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Finding Art in Nature: Macro Photography for Kids

May 16, 2013 by  
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Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, today we will learn how to take amazing pictures, and how to get close, really close to nature. Children love finding little things, and they are amazing with our smartphones. This is a great opportunity to teach them something creative, and let them marvel at nature. Today [...]

Smart phone Photography: Photographing Glass in a Museum

May 6, 2013 by  
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Although not every day we have the opportunity to visit a museum, hundreds of people do, and they use their smartphones to photograph everything around them, including museums. Photographing glass and crystal objects can be very challenging. Before you start photographing in a museum, make sure that it is permitted, and inform yourself about the [...]

Project for kids: Backlight Photography with a Smartphone

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Backlighting isn’t ideal for a smartphone camera because the pictures are often underexposed. But you can use backlight creatively to you advantage.                         Today we will learn how and when, can we use backlight and when should we avoid it. ┬áDo not try to [...]

Photography for Kids: How to use the Smartphone Camera

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Every day our kids use their mobile or smartphones to take pictures. For over 100 years Photography was almost magical, and only experts knew what was happening inside the little black box.                             Today we have in our hands the power to [...]

Photography Project for Kids: How to make a Pinhole Camera

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Photography has always been a mystery, how the images get into the camera? how the camera works? Digital photography is even more complicated, and our children are always asking questions. This is a wonderful project to show them how simple it can be. It is just a box with a hole, it capture the images [...]

How to add a blue sky in Photoshop

April 23, 2010 by  
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If the sky does not cooperate in our travel, we still can save the pictures. We just need two different images, the one we want to “repair” and another one with a beautiful blue sky. We open the two images in Photoshop.

Why is so important to use adjusting layers in Photoshop?

April 21, 2010 by  
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The original image is equivalent to the negative in film photography. I think nobody would taken a negative, scratched it and cut it up in pieces to see if they liked the printed image.

Removing power lines from the sky in Photoshop

November 17, 2009 by  
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How often, when we photograph a beautiful landscape, we can see some nasty power lines, poles, lamps or traffic signs. Photoshop offers several options to clean and create an area free from distractions. First, open the image and make all the necessary corrections of perspective, color, saturation and contrast. Then, choose the clone stamp from [...]

How to soften an image in Photoshop

November 15, 2009 by  
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If you want to soften one of your images in Photoshop, and want it to have a dreamy look, you might find this tutorial useful. You can find it works very well with babies, children and brides pictures. The first thing to do is to make a copy of the image. You need to go [...]

How to create the Orton effect in Photoshop

November 14, 2009 by  
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The Orton effect is named after Michael Orton, who first used it and described it using a positive film. Today we can create a similar effect in Photoshop. The Orton effect is used to create a very soft and diffused image where the colors really pop up. Open the image in Photoshop and make a [...]

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