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The Golden Hour—An Ideal Photo Opportunity

Taking pictures in the Golden Hour is one of the most fundamental and simplest recommendations for taking better pictures. The Golden Hour is actually not one, but two hours daily: after the sunrise, and before sunset. During these hours, the light is softer, the shadows are longer, and the light temperature is significantly warmer. Read on for a few tips on why and how these everyday, but still extraordinary, time periods can be used for photography.

Is There Life After Picasa?

About a week ago, Google announced the end of its support for Picasa. The program’s actual development already stopped several years ago, but now we’re reaching its definitive end. And if you’ve been a Picasa fan, what now?

Tint Your Photos Using Curves

There’s a simple way to tint your photos, and that way is to work with the Curves tool. The Curves tool, found in photo software like Zoner Photo Studio, is more than just a great way to tweak exposure. You can also use it for color toning. In this article we’ll show you how to use the Curves tool to adjust photographs’ color tones, for a better atmosphere and more artistic impact.

DIY: Shoebox Negative Film Scanner

Have lots of negatives stored away that you’d like to see on your computer so you can decide which negatives are worth developing—but negative scanners are too expensive for you? Make your own scanner in a shoebox. It’s cheap, quick, and easy.

What Is The Best Format For Your Pictures?

Today we’ll be telling you about how digital photography works with “bitmap graphics” and that these have some minuses compared to “vector graphics.” But—what do these phrases even mean? And what bitmap formats are there within digital photography? And out of those, why shoot to RAW instead of JPEG? Read on to find out!

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