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The Basics of Digital Photo Editing

Photo editing has changed a lot since the days of printing photos in the darkroom. Actions that used to take hours of painstaking work can now be done or, more importantly, undone at the click of a mouse. So, if you're just getting started you first want to learn about the basic terminology of digital photography editing software. We've created this quick guide to help you start in the right direction. Photo Editing Software There are many, many pieces of software dedicated to photo editing on the market. There is a huge range in price and quality when it comes to digital photo editing software. In the end, you will need to decide what you are willing to spend and what you want to do with it. For this article, we won't talk too much about different bits of software's pluses and minuses, but know that there are options. If you're looking for free editors, you should look at The Gimp or Paint.net or if you want to buy a professional program definitely check out Adobe Photoshop. Functions of Photo Editing Sof...

 


Camera Zoom - How to Get the Most From Your Lens

Nearly every camera on the market comes equipped with some sort of zoom function. What's funny about zooms is that they are almost always used incorrectly or never used at all. Many photographers starting out consider the zoom to be for "far away things" and never understand the impact using a zoom correctly can have on their images. Keeping that in mind, here are some ways to use your zoom the next time you're out taking pictures. And before you start using your zoom find out if it's an optical zoom or a digital zoom. This will make a big difference when it comes to the quality of your images. The best type of zoom is clearly an optical zoom and will be the focus of this article. The other type of zoom is a digital zoom where it blows up the image to make it seem larger but actually doesn't "zoom" in on the image as one would expect. To get the best results, always use an optical zoom. So here are some techniques you can use for getting great zoom results. Crop, Crop, Crop In a perfect world, no piece of ...

 


How to Get Started With Digital Photography

Digital photography, though pretty much the industry standard at this point, is still a young technology. Many of the greatest advances in digital happened within the last ten years, and if you're a later adopter it's nothing to be ashamed of - there are millions of people out there that have never touched a digital camera. And the best part? Learning to take digital pictures is a lot easier than you may think! The Main Tool- A Digital Camera When digital cameras first came out they were far outside most people's price range, but now they are affordable for almost everyone. Now you can get a good point and shoot camera for less than $200 or for more features you can get a nice digital SLR for under $1000. Try to keep in mind what you want to use the camera for so you can be sure to get a camera that's best suited for your needs. If your primary picture taking is to capture memories of your friends and family, then the high image quality of an SLR doesn't do much for you. Give some thought to what you want...

 




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