Latest Articles in the Category Basic Edits:
5 Basic Edits to Improve Photos From Your Phone
It’s always at hand. That’s the main advantage of a cell phone, a mobile phone, or whatever they call it where you live! And photographers capturing moments that would otherwise escape them also appreciate this tool. But your work isn’t done when you’ve taken your pictures. You then have to sort them and edit the best ones. And meanwhile, often it’s enough to make a few basic edits that will reliably improve your phone photos.
Presets: The Faster Way to Edit Photos
Exposure, contrast, black point, noise, sharpness, vignetting… there’s no shortage of things you can adjust in typical photo software. But sometimes you don’t have the time or aren’t in the mood to work with them one by one. Fortunately there are simpler ways to edit your photos too. For example, the settings called “Presets.” Try them and you’ll finish your edits in seconds.
Create Your Own Black and White Pictures
The magic of black and white has been with us since the dawn of photography, and meanwhile digital technologies still let you enjoy high-quality B&W even today. But now you don’t need a darkroom, color filters, or a refrigerator full of film cans with different ISOs. You just need a few mouse clicks.
How Do You Edit RAW? Actually, It’s Easy
Almost everyone who’s spent more than a little time with a camera shoots to RAW. After all, RAW lets you make bad photos average, average photos excellent, and excellent photos even better. That’s because it offers significantly more image data than, for example, JPG. And thanks to this it gives you room for much better edits. So let’s take a look at how to work with it.
White Balance, Vignetting, and 3 Other Common Edits That Make Winter Landscapes Shine
Even a magical winter landscape can sometimes look boring. That’s because a camera’s flaws can turn snow gray. But it only takes a few edits, like white balance and vignetting, to get the perfect picture. Take a look at how to spice up your winter landscapes.
Fix Vignetting and Other Lens Defects: Learn to Use LCPs (and DCPs)
Vignetting, chromatic aberration, and deformations like barrel distortion. Every lens has defects like these to some degree or another. While in some pictures they may be hidden, in others they are visible. Fortunately they are easy to suppress. You just need to install the DNG converter and take advantage of LCP (and DCP) profiles.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Photographing and Editing Foggy Landscapes
It’s easy to get addicted to taking pictures in the great outdoors. That’s why it isn’t unusual for a photographer to be drawn to shoot a landscape shrouded in fog sooner or later. But do you know how to take and edit these pictures well?
Add Color and Dynamism to Your Photos with HDR
The sky is too bright, and the ground is too dark. That’s a classic problem in landscape photography. You can overcome it with help from HDR. Just take differently exposed photos and join them together. Take a look at how.
14 Steps That Will Add Dynamic Range to Your Backlit Photos
You can get some of the most interestingly lighted photos by shooting against the light. But you also have to keep in mind that this light will expose every imperfection of your lens. Strong chromatic aberration will appear, details will soften, and reflections will appear due to light bouncing off your lens’s optics. Fortunately, you can tone down all of these defects on a computer.