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Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography is making a come-back now that digital photography makes it so easy. Using software to convert a colour digital image to black-and-white is becoming a new art form.

Converting Digital Photos to Black and White: There are several ways to convert colour images to black and white. This article outlines steps converting images using Photoshop Elements.

Lighting Techniques: Lighting mistakes are made by amateur photographers often enough, especially when using flash on a point & shoot camera. Don't be one of them! Check out this list of common lighting mistakes and follow the suggestions on improving your results!

Ways to improve your Composition: Composition is one of the hardest concepts to learn when picking up photography. The rule of thirds... Angled lines.... What are these composition rules and why do they work? Read on to see examples of my photos that illustrate each point and see if you agree with these rules for better composition.

The Basics of Exposure and Metering: How does your camera measure lighting conditions and decide on the correct exposure? Where does your camera’s sensor fall short, and which metering methods are best for various situations?

Getting Sharper Photos: We all want sharp images, but what's the best way to improve image sharpness right from the camera itself?

Adobe Photoshop Tips and Tricks: What's the best way to enlarge an image in Photoshop without losing image quality? What image resolution should I use? How can I optimize Photoshop for better performance? Find out through mini Photoshop Tutorials and How-To's.

Aperture and Depth of Field Demystified: Find out how aperture directly affects depth of field by reviewing the factors that influence how all photos are captured. Understand how aperture-priority can be useful in changing the plane of focus in your image.

Using Shutter Speed to Control Motion: What is shutter speed and when do I care about controlling it? When you have a subject you want to photograph that moves - a child, a cyclist, your favourite racer - there are 3 techniques you can choose from to control this motion with your camera.

Advanced Exposure and Metering: Some scenarios are very easy for your camera to correctly expose automatically, but some scenarios are downright tricky. How can I set my camera to correctly expose high contrast scenes, or tricky lighting conditions so that the exposure is always correct? Read on to find out how can you overcome your camera’s temptation to over- or under-expose sunny skies, your favourite black cat, snowy landscapes, gorgeous waterfalls, and more!