Use vignetting effectively and it’s a powerful artistic tool. Botch it and you’re likely to be pegged as an amateur. Here’s how you can add a vignette to your photo in-camera or during post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop.
We usually know right away when a color (or color scheme) is or isn’t working. The challenge is learning to identify what is causing it to behave that way. Here’s what you need to know about color theory and how to use complementary colors to make your images pop.
Concluding our series on the exposure triangle, we discuss ISO, which plays its own specific role in exposure and light. This guide explains what ISO is, how it affects your images, the pros and cons of using ISO, and how it interacts with shutter speed and aperture.
It’s 2019. Do you know where your photos are? If you’re like most people, probably not. Here are some helpful tips on where to store your digital photos, from the family snapshots to the RAW files and photo composites, and get them organized for good.
What you need to know about aspect ratios and how you can use them in your photography. This is a must-read for any modern photographer, as we discuss the ratios online technology requires and how you can experiment with different aspect ratios to stand out.
Do you wrestle with finding the right exposure balance? Or want to know how to capture or freeze motion? Here’s the second part of our exposure triangle series, this time focusing on shutter speed, to help you get tack-sharp images, even when capturing motion.
The f-stop can be a pretty daunting thing when you’re trying to wrap your head around the math and how it affects aperture. But, it doesn’t have to be so confusing. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about f-stops so you can take perfect exposures every time.
The key to understanding aperture is knowing that it’s all about harnessing light. In this in-depth guide, we go over everything you need to know about aperture, how it makes up one side of the exposure triangle, along with shutter speed and ISO, and how you can master it.
Learn how to see your scene in thirds before you compose the shot. Our comprehensive guide on the Rule of Thirds will teach you how to utilize the rule and compose eye-catching images that draw the viewer in. We also demystify the “rule” and offer scenarios when it’s ok to break it.
It may seem like a basic artistic decision: Will I use color or not? But when it comes to building a brand for yourself and making a statement with your art, the choice could be the difference between accomplishing your goals and falling short of them.
While we all might feel the tendency to stand over our work like a proud mother and explain exactly what we meant by the light streaks of green or how the depth of field shifts the focus, the explanation of a work can only hinder someone else’s journey through it.