Digital Photography School

You'll be surprised to know that a good photo is never defined by the brand of camera in your hand or the number of megapixels, what makes a good photo is light, the subject and you yourself. So, before you decide to buy a camera for more in-depth photography and control, go over these tips for getting your basics spot on. 1. Don't...
The EOS M5 is Canon's best mirrorless offering. But this may not mean that the camera giant's mirrorless beats the excellent mirrorless cameras from Sony and Fuji. With a lot of features borrowed from the 80D in a small and light body, the M5 is certainly interesting. Let's see if it can hold up against the competition or not. If you...
Indoor photography covers a huge range of situations – from kids’ birthdays to high-end interior shootings. Basically, everything that is shot indoors. Assuming that you don’t own a studio lighting gear, all you’re left with is a light that’s already in your space. Because of that, indoor photography is often not-so-easy to shoot. Why?...
A Brief Look at the Preset Packs offered by DPS Lightroom is one of the most widely used tool of photographers. An easy to use organizer and an even more efficient editing tool, Lightroom is an excellent software to have in your photography arsenal. The only problem is – you have to learn how to use it. And that takes some time. With...
The purpose of this article is to familiarize the user with the best practices regarding ISO settings for night photography. We will go over a basic introduction to ISO as well as a short guide on using different ISO values in relation to other camera settings in order to achieve best results. One of the reasons casual photographers...
Beautiful sunsets, silky waterfalls, pin-sharp stars all over the skies – we all have seen such photographs and have also attempted to capture something like that, often with less than spectacular results. In this article, I will tell you what settings you can use to ensure that you get the shot you want. There are many factors which...
Pros and Cons and the Top 3 Mirrorles Cameras Earlier, there were not many options photographers had. Either they could go for a small image sensor and buy a compact camera, or choose a bigger sensor and go for a proper DSLR camera that is bigger in size too. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px...
I switched from point and shoot camera to a  DSLR back in April 2015, when bought an entry level Canon Rebel T5 camera. I'm using this camera to the date, most of the photography featured in this website is done with this model. There is a good saying a photographer needs to upgrade his/her gear just only he/she...
In this article you will learn how to import Canon DSLR .mov files into video editing software Adobe Premiere CS 4 and how to possibly deal with a choppy playback.  It's all about codecs when dealing with video editing. If you don't have right codecs CS4 wont recognize videos shot with a Canon DSLR (Although, never version...
I'm an avid user of Canon 1200D DSLR camera user (branded under Rebel T5 in US). By now, in my arsenal there are two lenses - the kit 18-55mm lens and a telephoto 75-300mm lens. I have been shooting mostly landscapes (70%) and portraits or street photography (30%). Most of the time I'm still shooting with kit lenses (set...
In this article you will learn that not all is lost (in most cases), and it's still  possible to recover accidently deleted Canon CR2 files (I'm writing about Canon, as I'm writing from my own experience). Here is my case study: I bought a new Asus laptop about a year ago, it did came with a 500GB built in HDD storage, the...
I have been ready to make a switch from crop- sensor to full-frame camera for about past 6 months, but recently after a brief chat with a friend he convinced me that I might actually invest in glass (lens) and mine existing camera will be just fine.  I'm talking about Canon EOS Rebel T5 model, I bought more than a year ago,...
Have you ever wanted to photograph the Big Dipper? It is on of the easiest and probably the most famous grouping of stars in the sky. Fail short using auto mode on your camera? I hear you - I was there buddy. Once I was laying in warm beaches in Turkey (around Izmir) it was night already, the view around me was just amazing,...
I have wanted to write about panoramic photography technique I have been using for a very long time already, today finally I decided to put my knowledge on paper (blog). Panoramic photos are cool and easy way to fake a wide angle lens, you don't have to own fancy DSLR camera and super wide angle lens to fit more into frame. For...
Sorry for late update on photo of the month project, as it is already end of the April, I'm rushing to publish an update for March photography. The reason fur such late update is simple - I feel really tired of my 365 days photo project. Keep capturing and post precessing a picture in a day is really a pain. On the other hand I feel I...
Great news Johann shared on Georgia Ex-pat Photographer club wall today - Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. Get Nik Collection for free now If you purchased the Nik Collection in...
As some of you already know lately I'm a lot into HDR photography. For most of the times I'm shooting from a tripod, but sometimes (just sometimes) I'm lazy enough to take tripod with me. In most cases I end up damning myself for not taking tripod this time and most often avoid HDR shooting. Also in a lot of popular tourist spots (...
I don't call myself a photography guru, actually I believe photography is a know how instead of I'm a guru photographer - beware of me. Today I'll share some findings I have learnt during past 170 days in frames of my 365 days photo project (take one picture every day). Here is the fun fact - actually for the first time this year I...
This year was a leap year and in February we got 29 days - my photo project got 29 photography as well (one image each day).  In February I experimented with street photography, landscape photography, HDR photography, macro / close up photography and even black and white photography. I did use panoramic technique a lot and each...
January was pretty hard month - after a lovely trip to Italy at the end of 2015, we returned back to Tbilisi at start of 2016 and I got ill for about two weeks. For those two weeks I still managed to take a photo a day. Being absent to leave my apartment I photographed indoors, experimented with close ups, photographed our cats a lot...
In today's digital photography school tutorial series I'll show how to create HDR panoramic photos. Make sure you check my previous tutorials on HDR photography - How To Take and Post-Process Night HDR Images , How to Capture and Post-Process Professional HDR Photos Using HDR Efex PRO Now, regarding panorama photos...
In today's digital school photography project I'll show how to take night HDR images and post-process them in Adobe Lightroom and Postmatix.  A year ago - taking a decent night photo sounded mission impossible for me, since I have acquired a DSLR camera a lot has changed, and I'm starting to feel being capable of creating even...
As and eager beginning photographer I'm following trends on new camera releases regularly, although proud owner of a Canon manufactured camera, I decided to take a look on what's new from Nikon in 2016. Just recently Nikon released  D500 flagship DX camera which seems a great rival to Canon 7D Mark II model...
I bought my first digital SLR camera back in April 2015, I opted for a budget priced Canon Rebel T5 model (in Europe its branded under Canon 1200D name) - just immediately of this purchase I felt that my photography has improved a lot, latter in September I realized I'm still shooting in semi-automatic way in P mode, and I...
If you have been following my blog, you have probably noticed my 365 days photo project, which you can see and follow on Flickr. Alternatively check out our Piece of Life photo project.  Flickr offers some valuable stats and helps me out of selecting picture of the month. For criteria I'm using the most simple tactic to count...
I decided to great the New Year of 2016 with a 32 second video flashback I made at the end of 2015, filmed mostly in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. ​The idea of creating one second a day video project arrived to me after I watched  movie Chef (2014). I was already doing my 365 days photo project and for the 32 days it was both fun...
In today's digital photography school tutorial I will show how you can take and make professional looking images using technology which is called HDR photography. In fact before teaching you how to take and process a HDR images please take a note - I have been doing HDR photography less for one month. My findings so far are - like...
At the end of September (2015) I started a new photo challenge project - 365 days of taking pictures. I decided using of Flickr for storing and uploading my project pictures. Flickr offers some valuable stats and helps me out of selecting picture of the month. And actually I'm using the most simple tactic to count on...
It was day 62 from my 365 photo challenge project and I felt I'm out of good photography locations. For couple of the last days I have been doing nice landscape photography in close to me locations, and it seemed that I'm out of options. I asked a friend (photographer) and asked could he give me some advice. He advised me to make a list...
I created this simple floating banana image using a tripod, camera and Adobe Ligtrooms + A little retouching in Adobe Photoshop. I wanted to make the image look even better so I did a HDR image. Floating Banana Photography Trick I did this image for my 365 day photo challenge project and submitted it as day 49 picture. I really feel...