Speckyboy Design Magazine » Photography http://speckyboy.com Web Design News, Resources & Inspiration Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:08:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Breathtaking Photography: Shooting in the Golden Hourhttp://speckyboy.com/2013/09/06/shooting-in-the-golden-hour/ http://speckyboy.com/2013/09/06/shooting-in-the-golden-hour/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:02:50 +0000 http://speckyboy.com/?p=43551

The golden hour is the time of day, usually in the early morning or evening, when the light creates a very special effect in photography. During the golden hour (sometimes also called the magic hour),...


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The golden hour is the time of day, usually in the early morning or evening, when the light creates a very special effect in photography. During the golden hour (sometimes also called the magic hour), the light is soft, with a reddish hue, which brings warmth and depth to a photo. At the same time, lighting conditions change rapidly offering the possibility for very varied shots. In this article, I will explain why the golden hour is so special and give you some general tips on how to improve your photography.


Photo by Sergiu Luculescu

What is the Golden Hour?

In photography, “golden hour” refers to a certain time of day when the sun is at its lowest and creates a unique type of lighting that is considered particularly appealing for photography. The exact time and duration of the golden hour will depend on where you are in the world and also on the season. Typically, the golden hour occurs in the very early morning and evening, and even though it is called an “hour”, the duration can vary greatly.

But why is the golden hour so special?

The Basics of Hard and Soft Light

To understand why the golden hour is so special, you need to know something about lighting in photography. Photographers often talk about hard and soft light. A sunny day with no cloud cover will generate hard light; i.e. light from a single source that shines directly on the subject, casting sharp shadows and generating strong contrast. Soft light on the other hand generates soft shadows and little contrast. It is generated when light comes from multiple sources or when it is reflected or diffused. An overcast day is a great example of soft light. Here, the light rays are diffused or scattered by the clouds, creating lighting that is very even.


Photo by Sergiu Luculescu

For the most part, the best photography is done in soft light, since it better depicts the colors and shape of the subject. Some photographers do use hard light, particularly to generate specific effects, but overall soft light is preferred for virtually all kinds of photography.

What Makes Golden Hour Photography so Special?

In the golden hour, the light travels farther to reach us, since the sun is low in the sky and the light shines at an angle. This diffuses the light, causing soft, warm lighting with long shadows and reduced contrast. The atmosphere filters the light, creating an effect that is quite unique. Anyone can create soft light, even by artificial means using a diffuser, but the color and feel of the golden hour is very special.

At this time of day, lighting conditions also change rapidly, allowing the photographer to get varied types of shots within a relatively short time span. Within that “hour”, the photographer will be able to experiment with all the intermediary types of lighting and shadows as the sun sets or rises.

Shooting during the golden hour is considered excellent for virtually any kind of photography, including people, landscapes, cityscapes, and wildlife. The versatility of the changing lighting conditions can create wonderfully warm pictures with vivid colors, and give the scene a three-dimensional feel due to the long shadows. It can also be used to create dramatic effects in landscape photography.


Photo by Simon Allanach

Notice the warm glow and pinkish color in the picture above, taken just as the sun had begun to set.

Calculating the Golden Hour

As mentioned earlier, the exact time and duration of the golden hour varies depending on where you are in the world. The easiest way to figure out when you should be out there is to find your location here: http://www.golden-hour.com/.

Tips for Photography in the Golden Hour

So what do you need to know for great golden hour photography?

  1. Make sure you have the right weather: Very cloudy conditions will block out that special light.
  2. Come early and be prepared: Things change quickly and you need to be ready. Find the right location(s) and scout out interesting subjects (this can of course be done at an earlier time). A torch is always useful, particularly if you come before dawn.
  3. Experiment with your camera settings: Often, auto mode will try to negate the effect of the golden hour, thus ruining all your hard work. Try using the camera in manual mode and setting your white balance to “cloudy”.
  4. Use a tripod: Not only because of the practical difficulties of shooting in darker conditions, but because you may need longer exposure times.
  5. Experiment with angles and positions: Take advantage of this time and experiment with different subjects and angles. The effect of front vs back lighting can create very different kinds of pictures.
  6. Take many pictures: Conditions change rapidly making it possible to take very different shots of the same subject. Furthermore, if you are experimenting with camera settings take many pictures to make sure that you learn what works best and also so you do not end up wasting your time.

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    Food photography, while being a specialized type of still life art form, has already formed its own following. From amateurs taking pictures of what they had for lunch to award-winning photographers celebrating a collection of cultures, food photography has us engaged.

    The art of food photography is a precise one as well, requiring understanding of spacing, distance, color, and focus. Today we’ll take a look at tips and tricks to make your food appear to be the best that money can buy.

    Food Photography Techniques

    1. Equipment

    Professional photographers use expensive digital backs on equally expensive cameras, but the barrier for entry isn’t that high. All you’ll need is a DSLR or an advanced point-and-shoot that will let you make adjustments to your shots.

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    The most important characteristic of your camera is the ability to tweak is settings, instead of relying on automatic modes. For DSLRs, interchangeable lenses are a must for taking photographs of different subjects. Tripods are also essential, to keep your shots steady.

    Optional tools include lamp stands for external lighting, as well as lens shades to control the light. Don’t forget the accessories to complement your food, like bowls, napkins, silverware, and flowers.

    2. Camera Settings

    We touched upon this in the last section, but for food photography it’s essential that your camera has the ability to manually change the settings. It’s the only way you can focus on the minute details of the food, and highlight the features that you want to emphasize.

    Food Photography digital Camera Settings
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    Take note of your aperture, which controls how much light will hit your sensor. A low aperture setting will let in more light, generally resulting in brighter photographs. Its partner, shutter speed, controls how long the shutter is open. You usually adjust both these settings in conjunction to compensate for changes in one setting with the other.

    The third important setting is ISO, which controls your camera’s sensitivity to light. A higher ISO is used in darker scenes, but will result in a grainier photograph.

    3. Composition

    Having the right equipment and understanding the camera settings is nothing if you don’t know how to compose your shot. Food photographs are usually crisp and well lit, bringing out the texture of the food. Your goal is to feed your readers through their eyes, making them want to reach out to the photo and nab the food.

    Food Photography Composition
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    When composing, remember that the food itself shouldn’t be the only thing in the shot. The bowl or plate that holds the food (or even a napkin or a spoon) frames the subject in such a way that the accessories emphasize its presence. Avoid blank spaces and create a sense of movement in the image—crumbs, flakes, all in a natural position.

    4. Lighting

    Natural lighting is always recommended for food shots. While your eyes (and brain) can adapt to any sort of light and reconcile what the food is supposed to look like, cameras aren’t at the same level and need all the help they can get.

    Food Photography Lighting
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    Ample light source is one of the most critical elements of food photography—find your light source and compose around it. Do you use the light shafts streaming through the window or the increased light available coming in the doorway? Lighting brings out the natural color of the food, and this is very important in keeping your subjects appetizing and appealing.

    5. Angle

    Like in any mode of photography, angle is critical in bringing out the best in your subjects. This is particularly important in food photography, because the shots are so close up. Some foods are best shot from above, like grains and cereal (with bits outside the bowl to create dynamism). Others, meanwhile, are best shot from an angle, such as cakes with layers.

    Angle comes after composition—you don’t want to be thinking about the silverware and the napkins when the food is ready to be shot.

    6. Focus

    Focus changes the primary elements of your shot. You wouldn’t want the fork to be the subject that is highlighted in your picture of a cake, after all.

    Food Photography camera focus
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    Focus is a result of the different settings and techniques working together, and is also influenced by the camera’s distance to the subject. However, if your camera’s autofocus isn’t cutting it, you can also manually adjust this setting to focus on the subject you want. How deep or short will the depth of field be? Because food photography relies so much on macro, having an understanding of focus is important.

    Of course, these tips all lead up to the shot itself. If you want to do more with the photo, you can always edit them after the fact. But if your photo isn’t good in the first place, there won’t be anything to touch up.

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    How have these techniques helped your food photography? Are there other tips you use in creating that perfect shot of food? Let us know in the comments below!


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    Photo effects never get old. If you’re looking for cool Photoshop photo effect tutorials to spice up your image collection, this roundup was put together for you. There are 50 fantastic tutorials to help you to become a true Photoshop rockstar!

    Here you’ll find popular tilt-shift techniques, watercolor effects, Instagram effects, polaroid and vintage effects and many, many more. Don’t hesitate to choose the image effect you like the best and follow it through to create truly stunning art.

    Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorials

    1. Instagram Your Images Using Photoshop

    Instagram Your Images Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Learn how to create a “Nashville” filter from Instagram in a few easy steps.

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    2. How To Give Your Photos a Vintage Polaroid Effect

    Vintage Polaroid Effect Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This easy step-by-step guide will show you how to add an old vintage Polaroid style to your ordinary photos using Photoshop. Adjusting image colors and applying Photoshop brushes will convert an image to an old one in no time.

    View the Tutorial →

    3. Create Cool Watercolor Effects

    Watercolor Effect Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Lots of famous designers such as Bruno Fujii, Margot Mace, Raphaël of My Dead Pony, Stina Person, use watercolor effect in their illustrations and it looks fantastic. These days you don’t need watercolor paint to add this awesome effect to your image, Photoshop will help you to perform this task.

    View the Tutorial →

    4. How to Make Instagram Filters: Earlybird

    Instagram Filters Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Instagram rocks today, am I right‌ One more great tutorial on creating an Instagram filter.

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    5. Instagram Quick Effect In Photoshop

    Instagram Quick Effect Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    You will be surprised how short and simple this tutorial is. It is so quick that you’ll learn how to add a vintage effect to your image in only three steps.

    View the Tutorial →

    6. Add Quick Effects to Your Personal Photos

     Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This is a beginners-to-intermediate tutorial to add a cool bokeh effect to you personal images.

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    7. How To Create a Movie Style Photo Effect

    Quick Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Everybody likes photo effects that are super easy to recreate. This tutorial will teach you to add a cool cinematic movie effect.

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    8. Create a Trendy Retro Photo Effect in 3 Easy Steps

    Trendy Retro Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Three really easy steps to show you how to create a retro effect. If these three steps still sound like too much effort, you can download the Photoshop action to add a retro effect to your picture with just a click.

    View the Tutorial →

    9. Super Cool Watercolor Effect in 10 Steps

    Watercolor Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This tutorial has ten easy steps to make a watercolor painting inspired by illustrator Scott Hansen, using Masks and Watercolor Bushes to recreate the stunning image.

    View the Tutorial →

    10.  Creating Depth of Field Using the Lens Blur Filter

    Creating Depth of Field Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    There is a Lens Blur Filter in Photoshop, it allows you to control the depth. Also, you can choose a place on the picture, where it will be applied. Still don’t know how it works‌ Take a look at this tutorial.

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    11. Create a Realistic Broken Glass Effect

    Realistic Broken Glass Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This is an easy and quick tutorial on how to apply a realistic broken glass effect to a background image using Photoshop brushes.

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    12. Exposure Blending Tutorial

    Exposure Blending Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    In this tutorial you’ll find instructions on how to create an awesome HDR photo effect. The main goal of this lesson is to blend multiple exposures of the same scene into a single image in order to create more dynamic range than your camera is capable of.

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    13. Create Light Leaks and Lomo Effects Using Actions

    Light Leaks Lomo Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to create lomo effects and light leaks for your photos. There is also a brief video lesson on how to install and to run actions.

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    14. Design Vintage Artwork with Old Newspaper and Watercolor Brush

    Vintage Artwork Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to design a stunning watercolor vintage artwork with an old newspaper background.

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    15. The Creation of “The Storm is Approaching” Artwork

    Storm is Approaching Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

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    16. Dramatic Wrinkles

    Dramatic Wrinkles Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

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    17. How To Give Your Photos a Dark Processed Lomo Effect

    Dark Processed Lomo Effect Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Follow this simple guide for creating a cool dark lomo style effect with high contrasts, blue shadows and vignette burns.

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    18. Photoshop CS6 Presets: Photographic Toning Retouch Method

    Toning Retouch Method Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This is a cool photo retouch method for making your personal photos super cool.

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    19. How To Give Your Photos a Cool Retro Analog Effect

    Retro Analog Effect Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Light leaks, color washes, blurs and vingetting are all common problems when processing a film. While these issues don’t affect digital cameras that much, with this tutorial you will be shown how to recreate these awesome effects.

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    20. Using Textures & Blending Modes

    Blending Modes Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Textures help in turning an ordinary shot into a stunning picture. One more useful Photoshop photo effect tutorial to learn a few cool tricks.

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    21. Vintage Photo Effect

    Vintage Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Vintage is all the fashion today. So, this guide will help you to create stunning vintage style pictures using Photoshop.

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    22. Video Tutorial: Create Hipstamatic and Instagram Style Effects With Photoshop and Retrographer

    Hipstamatic and Instagram Style Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Sometimes video tutorials are better for understanding than the usual tuts with screenshots. A cool lesson to create some Instagram effects.

    View the Tutorial →

    23. Photo Effects Week: Apply a Color Effect to a Photo

    Color Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Applying a color effect can totally change your image. This quick guide will show you how to add a nice cozy effect to your picture.

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    24. Video Tutorial: Enhance Detail Using Correction

    Enhance Detail Using Correction Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Want to add an HDR-style detailed effect to your image‌ This tutorial will show you how.

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    25. Simulate Film Grain In An Image With Photoshop

    Simulate Film Grain Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    In this quick Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to mimic film grain.

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    26. Portrait Photo To Color Sketch With Photoshop

    Color Sketch Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This step by step guide will show you how to convert a portrait photo into a pencil sketch. A typical sketch is normally black and white, but with this tutorial you’ll learn how to colorize the sketch with the photo’s original colors.

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    27. Learn How to Recreate The Instagram Nashville Effect

    Instagram Nashville Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    With the help of this awesome tutorial you can recreate Instagram Nashville Effect. You will use different color correction adjustment layers to achieve this style.

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    28. Dead Zone Blur Streaks Effect With Photoshop

    Dead Zone Blur Streaks Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll find out how to create an amazing motion blur-type of effect. In order to achieve it you need to colorize a photo, than select a single column of pixels and stretch it across the image to make streaks of colors.

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    29. Non-Destructive Lens Flare Effect In Photoshop

    Non-Destructive Lens Flare Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Without making any permanent changes, with this tut, you can add a popular lens flare effect to your image.

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    30. Colorizing Images With Gradients In Photoshop

    Colorizing Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    In this tutorial you’ll learn how to colorize the image using custom gradients. The author of this tutorial will take you through Gradient Map image adjustments. Also, this lesson will tell you how to apply different colors to different brightness levels of an image.

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    31. Dreamy Photo Effect Tutorial

    Dreamy Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    In this tutorial you’ll get to know how to add a magic dreamy effect to your image. Adding bokeh, flecks of sunlight and filters will turn your photo into a real masterpiece.

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    32. How to Correct Green Color Cast

    Correct Green Color Cast Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Green, rich foliage makes a perfect backdrop for any photo, but it creates a green color cast at the same time. There is a pretty fast technique for getting rid of greenish skin.

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    33. Dave Hill Photo Effect: Quick Tutorial

    Dave Hill Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Are you a great fan of Dave Hill photography‌ This Photoshop tutorial was made for you.

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    34. Video tutorial: Create a Vintage Toy Camera Look

    Vintage Toy Camera Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This video tutorial will show you how to turn your photo into a vintage styled image.

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    35. How to Use Light and Shadow to Create a Dramatic Photo Effect with Photoshop

    Light and Shadow Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    You can easily change a light scene in your photo to give a really dramatic atmosphere. In this tutorial you’ll also find out how to use Channels to change the sky and filters for giving a dreamy look.

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    36. Tilt-Shift Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorial

    Tilt-Shift Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This tutorial will walk you through creation of a Tift-Shift picture.

    View the Tutorial →

    37. Give a Yellow Lamborghini a Paint Job

    Yellow Lamborghini  Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

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    38. How to Create a Black & White “Matte” Photo

    Black White Matte Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This quick guide will show you how to turn a bright contrast shot into a cool black and white image.

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    39. Quick Tip: Use Photoshop to Turn Day Into Dusk

    Day Into Dusk Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Taking photos at night is not a simple task. Therefore, sometimes it’s easier to convert a daylight photo into a night one with Photoshop.

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    40. Partial Color Photo Effect Tutorial

    Partial Color Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Learn to transform a color image into black and white, then reveal the parts of an image with the help of Layer Masks.

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    41. Tutorial on How to Create “Toaster” Instagram Effect

    Instagram Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This is one more incredible tutorial on how to create the “Toaster” Instagram effect.

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    42. An Introduction to Photoshop Actions: Create a Simple Lomo Photo Effect

    Lomo Photo actions Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    In this article you’ll find a detailed explanation on how to use actions. Action are a very handy tool that can save your time and efforts.

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    43. Turn an Ordinary Photo into an Oil Painting

    Oil Painting Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    In this article you’ll learn to create an oil painting effect.

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    44. Create a Dragan Style Portrait Effect in 5 Steps

    Dragan Style Portrait Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Have you ever seen the works of Andrzej Gragan‌ His photos have high contrast and specific colors. This tutorial will teach you to mimic this awesome effect.

    View the Tutorial →

    45. Give Your Ordinary Portrait Photo Glamorous Effect with Charming Make-up

    Glamorous Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    Make-up changes everything. This easy guide will walk you through how to give an ordinary image a glamorous effect with the help of make-up.

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    46. Chocolate Skin Effect

    Chocolate Skin Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

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    47. Star Diffusion

    Star Diffusion Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    This Star Diffusion Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to add a dreamy effect to your pictures. It’s a perfect choice for various holiday images.

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    48. Cross-Processing: a Simple but Effective Way to Get this Classic Effect

    Cross-Processing Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    The cross-processing effect is often used in fashion photography to add a cool look that you can see in the image above.

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    49. Photoshop Effects: How to Mimic Studio Lighting for Stylish Portraits

     Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    The most of us will never get the chance shoot in a studio. So, here is a good way to mimic studio lighting with the help of Photoshop.

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    50. Fake HDR Effects Elements Photo Effect Tutorial

    Fake HDR Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

    HDR photography editing techniques add rich colors that make a shoot look artistic.

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    Creative backlights are often used to lend an artistic and enigmatic touch to photographs. In fact, if done properly, backlights can single-handedly transform an ordinary photograph into a masterpiece. In this gallery, we present to...


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    Creative backlights are often used to lend an artistic and enigmatic touch to photographs. In fact, if done properly, backlights can single-handedly transform an ordinary photograph into a masterpiece.

    In this gallery, we present to you some of the finest examples of backlit photography.

    Portrait of my Sister and my Son

    Portrait of my Sister and my Son backlit photography example

    Love’s Spark

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    Julie & Pete

    Julie & Pete backlit photography example

    Backlit Hair

    Backlit Hair

    The Morning Stroll

    The Morning Stroll backlit photography example

    Katie

    Katie

    My Balloon?

    My Balloon? backlit photography example

    Sun Flare

    Sun Flare

    Lone Backlit Tree

    Lone Backlit Tree backlit photography example

    Blue Bird

    Blue Bird backlit example imagery

    Backlit Sheep

    Backlit Sheep

    Backlit Golden Retriever

    Backlit Golden Retriever backlit example imagery

    Backlit Ferris Wheel

    Backlit Ferris Wheel

    Siobhra Window

    Siobhra Window backlit example imagery

    Burnin’ owl

    Burnin' owl

    Backlit by Android Pope

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    Amy

    Amy

    Yuyu

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    Backlit Meerkat

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    Backlit-color

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    The Last Of The Blossom

    The Last Of The Blossom

    La Luce Che Seduce

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    Kelsey Backlit

    Kelsey Backlit

    South Dakota Sunset

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    Backlit Poppies

    Backlit Poppies

    Mi Corazon

    Mi Corazon


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    It’s not often considered, but every photograph must be taken at an angle. Your angle might be just an eye level picture of your friends. It might be a birds eye image, or look up...


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    It’s not often considered, but every photograph must be taken at an angle. Your angle might be just an eye level picture of your friends. It might be a birds eye image, or look up from the ground. Whatever the picture, you’ve got to take the photograph from somewhere in relation to the target.

    This fact can be used by skilled artists to produce a variety of effects in their images. In this article, we have a variety of both standard and unique angles in photography.

    Consider as you read the ways in which these angles may come into play in your future photographs. Whether you’re a professional photographer, an amateur, or just taking a picture with friends, the proper use of angle can work wonders.

    Blade Runner

    Blade Runner example of Photography taken from an Unusual Angle

    Enter the Under Ground

    Enter the Under Ground

    Aurora Bridge In Fremont

    Aurora Bridge In Fremont example of Photography taken from an Unusual Angle

    The Hive

    The Hive

    The Night Tracks

    The Night Tracks example of Photography taken from an Unusual Angle

    Meherangarh Fort

    Meherangarh Fort

    Balcony Panaroma

    Balcony Panaroma example of Photography taken from an Unusual Angle

    Hair Raiser

    Hair Raiser

    Nemo

    Nemo example of Photography taken from an Unusual Angle

    Raining Ghosts

    Raining Ghosts Photographer creative shot

    Reflections of Change

    Reflections of Change Photographer creative shot

    Reflection

    Reflection Photographer creative shot

    Getting Low

    Getting Low Photographer creative shot

    Eiffel

    Eiffel camera creative and unusual shot

    The Leading Path to the Lord

    The Leading Path to the Lord camera creative and unusual shot

    You’re Either Shooting or You’re Dead

    You're Either Shooting or You're Dead camera creative and unusual shot

    Funny Photos Taken at Unusual Angle

    Funny Photos Taken at Unusual Angle camera creative and unusual shot

    Waterfront at Stadium’s Bridge

    Waterfront at Stadium's Bridge camera creative and unusual shot

    Fixing the WA Monument

    Fixing the WA Monument camera creative and unusual shot

    Chain Bridge

    Chain Bridge camera original and unusual image

    Moon Light Match

    Moon Light Match camera original and unusual image

    Intersection

    Intersection camera original and unusual image

    Old Faithful & Jupiter

    Old Faithful & Jupiter camera original and angle image

    Rocklin vs. Granite Bay Boys Basketball

    Rocklin vs. Granite Bay Boys Basketball camera original and angle image

    Pool X

    Pool X camera original and angle image

    With Love from Coronado Beach

    With Love from Coronado Beach camera original and angle image

    Slanted Sky

    Slanted Sky camera original and angle image

    Little Push

    Little Push camera original and angle image

    Fun with Water

    Fun with Water camera original and angle image

    Bethlehem of the Jungle

    Bethlehem of the Jungle camera original and angle image


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