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Photo Blogging Tips and Tricks

The most successful portraits take us well beyond the surface of how someone looks and show us the inner essence of who someone is. They reveal character, soul, and depth.

They uncover hidden hopes and inner strength, revealing that authentic and deeply human light that shines within. And while technical expertise is undoubtedly important, it’s not the technique, lighting, camera, or pose that creates a great portrait. It’s you, and it’s the connection you create with the subject that makes the image come to life.

Tips & Tricks Suggestions Using Computer Programs : 1. Exposure This tool adjusts the over all brightness of the photo. Exposure is a great place to establish a base line tone for your photo before you begin to make more specific edits. 2. Contrast Control the relationship between the bright and dark areas in your picture with this tool. A low contrast will make the two look closer, where a higher contrast will separate the light and dark areas while maintaining a ratio between them. 3. Highlights Highlights only affects the light parts of your photo, while leaving the darker areas untouched. Here you can make the light areas stand out more vividly. 4. Shadows The exact opposite of Highlights, the Shadows slider will only affect the dark areas in your photos. This is a great tool to use shadows to create a more dynamic photo. 5. Whites A step above highlights. The Whites slider only affects the highest spectrum of light colors, meaning you can affect only the brightest portions of your picture. 6. Blacks The most true-to-name slider of the bunch. This only affects the blacks in your image. This is a good place to experiment adding some black if there isn’t any in the properties of your photo. Creating some black can add a greater richness and depth. 7. Clarity The clarity slider manipulates the detail contrast in an image by affecting the different textures. This is different from the color based Contrast option previously, so have fun experimenting. 8. Hue/Saturation The Hue/Saturation adjustment impacts different colors in your image equally. Be careful using this tool as adjusting everything together can make already colorful sections of the entire image overpowering or unbelievable. 9. Vibrance This tool only affects the areas of an image which are not very colorful, to begin with. This is a great tool to make all the colors in your images pop out without making the photo look unbalanced. After playing with these settings, you can cancel the changes or click ok to save. In this way, the adjustments panel is a great way for non-destructive editing. Take the time to study these image adjustments and set yourself up for creating great photos.

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