Printing your images — how to prepare and print successfully

Printing your images -- successfully prepare for printing

Printing your images — how to properly prepare and print your images

Printing an image requires more thought and preparation than printing a document. It’s not difficult, you just need to be aware of a couple of extra steps…

  1. Sizing for print
  2. Setting the correct colour profile
  3. Final sharpening

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What is ISO? How to set it correctly on your camera

Camera Sensor ISO Setting

What is ISO on a camera?

ISO is a scale of numbers that refer to your camera’s sensitivy to light. They usually start at ISO100 and increase from there to ISO25600 and even higher. Following the megapixel wars of the Naughties, the leading camera manufacturers turned their attention to ISO. We’ve since seen some incredible advances in sensor technology with some cameras now able to record images in near total darkness.

The general rule of thumb for ISO is the higher the number, the more sensitive your camera is to light. Doubling the ISO doubles the sensitivity and increases the exposure by 1 stop but not without a cost. As the ISO increases so does the noise in the image. Set your ISO too high and you’ll either have to Continue reading What is ISO? How to set it correctly on your camera »

My photography ebook is finally here – #ProudMoment

Photography Ebook: 10 Top Tips for Better Images -- Start making better photos todayAfter 2 years in the making, today is a very proud moment — my photography ebook is finally here.

I wrote about it first on this post a looooong time ago and this morning I finished it, compiled it and published it through theLightMatters.com eshop.

I’ve called it 10 Top Tips for Making Better Images and it’s aimed at new and aspiring photographers alike who want to improve their photographic skills and start to make better images. The goal was very simple: to write a book that’s easy to read and free from as much technical jargon as possible. Of course, there has to be a bit or the reader would never know which control to adjust but I’ve kept it to an absolute minimum.

It’s also camera agnostic too. By that I mean it’s valid for any DSLR camera and most of the content is also applicable to bridge cameras, compact cameras and even camera phones.

My ebook is available for immediate download when purchased through theLightMatters’ shop and is available in both EPUB and PDF formats

Grab your free copy of my photography ebook with these voucher codes before they run out!

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What is Aperture Priority and when should I use it?

What is aperture Priority? When should I use it?

First things first, Aperture Priority is your ‘go to’ mode for almost all your photos. It’s the mode I use all the while unless…

  • Time is an important element of the image
  • I’m using studio flash
  • I’m in a situation that demands or requires full control over the camera

If you use the fully automatic mode (green rectangle on most DSLRs) at the moment, I’d encourage you to switch over to Aperture Priority (Av on Canon or A on Nikon) for a while at least Continue reading What is Aperture Priority and when should I use it? »

How to remember camera settings

How to remember camera settings

How to remember camera settings (or not with this sneaky workflow)

Do you struggle to remember camera settings?

Are you frightened of changing a camera setting in case you muck something up?

Do you wish there was an easy way to set your camera up for any situation?

If you can relate to any of these question, I’ve written this post for you. So if you read it and find just one thing useful, please take a minute to leave a comment below and let me know 🙂

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