Contrast is usually at its highest when a scene is backlit. In this image there wasn’t much that could be done to lighten the shadows. I exposed so that the highlights weren’t too badly burnt out and didn’t worry too much about the shadows. Contrast […]
Give your photos a splash of colour this spring
Spring is the time when Mother Nature hits back and the greys of winter give way to lush greens and vivid colour as plants and trees burst into life. But it’s not just the fauna and flora that come out of hibernation. The longer days mean many tourist attractions that were closed for the winter reopen their doors and welcome the hordes back in. If you’re looking for inspiration on places to go, click here to see 5 of our favourites in Europe.
So whether you want to capture a bumblebee busy at work or a brightly painted waltzer spinning grinning tourists, this month’s tips and reviews will help prepare you to take even better spring photos.
The rain shouldn’t dampen your spirits either. Showers and downpours make for dramatic photos, whether it’s arty reflections in puddles, rain-swept landscapes or macro shots of a rain droplet clinging to petal. You can read more about getting the perfect landscape shot in our tutorial or discover how bokeh can improve the feeling of your macro shots.
So don’t let the early signs of spring escape you. Grab your camera and let your creativity blossom.
And once you’ve got the perfect shot, share it with us on the Canon Facebook page and the Gallery or use our guide make sure you get the best possible prints.
Adding contrast to a landscape photo is one way to make it a more compelling image. When we think of the word “contrast” we usually think about contrasting colors or brightness. But, there’s also another type of contrast that you can capture in your images: […]
Taking amazing photos is something many aspiring amateur photographers strive for. And HDR effects can really make your images pop. Below is a complete toolbox to get you started with HDR photography on your own. Whether you want to go all out and learn how […]
If you want to exhibit your work, here’s an article for you! Find out what to expect from exhibitions, when and when not to exhibit your work, and how to promote yourself. Although photographers often work hard so that they can eventually exhibit their work, […]
After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up […]
Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer who says his favorite location is the one he is in at any time. He is the author/photographer of over 40 books, as well as a well-known speaker and workshop leader, and a Fellow with the […]
Gary Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for over 30 years. Gary’s photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. You’ll also find his images in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.
Originally from Poland, based in London UK, Jaroslav has background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex problems with simple, yet innovative solutions. Constant passion for graphic & […]
Next time you’re in the countryside at night do yourself a favour: look up. If it’s clear and conditions are right you’ll see a seemingly infinite number of stars twinkling like diamonds on a sheet of black velvet. As a visual pleasure it’s hard to […]
Colour can be distracting. Stripped of colour an image is entirely about the subject (unless of course the entire point of the subject is its colour…). This is particularly true of portraiture. Black and white arguably conveys the inner soul of the subject more powerfully […]