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Tips, Tricks, & Photographic Techniques from the Dublin Photography School

Tips, Tricks, & Photographic Techniques from the Dublin Photography School

1. Don’t go out buying  expensive equipment when your starting off.


2. Consider a  buying a tripod.
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3. Have your camera with you all the time.


4. Set a list of goals and shots you would like to try.


5. Look at the small details, they make up the big picture.


6. Have fun, its the most important part of photography.


7. Take advantage of the web, its full of tips and tricks.


8. Get out of auto mode, try M, Tv, Sv, Av, A mode.


9. Learn the basic rules, but never forget they are just guides.


10. Take photos as often as possible, its the best way to learn.


11. Learn photography principals not just how to operate a camera.


12. Do a photography project that allows you to focus on one genre.


13. Always try to get image right at point of shoot not post processing.


14. Get involved with other photographers who will help you learn.


15. Have Fun.
Some free online Photo Editing & Digital imaging Software.

We have all heard of Photoshop and picasa, but there’s a lot out there for free. Here’s some we had a look at:

1. Picnik

Arguably Picnik is the most popular web-based photo editor, why? Because it’s now integrated with Flickr.

2. Splashup
Very polished interface. Tools and palettes are modeled after Photoshop and it has layers.

3. Phoenix

Part of the Aviary suite of creative apps, Phoenix also offers layers and compositing.

4. Photoshop Express
Adobe was a little late to the web-apps game, but this is a pretty good first try. I like the free 2GB of space. Unlike the real Photoshop this web version has no ability to layer or composite images.

5. Snipshot
Nice, simple and clear interface with no ads at all.

6. flauntR
flautR offers a cornucopia of image tools, boasting thousands of photo effects. If you want to make your photo look like a cheesy painting, this is the place.

7. Pic Resize
Another ad-free editor. I love the huge buttons.

8. Pixenate
Hmm… looks like Pixenate was “inspired” by Pic Resize. The icons and ads are annoyingly awful, but the app works.

9. FotoFlexer
Another simple interface. This one enables you to composite and layer images but without using a traditional layers palette. Instead you can drag the photos and push them back or forward.

10. Phixr
An example of how ugly these apps can get.
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