How to Make a Killer Photo using 8 Simple Composition Rules

The truth is, I should have started the blog with this article. After choosing a camera (this a huge subject too!), once you start taking photos and before considering lighting, exposure, noise and other settings, you should take good care of composition. There are some rules (never call them rules because from definition art is free from rules) that make your pictures better, depending on the photography type. Rule of Thirds This rule applies for everything: landscape, macro and portraits, but exception would be the classic portrait. This means that instead of placing the subject (main focus of interest) in the centre of the frame put it on an intersection of the thirds. For me it is much simple to consider this mind drawing where my subject is placed either in point 1 or 2 or 3 or 4: Cropping Sometimes cropping a subject to make the viewer focus on … Read more

Adjustment of Colors in Adobe Photoshop

Even if it’s one of the simplest manipulations of your original picture, the Adjustment of Colors is also one of the most effective. Its very useful when the weather its self creates tones of grey and the adjustments of hue and saturation wont help. All you have to do is to go to the Image menu in Adobe Photoshop: Image -> Adjustments -> Selective Color. Choose from the Colors the Neutrals Option and modify the tones as you wish. In my example, I added Cyan and decreased the Yellow to obtain bluish Relative (not Absolute) tones instead of grey, then a bit of Magenta to be as natural as possible. Second I got rid of the yellowish color on the bottom of the clouds using the same method. Now lets compare the original with the manipulated photo and conclude: its definitely better with the lilac clouds than the grey ones. I might have … Read more

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