Photo Editing

Photo editing is almost a must nowadays. Taking the photo is probably the most fun part, but editing your photos can be fun as well. Here you can really bring your photos back to life. Editing your photos is easy with Adobe’s Lightroom CC and you can it to organize your photos with keywords, ratings and more. The posts below show you some of what’s possible with Lightroom and we hope it inspires you to start editing your photos yourself. During our photo tours and workshops, part of the time is set aside to introduce you to the art of photo editing, so you will then be able to (re)create the emotion through your photos.
Photo editing is just about that, to create the emotion you felt when you pressed the shutter button. Was it those amazing colours of the sky during sunset or being close to a group of lions during a safari? By tweaking the colours, the sharpness, the contrast, and the composition of your photo, your message will be clear.

HDR photography – how does it work?

tuscany landscape with clouds and green rolling hills

Have you ever taken a photo of a sunset and the foreground was all black? Or if the foreground was’t too dark, maybe the sky was completely blown out? Or maybe you took a photo of an interior and the surroundings that could be seen from the windows are all white? These are just a […]

Focus stacking in landscape photography

pink tulips at sunset using focus stacking

Have you ever taken a photo of a landscape with a beautiful foreground, but it was impossible to have both the foreground and the back ground in focus? This is where focus stacking comes in. What is focus stacking and why do you need it? Focus stacking is a technique that is often used in […]

Histogram in photography – how to use it for better photos

Before to discuss histograms, we need to talk a little about exposure. So what is exposure? Exposure is to how much or little light your camera’s sensor is exposed. When a photo is too light we call the photo over-exposed, when it’s too dark we say it’s under-exposed. When a photo is underexposed the dark […]

How to edit a photo in Lightroom creating atmosphere

The Cape Peninsula, the area south of Cape Town, has many things to offer. One of the less visited places is the Slangkop lighthouse. One cloudy evening we went to photograph this tower that is probably still very useful for all the ships that round the Cape. What is now called Cape of Good Hope […]

Nature Photography in black and white

White horses running through water in Camargue

Nature photography using black and white After last week’s post with all the bright colours of the houses in Bo-kaap, I wanted to show you something completely different: monochrome photography. Nature is often photographed in colour, because that’s how we see it, but sometimes a photo can look even better in black and white. It […]

How can you use portrait orientation in your landscape photos?

Landscape or portrait orientation? It’s all in the name and the fact that we call the horizontal photo orientation ‘landscape’ leaves little doubt what the orientation of your camera should be when photographing landscapes… but are we really sure? I will show you some photos I took in Arizona, and they will all be in […]

How can you eliminate lens flare from your photo?

Eliminating lens flare from your photos Have you ever taken a photograph against the sun? This might result in lens flare that in some case can add to the atmosphere, but more often than not, you want to avoid. The lens flare is caused by a strong light, like the sun that reflects and scatters […]