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Winning Tips for Wildlife Photography

photoshop-trainingIn this guest post Daniel Padavona looks at how you can achieve higher quality wildlife photos, looking at equipment, set up and approach. It is often frustrating to return from a photography trip only to realise that some of your favourite compositions have not coming out as well as you hoped. Attend one of our Lightroom Training or Photoshop Training courses, and learn how to enhance your photos after taking them to get the best out of your photography.

Wildlife Photography is an art form which requires major time and equipment investment. Very early morning shoots are common in the quest for the right lighting. Lugging heavy camera equipment through a dark forest to reach your destination by sunrise is also common.

The art form of wildlife photography requires specialized camera equipment, a steady hand, a knowledge of wildlife activity, and patience. In this article I will share some of my favorite tips for getting great wildlife pictures while in the field.

Lens Choice

A lot of reach is required to effectively photograph wildlife. I won’t go into the field with anything less than a 200mm zoom reach. And honestly I prefer 400mm.

Longer reach will open up possibilities, but I find them less necessary with cameras now pushing over 20 megapixels. With a 16 megapixel Canon 1D Mark IV I can bring a 400mm lens into the field and shoot at 4896 x 3264 pixels. If I crop the image in Photoshop to 2448 x 1632 pixels, I will have effectively produced an 800mm zoom.

I would rather go for less reach, and pay a little extra for image stabilization in my lens. A lot of my wildlife photography is hand held, so image stabilization is important for keeping my images sharp. Read the rest of “Winning Tips for Wildlife Photography”

Shooting Awesome Photos on Your Cruise

Make sure your holiday photos are good enough to show off with a Photoshop course. Adobe’s powerful image editing software is great for bringing out the best in your photos and highlighting details you may have missed – as demonstrated in the Photoshop CS6 preview video where a poor quality mobile shot of the Eiffel Tower is turned into something to be proud of. First though, you want to take some great photos, here are some tips for cruise photography that can also be applied to travelling in general…

Good news for the young and the young at heart! Cruises are no longer just for middle-aged couples and aging members of the upper class. The 21st Century cruiser can be any age; single, coupled up or with a family in tow. Today they’re usually in search of easy going travels, entertainment and enlightenment whilst seeing the world in style.

You see, many modern cruisers are not climbing aboard in order to sit on deck 24/7 for the next two weeks and have their every need waited on: they want to experience the wonders of the world with no need to worry about lugging an oversized rucksack around or dealing with rammed and rickety transport between destinations.

Not only that, but the modern day cruiser wants to make memories that will last a lifetime, which is good, because a cruise presents the perfect opportunity for practicing your photography skills.

If you want to remember the sights and scenes of your cruise and its port calls forever, read on for our top tips to help you shoot awesome snapshots on and off the deck.

Travel Light

While we’d all like to utilise our best equipment for every shot, you didn’t embark on your cruise to be crippled down with the weight of half a camera shop. Read the rest of “Shooting Awesome Photos on Your Cruise”

Different Uses of Contrast in Web Design

This article primarily looks at the use of contrast when designing websites. However, the tips can be used in any design process for good effect.

When you want something to stand out on a website, contrast is great for setting apart one element from another. When hearing the word contrast, most people only consider colour. However, you can also use contrasting sizes, shapes and positions to make elements of your website stand out from themselves. This article looks at the different ways you can use contrast in web design.

All of the images in this post were created using Photoshop. We offer a wide variety of creative courses including Photoshop Training for learning how to create and edit images (including shape and colour) and Photoshop for Web Graphics training if you want a course specifically tailored for web graphic design. Other print design courses include Illustrator training and InDesign training .

Colour

There are two main methods of contrasting colours: bright and dark and opposing colours on a colour wheel:

colour-wheel

 

Here are three example of using contrasting colours: Read the rest of “Different Uses of Contrast in Web Design”

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