Photo Editing

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 […]