- PhotographyUsing Hyperfocal Distance to Ensure Maximum Depth of Field in Landscape Photography
Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in October, 2009.
Have you ever got home after what you thought was a great day’s photography, only to upload your images and find that they were sharp in either the foreground or background but with the rest of the image not quite in focus?
By applying the simple rules of Hyperfocal Distance you can be sure that you are shooting images which are sharp from foreground to background on almost every occasion. I will be using an image that I took recently of Castlerigg Stone Circle to show you how you can put these simple rules into practice so that you can obtain maximum depth of field (DOF) in all your landscape images.Read More…
- PhotographyTurn Your Photo Into a Stylish Watercolour Painting
Turning your images into pen and ink drawings with a watercolour wash gives them a more abstract, "painted" feel whilst retaining much of the detail.
It combines the blurry edges of a watercolour with the skeleton lines of a pen and ink drawing, allowing you to emphasise certain features whilst leaving others to the imagination. The end result, with a matte frame added (a useful technique in it's own right), is a very sellable product.Read More…
- PhotographyAchieve Beautiful Landscape Photos with a Neutral Density Filter
One of the most useful pieces of kit that you can own is a set of Neutral Density Graduated Filters. They can rescue a landscape image which would otherwise be spoilt by washed out skies or dark foregrounds. A large percentage of landscape images will always have a contrast between these two areas and it is therefore essential to have, and to know how to use, these useful filters.Read More…