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Understanding Stops in Photography – an Easy Beginner’s Guide

Photography is a very passionate hobby that millions of people enjoy. It gives you the opportunity to capture some amazing moments in life. Additionally, this hobby can become so much more, as there are plenty of career opportunities that come with photography. Therefore, understanding the basics is essential for properly building up your knowledge, skill, and experience. One of the terms that confuse numerous photography beginners is “Stops.” It is a very important expression in the photography world, as it is directly connected with the amount of light that reaches the camera’s sensor. “Light stops” means that, by using three essential camera tools, ISO, shutter speed and aperture, you double or halve the amount of light in the taken photo. A “stop up” is going to double the amount of light in your photo, whereas, going a “stop down” is going to halve the amount of light present in the image. Let’s take a look at how you should use the three crucial elements to take complete cont

How to Choose a Photography Niche and Start Your Own Business

If you are becoming progressively more interested in photography as a hobby, no one can blame you. After all, it is really interesting, and it can be quite lucrative. Sure, it might require a little bit of investment of both time and money, but it is going to be worth your while. Photography is fairly popular and necessary nowadays, considering just how many different types of business rely on it. In other words, if you play your cards right, you can really make it in this world if you have a knack for photography. The important thing to remember is that it would be impossible to get good at every type of photography there is, so you should pick one genre to specialize in, becoming more proficient and making a name for yourself over time. So, in this guide, we will provide you with some suggestions on how to find your niche and how to start your business as a photographer.   How to Choose a Photography Niche and Start Your Own Business Find your calling  First th

How to Make 3D Image

Photoshop can do some amazing thing, but creating a 3D image out of something that is nothing more than a flat graphic or photo is pretty incredible. There's several different ways of doing this and smart photo editors know that each one has it's uses. To create a 3D shape you can use layers, postcards, 3D mesh, or you can create that “old school” 3D look with the red/blue image too – all from a single image in one program. That's impressive.  How to Make 3D Image Start with Layers Photoshop has several 3D shape presets including everyday objects. When you create a 3D object using layers Photoshop wraps the premade “shape” with the layer (like wrapping a present). This can then be turned, positioned, resized and lit depending on how you want it to match the background. 3D Mesh To create a 3D object start by opening a photoshop document with a background and your desired texture or wrap layer. Smart photo editors know you always edit in layers so you background

Do Photographers really need Photoshop?

If you've ever thought your SOOC image was perfect then looked back at it again 6 months later you'd probably laugh at yourself. Many photographers start out editing their own images, after all when you're building a small business cheap is all you've got. The problem is that once you want to step up into the pro level you need to offer proper Photoshop services. There's lots of reasons you need to have your images edited properly and here's a few: Do Photographers really need Photoshop? Money Good images sell. If you're not using professional Photoshop services even if you're familiar with Photoshop you might not be doing your pictures justice. Good images get shared and they get referrals so you owe it to your business to give the best images possible. Sellable images, graphics, and making your own marketing images are all possible using Photoshop, so you don't even need to hire a graphic designer for that holiday banner, or that mini-sho