Category: Photography

Nov 21

Learn How To Take Great Pictures With Your Cell Phone

How To Take Great Pictures With Your Cell Phone (courtesy of Howcast.com)

You might not be composing award-winning photos, but if you cross paths with the right celebrity at the right moment, you’ll want to know how to make your shot a tabloid-worthy one. You will need:

A cell phone

Step 1: Set your camera phone to take the highest quality (and largest file size) photo possible.

Step 2: Make sure your camera lens is clean—and that you know exactly where it is!

Step 3: Arrange your subjects or scene as you see fit.

Step 4: Make sure there’s plenty of light. If you have a flash, turn it on, and stand with whatever other light source is around behind you, so it shines on your subject. Don’t block the light with your own body, casting shadows on your subject.

Step 5: Get in close so that the subject is in full-frame.

Step 6: Use the rule of thirds, framing your subject in either the left or right third of the frame, not dead center—creating a more interesting picture. If you’re shooting a celebrity at a club, use the rule of fourths—if the bodyguard is four times your size, don’t take the picture.

Step 7: Keep the camera as steady as possible—the less movement the better, so stabilize yourself as best you can.

Step 8: Snap your shot and hope for the best—or the worst, as the case may be!
Did you know? Both Sharp and Kyocera introduced the first camera phones in 1997.

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Jul 07

Learn How To Look Great In Photographs

How To Look Great In Photographs (courtesy of Howcast.com)

Sure, a beautiful photograph takes some skill behind a lens, but it takes a little skill in front of it, too! You will need:

A photographer

A camera, with flash

Step 1 – When choosing your clothes, leave bright colors, crazy patterns and horizontal stripes in the closet. Neutral colors look best.

Step 2 – Check your face in a mirror. Do you have any blemishes you could cover, or greasy skin that needs powdering? Could your eyes use some drops to clear up redness? Are your eyebrows trim and neat? If you wear makeup, remember colors will look more intense in photos, especially on black and white film.

Step 3 – Try to have the pictures taken outside, in the morning, or before sunset. The light is soft and flattering at these times. Whereas, high noon or flash photography can illuminate a little too much.

Step 4 – Make sure the camera lens is at eye level, or just slightly higher. Any lower, and you’ll look like you have a double chin

Step 5 – To appear more natural when standing for a photo, lean slightly back, with your weight on your rear foot, and angle one hip forward. Keep your posture erect, but not overly posed. Think Greek Statue, not William Shatner!

Step 6 – Turn your head 2/3 to one side or the other, for a slimming effect on your face. Avoid wide-angle lenses, which will widen the appearance of your face.

Step 7 – Look at a light source, like a lamp or a light, for a few moments. It reduces the size of your pupils and the possibility of red eye. However, never look directly at the sun!

Step 8 – Just before the picture is taken, close your eyes, and have the photographer count to 3. Then, open your eyes as he begins shooting. This is the best way to prevent blinking from ruining shots.

Step 9 – The last, and most important part of the picture, is the smile. Saying kitchy things like “cheese”, forces a fake grin and makes you look like a newscaster or a local politician. Instead, think of a funny memory, which will bring out a naturally, happy look!

Did you know? The first commercially available color film was offered in France, in 1907!

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Mar 31

Photoshop Tutorial – Hair Makeover

Hair Makeover Tutorial (courtesy of TutVid.com)

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Feb 15

Photoshop Tutorial – Color Corrections

In this tutorialbucket video, learn how to use the Levels, Color Balance and Variations tools to make color corrections in Adobe Photoshop.

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Jan 19

Photography How-to – Indoor Flash Photos

How To Use Indoor Flash In Photography (courtesy of FujiFilm.ca)

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Dec 18

Photoshop Tutorial – How to Add Dramatic Color to Image

How To Add Dramatic Color To Photoshop Images (courtesy of TutVid.com)

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Sep 25

Photoshop Tutorial – How to Remove Wrinkles

In this AdobEasyTips tutorial learn how to smooth wrinkles and retouch your favorite photographs in Adobe Photoshop.

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Sep 01

Digital Photography How-to – Adjusting the Aperature

This eHowTech video tutorial will explain how a camera aperature works and how to adjust it on a digital camera’s manual setting.

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May 21

Photoshop Tutorial – How to Use Curves

Learn how to use curves in Photoshop to edit photos in this video from TutVid.com.

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May 12

Photography Tutorial – How to Take Outdoor Portraits

In this photo tutorial from ProPhotoLife.com, learn a few essential tips and techniques for outdoor portraits.

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Mar 23

Photoshop Tutorial – Removing Wrinkles

Learn how to remove wrinkles in Photoshop in this video tutorial from IceFlowStudios.com.

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Feb 16

Photoshop Tutorial – How to Create a LOMO Effect

In this Photoshop tutorial from TutorialBucket earn how to create a LOMO effect.

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Jan 28

Photoshop Tutorial – How to Make a Text Clipping Mask

Learn how to insert images into text with a clipping mask in this Photoshop tutorial from PhotoshopMama.

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Jan 23

Photography Tutorial – How to Develope Black and White Film

Learn the developing process for black and white film in this video from ProPhotoLife.com

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Dec 15

How to Look Good in Photographs

Tis the season to be in photos! Feeling a little camera shy this holiday season? Fear not, with these simple tricks from Howcast.com, you’ll be posing like a pro in no time.

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Nov 14

Photography How-to – Photographing Transparent and Reflective Objects

Simple studio photography lighting tips for glass objects from ProPhotoLife.com

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Nov 04

Photoshop How-to – Changing Hair Color

Ever wonder how you would look blonde? Before you take the big plunge try manipulating a photo in Photoshop first! Learn how to change hair color in this tutorial video from PhotoshopTalent.com

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Jul 08

How to Add Color to Black & White Photos

Learn how to add color to BW photos in Adobe Photoshop with this video from Luv2Help.com.

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May 28

Photoshop How-to – Match Color Command

Learn how to use the Match Color command in Photoshop to match the color temperature from one image to another in this video from PhotoshopMama.net

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Feb 12

Digital Photography How-To – Photoshop Soft Focus Effect

Here’s a quick and easy technique from Better-Digital-Photos.com to add a wonderful soft focus look to your digital photographs.

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Jan 23

How-To Use Layers in PS Elements

This Photoshop video tutorial from BenJamesPhotos shows how to use layers in PS Elements without changing the original image.

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Nov 28

How to Photography – Product Photos

Wondering why your online items aren’t selling? Learn how to create professional looking product shots for your online store and help boost sales with this video from Etsy.com

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Nov 15

How to Retouch Photos – Skin Retouching

Learn how to reduce the appearance of rosacea and acne in photos by using Photoshop in this video from PhotoshopMama.net

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Sep 25

How to Take Pictures – Apertures

In this video from BestPhotoLessons.com learn how to use the aperture on your camera to change the depth of field.

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Sep 24

How to Take Infared Photos

Learn how to take infared pictures with your own digital camera with this video from TrickLife.com

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Jul 26

How to Use Depth of Field to Enhace your Photographs

In this photography tutorial from Sony India learn how to use changes in depth of field to enhance your photos.

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Jul 22

How to Remove Unwanted People from your Pictures

Ever have some walk into the frame of your picture? Learn how to remove unwanted people from your pictures using Photoshop CS3 with this video from CreativeSweetTV.com

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Jun 07

How to Retouch Photos in Photoshop CS3

Learn how to use Photoshop to retouch pictures like the magazine pros with this video from CreativeSweetTV.com

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Feb 28

How to Share Pics Using Flickr (Mac)

In this tutorial from HowDoIMac, learn how to share photos using Flickr.

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Feb 17

How to Use a Holga Camera

Learn how to use a Holga camera to create cool photographs with this video from SimplePhotoLife.com

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Jan 19

How to Make a Pinhole Camera

Learn how to make a pinhole camera and process your own prints at home with this cool DIY video from Make Magazine.

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