Category «Digital Photography Tips & Info»

Sometimes Deleting Can Be Good: The Concept of Culling in Digital Photography

From Digital Media Thoughts: Answer me this my fellow digital photographers: when you come back from shooting a bunch of photos with your camera, do you keep them all? Or do you delete some of them? I’m not talking about the blurry ones, or the ones that are too dark to be rescued. I’m asking …

Shooting at Night, Part 2 – Digital photography Tip of the Week

Last week I talked about some of the equipment that will be helpful when taking photographs at night. This week I will build on that by discussing some of the techniques that can be used. Manual mode is necessary for proper exposure when shooting at night or in low light situations. Any of the program …

Shooting At Night, Part 1 – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

Last week I discussed using s-curves and diagonals in your photos for a more attractive image. This week I will start to discuss night photography, specifically, some of the equipment that will be helpful when shooting at night. Night photography poses some challenges for the photographer. Unlike during the daylight when light levels are high, …

Curves and Diagonals – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

In the past, I discussed compositional tips such as the rule of thirds, moving in and moving out from your subject. This week I will discuss S-curves and diagonals and how they can improve your photography. Photographs are static images. To add life to them, we need to make use of compositional elements. Of the …

SetNameToTime

I haven’t tried the software, but it sounds interesting: SetNameToTime is a program designed to batch rename digital camera pictures using free text, counters and information extracted from the file’s exif header. The new file names is based on the new name format settings controlled by the user. The new name format is specified using …

Photographing Snow – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

As winter moves forward and the days continue to grow colder, outdoor photography is more and more likely to include snow. This will pose a problem for most cameras, either digital or film based. A blanket of snow will play havoc with the metering system in your camera. Your camera will measure the brightness values …

Microsoft Digital Image Suite Plus Review – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

I recently had the opportunity to review Microsoft Digital Image Suite Plus. This is Microsoft’s digital image editing product, digital image library and Pinnacle System’s Studio 10. The image editor provides advanced image editing capabilites including curves support, channel controls for high quality black and white images and support for Canon and Nikon RAW images. …

Aspect Ratios in Prints – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

I talked about white balance and how you can use it to achieve proper colours in your images, as well as how you can take advantage of it to produce better photographs. This week I will discuss changing the aspect ratio of your final image. Aspect ratio refers to relationship between length of the two …

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