Nine Ways To Improve Your Outdoor Portraits

Nine Steps To Better Portraits
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Here’s nine simple ways to improve outdoor portraits.

You’ve found the perfect location, everything seems great, but the resulting portraits leave something to be desired. They’re not what you imagined. The shadows are too dark, the contrast too great, the lighting too harsh. The focus seems off and your subject simply blends into the background. . . . → Read More: Nine Ways To Improve Your Outdoor Portraits

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Focus Stacking – Everyday Photographer

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Focus Stacking, What is it and how difficult? A review of Helicon Focus software for the everyday photographer.

Helicon Focus is focus stacking software that is user friendly with an intuitive interface. This makes it easy for the average photographer to use.  You’ll get beautiful results at the default settings but it also has the . . . → Read More: Focus Stacking – Everyday Photographer

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Depth-of-Field – Creative Tool

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Depth-of-Field – Your Creative Tool

You love the way your subject stands out from everything else, but when you take the photo … they blend in with the background. Or, you’re wanting to have both your foreground and background in focus but the auto settings on your camera don’t manage it well. Welcome to the . . . → Read More: Depth-of-Field – Creative Tool

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Three Steps to Sharper Photos

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You’ve carefully composed your image, made sure the exposure is accurate and now it’s time to trip the shutter and make that astounding photo. On your LCD screen it looks great so you head home to process it and send it to the printer or lab and make that large wall hanging. You’re excited to . . . → Read More: Three Steps to Sharper Photos

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Resolution and Digital Photography

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How important is resolution to digital photography?

How many megapixels is enough?

An article on “The New Camera” website titled, Megapixel Monsters Coming in 2015 discusses the new Canon and Nikon 46 megapixel sensors that are expected this year.

Sigma first introduced its SD-1 flagship camera with a 46 megapixel image sensor in 2010. . . . → Read More: Resolution and Digital Photography

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Composition and Digital Photography

Tree at Rathtrever Beach, Parksville, BC.
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The Importance of Composition in Digital Photography

What makes an image memorable?

Sharpness? Exposure? Capturing the moment? All these are important to the success of your photo but there is one thing that sets a great photo apart from the rest—composition.

In layman’s terms that means

Don’t drop your main subject into the middle . . . → Read More: Composition and Digital Photography

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