Lower

When sitting your camera height should be well above

Home Photography Studio Kit

1. Professional Photography Background Kit… I toyed for some time as to which background kit to get. Prices varied from under £30 (US$43 approx.) to £200 (US$288 approx.). In the end, I opted for best quality – something that will be reliable and not start falling to pieces after a few uses. I felt that this is one of those purchases you only want to make ONCE. I ended up buying a kit from Creativity Papers (based in the UK), who also sell on Amazon (UK). The kit came with two tripod uprights; a multi-piece crossbar (allowing you to have different widths, depending on the size of your room – I only use two of the four bars, so it fits nicely in my 3 meter wide room); and one roll of arctic white paper. I also purchased a roll of ultra black paper and a cherry red color (this last one I’ve NEVER ONCE USED; I thought I was going to be all creative with using different backgrounds, but when it comes to taking the

Tips for Different Types of Photography from Fashion to Landscape

With the way that technology is changing the landscape of digital imaging and print art, it can be hard to determine what the best techniques are. It can feel like there is so much information out there that you are not sure where to look to get the right recommendations and advice. In my opinion, it all really depends on what type of photography you are looking to focus on, because each style and subject tends to require different ways of working and can even require different skills. This can almost make it easier when you are looking to learn more about something, because then you might be able to pin point the knowledge you are looking for a little more so that you can really gain more insight into a particular field or method.

I have not been practicing photography for that long but I do have a lot of friends who are in the industry and I have definitely pick up a few things along the way. I would say the best way to learn anything is to act as an intern and work with someone who is very familiar with the skill you are

Some Wonderful Effects of Photography

Panning

Panning is a photography technique that is mostly used to shoot moving objects such as sports cars, race competitions. It involves the horizontal, rotational and vertical movement of an image or video. To achieve best results of a sharp subject with a blurred background, you need to stay with an object as you frame and press the shutter button. It is among the old techniques, so it needs a lot of practice and patience to master.

Thirds rule

It is a method that is frequently used by artists and painters. Work produced using the technique can be found in art galleries. The rule of thirds method involves breaking down the photo in thirds, vertically and horizontally to have nine parts. The focus object is usually not placed in the middle which results to it being interesting, moving and dynamic. Factors to consider are the point of interest and the frame. Mentally divide your viewfinder into three to frame the shot.

Golden hour

Also referred to as the magic hour, it is the first hour of sunrise and last time of the sunset. The light is of different quality thus add quality and

Mind-Blowing Photography

Practice!

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! Sometimes those mistakes turn out to be something unique and innovative that you can build on.

Work the subject!

Try shooting the same thing in as many ways you can that capture different aspects about it. After you shoot look through your shoot and critique your work. Be mindful of what worked and what didn’t and why. Editing your shoot is an important part of the learning process.

Study the work of other photographers.

Find something that inspires you and pay attention to what you like and try to mimic it. Then try to make it your own by bringing in something new and different.

Familiarize yourself with photography software!

Digital software is today’s darkroom & developing an image is just as important as how you shoot it. My favorite way to digitally polish my images is through Lightroom. It’s amazing what it allows you to do to an image without exposing yourself to chemicals or wasting photo paper and developer. The preset filters are a great way to intensify the tone of the image, but you must know how to fine-tune them to

Analogue Photography

Analogue has a further specialised meaning. It refers to a signal where the output is proportional to the input, normally in relation to the combination of a device and a media that can together measure, record, or reproduce continuous information.

For example, older telephones converted the vibration of sounds to electric current, which travelled a wire, and upon reaching its destination was converted back into amplified vibrations. A tape recorder converted sound information to magnetism on the surface of the tape, and these fields were later converted into electrical current by the reading head, which was in turn amplified and transformed into vibration of a speaker.

On this basis, the sensor in a digital camera is also an analogue system. Each of the many millions of pixels in the sensor is a light-sensitive photocell, which generates a tiny electrical current in response to light: the brighter the light, the stronger the current. It only becomes a digital system when the brightness levels are coded into the binary (digital) record of that image.

The word “digital” comes from digit, as in fingers and toes. We count on our fingers (sometimes our toes), and so digit has

Cycling Lends

What they did help provide however was a fantastic and totally unexpected atmosphere. With the arrival of a the long train of support vehicles, police and in particular the French gendarmes (yes the French police with their comedic siren exploited brilliantly in the Pink Panther films), then I begin to notice a faint tingling on the back of my neck. The helicopters overhead then raise the anticipation to fever pitch and I begin to focus on a stretch of road in the distance. No riders yet. But the helicopters remain. My dog Jip stops fidgeting and barking and pricks his ears up attentively. Someone further along calls out, “They’re here!”

That magical sunny day (they forecast rain you know) will live with me I hope, always. Now, I intend to capture ordinary people’s passion for cycling, and this is how I and other would be snappers might go about it.

Loaded with a camera and lens capable of taking action and sports shots (I use a Canon 50mm f1/8 which can be purchased for between £60-70), I locate myself at points along various cycling routes – road or off-road. Organised events will also provide opportunities. One

All about Smart Phone Photography

What a surprise! The photography possible with this machine is far better than any camera owned previously. It takes shot after shot of incredible photos whose detail can be enlarged and studied. Like the camera before it of course it takes videos as well.

This is a far cry from the first camera that my brother gave me when I was around 8 years of age. It was quite small but the photos I took have survived and are a record of the family history from those early years. Film had to be inserted and then the photos developed through the local chemist. It meant saving my pocket-money to redeem them.

From that time to this photography has been one of my hobbies and the quantity of shots from just about everywhere travelled or experiences enjoyed are filling albums and taking up storage space around the home. That is unnecessary with the new technology. The computer stores anything needing to be kept while some photos are printed immediately either through my printer or the local shop.

The difference in convenience and cost is astronomical and the pleasure of taking photos has increased enormously thanks to

Duplicate Photo Organizer

The duplicate photo organizers are designed in a way that it looks for different similarities on various images and this helps in the location of duplicates and also photos that bear the very same pixels. Edited images, resized photos, flipped photos and rotated photos.

Most of the photo organizers are able to support various photo formats such as GIF, PNG. JPEG, JPG and RAW. A photo finder with this trait is the best because it will do a very thorough job for you.

Once the duplicates are found, these programs will then give you very easy options of choosing the ones to delete and the ones to keep. You can mark files using different categories so as to de-clutter your system fast.

Most of the photo organizers have a viewer where pictures are placed together so that it becomes easier for you to compare them and decide on the ones that need to be discarded.

Anyone can benefit from these kinds of programs. There are people who maintain great collections of digital media such as images and photos. In such cases, it becomes very easy to have more than one copy of the photo

Get Best From Portrait Photography

Let the camera be at an angle. Shooting portraits goes beyond the usual vertical and horizontal framing. Diagonal angles have a way of injecting some fun into the images and add some energy to them as well. You, however must be careful when angling so you do not end up looking as though you made a mistake holding the camera.

Add movement to the shots. Portraits are generally static, but they can be quite unique when you manage to introduce some movement. This is something that you can achieve by making the subject move or shooting the subject around moving elements. When adding movement to the portraits remember to use slow shutter speed so you are able to capture the movement.

Choose wide angle. Wide angle lenses help in creating memorable shots in portrait photography. This is because the wide focal lengths bring about distortions that are wonderful; you can enlarge facial parts or body parts on the frame edge more than the center to create a dramatic effect in the end. You should, however ensure that the subject is at an impressive setting when going with a wide angle to get the best results in

Info of Impact Visual Content

Images can be accessed on the web or Google images, etc. But, these images are usually owned by individuals or agencies. Therefore, their usage can be a legal issue.

Nowadays, there are stock image sites which have a collection of a wide variety of images that can be used.

There are two options available for using stock images:

1. Some websites offer images that can be used legally free of charge. The drawbacks of using these images:

  • The number of images is limited.
  • Images are not of very high quality.
  • These images are common. They are used by most bloggers, designers, etc.

2. There are websites where a monthly subscription can be purchased and their images used on a regular basis. The benefit of these sites is that the user can upload unique pictures in his content/ website. However, the drawback is that the user needs to pay for the images.

It is up to the user to decide which website to use, based on the aspects that are significant to him. The user should select images that are relevant to the content.

Sensor Gel Stick

First of all, you should get the sensor exposed. Once the whole sensor becomes visible, you should clean the lens with the gel stick. Then you should clean the dust off the gel using the adhesive paper that comes with the gel stick. Remember: don’t make a rush when cleaning the camera. You don’t want to drop the camera accidentally.

You can use the gel several times repeating the process over and over again. Once you are done, you should turn the camera off, install the lens and set the aperture to f/32. Now, take a photo of a white wall or a white piece of paper. If the picture is free of any spots, the lens is clean.

Usually, sensor gel sticks should not be used in a room with a temperature lower than 40F. The ideal temperature is 70F if you want the best performance. Using the product in too low or too high temperatures will not give you the best performance. In worse cases, you may end up reducing the shine of the sensor, which will adversely affect the image quality. Therefore, you may want to check the temperature of the room first.

Become a Self Taught Photographer

The photographer is an artist. This is a creative person. There are thousand various ways of becoming great from various famous photographers like Helmut Newton or George Edward Hurrell. Here’re some tips which, however, will perfectly fit an ordinary modern person willing to become a good photographer.

1. Drink a bottle of champagne in the morning, after the breakfast – for courage, and to mark the beginning of a new life.

2. Take a TV cable and cut it off. You can throw your TV set through the window, as well. Now you’re ready.

3. Realize and accept your new hobby (or passion) as its is.

4. For the first time, completely exclude reading some non-photographic literature. Read it everywhere: in the kitchen, in the bathroom, bedroom, and other locations. Read literature about the photos and photo albums, successful photographers, online editing/proofing software, mobile photo processing tools, etc. After some time, you will have a grasp of photography theory as a result of reading. Any information hunger for books and periodicals will be good for you and make the learning process easy and fun.

5. Train your eye, dwell on imagination. Whatever you

Tricks Landscape Photography

1. Light:
Mesmerizing landscape photos are majorly defined by the amount and quality of light they were shot in. If you observe, most photographers prefer to shoot early morning or later afternoons where the light from the sun in low. The low lights add subtle moody hues to the frame and also offer lots of colours to play with. The photographers term these as “Magic Hours”.

2. Composition:
Using the ‘rule of thirds’ is the easy way to understand composition for landscape photography. The principle suggests you divide your frame using imaginary lines to divide into sections. These sections are on the vertical and horizontal axis. Now place your element of interest at the intersecting points. This rule is one of the key tricks used by critically acclaimed photographers.

3. Focal Point:
It is not just portraits; landscapes too need a focal point. A landscape photograph without a focal point usually looks dull and empty. A striking building, silhouette, tree, structure, boulder or rock formations, could all work as focal points. Use the rule of thirds to place the focal point in your frame.

4. Sky:
One of the key elements of a landscape picture,

Take Shots Without Expensive Camera

HOLD YOUR HORSES

How cool is it to learn “the secrets” of taking good photos? Which, is really not too difficult to get started… you do not need an expensive camera either. All you need is a good eye, and planning the shot before taking the photo.

Let me get started with something called “snapshot” and “composed shot”. Most people will causally whip out their camera, and just take a photo of what they see. Good photographers don’t just do that. They plan and design the photo before they take a shot – a “composed shot”.

You, my dear reader, if you want to take better photos, you have to learn to design your photo before going trigger happy. Don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. At the very basic, you have to learn to look out for 3 basic things – colors, lines and shapes.

COLORS

Since the dawn of time, we can all agree on one thing. We humans are attracted to colorful things, and we react differently to colors. I shall not go deep into the study of colors here, which will end up in a tearfully long and boring bible

Bridge Camera versus Proper DSLR

Prefer A DSLR

1. Because you want the choice of using multiple different types of lenses, whether it be Fish Eye lenses, Macro lenses, or various Zoom or Telephoto lenses (perhaps you don’t need anything more than 100-200mm, for doing a mix of portrait photos and general photos of all sorts of subjects; or, maybe you intend to photograph wild animals in their natural habitat, in which case you’ll want maybe a 400-600mm lens or longer, so you can stay hidden and capture the animals totally at ease, without spooking them).

2. Because you want good performance in low light conditions. Larger sensors off this, especially Full Frame digital sensors, which are the equivalent of 35mm film cameras. At the time of writing (March 2016), a 1-inch sensor was the largest most Bridge Cameras offered, and this was a problem for the FZ1000, which didn’t perform all that well in low light; even the Panasonic GH4, with its slightly larger Micro Four Thirds sensor, wasn’t the best performer in low light situations. So, Bridge Cameras aren’t going to be a good choice if you think you may be taking photos in conditions where natural light isn’t adequate.

Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Focus on the main subject

At times, you may capture something in the image without any intention. This may shift the focus from the main subject to that unimportant object. It may be a light post or a bush for instance. Therefore, we suggest that you don’t pay too much attention to the main subject of the photo.

The frame edge

At times, people look at a photo only to ask, “Where did their feet go?” In most cases, the answer is, “Oops, I forgot to include their feet.” This is so embarrassing in some cases.

Actually, this mistake is very common in newbies. At times, they even miss the hands or feet of the subject. Usually, it happens in landscapes and architecture photos. For instance, the photographer may miss the tip of the dome of a church or the top part of a tree. Actually, it all boils down to making sure that the main subjects are included in the frame.

Great Camera

If you think that having a high quality camera is enough for taking great shots, you are mistaken. Just because you own a DSLR doesn’t mean you need

Editing Camera Raw Files In Adobe Lightroom

1. Adding white balance

When you click on white balance option, there is a pop-up list of white balance options such as daylight, cloudy, tungsten and more. You can use one of the options to fix the white balance of your raw image or try better options from the list.

2. Color and Tone Correction

Adjust the color balance in photographs. Clarity, vibrance, hue, saturation, tone curve etc. are some of the Lightroom options to correct the color and tone of the images. The vibrance slider is used to control saturation but it does not oversaturate skin colors.

3. Correct the exposure

The raw image may be overexposed or underexposed. Use the exposure slider to increase or decrease the exposure values.

4. Enhance the details

Use the fill tool to bring back the missing detail in the image which is present in the raw file.

The amount of brightness captured by the raw image is much more than a regular jpeg image. Adjust the values in the highlights slider to recover the details from a raw image in Lightroom.

5. Vignette effect

Lightroom has a post crop vignetting

Panorama Stitching Services

A panoramic view empowers buyers to basically rotate and check the property providing a real life-like experience without having to visit the house. Nowadays people hardly go out anymore. Numerous e-commerce sites have enabled them to buy or do their shopping sitting at home. E-commerce sites have gone insane with the use panoramic images to display a 360- degree view of their products to convince the customers. With Panoramic images, e-commerce websites have been able to find customers on a large-scale and also have overcome the need to convince people with just one or 2 shots of the product.

Work done while performing the stitching process,

  • Modifying and sewing the straight and horizontally images as required
  • Adjusting of stages and shapes to create the picture look even and stylish
  • Addition of needed detail to the pictures
  • Aligning, placement and covering components normally and correctly
  • Removal of repetitive components and objects
  • Rotating and cropping
  • Image filtering
  • Color making and modification

The art of stitching images is a task that cannot be handled by everyone, only professional editors with the knowledge of software that handle images can do the task accurately. The need to incorporate new trends and technologies in the project can make