I shoved my phone in my husband's face to show him a picture I'd taken of the New York skyline. "It's good, right?" I asked, way too proud of myself because, frankly, it was not good. "Well," he said. "Imagine how good it would look if you knew what you were doing." I rolled my eyes but took him up on his offer to teach me about exposure.
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A general rule of photography is the faster the subject, the faster the shutter speed. That's all good and well, but cameras are precise devices. You can stuff around with shutter speeds and aperture settings until you get the result you want, but why not start with a good baseline and work from there? This handy chart from Phototraces will get you most of the way.
Video: GIFs are fun, and if you're an artist, it's easy enough to turn your art into a short animation in Photoshop. This quick tutorial from Adobe shows you how it's done.
Sometimes you need a logo. Sure, you might spend days, even weeks, perfecting the brand for your new business or product, but sometimes all you're after is something straightforward, perhaps to help a website, poster or other design pop. In those cases, you might hit up Photoshop and go to town, but as Nathan Dodson explains in this clip, vector is the way to go, even if it takes a little more time.
If you want to offset dark circles, redness, or dark spots with makeup, you have to understand how using orange, green, yellow, and a few other colours can even out your skin tone — called colour-correcting. The technique is popular, but really easy to mess up. This video helps clear up the confusion.
In today's era of Instagram filters and one-touch beauty modes, taking a flattering self portrait has never been easier. Unfortunately, some of the artistry - and most of the originality - can be lost in the process.
If you want to create "selfies" that are unique, eye-catching and personal, you're going to need more than a front-facing phone camera. With that in mind, we asked three professional photographers to share their advice on self-portraiture. Here are their ten best tips.