Tiny Cameras, Big Pictures and Make Your Photos Great!

The path to picking a digital camera usually leads to a fork in the road. On one side is the small camera that's convenient to carry but doesn't take the sharpest pictures; on the other, a camera that crisply catches all the details and color but is comparatively bulky. Sometimes it's our fault that our photos didn't work out; we didn't notice distracting, extraneous objects in the image or forgot to ask for a certain pose. Sometimes it's the camera's fault; as impressive as many of today's cameras are, they're not perfect. And sometimes it's no one's fault; some lighting situations are just plain impossible to control.

Fortunately, digital photography's marriage of the camera and the PC has made it easier than ever to get our pictures to match our memories, or even to improve upon them. To do so, you need three things: image-editing software, an understanding of what you can do with that software, and the vision to see what needs to be done to fix your photos.

One way to overcome these problems and still have all the convenience of a pocket sized camera is to learn how to edit photos so that they end up looking professional even though the equipment used wasn't high end professional photo taking equipment. Go to http://www.abcphotoediting.com and check out their simple to read e-book that takes you through step by step exactly how to sharpen your images, take out any distractions from the photo, improve the lighting, or anything else you'd like to do. This e- book is easy to understand, and very good value!

In The News:

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What is the best aperture and focal length for portraits?  TechRadarFind out how changing the aperture and lens focal length can produce very different effects with your subjects.
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Golf, photography to be offered again at Holland College  CBC.caHolland College will be bringing back its golf club management and photography and digital imaging programs back to its academic calendar.
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Readers' travel photography competition: December winners | Travel  The GuardianOur final selection of the year ranges from New York cops to Venice shops, camel fairs to penguins.
Photo Exhibit Captures Pulse Of Kelantan's Traditional Arts  Star2.comAriff Awaluddin and Soraya Yusof Talismail, husband-and-wife artists/photographers, are no strangers to the state of Kelantan. Over 10 years ago, they made ...
A Young Arabic Photographer Shows What the Middle East Is Really Like  VICEThis article originally appeared on VICE Arabia. "If you asked me to describe the Middle East, I would say it's a place full of warmth, culture, and love," explains ...
13 of the Best Photoshop and Lightroom Plugins for Photography  PDN OnlineLooking for a great Photoshop or Lightroom plugin to take your photography to the next level? Look no further.
Photos Day Or Night: How One Photographer Documented The Segregated South  NPREvident in the new book, Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum, is a playfulness that was unlike the work of any other photographer from the turn of ...
Sony a6400 hands-on review with sample images  Popular Photography BlogWe spent a few days shooting with the Sony a6400. Here is what we think so far.
Epistemic Violence and the Careful Photograph - Journal #96 January 2019  E-FluxIn April 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in the city of Savar, an industrial suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killed 1,138 workers and injured ...
Our Favorite Women Photographed by Our Favorite Female Photographers  W MagazineOur favorite female talent photographed by female photographers Emma Summerton, Venetia Scott, Brigitte Lacombe, Collier Schorr and more.
Mike Mandel's 'Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards'  WBURPhotographer and lifelong baseball fan Mike Mandel featured over 130 of his colleagues in a timeless set of trading cards.
Through a different lens: Edmonton optometrist captures award-winning portraits of resilience  CBC.caIn his optometry office on 124th Street in Edmonton, Dr. Larry Louie looks into his patients' eyes to see if there's a problem. When he travels, he looks through the ...
Poof Doof: Melbourne gay club under fire for ‘no girls’ photo rule  NEWS.com.auA Melbourne nightclub has come under fire after a memo emerged demanding official photographers only take pictures of “boys with muscles, big ones” and not ...
What it’s like living on a Greek island where people live longer than just about anywhere else  Washington PostMany of us hope to live long, fruitful and healthy lives. And some of us, in the end, are more successful at that pursuit than others. But there are several regions ...
Become a Better Photographer With This 52-Week Photo Challenge  LifehackerBecome a better photographer” has been on my New Year's resolution list every year for probably a decade. I guess it's more of a goal than a resolution.
Buy your own Guardian classic photograph: Mo Farah, 2012 Olympics  The GuardianThis week in our regular series, an image by Tom Jenkins of Mo Farah winning the men's 5000m at the 2012 London Olympics.
This young Pinay photographer has shot some big names in Hollywood  ABS-CBN NewsAt 28, the LA-based Rozette Rago has photographed Steven Spielberg, Shirley Manson, and the cast of Crazy Rich Asians for the New York Times. Here, the ...
Félix Nadar: The world's first celebrity photographer  BBC NewsHis studio hosted the first Impressionist exhibition and he took the world's first aerial photo: Félix Nadar lived an extraordinary life, as Cath Pound discovers.
Readers' travel photography competition: 2018 winners | Travel  The GuardianHere are the best shots from the thousands entered in our monthly competition. The prize for the overall winner, chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE, is a trip to ...
Photography of the legendary designs of Christian Dior and its enduring impact on fashion  Creative BoomThe House of Dior is renowned for revitalising both haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion in the 20th-century and its legacy continues to inspire mo...
Photographing storms from the best seat in the sky  CNNEcuador-based Santiago Borja is known as "The Storm Pilot" because of this amazing pictures of violent weather he's taken from the cockpit.
A Day in the Life of a Kiwi Police Officer Photographer  PetaPixelThe Auckland, New Zealand police department posted this interesting 9-minute behind-the-scenes video that shows a day in the life of a Kiwi Police ...
Then They Came for Me  British Journal of PhotographyThe incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII represented an invasion of civil liberties that has chilling parallels today, argues a forthcoming show in ...
Noe DeWitt, the Photographer Behind T+L’s February 2019 Cover, Reveals How He Got the Shot  Travel+LeisureNew York-based photographer Noe DeWitt talks equipment, technique, and how to avoid the crowds in the British Virgin Islands.
The Civil Rights Movement Photographer Who Was Also an F.B.I. Informant  The New York TimesBluff City,” by Preston Lauterbach, delves into the double life of Ernest Withers, one of the era's great documentarians.
Bristol photographer taking amazing photos of old people setting world records moves into podcasting  Bristol Post"The show will be aired to over two million people all across the globe."

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