Metering modes explained and how to know which one to use
Most of today’s cameras have three different metering modes: matrix (evaluative), center-weighted, and spot. Some also have a highlight-weighted mode.
Why you might want an external flash... — LIVE SNAP LOVE
Anyone else noticing how dark it's getting? Winter is on it's way! As much as I love the dark evenings for a new host of shooting opportunities, one of the things I picked up last year that I had been hankering after for ages was a Canon Speedlite to help with my indoor pictures over the dark winter months. I thought it might be helpful for some of you to understand why you might need or want to use an external flash on some occasions, especially now that the day light hours are…
Lens Hoods - When, Why and How to Use Them
In this tutorial I will explain what lens hoods are,, as well as when, why (and how) you should use a lens hood to achieve a better image!
5 Killer Ways to Shoot Into the Sun and Get Beautiful Flare | MCPActions
Check out MCPActions' blog post on the 5 Killer Ways to Shoot Into the Sun and Get Beautiful Flare. Click to read more and learn about these steps!
Snowy Photo Tips
Ok so I've had people ask me to start doing photography tutorials. I don't ever do these, but I hope it helps you. I thought it would be appropriate to do a Holiday festive tutorial on how to take photos in the falling snow like this! First off, I have my daughter who is my beautiful subject, who's playing in the snow. I kept her in what she was wearing to kind of pop out in the snow, so she has her bright red P.J's on, but I also loved her lighter fur hooded jacket that I think went well…
Photographing People in Glasses
By Jodi Friedman, MCP Photoshop Actions (Photos used in this tutorial were edited with either the new MCP Fusion Actions or the FREE MCP Mini Fusion Photoshop action, that you can download here or …
4 Tips for Effective Lighting Using Only One Speedlight
If the idea of incorporating flash into your photography work strikes fear in your heart, this is a must read article for you! The ability to use a portable electronic flash can do wonders for your work by giving you more creative options, and the truth is you don’t need a ton of fancy equipment to […]
Tips for photographers // Camera settings for group photos
One thing we get asked a lot is, "What are the best camera settings for group photos?" or "What's the best way to take group shots?" We've a...
Photography Tutorials and Photo Tips | Creative Inspiration
Looking for Photography Tutorials? Find great photography tutorials and creative inspiration. Thank you for reading the I Heart Faces Photography Blog!
Adobe Lightroom Tutorial (a.k.a. my dirty little secret)
I’ve published a new Lightroom 4 Tutorial that covers all the new features in their latest release. I have a confession to make… I’m actually a terrible photographer. I honestly can’t be bothered fiddling with stuff like manual focus, white balance and even a proper exposure, especially when photographing my dinner which is getting cold
How to Edit Backlit Photos in Lightroom & Make Them Pop!
Backlit photos are beautiful, however are often hazy and have low contrast. In this tutorial I will show you some simple Lightroom edits to really make your backlit images POP!
Depth of Field: it's more than just aperture
Depth of field refers to the area of your photograph that is in focus. Depth of field can vary from having a very thin sliver of your subject in-focus to a very expansive focus that covers everything in your entire photograph. Many photographers understand that aperture affects the depth of field in your image, but there are other important considerations as well. Join in! Depth of field is this week's topic for the Boost Your Photography: 52 Weeks Challenge. Depth of Field and Aperture Yes…