Tomas Slavicek

I worked almost seven years for a photography magazine. Today as a freelancer I write, photograph, teach, and join text with pictures. In all these lines of work one thing stays true: I always need to see visual results for my work, even if only as a virtual image on a monitor.

Learn Digital Panning in Zoner Photo Studio

Panning is a technique that photographers use to emphasize motion. They follow a moving object with their camera, and press the trigger at just the right moment. This keeps the photo’s main subject sharp, while blurring its surroundings. That’s nice when you can manage it... but what if you need to fake it after the shot? Read on to find out!

Rectangle, Square, or Panorama? How to crop your photo?

The standard formats (height/width ratios, also called aspect ratios) for photographs have evolved over time. But some formats have proven over time that they’re best left untouched, and so camera makers stick with them. So let’s take a look at the most common aspect ratios for digital images—these ratios are also the ones produced by digital cameras, and photo labs and photo frame manufacturers expect them.

It’s Not Black and White

Color photography has existed for about a hundred and fifty years, if we count from its earliest beginnings. For all of this rather long time, a considerable number of photographers have remained, or at least returned, at the side of black-and-white photography. The arrival of digital cameras has done nothing to change this. Except to make it simpler.

6 Ways to Get Better Pictures from Your Phone

The cameras in cell phones (and tablets) are a popular way to take photos, no matter how much pro and semi-pro photographers may shudder at the thought. These photos often really need some editing before they get posted on social networks. What are the common sore spots?

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