This time around we’ll be looking at another of the many ways to make use of layers for your photo editing. We’ll teach you how to add realistic-looking snow to your photos. Adding textures to photos is very popular, but you need to learn the right approach if you want your results to look believable. Fortunately it’s not complicated—you can do it using layers in Zoner Photo Studio X.
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Last time around, we discussed what to focus on when choosing a camera for your sports photography. Now that you know how to choose the camera, let’s talk about choosing the lens. A good lens for sports photography is one that’s inexpensive if possible, that’s universal, and that has decent parameters. What lenses meet these requirements, and what should you base your decision on? You’ll learn all this in today’s article.
In today’s review, we’ll be looking at the carbon tripod from the Italian manufacturer Manfrotto. They praise its collapsibility, its low weight, and the built-in 90° column mechanism for macro photography in its top casting. We’ve test-driven it for you and come back with an evaluation and a verdict. Read up on how the Manfrotto BeFree GT XPRO stood up in our testing.
Sports photography is one discipline that places some heavy requirements on your gear. Besides the right lens, you need the right camera as well. What should be the foundation for your choice here? There are countless cameras on the market, but not all of them are suitable for sports photography. Based on my practical experience, I’ve written up some criteria that you should follow if you don’t want to make a misstep.
Take inspiration from the work of Josef Koudelka (born 1938), the only Czech photographer within the renowned photo agency Magnum Photos. His life has been shaped by a need for unlimited freedom and independence, and a need to travel alone and discover the world through photography. Tapping into a strong sense of aesthetics, Koudelka has created pictures that are doubtlessly among the best of all time. How can his life and work enrich your own work?
We’re sure you’ve seen photos somewhere before with a look that you loved, that you wanted to imitate—but you couldn’t for the life of you. Trial and error doesn’t work very well here. Today we’ll teach you how to examine your favorite photo and how to use what you learn here to compose an editing approach that will give you the results you’re looking for. We’ll demonstrate all this with an example from practice.
You’ve got your website prepared, and you’re getting ready to take the next step down the road towards professional promotion? Take a look at how to approach managing your profile so that your fans won’t have to hit the Back button much. We’ll be showing it all against the example of Facebook, but the general rules apply everywhere. Read on to learn how to set up your profile and then manage it so that it serves you well.
It’s become a tradition for us to say goodbye to each year with a selection of the articles you loved the most. So let’s look back at the best of Learn Photography Magazine in 2019 and go back through not only your favorite articles, but also the ones that you might not have had time for, even though you wanted to. And then you can go straight ahead and look forward to the flood of photo guides and tips that we’re preparing for you in 2020. We’ll definitely be busy!
Multiple exposures are a traditional effect that first started in analog photography, where multiple scenes were exposed onto a single film frame to create a single final image. The majority of today’s digital cameras let you achieve this effect inside the camera. But you can get the most control over your results by simulating this technique in Zoner Photo Studio. We’ll be using a wintertime portrait to illustrate the steps.
Photographing children isn’t simple. Especially with restless 1 to 4 year olds, you need to armor yourself with patience and be ready and quick. Photographing children in this age range doesn’t tend to be at all easy. Many photographers just give up on these ages—they only photograph babies or older children. But don’t worry; if you follow a few basic rules, you can bring home some nice pictures from your shoot. We’ve summarized the most important ones for you.