Author Archives: Aalok

How to scan and digitize film negatives at home for free

How To Scan Negatives & Digitize Old Films For Free

All you need to convert your old film negatives to photographs is a camera, the phone you are reading this on, and a photo editor software. In under three minutes or less, you can get one negative done quite easily.

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12 Concepts You Need To Know Before You Take Your First Image | Quick Start Guide

Start on the right foot. Getting the absolutely fundamental principles of photography right would save you a lot of time and heartburn in the long run. Here is all you need to know before you press the shutter for the first time.

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How To Shoot Using The Brenzier Panorama Technique | A Refreshing New Way

The Brenzier Method or portrait panorama is a simple technique used to incorporate a wide field of view while shooting a portrait even when using a telephoto lens.

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Focus Trap | A Cool Little Focusing Technique For Sharp Images

Focus trap is a quick and handy strategy which helps prefocus on the area where the action is going to happen and setup a trap for our subjects. As soon as the subject hits the trap the camera shutter fires and takes the image.

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How To Shoot Using Manual Mode | The Easiest Way I Know

Manual Mode is made to look much more difficult than it actually is. Here is a step by step guide which shows you how you can make the jump from Auto Mode and have all the controls you need to make a great image.

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How To Embrace The Manual Mode Like A Pro | For Beginners

People live in fear of the Manual Mode all their life, never looking at it closely enough. The truth is, it much much easier to use it than you think. Here is all you need to know.

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Twirl Effect | How To Make A Beautiful Abstract Image In Photoshop

Create an abstract looking Twirl effect in Photoshop using any image in under 2 minutes. First, open the image in Photoshop and click on the Filters tab. Navigate to Pixelate > Mezzotint

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Starburst Effect | How To Create One With Any Light [Day/Night]

At the heart of any starburst effect is a small, bright source of light which is surrounded by a relatively dark area. To make one for yourself dial a small aperture opening. This is crucial.

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What Is A Tilt Shift Lens? | An Ultimate Reveal All Guide

Tilt-shift lenses are pretty much the closest thing we photographers have to pure wizardry. Plane of focus modification and distortion control are its key uses.

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Backlighting Photography | How To Do It Right The First Time

You are shooting backlit when the primary source of your light is directly facing the camera. This creates a great atmosphere for shooting some stunning dramatic images

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