Category «Digital Photography Tips & Info»

Identify Your Camera – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

Several of my blog feeds this week featured a story of how a couple in New York did some very impressive work and was able to track down the owner of a found camera based upon images contained within the camera. Losing your camera is of course one of every photographer’s nightmares and we cannot …

Rear Curtain Sync – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

Leanne, my wife, recently wanted to go rollerskating. There is a rollerskating rink about a 30 minute drive away, but we had never been. While looking up information,  I noticed the following photo on one of the pages and new what my next tip would be about. Rear or 2nd curtain sync. The original and …

Photo Recovery Software – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

If you have ever deleted an important photo on your digital camera accidentally, you know what a gut wrenching feeling that could be, or even worse, accidentally formatted your memory card. We place a lot of faith in our technology and expect that our cameras will properly store our precious memories and let us retrieve …

2008 Calendars – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

For the past few years, I have created a small wall calendar for friends an family. I have used 13 images, one for each month and one for the cover.  I  created the calendar pages in Photoshop including such customizations as birthdays and anniversaries, printed them first 6×4 (6×8 calendar) and later 7×5 (7×10 calendar), …

Adding colour back into a Photograph – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

One of my co-workers, John, received a Christmas card this week and asked me how he could replicate the image on the card. The image was a black and white photo with a colour Christmas wreath hanging from a bridge and a river running under the bridge in a pastel blue. This is easy to …

Useful Shortcuts in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

As a computer power user, I like to make my computer experience as fast as I can. One of the ways that I do that is to maximize my use of program shortcuts. Today I provide a list of common shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop Elements 5, many of which can be used in other versions …

Using Multiple Lights for Effect – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

The application of light in photography can make or break a photo. One of the things photographers do to make an outstanding photo is manipulate light to create depth, dimension and effect in their photos. They use multiple lights and light modifiers to do that. In this photo, I have used two camera flashes, but …

Sort Your Photos in Chronological Order Automatically

I got a press release the other day about Automatic Photo Sorter 1.0, software from Styopkin Software that scans for photos and uses the EXIF information to store the pictures in directories based on the date they were taken. Automatic Photo Sorter 1.0 will benefit most any digital photo enthusiast, who takes lots of photos …

Sample All Layers – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

I have talked in the past about non-destructive editing in Photoshop Elements 5 any of the full Photoshop versions including CS2 and CS3.  This week I will introduce a way to make non-destructive edits to pixel layer detail. Several of the tools in Photoshop Elements 5 including the magic wand, spot healing, clone stamp, paint …

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