Tips to Tack Sharp Photos

Brahminy Kite at f/8

In my Earlier blog I had briefly described how to get sharper photos for closeups. Many of you have asked me to give much more detailed tips to produce sharper photos. Here are few tips to get sharper photos. Use the sharpest aperture of your lens – All camera lenses have their sharpest result at … Read more

Photoshop Clipping Mask

Final Clipped Mask

As a prelude to workshop on Masking in Photoshop, this Sunday, I wanted to share a simple tutorial that has a ton of uses. Clipping Mask is such a technique, that allows you to fill shapes, text, or any other layer in Photoshop with another layer. The result? You can fill text with images, make … Read more

Lens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

Egret after Lens Blur

Shallow depth of field can make the sharp subject stand out from the blurred background. If you want a similar effect when using smaller aperture like f/5.6 or f/8 which usually has larger DOF, you need to opt for Photoshop. This is a manipulation of your capture and ethically I do not support such gross … Read more

Art of Smoke Photography

Art of Smoke Photography

The art of smoke photography is an ethereal technique, through which exquisite strands of mysteriously swirling smoke are captured against a largely black or white colored backdrop, and it is a feat which is pretty easy to accomplish. The best time to attempt smoke photography is at night, when ambient light is at its lowest. … Read more

Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta

Smart Preview

Adobe’s raw-editing and management software, Adobe Lightroom, enters a public beta in its 5th edition today with a modest set of enhancements. You can download it from here – http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=labs_lightroom5. If you’re contemplating installing this beta, keep in mind that LR5 beta can’t import LR4 catalogs, so you’ll either have to start fresh with a … Read more

Which Macro Lens?

After my last article – Macro Photography Tips, I received plenty of requests to write more about Macro Photography. I thought I will write few basic tutorials on that subject. So let us start with the most common question I am asked, about macro photography – Which Macro Lens? Macro photography is close-up photography, usually … Read more

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