Photo Editing Is An Essential Part Of Photography

Today, it is generally accepted that even the best images can benefit from a few basic enhancements with photo editing software.

 

The following are the steps I use on every photo: 1) Crop and level the horizon and correct the perspective. 2) Adjust the levels and find the white balance to boost contrast, brighten highlights and darken shadows. 3)  Fine-tune saturation Continue reading “Photo Editing Is An Essential Part Of Photography”

You don’t take a photograph…

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams

You don’t need an expensive camera to take good photographs. The camera is merely a device in the photographers hand.

 

“Photography” is a Greek term and means  Continue reading “You don’t take a photograph…”

If Photo Editing Isn’t About Apps & Sliders, What’s It About?

Photo editing has matured over the years. There are so many apps out there that do so many different things, yet so many things that are similar. It gets really confusing. Today, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t seen an Exposure, Shadows, or Detail slider before. With phones, apps, etc… you’ve almost certainly come across these sliders several times whenever you open a photo to edit.

 

So, it’s not about sliders anymore. I think it’s more about the vision for the photo. The creative process of bringing a beautiful image Continue reading “If Photo Editing Isn’t About Apps & Sliders, What’s It About?”

Better Smartphone Photos – A+D Tip No.1

 

Light your subject well! The better lit your subject is the clearer your image is likely to be. Avoid shooting into bright lights as you’ll end up with subjects that are silhouetted. Get Close to Your Subject! One of the most common mistakes with camera phone images is that their subject ends up being a tiny, unrecognizable Continue reading “Better Smartphone Photos – A+D Tip No.1”