The first thing I noticed when looking at this photo is that the paintings in the background are a little distracting. By using the Brush Tool and sampling the colors from the wall it’s easy to simply paint over them and then mask out the subjects. This helps draw attention directly to the focal point and creates a cleaner photo.
Cropping in is a quick fix to balance your composition. Try using the rule of thirds, already visible when you click on the Crop Tool!
Curves Adjustment Layers are great for color toning, as well as brightening the shadows and dark areas of an image. This will make a big difference in your contrast levels. Darkening the edges and adding a vignette will also improve the composition. The vignette makes it seem as if the light was falling directly on the dancers.
Unlike most professions, photography starts easy and gets harder the more you care about doing it right. It can be a frustrating process, but here’s how to avoid the most common mistakes photographers make and a few tips on how to rise above them.
Photography has changed a lot over the years. There are always new concepts to learn and creative techniques to explore – and there’s no better way to do it than by picking up an inspiring book. Here are our top 20 picks for the best photography books of all time to get you started.
Shooting in RAW has its ups and downs, but the flexibility it offers is a big plus for photographers. And, while it’s often the preferred format for pros, should you always shoot RAW? Here are some myths and realities of RAW vs. JPEG.