HDR is great for capturing highlights, mid tones and low lights, there are however some downsides (for me anyway). You cant see how the merged image will look whilst out on the shoot and sometimes, direct sunlight can look very over exposed and 'flared' on the merged photograph.
18%+ of the internet is now powered by Wordpress. One of the reasons why Wordpress is so popular is it's simplicity and functionality. If your thinking of starting a photography blog or gallery, or already have one, then you'll inevitably include images.
Taking stunning sunset photos is something that requires forethought, patience and the correct set up. Capturing the true colour of a sunset is something that is often missed when to preparation is taken. A great sunset shot will look wonderful framed and will also be a great addition to you portfolio. Here are a few guidelines.
There are a number of tutorials n the net that explain the best ways to create a cover photo for social networks. Many of them go into detail about exact sizes and prolonged processes of combining all of your images in Photoshop. There is a MUCH easier way..
There are many elements of composition which enable you to take a great photo. Many of them can be used alone or combined with other elements to further enhance your images. Conversely it could be said that breaking some of these rules would also create a unique photograph.
Leading lines lead the viewers eye to another point within the photograph, sometimes even outside of the image. Any object within the image that form a definitive 'line' can be used, such as walls, rivers or roads, these can lead the eye. If you combine leading lines with other rules in photography, such as the rule of thirds then this is a good basis for a great image.
I have noticed a few people using glass orbs or 'crystal balls' in their photos recently. The effect that this provides is to flip the image seen through the orb upside down. For this reason most of the photos taken are flipped so that the area of the photo not in focus is inverted and the part of the photo…