I'll recap and relink so that you have one handy place to find all the pages.
And I leave you with this piece of advice - which is what made a big difference to me - but I hardly know if it will resonate with anyone else at all.
When it comes to taking great pictures - don't photograph the object - photograph the light. Anyway - it helped me a lot. ;-)
- The Secret to Taking Great Photographs Intro - you can do it and you don't need fancy equipment.
- Part 1: Setting Goals Why are you taking pictures
- Part 2: Three important tips and one killer secret Dig out the manual - you need to look up 3 things.
- Part 3: Getting the Colour Correct Lightning and setting the camera
- Part 4: Shutter Speed and Why You Care Depth of field and controlling what is in focus
- Part 5: The Macro Setting Close up and in focus
- Part 6: Setting the Stage Backgrounds and staging
- Part 7: Black, White, and Glowing All Over. Exposure
- Part 8: Get it off the Camera! Organizing and storing your photos. Thoughts on organizing and storing pictures.
- Part 9: On to Photoshop - Levels Part 1 Adjusting the image for best contrast
- Part 10: On to Photoshop - Levels Part 2 Controlling the shadows and highlights.
- Part 11: And the Award for Least Intuitive Name goes to: Unsharp Mask Making the image sharper.
- Part 12: Ahead of the Curve(s) Increasing the contrast.
- Part 13: The Cream of the Cropping Cropping and composition
- Part 14: Cropping to a Specific Size in Photoshop Controlling the size of cropped image