Noel Varghese

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Natural vs. Artificial Lighting for Portraits

There are basically two kinds of lighting to consider for portraiture: natural and artificial. Considering the pros and cons, as well as requirements …

Photography Tips

How to Take Great Portraits

In my opinion, the greatest medium for capturing a person’s character is through photography. It may seem odd to say a single shot can capture …

Photography

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural lighting in photos can give off a pure vibe that artificial lighting often has trouble providing for you. There are several techniques you …

Food Photography: Recipe for a Great Image

Of all the types of photography that I am involved with, I seem to get more questions about food photography than just about everything else combined.<p>…

Versatility – Your Guide to Shooting Great Travel Photography

Professional travel photographers realize that the key to their business is versatility: to be able to shoot all styles of photography, and to …

Tutorial: How to Edit Underwater Photos

Photographer JP Danko recently put together the above video that takes a 20-minute behind-the-scenes look at the editing of an underwater photo. …

How To Shoot Light Trails

<b>Tristan O’Tierney</b> <i>is a self-taught San Francisco-based photographer who has mastered the technique of crafting with light. Also an iOS engineer, he is</i> …

How I Lost Over a Hundred Photographs to a Corrupted Memory Card, And Got Them Back

It’s probably every photographer’s worst nightmare. You’ve shot gigabytes worth of images, ready to be imported for post-processing, when suddenly: …

How to Safely and Successfully Photograph Lightning

Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination …

5 Tips to Help Photographers Survive in a Down Economy

Many photographers are experiencing difficult times in certain countries. Here are some of the questions I am hearing:<p>“My phone is not ringing. My …

Marketing

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

Remote Controls

The Fundamental Considerations of Basic Portrait Photography

Portrait photography has and always will be a huge source of fascination for photographers, but there are quite a few tricks to getting a great …

Elevate Your Viewpoint For More Unique Photographs

We’d like to welcome <b>Erik Valind</b> to Photofocus. Be sure to catch his classes at Photoshop World in Atlanta April 810.<p>A lot of forethought goes into …

How to Make Your Whites Whiter in Photography

When talking about getting the right colours in your photos the best place to start is to talk about white balance. If you don’t know what white …

Landscape Photography

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

Introduction to Astrophotography

Shooting the stars at night can be a difficult but hugely fulfilling discipline in photography. We have all seen those utterly fantastic shots of …

Landscape Photography

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

Breaking Down How Tilt-Shift Works and How To Use It for Focus Control

From Jay P. Morgan of <i>The Slanted Lens</i> comes an educational and behind the scenes video out of Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. Throughout the …

The Gravity posters that were too scary to be used

As if Alfonso Cuaron's original <i>Gravity</i> posters weren't nerve-racking enough, io9 has got its hands on some alternate posters that are even scarier. Created by visual effects and concept design firm Framestore, the posters depict <i>Gravity</i> star Sandra Bullock hanging on the edge of oblivion, just like …

mSpy launches a smartphone that makes it easy to spy on someone you know

The National Security Agency would love this smartphone. The mSpy smartphone lets you track the mobile phone activity of someone you know, without making them aware you are doing so, so long as the person’s smartphone has mSpy software on it.<p>You can’t just track the activity of anybody around you. …

SketchDeck Turns Terrible Slide Decks Into Beautiful Presentations In Just A Day

A number of startups over the years have tried to reinvent PowerPoint with services that made it easier or quicker to create a slideshow presentation. Newly launched SketchDeck is taking a different approach: Instead of providing an alternative to PowerPoint or similar software applications, it’s …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

How-To's

5 Quick Tips for Photographing People Outdoors

So, let me guess…your pictures of your friends, parents, children, or grandchildren don’t always come out the way you’d like, and you are frequently …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers - Color Balance and Selective Color

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at the Color Balance and Selective Color adjustment layers in Photoshop. They work by balancing the …

Low Light Photography: How to Shoot Without a Tripod

Low Light Photography: How to Shoot Without a Tripod If you don't have your tripod with you, or you're trying to make do without one, you still have …

Digital Photography

How to Do Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the most highly requested and simple photo touch ups requested is for blemish removal on the skin. Whether this is acne, freckles, or just …