Monthly Archives: September 2016

Editor’s Choice: Modern Architecture

Editor’s Choice: Modern Architecture

Photographs of inanimate subjects don’t end up in Editor’s Choice often, so to make amends, this time our pick is an architectural photo. Many people make mistakes in their photos with buildings in them, and so it’s good to know the basics of making buildings look good.

Amid the Photokina Chaos, An Instant Trend Emerges?

Amid the Photokina Chaos, An Instant Trend Emerges?

Many will argue that there have been a boat load of announcements more significant to the imaging world that have come from the recently concluded photokina show than Leica’s intro of an instant camera called Sofort. And they’re probably right.

How to Add a Lens Flare to Your Photos (And Why to Avoid It)

How to Add a Lens Flare to Your Photos (And Why to Avoid It)

Lens flare in photos, including artificial lens flare, is fairly popular… though not with everyone. A lens flare can add life to a photo, giving it a story or energy. But it can also ruin a photo. Here we’ll be showing you how to add lens flare to a photo—as well as where you definitely want to avoid it.

Editor’s Choice: Abstract Theater

Editor’s Choice: Abstract Theater

A theater is a great place for taking pictures, since it contains so many props, different things, and potential models that there just might not be any other kind of place with quite as many photographic opportunities as a theater. So today we’ve picked a picture that grasps these opportunities.

Camera Care: A Clean Sensor is a Happy Sensor

Camera Care: A Clean Sensor is a Happy Sensor

It’s a task that many advanced amateur shooters probably rank right up there cleaning out the garage, getting the car washed or spending time with the in-laws. We’re talking about cleaning your DSLR’s sensor and while it may not be top of mind it’s a very necessary evil from time to time.

Master the Tools That Will Get You Perfect Colors

Master the Tools That Will Get You Perfect Colors

Color adjustments are right up there alongside tone-curve adjustments as the most common edits you’ll make to your digital photos. No matter whether that’s a global repair to a photo that was tinted by a bad white-balance setting, or complicated creative edits using selections.