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Photography Tips, Tricks & Fixes Photography Tips, Tricks & Fixes 3rd Revised Edition

Photography as a hobby is growing in popularity, but the right equipment will only take you so far. With this new edition, grasp all the essentials for enlivening your landscapes, enhancing your portraits, sharpening your macro shots and much more. Covering preparation, shooting and post-production steps, make sure you maximise all your images. Featuring: 10 amazing photography techniques - Cut down your post-production time by using some of these creative in-camera tricks. Tips- Improve your skills and technique when shooting in various different styles. Tricks - Create unique projects with these fun photo projects and expert techniques. Fixes - Enhance your problem photos with the help of these step-by-step tutorials.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd

in this issue

1 min
welcome to photography tips, tricks & fixes

Photography has always been a popular hobby, but with professional-grade equipment now more available and affordable than ever before, more and more people are picking up a camera for the first time. The right equipment will only get you so far, however, and to truly take your photos to the next level, you’ll need a good understanding of what makes a great picture. That’s where Photography Tips, Tricks & Fixes comes in. In this bookazine we’ll teach you essential techniques to enliven your landscapes, enhance your portraits, sharpen your macro shots and more. Every step of the process is covered – from preparation, to shooting, to post-production – so no matter what stage of a project you’re at, you’ll discover outstanding advice to edge you over the finishing line. Our…

19 min
10 amazing photography techniques

Digital photography is great, but sometimes the availability of hugely powerful software packages means that great in-camera techniques can be overlooked in favour of post-production fixes. While it naturally depends on what equipment you are using, your camera and lenses are almost certainly capable of some fantastic tricks that can get you a long way towards creative, artistic images – without the need for extensive retouching or compositing. Of course, there are many techniques that you can incorporate into your photography, but over the next few pages you’ll discover ten methods that are easier than they might seem and don’t require the use of specialist kit. From overlooked settings like auto-bracketing to simply moving your camera during an exposure, you’ll learn how to get more creative with your photography and discover ways…

1 min
shoot vistas with impact

When it comes to shooting the perfect landscape, often it isn’t just a case of pointing your lens and capturing the scene before you, even when visiting the most beautiful places. No matter where you find yourself, each location has its own set of challenges to overcome, whether that’s reflections on a lake, high-contrast forest scenes, or simply a vast, empty plain. Incredible landscape images can be taken almost anywhere, but it’s all about understanding the tricks and techniques behind the shots. Over the next few pages you’ll discover tips for the perfect landscape shoot, including how to protect your kit, dealing with difficult shooting environments and how to make the most of the beautiful landscapes that the great outdoors has to offer.…

1 min
shoot seascapes

The coast is an alluring subject, and stunning results can be achieved in all weather conditions. When the light is overcast, try long exposures to capture blurred wave motion. Conversely, provided there’s enough natural light, capture the drama of the sea at shutter speeds of 1/500sec or faster to freeze wave movement. Simple, uncluttered images work well for expansive seascapes, but look for a focal point, framing shots with objects such as isolated rocks and cliffs. Prepare for your shoot by checking tide tables and taking the right kit. A tripod is vital for coastal long exposures, and those with an in-built spirit level will help you keep your horizons level. A wide-angle lens is ideal for most seascapes, although a mid telephoto will make the most of cliff top vantage…

2 min
perfect rivers

If there’s a river or stream flowing through the landscape you’re shooting, think about how best to convey it. A wide, slow river will look and feel different to a fast-moving mountain stream. Use smaller rivers as lead-in lines to draw the eye into the image, or wade into a stream and crouch to near water level for an interesting perspective. Consider the effect of reflections when you’re photographing water, particularly when there’s a lake in the shot. Some reflections, such as autumn leaves or mountains, will enhance your image, but others may be distraction. In these instances, use a polarising filter. As well as increasing the saturation of your scene, a polariser can cut through reflections in water and enable you to see the riverbeds beneath the surface. In terms of…

1 min
simplify woodland

Woodlands are a rewarding location to photograph. By nature they’re generally quite chaotic, and one of the downfalls of forest photography is that it can look cluttered or lack focus. Use a telephoto lens to avoid this problem, as it’ll compress the perspective and isolate small sections of trees. You’ll need to adapt to different types of natural light when photographing woodland. Early-morning or late-afternoon is generally the best time to shoot, as the low-angled light will illuminate trunks and produce dramatic shadows. Strong light is great for open areas, and makes for bold images. Woodland scenes can be dense, so include a point of interest to draw the viewer’s eye. Use paths as lead-in lines and try different shooting angles to create interest. Include features, such as an angled trunk or…