Edinburgh’s Pioneer Photographers: Part 3

Welcome back to Edinburgh Central Library In this third film in our series we’ll use images from our collctions to look at the Victorian fascination with studio portraiture and the camera’s major role in family memento As photography developed and became more accessible studio portraiture grew in popularity amongst the aspirational middle classes They would…

How to Take Pictures in Shadow

How to Take Pictures in Shadow. Frustrated by tricky shadows and softer light? These steps make shooting in the shade a breeze. You will need A camera Subject in the shade or shadow and a tripod. Step 1. Identify a subject. Step 2. Pick up your camera and for digital camera users, select the lowest…

Finding your Art Style

As you’re making art and looking at a lot of different artists out there, eventually one question will come to mind: What should my art style be? All the other artists out there, they have their own distinct styles but what about me? My art looks like this. What I do with this? I mean…

How to Use Flickr

How to Use Flickr. Want to share your photos faster than a speeding modem? Click on Flickr and let the “oohing” and “ahhhing” begin. You will need Digital photos to upload and a free yahoo! account. Step 1. Go to www.flickr.com and click “Create Your Account.” Step 2. At the next page, sign up for…

Image File Formats Explained

Most cameras can shoot Jpegs, tiffs and raw files, when you press the shutter button your camera records a raw file which it actually then sends off to it’s processor to be changed into a Jpeg or Tiff. Now Jpegs are very convenient, they’re small so you can get lot’s on your card, the downside…

How to Make People Naked with Photoshop

How to Make People Naked with Photoshop. X-ray vision may not be possible, but you can still satisfy your digitally dirty mind by making people naked with Photoshop. You will need A computer A scanner A picture and adobe photoshop. Step 1. Scan a picture to manipulate. People wearing tops of lighter tones or sheer…

Tamron, Sigma & Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Portrait Lens Review: Do you need the name brand?

hi I’m Tony Northup in for my photography buying guide I’m going to answer one of the most common questions I get which is which portrait lens should I buy in the industry what’s become the standard portrait lens for professionals is the 70 to 200 F 2.8 and that’s why we have examples from…

Digital Camera Tips : How to Diffuse Light in Digital Pictures

A lot of times when you are at a party or anytime when it is a low light situation and you have to use your flash, people just tend to take the picture and especially like if you’re like me right now and you’re near a background, you’ll notice that you get a harsh shadow…

How to Lighten & Darken in Photoshop

How to Lighten and Darken in Photoshop. You can make most of your lightening and darkening adjustments, even before you learn more complex Photoshop features like curves and levels. Here’s how. You will need and adobe photoshop. Step 1. Open your photo in Photoshop. Click File, Save As in the top menu bar, and rename…

How To Use a Polarising Filter

A polarizing filter is an incredibly useful piece of kit that you can put over your lens. what it does is it saturates colour, it removes reflections and glare from things. Now we’ve got this great row of beautiful beach huts against the blue sky so i thought we’d get tom to talk us through…