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Exploring doc! one of the best Photography magazines on the net. In this article we embedded the magazine reader so you can flip though it and enjoy high quality photography. Read more »
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Professional Photography Made Simple!
Thu, 28/03/13 – 20:14 | Comments Off

There is no doubt that it takes a lot of skill and vision to take a truly great photograph. But even the professionals must have started somewhere, right? If you are a keen photographer, but are lacking in the skill department, here are some easy tips that will boost your prowess in no time at all.

Digital Cameras

Everybody has a digital camera these days, even on their phones, and this makes it far easier to take a killer photograph. But sadly, most of those individuals still do not understand the basic principles behind taking a decent picture. It doesn’t matter how million pixels your machine is capable of capturing, the technique has to be correct.

Composition

A good photograph is usually when the different elements of the subject matter are placed correctly in the frame. A clever way to ensure you have these in the right place and context is to divide your frame into nine squares. Check your main subject and try to ensure it exists in each of the nine squares, even if it just breaks the lines slightly. Some newer designed cameras have this as a visible feature, but the principal remains the same.

Exposure

You camera will probably be in automatic mode, this is where it decides on your focus and exposure settings. You are able to adjust the exposure compensation, this is essentially how light or dark you photo will end up being. The auto setting allows the camera to alter the light setting according to the real time light in the lens view. If you feel the finished outcome is still too dark or too light, then you have the option to alter this using the onboard compensation settings.

Mode Selection

Your camera will have many modes on offer, but which is the right one for your special photo? When it comes to action shots, you can choose the shutter priority mode, this will allow for the freeze option to capture the action without blurring the quality. If you are shooting in the evening or early morning then you can utilize the ‘A’ mode to adjust the priority of the aperture setting. This allows extra light to enter the scene and adds definition to the otherwise muddy perspective.

Lighting

Use your common sense when shooting around a strong light source, the sun has ruined many a good photo opportunity. Always have your back to the light source and ensure your subject is not standing with their back to the sun. If there are plenty of shadows that you are keen to eliminate, ensure that your flash is active. If it is a fairly bright day, you may need to turn this on manually as the auto mode will probably disable it.

White Balance

A good quality camera will usually adjust the white balance according to your subject content and shade. It will adjust the color to make the scene look as natural as possible, but sometimes the camera will have difficulty in setting the correct tones though. You can go into the menu and set this option to manual if you are in a rush to take many photos. The quality may suffer as a result, but it depends on your priority for the photo shoot.

Dan Fleming is a professional photographer and also the author of today’s guest post. Photography, he feels has to come from the heart and the skills can be acquired later. Having good camera backpacks is a must, he feels as cameras are very delicate objects.

Go Green With These Eco-Friendly Graphic Designing Tips
Tue, 26/03/13 – 12:00 | Comments Off
Go Green With These Eco-Friendly Graphic Designing Tips

Environmental considerations should always feature prominently, in the graphic designing plans that you wish to implement. In what follows, we take a look at a few tips via which graphic designs can be done in an eco-friendly manner.
If you are the owner of a printing …

Professional Photography Made Simple!
Mon, 25/03/13 – 11:27 | Comments Off
Professional Photography Made Simple!

There is no doubt that it takes a lot of skill and vision to take a truly great photograph. But even the professionals must have started somewhere, right? If you are a keen photographer, but are lacking in the skill department, here are some easy …

The Magic Of Canvas Prints Or How To Add Emotion To Your Home Decor!
Wed, 20/03/13 – 21:10 | Comments Off
The Magic Of Canvas Prints Or How To Add Emotion To Your Home Decor!

The concept of personalized canvas prints has become extremely popular in recent years. This is because you can display virtually anything on a canvas for an aesthetically pleasing appeal at an affordable cost. No matter if you want to display favorite family memories or your …

VIDEO: The Shelter
Sat, 3/11/12 – 17:18 | Comments Off
VIDEO: The Shelter

A short video about the animal shelter. Monochrome. Very sad.

4 Ways to Make Money With Photoshop Brushes
Fri, 23/09/11 – 14:37 | One Comment
4 Ways to Make Money With Photoshop Brushes

Darijan Gasevic asked:
Creating your own designs using Photoshop brushes with commercial license is a number one prerequisite for each of the money making ideas we will present in this article.
There are various ways to make money creating your own stuff on-line. Everyone knows …

Photoshop brushes: Glitter and sparkles
Mon, 5/09/11 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Glitter and sparkles

Whether its a birthday card or a wedding invitation there’s always a scope for improvement of the design using glitters and sparkles. Here is a set of 28 glitter/sparkles brushes in various forms ranging from stars and snowflakes to hearts and swirls.

Photoshop brushes: Snowflakes
Mon, 29/08/11 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Snowflakes

Did you know that every snowflake has a unique pattern? Well, so are these 22 brushes. Download this set of unique snowflake patterns here.

Photoshop brushes: Corsage
Mon, 22/08/11 – 6:59 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Corsage

Here’s one I just love. Corsage brushes are pretty combinations of vector flowers, stars and sparkles. This is a set of 3 corsage brushes each with a unique combination. Download them here.

Photoshop brushes: Abstract smoke brushes
Mon, 15/08/11 – 6:51 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Abstract smoke brushes

Somehow smoke pattern brushes have helped me more in designing than any other set of brushes. In fact, they’ve become sort of a favorite. So here is another set of high-resolution abstract smoke brushes.

Photoshop brushes: Lens flare
Mon, 8/08/11 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Lens flare

If you’ve been using the ‘Lens flare’ option from Adobe Photoshop and other digital imaging softwares quite often, then these brushes are sure to make a good addition. This 20 high-resolution lens flare brushes do quite well compared to the in-built ‘Lens flare’ options. Get …

Photoshop brushes: Blurred swirls
Mon, 1/08/11 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Blurred swirls

This set of Photoshop brushes is exclusively for the professional graphic designs although it can equally used in everyday designing as well. Get this set of 12 large swirl brushes here.

Photoshop brushes: Clouds
Mon, 25/07/11 – 6:25 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Clouds

Here’s another brush set any graphic designer will need. A set of 17 high-resolution on various cloud patterns. Download them here.

Photoshop brushes: Light swirls
Mon, 18/07/11 – 6:06 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Light swirls

Here’s a set of 10 photoshop brushes on amazing light swirls and curves. Add that perfect glow to a space theme with this set. Get them here.

Photoshop brushes: Pipeline brushes
Mon, 11/07/11 – 5:59 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Pipeline brushes

Here is a set brushes of different pipes turning at 90 degrees. You can use these brushes to create an intricate pipeline structure. Click here to go to the download page.

Photoshop brushes: Lines and shapes
Mon, 4/07/11 – 5:49 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Lines and shapes

A set of 50 brushes made from geometric lines and shape that you can use in your designs to add some subtle but stylish effect. Get them here.

Photoshop brushes: Barcode brushes
Mon, 27/06/11 – 5:36 | Comments Off
Photoshop brushes: Barcode brushes

Here is a set of brushes that every designer must have. A collection of different bar-code patterns in .abr format once again from http://www.damnedinblack.net. Direct link:http://www.damnedinblack.net/files/Br3.zip