The eyes are the core of a portrait, and they’re an important means of expression in photography. So let’s take a look at how to make them stand out. We’ll retouch them using a brighten-and-darken technique. And we’ll do the same to let the lips and teeth stand out. The goal: to make our subject really, really shine.
The Google Cultural Institute has been working on the Art Camera project that uses robotics and specialized gigapixel software inside a special camera designed to document famous works of art with painstaking attention to the all minute details that each holds.
One very simple and effective way to emphasize your subject is to find a high-contrast background. You can contrast your subject against the background not only visually, but also in terms of its meaning. These contrasts are especially strong when a picture contains two elements that seem dissimilar, but join together to form a surprising composition with a powerful message.
Emotions aren’t as typical for landscape photography as they are for, say, documentary photos. When you do find them, they tend to be emotions of wonder. However, even here on Zonerama you’ll find examples that aren’t exactly overflowing with positive emotion. But these photos too have their magic.
Have you ever felt that worrying about capturing the moment sometimes distracts you from enjoying the moment? Well, apparently for most of us, that’s simply not the case.
When you’re taking digital photos and their colors are globally shifted due to a bad white balance setting in the camera, the fix is a matter of moments in Zoner Photo Studio. You just set a neutral color using the white-balancing eyedropper. But what if you want to fix the colors in a scanned photo? One where the tooth of time has gnawed at the colors? Then you need some more demanding edits. So let’s take a look at how to fix this kind of picture, where time has left its mark on the colors.
An eye for light and perfectly handled work with natural and artificial light sources are the key prerequisite for a good photo. The right lighting lifts a photo up out of the dull gray average, while a badly lighted picture, no matter how beautiful its subject, will never impress.
Sometimes even a simple subject along with basic composition looks very good, and you don’t need anything more. Except, perhaps, for a watchful eye that sees the simple things around us. That’s how this user on Zonerama turned a simple theme into a fantastic photo.
Photo editing software has made the image manipulation process seamless, effective and extremely easy. You see something in one of your images you’re not happy with and the fix often times can be a one-click process.
Sometimes you need to highlight your subject to make sure they’re attention-getting and that it’s immediately clear what’s important in the photo. In today’s article, we’ll show you how you can make a photo’s subject shine using local brightening and darkening. After all, photographs are about light. And today’s edit will be about light too.