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.

1. Lighting First and foremost is the lighting. Those dark sunken eyes and pale, washed out skin are better off on zombies than showing up in your family portrait. With that in mind, try to arrange folks so they are not looking directly into the sun to . . . → 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

The creative use of Depth-of-Field (DOF) has been a journey of discovery, wonder and artistic joy for me my entire photographic career.

Even now, after many years of working with film, then digital cameras, it never ceases to amaze me what a huge difference the choice of how to use . . . → Read More: Depth-of-Field – Creative Tool

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Three Steps to Sharper Photos

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These three steps result in sharper photos Are your digital photos not as sharp as you’d like? Have you wondered why? Let’s consider the three most common causes.

Poor focus Subject movement Camera shake

Poor focus. Take an extra second or two to check that the emphasis of the camera’s auto-focus is on the subject. . . . → 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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