Extending a Background with PhotoshopOccasionally, when you’re working in photography, you’ll come upon an image that would be better on another background. Let’s say, when this happens and you have the perfect replacement background, you find to your disappointment that the new image isn’t the right size, even if you zoom and crop. Does this mean you have to start the search over again, spending time going through stock photo sites, or taking more images? Not necessarily. For instance, I needed a background image that was quite perfect for another tutorial, and I was not happy to have to give it up; so I didn’t. Instead of looking for an image to fit my needs, I just made it work! How? Read more...
11 Tips on How to Make Your Travel Photos Go From Average to Wow!Having spent thousands of dollars on a dream vacation at some pristine holiday destination we come home thinking that the images we took would remain a constant source of reminder of that wonderful time spent together. That’s until we download the images on to the computer. A shocker awaits us. A number of under-exposed images, that mostly have our faces barely recognizable, welcome us. This to be only bettered by over-exposed photos where everything seems to be coated with a blinding flash light further depresses us. Not to mention the half-hearted compositions, that have everything going for them but for the background, cluttered, boring and plain shocking at times. Really our travel photos can be so depressing at times that the whole mood of coming back from a great vacation can be lost in just a few minutes. Most people would be inclined to think that it is their camera that should be blamed. “Boy, I wish I had a better camera!” Well, dear friend, that’s an excuse and nothing more. Your camera is only as good as you are with it. If you know how to shoot great pictures you would do a much better job with a simple 5 megapixel phone camera than someone who wields a 5D Mark III and knows nothing about how to use it. Read more...