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TitlePhotography Tips, Tricks & Fixes Vol. 2
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98 Photography Tips, Tricks & Fixes

Tips|Tricks|Fixes

Create a vintage-effect photo
Capture a stunning vista and give it a nostalgic feel

Before

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Tips|Tricks|Fixes

Info . . .
What you’ll need:
A digital camera
Editing software

1: Choose your aperture
Set your camera to Aperture Priority mode and
then select a narrow aperture (high f-number).
This will ensure that everything in your photo is
in focus so that you can take control of the soft
focus blur in post-production later.

4: Zoom out
To fit everything into the frame and leave enough
space at the edges for the vignette, use the
shortest focal length that your camera or lens has.
This will involve zooming right out or twisting your
lens so that it is set to the smallest number.

2: Keep it clear
Set your camera’s ISO as low as possible,
preferably at 100 or 200. This will prevent you from
taking noisy images, keeping your shots clear with
lots of detail. Slow down your shutter speed or
widen your aperture if your shots are too dark.

5: Use the gridlines
If your camera has gridlines, then use them to
help you compose your shot. The grid will help
you to keep your horizon straight and position it
a third or two thirds of the way up as well as get
your main focal point in the centre square.

3: Use a scene mode
If you are having trouble getting your settings
right, you can always use a Landscape scene
mode. Your camera will choose the settings for
you so you can focus on composing the shot. It
will often capture more vibrant blues and greens.

6: Steady your shot
As you are using a narrow aperture, you may
need to select a slow shutter speed to let enough
light into the lens. Use a tripod or rest your camera
or elbows on a steady surface to reduce camera
shake when the shutter is open for a while.

R
etro photography is very popular at the
moment, thanks to the vintage filters of apps
like Instagram and the nostalgic look of Lomo

images. Lomography is a movement that started in the
early Nineties after the founders discovered the unique
photos produced by toy film cameras. Lomo photos tend
to feature unusual colours, with a soft focus and dark
vignettes where the colour falls away at the edges of the
frame, which makes them look particularly retro.

However, the good news is that you don’t need a
Lomo camera to achieve this fantastic effect, as it can

easily be re-created using image-editing software. Almost
any photo can be given the Lomography treatment,
from portraits to still life and landscapes. It is important
to make sure that the most important part of your image
is positioned in the centre of the frame, otherwise it
will become obscured when you add the vignette.

This easy-to-follow tutorial will show you how to take a
great landscape shot that is perfect for a retro makeover,
then give it the Lomo look in Photoshop Elements 11, and
finally post it onto Pinterest to share with the world. We’ll
also suggest the best subjects for the retro effect.

Take a beautiful landscape photoShoot!

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Everything you need to get more from your camera

Photography

Creative projects

Essential fixes

In-depth guides to help you master all
popular genres of photography and
to develop your camera techniques

Camera skills

Volume 2

GUIDE GUIDEP SA M

Simple step-by-step tutorials
for creative photo projects that
will make your shots stand out

Get to grips with image-
editing to improve and
enhance your photos

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