Have you ever got prints back from a photo lab, only to discover that your photos have been heavily cropped at either end? It’s always disappointing when you lose areas of your shots to the constraints of printing, but this can be avoided by making sense of your camera and print aspect ratios.
Ever wanted to give macro photography a go or are you just not happy with your macro shots? Check out our top ten tips to help you improve your macro photography today.
We show you how to create images drawn using a torch. All you need is a bright light, your Canon camera and a tripod. We then show you how to showcase your images by creating a colourful triptych.
Photo editing was at one time a controversial step for photographers. The wide capabilities of software like Photoshop made post-processing a quiet, private affair. No longer. It’s generally accepted now that even the best images can benefit from a few basic enhancements with photo editing software.
Below we’ve listed these essential photo editing adjustments in the order in which you should make them for the most efficient work process, or ‘workflow’. For example, it’s sensible to crop first – there’s no point spending time removing dust or adjusting exposure on areas of the picture a new crop will get rid of anyway.
The Canon EOS 650D/Rebel 4Ti debuts a couple of new technologies for Canon that could be used in a mirrorless compact system camera (CSC).
For a start, the EOS 650D is Canon’s first DSLR to feature full-time autofocusing in Live View and video mode. Both of these modes require the reflex mirror to be lifted out of the way, so the camera in effect emulates a mirrorless model.
Canon has revealed a raft of new features and functionality to its Project1709 photo management software, which promises to offer photographers even greater flexibility with their images.
One of the biggest problems photographers encounter when using flash are harsh shadows in the background. In particular, harsh flash shadows are the bane of anyone who shoots portrait photography.
In the tutorial below we show you how you can eliminate shadows from your pictures so you can start taking flawless portraits.
Unleash the power of the Gradient Map to creatively enhance your landscapes
Manipulating the colour of your digital photos can be done in a number of different ways, but in order to achieve new levels of creativity a split-tone effect works well. Coming from the days of film photography, split toning refers to a darkroom technique involving chemicals that tone and tint black and white prints. Basically, this technique toned a photograph’s highlights (light areas) with one colour and its shadows (dark tones) with another. The result was often spectacular, but could be awkward, messy and complicated – in a digital darkroom however it’s really easy to recreate similar results using the Gradient Map. Watch this video to find out more.
In our 80th issue on sale now, we celebrate all that is autumn with a special outdoor photography guide that shows you how to capture colourful landscapes and watery scenes, and autumn wildlife and outdoor portraits. Learn how to shoot and score with your football photography with a top Canon pro at a Premiership match, plus great projects from panospheres and arty action sports shots, to shooting and printing timeless black-and-white portraits…