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20 Very Useful Photography Tips And Tricks

The summer is here so now is the perfect time to make a lot of photos. If you want to look like a professional photographer, then you must enhance your pictures. Take a look at this article because here you will find 20 very cool tutorials which will help you transform an average photo into a work of art.

How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography

In this article, the author will teach you how to create lomo photos in a very easy way.

DIY – Create Your Own Bokeh

Bokeh is an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term is used to describe the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus.

Make Pop Art from Your Photos

If you are a fan of pop art and the work of Andy Warhol, then this is the Adobe Photoshop tutorial for you. The first step is to find an image/photo. Warhol created his silkscreen prints from a variety of sources and subjects. There really is no limitation on subject matter at all when you consider that Warhol’s work ranged from Coca-Cola bottles to Marilyn Monroe.

How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits

In this photography and Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to add drama or a cinematic quality to a regular, humdrum and boring portrait using a little bit of fake HDR. That way if you work on a project that requires a stunning shot without the stunning photography, you’ll be able to post-produce something phenomenal.

Convert to Black and White the Right Way

Most photo editing programs offer multiple ways to convert to black and white and Photoshop Elements is no exception. In fact it has a great Black and White conversion tool which is marred by the very small preview images you get to work with. Additionally, there is no zoom feature so you’re stuck with seeing your image in miniature, or you find another way to make the conversion.

Photographing Car Light Trails

Learn how to capture stunning night time car trails with ease. All you need is a camera, your imagination, and a willingness to stay up late. The key to photographing car light trails is choosing a good composition and capturing plenty of trails. The great news is that they can be very easy to shoot, and you can produce some amazing images with even the most basic of equipment.

Coloring a black and white image

Adding color to a black and white photography allows you to highlight previously unnoticed features, emphasize details and bringing a bland image to life.

Achieve The Indie Movie Look

In this Photoshop tutorial you will be shown how to take an ordinary photo, and make it look like it’s a still from a movie.

Create tilt-shift style photo in 3 easy steps

Tilt-shift miniature style photos are pictures of real-life scenes that are manipulated to look like model photographs. Now you can easily transform your existing digital camera photos into tilt-shift style miniatures using

Painting with Light

With a long exposure, a simple light source and a pinch of creativity you can create stunning light painting shots with ease.Painting with light is a fantastic photography technique where you illuminate parts of your scene with a torch or other light, to add emphasis and colour to certain objects during a long exposure.

How to Create Your Own Planets Using Your Panoramas

This is the technique of taking a 360° panorama image and using Photoshop (or any other decent image editor) and creating a circular or round image that wrap the panorama around to make it appear like a tiny/wee planet.

How to Use Textures to Enhance Your Photographs

If you’ve spent anytime at all exploring sites like Flickr, I’m sure you’ve notice a good many photographs that have a certain “vintage” look to them, a patina if you will. There are many variations to this theme, ranging from simple toning to full blown distressing of the photograph complete with film like grain or scratches and surface variation resembling an old or imperfect photo. Up till now you might have thought that achieving this look was difficult and time consuming, but in fact it is remarkably easy, and it is done using textures.

Turn a daylight photo into a night shot

This tutorial will show you how to take a low quality, lifeless and dull shot and turn it into a vivid night shot, with street lamp lightening.

The Definitive Guide to Realistic High Dynamic Range Images

This tutorial will attempt to demonstrate how to make a realistic HDR, one that is virtually indistinguishable from a single exposure. The biggest goal is producing a tutorial that can stand as a standard by which anyone can learn to create a balanced HDR. Ultimately, the processing choices are yours. These are the building blocks.

Make Images 3D without the need of glasses

The technique gives an illusion of 3D by showing two images in rapid alternation: one from a left eye, and one from a right-eye perspective. Essentially it is separating the two pictures in time instead of space as is normally the case. You don’t need to wear special glasses to see the effect, and the illusion of dimensionality can be quite striking.

How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone’s Camera

Cameraphones have come a long way in the past few years, but they don’t always take point-and-shoot quality pictures on the first try. Here’s how to squeeze the best quality photos out of your smartphone’s camera.

How to turn your photo into movie-like effect using Photoshop

You will learn how to give any image a glossy movie-like effect using photoshop, you will learn how to effectively use colour mood adjustments, the depth of field effect and a simple, yet impressive film effect.

Create Infrared Photos

What is the Infrared Spectrum? Well, take a good look around you and you’ll see and endless diversity of hues in all the colors of the rainbow: The grass is green, the sky is blue, the roses are red and the future is bright. Now imagine that on top of all the colors you can see, there are other ranges that are normally invisible to us, colors that for us don’t exist but they’re out there and for some animals they are a part of everyday life. This is the Infra-Red (IR) spectrum and in this article you will learn how to photograph it effectively.

Macro Photography Tips for Point and Shoot Digital Cameras

Much has been written on the topic of Macro photography for those photographers fortunate enough to own a DSLR with macro lenses – but what about if you own a compact point and shoot camera? Can you get great macro shots too? Of course you can…to a point. In this article, the author gives you great tips and tecniques on how to Macro photograph using a point and shoot camera.



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