Zdenka Povolen

Tips for Taking and Editing Portraits Against a Bright Sky

The sky can be tricky to get right for many photographers. The majority of us remember a time when we were on vacation and made the whole family move from place to place so we didn’t have to shoot against the sun. Luckily, technology and software today allow us to shoot in backlight without a problem. It’s important to keep a few basic rules in mind. Watch the camera settings and know how to use Zoner Photo Studio X to properly edit the photo later. Learn how to do all of this in this article. 

Ready to start making money with your photography? Read these tips for getting started.

There are many of you out there who have thought about what it would be like to start making money with your photography. You’ve certainly considered whether it’s worth it, if you could even handle it, and how it would all work. There is no simple answer to these questions. But the short answer is: it’s a struggle. However, for some people, it is a struggle that is worth the uncertainty. In this article, we’re going to get into how to start making a living with your photography and what it’s like to become a freelance photographer. It may give some of you the confidence you need to finally take the plunge! 

The Rules of Photography: Are They Made to Be Broken?

Some people believe that rules are meant to be followed. This simple approach may work for some, but not for others. Every photographer is unique and creates art that doesn’t always adhere to the rules. For this reason, there are no right or wrong answers. There are times when rules are made to be broken. An individual approach and an open mind are key elements that will move your photography forward. 

How to Cultivate Joy from Photography and Evolve as a Photographer 

How do we grapple with burnout as photographers? Where do we seek out new inspiration? How do we learn to trust our gut and let our instincts drive what we do? What leads to dissatisfaction in our work? Why do some of us see our own photography as ugly? In this article, we’ll give you suggestions that will help you awaken your creativity and in turn, get energy and passion for more photography. 

Tips for Editing Cat Photos

Chasing your pets around your home while trying to get their picture is a great way to spend an afternoon! Cats have a mind of their own and won’t listen to you. They may look at you like you’re crazy, all while quietly judging you. But cats are so photogenic, we are willing to put up with some of their quirks for the sake of some awesome photos. But how do we go about editing the photos? Take a look at some basic editing tips for cat photography. 

[VIDEO] Editing portraits with Zdenka Povolen 

In this video, Zdenka will demonstrate the entire editing process in Zoner Photo Studio X using one of her photos from a spring photoshoot. If you’re a beginner, this video is a great introduction to ZPS X and will show you everything the program can do. And if you’ve been around the block once or twice, you may see some tricks that you didn’t know about. Let‘s get right to it! 

Adding Light Effects to Your Photos – Be Sure to Get the Right Lighting First 

Before adding any effects to your photograph, it’s important to prepare for them beforehand. The majority of effects, whether they are fire, magical objects, or lightning, create a large amount of light. If the side of your model’s face is shaded on the same side of the body where you’ve added flames, as you can imagine, it will look all wrong. In this article, we’ll give you suggestions for using light sources. We’ll tell you where and how to place your lighting so that the resulting photograph is as authentic as possible. 

How to Take an At-Home Portrait that Looks Straight out of a Magazine

Your home is filled with sources of photography inspiration wherever you look. We’ll give you some ideas for coming up with, preparing for, and shooting an at-home, stylized portrait. It may end up looking like something taken from a book or magazine cover! All it takes is some searching around and planning. Then, set up the scene, and the rest is just details. Let’s see how to do it! 

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