1) FILL THE FRAME
Take a moment to think about what you are trying to say (photographing) and try to fill the frame with just that.
Then once you think you have got as close as you can…..get closer!
You’ll be amazed how many times there is another picture in your picture and often one with more impact.
I know this sounds simple and obvious, but go look at your gallery with fresh eyes…
A word of caution: Unless you have an optical zoom (sorry smartphone users) you need to avoid zooming if at all possible…I know you can zoom, but what you are actually doing if you zoom digitally is just throwing away pixels and therefore quality.
Let’s face it, we all love something for free. So, here’s a fab collection of free new textures below for use in your post-processing work, courtesy of Diana Eftaiha over at The D-Photo!
Textures enable you to create interesting effects by adjusting the aesthetic look and feel of your images.
Never layered textures in your Photoshop post-processing before? Then check out this informative video tutorial by Matt Nicolosi which explains all you need to know to get started:
Keen to try shooting the night sky and to capture star trails? Here’s a great article from Photojojo to inspire you… enjoy!
It’s beautiful and sparkly. It’s the night sky!
When the night is clear, the stars and astrophotographers come out to play. But you don’t need to be an astronomer to shoot the stars. We’ll show you how.
Immortalize the ever-changing cosmos in glorious photos with a few handy rules on tripod-use and exposure.
Whether you’re shooting the auroras or want to capture star trails, long exposures will get you there. Read on for our best tips!
How to Catch Stars With Your Camera
If you love cameras (and don’t we all?), check out Antonio Vicentini’s short and funky animation, “The Camera Collection“, a vignette of Antonio’s personal history with cameras.
This minute-long pixilated animation commences with a box camera similar to the 1930 Brownie, touches on some fun retro models like the Lomography camera from the 1980s, includes the good ol’ disposable of course, and ends with a contemporary DSLR.
Following on from my recent posts about the appeal of lo-fi phoneography, here’s a great article from Photojojo detailing their all-time favourite phone photo tricks for phoneography amazingness that’ll wow your friends and your Instagram art critics.
10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PHONEOGRAPHY:
Daguerreotype, circa 1850
‘The Geography Lesson’ by Antoine Francois Claudet
Did you know that you can achieve macro images with your everyday garden variety iPhone, simply by carefully applying a water drop to the lens?!
The how-to details are reblogged here from OS X Daily… read on, it’s amazing what you can achieve with this technique – and it’s free!