Want to explore macro photography? Our guide will help you get started in no time. No special equipment necessary!
Macro photography, or taking larger-than-life-size pictures of very small subjects, is a fascinating, absorbing branch of photography through which you can explore the details of the world around you (and come up with some fantastic images in the process). Once impractical for many because it required a substantial investment in equipment, macro photography is now accessible to everyone
Come on! Admit it. Most of us have never touched a piece of photographic film. I guess that statement is mostly true- if you’re under the age of 35. Those of us over the age of 35 likely haven’t touched any film in close to two decades.
We all know the roots of photography lies in the black and white photograph. Think of the newspaper photographers of the 1950s with their gigantic press cameras and flashbulbs. Or, even go further back, and you have the portraitist
Taking your photography to the next level could be as simple as following the Rule of Thirds, a basic and easy to use composition technique that can increase viewer engagement, maximize visual impact, and transform your images from good to great.
The Rule of Thirds provides a means of reliably creating balanced, visually pleasing photographic compositions based on the way the human eye naturally moves and focuses when viewing an image. Though the principle has been used by artists throughout history
Open up your original photo file that you wish to apply the zoom to and create two duplicate layers of your Background layer. You do this by dragging your Background layer to the Create A New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette or simply press Command-J (PC: Control-J) twice. Then, hide the top layer (Layer 1 copy) by clicking on the Eye icon next to it. Then, you want to rename the middle Layer (Layer 1) to Zoom.
To create the zoom blur effect, select the middle layer (Zoom). Then go