Photography Masterclass Magazine Issue 101

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United States
Hysteresis Media Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s note

Welcome to this edition of Photography Masterclass Magazine Newborn photography is an extremely popular genre of photography, and involves photographing babies when they are just a few weeks old. Although it can often be challenging, with a little know-how you can achieve results that the family will be delighted with. In this issue of Photography Masterclass Magazine, we look at everything you need to get successful newborn photos. Also in this issue - the best apps for editing photos on your smartphone or tablet! And we discuss the pros and cons on whether you should take the plunge and switch to a mirrorless camera. We bring you an in-depth interview with a master of black and white minimalism, Nina Papiorek. And don't miss the lowdown on the Sony Alpha 1 camera - the best…

1 min
editor’s choice

5 min
the best apps for editing photos on your smartphone or tablet

Whether you have an iPhone or Android phone you have a variety of options when it comes to how to edit photos on your smartphone! Let’s break them down here so you can see what works best for your needs. First, let’s start with the built-in editing app that most smartphones come with. Without downloading a third-party app, you can crop, adjust colors, add filters, and even adjust your bokeh from portrait mode photographs. If you don’t feel comfortable downloading third-party apps or simply want fast and easy editing without the hassle, then try using your ‘Camera’ app. If you just want the easiest route, simply click the ‘Auto’ icon which looks like a magic wand at the bottom of the screen. This will allow the phone to give an auto adjustment…

5 min
should you go mirrorless?

Maybe you have been a photographer for quite some time or maybe you are just getting into photography for the first time in your life. But with technology constantly evolving you may have heard the word “mirrorless” thrown around with new camera equipment. So what is mirrorless? Basically inside any DSLR is a mirror, used to reflect light coming through the lens up to the viewfinder to allow you to compose your shot. It flips up and down when you press the shutter button to allow light to come through your lens and hit your camera’s sensor and capture the image. But mirrorless cameras have removed the need for this mirror and simply project light directly onto a sensor instead of having to project on a mirror that you see through your…

1 min
video tutorial: dslr vs mirrorless: which is better?

We attempt to settle the question our community has been asking for the last few years - DSLR vs Mirrorless: which is better? In this video, Deon breaks down everything you need to know about DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. How do DSLR cameras work? How do Mirrorless cameras work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both systems? Which has better autofocus? Which is the right choice for video? Get the answers to all these questions and more by watching the full video. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Orms create original video content dedicated to supporting the passion of the photographic community in South Africa, including expert reviews of the newest camera gear, educational content and regular roundups of the latest photographic news and rumours. Follow more of their work on Youtube, The Orms…

1 min
video tutorial: how to beat creative block

So I worked out that creative block happens for me when my conscious mind falls out of sync with my intuition. What I mean by this is that when I’m creating something, my intuition (or my subconscious mind) is coming up with ideas and my conscious mind is forming it into something coherent. But when I get into a creative rut, it’s like my subconscious mind’s engine has stalled and my conscious mind is left trying to run things. But the problem with this is my conscious mind can only see what it can immediately access and that can both impact my creativity and my motivation. Luckily I managed to get out of this thinking trap and I’ve formulated a list of 5 things to help keep your mind thinking…