Discover how to capture highlights and shadows in one shot by combining three exposures in one photo with a perfect tonal range.
How do you get a fresh take on a very well-known landscape scene? We show you to how make a striking ‘photo joiner’.
Slow shutter skills – Making the most of duller summer days
A dull day gives the best conditions for shootingwater, because the dullerlight means you can use long shutter speeds.
Improve your wildlife photography today with our top ten tips!
A reflector is undoubtedly a handy piece of kit, but when it comes to portrait photography it’s absolutely essential. Shooting outdoors using natural light can be tricky, with the position of the sun often causing harsh and unflattering shadows. Fill-in flash will help, but if you want natural or warm tones a reflector will help to lift shadows, apply effects and tackle tricky light conditions.
Reflectors are available with many different surfaces, such as gold (which adds a warm glow to faces) and white (which helps to lift shadows and balance light). You can even get reflectors with multiple surfaces.
When photographers talk about ‘taking a reading’ or ‘metering a subject’, they’re usually talking about taking a Spot or Partial meter reading from a specific area in a scene and locking the exposure in. This guarantees that the subject you’re metering for will be exposed correctly.
1. Automatic limitations: f/8 and 1/125 sec
Are you in love with your camera but stuck in the same features and modes? As part of a new series on Digital Camera World, each weekend we’ll profile a new camera, tips for using it new ways, hidden functions you might not have known about and pictures illustrating how to do it all. Some cameras may be current models, some may be classics and others may be long out of date, but a classic to those who still use them.
Sound good? Good. Now let’s take a closer look at the Canon EOS 50D…
The next step on from Exposure Compensation is to use your Canon D-SLR‘s Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) function.
As it’s going to be a beautiful sunny weekend we thought we’d set you a 2 day shooting challenge!
We want you to take a photo this weekend that conveys the word ‘Summer’. You can be creative with how you approach the theme. Think about location settings and objects you can use to capture the theme.
To enter send you summer image to email@example.com with ’2 day challenge’ in the subject heading. Only one entry per person. A winner will be selected and notified on Monday morning and and will receive a PhotoPlus 50 Photoshop Elements Video Lesson disc worth £20!
Good luck to you all and get shooting!