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3 Simple Ways to Use Framing and Layering in Portraits

2018-02-06T03:04:31+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

I love using framing in my images with a layering technique. Layering is simply incorporating not just your subject and background, but adding a foreground and other levels if possible as part of the elements you use to frame your overall image. It’s not always the most straightforward setup to do but it excites me because [...]

How to Use a Photography Project to Build Your Portfolio

2018-02-05T03:04:31+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

Your development as a photographer can be seen as progressing through three stages: initial interest in taking photographs, development of skill, and mastery of the medium. As part of the third stage, photographic projects build your portfolio because they make you think in bigger terms. They force you to create images that flesh out a [...]

A Basic Look at the Ethics and Rules for Photographing Graffiti

2018-02-04T03:04:21+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

Back in university, in an early morning class, a lecturer held up a large photograph and asked, “What could be wrong with this image?” We craned our necks to have a good look and a student said brightly “It’s underexposed!” “Nope” the lecturer shook his head. Another student piped up, “It’s the perspective that’s wrong!” [...]

How to Easily Simulate a Tilt-Shift Effect Using Photoshop

2018-02-04T03:04:18+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

You might not know it, but even if you’ve never heard of tilt-shift photography you have probably seen a photograph that was captured in just such a way. A few years ago tilt-shift photos exploded into the mainstream with oddly miniaturized images of cities, cars, and even landscapes going completely viral seemingly overnight. Tilt-shift photography, [...]