How to Edit Amazing Landscape Photos

INTRODUCTION UNLIMITED CREATIVITY! Welcome to my guide on how to edit landscape photos. I know, editing can be a difficult topic to get started with. As far as I know, there are no limits to creativity. There are endless ways to go about editing, and not a single “correct way” to get started. To top it up, there are a ton of editing bibles out there, and everyone has a different approach to editing. So this is what I will do – I will share my own editing process, and pack this guide full with…

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The Big Picture : How To Shoot Panorama

INTRODUCTION PANORAMA IS INVENTED BY A HIPPIE PHOTOGRAPHER. NOT. Before we start the proper lesson on how to shoot panorama, I have an embarrassing confession to make… and it is very important for you guys to know the correct history. Know what? I used to think panorama as “pan-o-rama”, invented by a hippie photographer who wore an artist beret hat and panned a camera around to create an ultra wide photo. Well, I was wrong. I later learnt that Panorama is a Greek word, and it meant wide or “all sight” of that sorts. There is even a city…

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The Tall Picture : How To Shoot Vertorama

INTRODUCTION WHAT THE HECK IS VERTORAMA? Welcome to a guide on how to shoot vertorama. You have probably heard of panorama, a long and ultra wide photo. With today’s technology, it is as simple as panning your smartphone with the “panoramic sweep” feature. Or you can go the old school way of taking many photos, and “stitching” them together in Photoshop. But what happens when you rotate around and take photos vertically? You get vertorama, the cousin of panorama. Strangely enough, vertorama is not commonly used by many photographers. Still, it is very useful for…

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How to Do Silhouette Photography

INTRODUCTION SILHOUETTE, THE ANCIENT ART Welcome photo ninja, to this not-so-secret guide on how to do silhouette photography. Silhouettes have been around way before photography, and arguably, first found on cave paintings. But I am pretty sure that our caveman ancestors did not call it “silhouette” back then. It is not until 1759 that silhouette was named after the French finance minister Étienne de Silhouette… in a bad way to depict cheaply made portrait outlines. Sorry France, but history is history. Read more of the story on Wikipedia if you want. Today, silhouette is a well known…

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How to Do Light Trail Photography

INTRODUCTION LIGHT TRAIL PHOTOGRAPHY IS FASCINATING Welcome to my humble guide on how to do light trail photography. Back when I started photography, light trail is one of the first subjects that fascinated me. To me, traditional photography has always been capturing “a frame of time” in a photograph… Then came along a “mysterious” photo with long silky light streaks. I had my moment of “how is this possible”, “that is an amazing photo”, and I never knew that photography could do something so interesting. I then started to dig around for…

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How to Photograph Fireworks Like a Boss

INTRODUCTION SMARTPHONE TO PHOTOGRAPH FIREWORKS? Want to learn how to photograph fireworks? While the easiest way is to just pull out your smartphone and snap away, smartphone camera technologies are just not quite there yet. Since you are reading this, I am guessing that you are serious about getting awesome photos of fireworks. So I have written this guide to help you go “heavy guns” on fireworks. Shoot? Too easy. Now own it like a boss.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Gear Requirements Section B Homework Section C Preparation Section D How…

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Step-by-Step Guide On How To Do HDR Photography

INTRODUCTION HDR IS A KNOWN BUT UNKNOWN FEATURE? Welcome to a guide on how to do HDR photography. HDR is everywhere these days, but just what is it!? You might have seen a “HDR mode” on smartphones and certain cameras, maybe even heard people say “try to use HDR, it is better”. Why are people using it, but not even knowing what it is? This is the very reason why I wrote this guide – To walk you right through the mysteries of HDR. To get you one step ahead of the game,…

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How to Do IR Photography That Don’t Suck

INTRODUCTION WELCOME TO INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY Bored of the “regular photography”? Looking to do some interesting alternate photography instead? Then you should totally learn how to do IR photography (infrared photography). If you are unsure how it looks like, here are a few good examples from Flickr. White trees, white grass and a surreal landscape, those are the characteristics of IR Photograph. These are the secrets of the unseen world, and they look like they totally came out of the matrix world. But you will need some understanding, and have quite a bit of work to capture this surreal…

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Astrophotography Fireworks – My Crazy Epic Experiment

INTRODUCTION FIRE IN THE SKY 9 August, the time has come for NDP fireworks again. That is the National Day Parade, or Singapore’s Independence Day. So everyone prepare, flock in groups, enjoy some beer and shoot some fireworks together. Yeah, fireworks are cool. But it gets kind of stale when everyone does the same thing. By that, I mean we get a ton of same looking fireworks pictures every year. I don’t mean in a bad way that we should stop having the same fireworks photos altogether. It is fun to get together,…

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