Special Effects Can Turn Your Photographs Into Pieces of Art

Using photo editing software has never been easier, and any novice photographer can turn their photographs into living works of art. 
If you want your photographs to stand out, then you should consider editing your pictures with special effects. A few special effects that are becoming extremely popular both online as well as off, are the black and white photo effects, the sepia photo effect, pencil sketch photo effect, as well as the oil painting special effect. With the right type of photo editing software, you can turn your ordinary prints into a spectacular piece. Understanding what each effect does will help you make a decision on what type of photo editing software to use to create the effect that you desire.
Black and White Photo Effect
This effect will help you turn an ordinary colored photograph into a black and white image. People tend to utilize this effect to make their pictures appear like they were taken from an old time camera. The black and white photo effect will he…

If You Shoot RAW and Work In Photoshop

If you shoot RAW and work with Photoshop you know how frustrating it can be when you cannot see your images/files when skimming your image folders. Then you have to open Photoshop to see your PSD and RAW files and this takes time and for me time is money. 
Today instead of checking my email and getting hit by a barrage of cyber Monday specials or dime sale guru's trying to sway my attention with their worthless crap I decided to do something productive.
I'm going to play around with Adobe Bridge because I found this great little tip that can save time and I want to share it with you.
1.) For start this exercise go straight into Adobe Bridge
2.) Select your image then PC right-click or Command click Mac
3.) Choose Open in Camera Raw from the contextual menu
This opens you image in Bridge's Camera Raw not Photoshop's Camera Raw. What is really cool you can toggle full screen mode by clicking (F) on the keyboard or the double arrowhead in the box next to the black u…

How To Self-Edit Your Wedding Photos

However, if you are going to take the do it yourself route, it is vital that you understand what you are doing.
A great way to end up with an impressive snap is to change the format that you save it in. When it comes to digital photos, there are two different formats that they can be saved in. These formats are JPEG and RAW. Saving your images in the RAW format can help you save some pictures that if they were saved in the traditional JPEG format would not have turned out looking so great.
RAW will capture more information that JPEG files do. This will enable you to make small adjustments to your photos, which will save you time, and in the end, it is important to remember that time is money. With the RAW format, you will be able to adjust your exposure, easily convert snaps into black and white, as well as eliminate over-sharpening images. When they are not sharp, photos can end up looking fake, ruining the realistic feeling of the shot.
One of the biggest mistakes that people mak…

Redefine the Photography Knack in You

Photography that has always been deemed as the most charming and charismatic practice has an immoderate significance in our lives. Since the time, the very conception of photography had intruded your mind; you not only started harboring an earnest inclination towards it, but also got swayed away with its limitless spell. The power of photography is such that it doesn't make you feel its trance for a limited period; rather, it makes you savor its incessant splendor long after you have completed enjoying its temporary incantation.
There are multiple personalities who are very much interested in photography and want to set up their imposing career with this. Today's first-rate technology has made you unlock thousands of doors before you and taking recourse to one of these, you can easily boom in your budding career. In today's meliorated era, when you can not find even a single head that is not internet savvy, it becomes so schematic for you to go through an effective resear…

Photography - My Journey And Some Things I Have Learned

My Early Years As A Photographer
I can remember taking my first pictures when I was seven years old. While on a family vacation, my parents bought me a miniature camera for a few dollars. It used tiny little film and took tiny little black and white pictures. I remember taking them but I don't really remember what I took pictures of and probably for a good reason - I didn't know what I was doing and (I'm sure) they were lousy.
Thirty years and several cameras later, I still didn't know much about taking good pictures. I would point the camera at someone, usually a family member, and press the shutter. When the film was developed (back in the days before digital), the good pictures went into an album and the bad ones went into a box. I have a lot more boxes than I do albums. That's because I hadn't learned anything about lighting, composition, apertures or shutter speeds. It wasn't until I was in my fifties that I realized there was more to taking pictures …

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Photography

After the bills are paid, the thank you cards are sent, and all the emotions are starting to wind down, all you have left from your big day (that probably went by like a whirlwind) is your precious memories & your photographs.
As a wedding photographer, I know how quickly a wedding day flies by, in a blink in fact. I want you, as a bride, to get the most out of every minute you spend with your photographer.
So here it is, my ULTIMATE list of advice for getting the most out of your wedding photography on your big day!
1. Don't Skip Your Engagement Session: I believe that having an engagement session with your photographer can be an amazing irreplaceable benefit for you and your photographer. No matter if you have been engaged for 5 years, or 5 days, your engagement session is an important time for you to get to know your photographer, and for your photographer to get to know you. This allows for everyone to feel a little more comfortable with each other on the big day. Plus …

What Does a Professional Photographer Do?

Professional photographers have the power to take pictures using digital means or traditional film. Their jobs can be either for newspapers or various media outlets, or they can just as easily develop their job in portrait studios, taking photos of people. There are pro photographers who take commercial pictures (photos for ads), but there are also photographers who take more sensitive pictures. Both categories take their time when it comes to developing or editing photos.
A photographer who collaborated with a newspaper for instance can be in charge of photographing car accidents or wars in different countries. This activity is not an easy one, because photographers can be sent to regions that are dangerous and unstable. This type of photographers doesn't work a normal schedule of 40 hours per week, but if their assistance is required, then they have to show up.
When it comes to the photographers who are specialized in people portraits, their job can take place either in studio…