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Best Of 2012 — 11 Most Popular Articles On APN

APN published some great articles, tutorials, tips & techniques, creative ideas and image galleries in 2012. A great number of these posts were and still are adored and appreciated by readers. The articles received a warm welcome and a huge fellow readership on social media as well. APN thanks all the readers for their love… Read More

Every photographer needs to post process the images; if not always at least on the occasional basis. I am sure they must be using Gamma Correction while correcting exposure of an image in Adobe Photoshop. Gamma is widely used but rarely understood concept in photo capturing. Technically, it is defined as the relation between a… Read More

8 New Features In Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Photographers

Adobe Photoshop CS6 loads several new features for photographers and graphic designers. The very first thing you’ll notice is its dark grey interface; which gives the feel of Adobe Lightroom 4. The crop functionality has been improved to enhance the cropping speed. Now moving the crop tool while cropping, moves the background image and not… Read More

Enhancing Portraits — To Use A Diffusion Filter Or Not?

Professional portrait photographers employ a number of techniques to create flattering portraits — using a diffusion filter or a soft focus filter being one of them. Diffusion filter is a photography filter which sits right on the top of your lens and scatters the light entering the camera. It is made up of a translucent… Read More

How To Correct Lens Distortions For True To Life Pictures

Lens correction is a tool in various photo editing software tools that majorly corrects lens induced distortions like vignetting, barrel distortion and chromatic aberration. Lets see what do these terms mean, why do these distortions occur and how we can fix or reduce them. Lens distortion occurs in every lens. There’s no lens which has… Read More

Mega Collection — 136 Lightroom Presets For Portraits

Here’s a mega collection of Lightroom presets for portraits. If you are looking forward to compile an album of wedding photographs or planning to showcase the family portraits, it is a great idea to add a “WOW” factor to your images with these quick and smart Lightroom presets. Want to add that vintage look or… Read More

Contre-Jour — 5 Simple Steps To Add Drama To Your Images

Contre-Jour is the French word which means ‘against daylight‘. It refers to the scenario when a photographer takes the shot of the subject placed right in front of the light source. Mostly photographers use daylight usually at morning or evening which allows them to naturally place the subject against the sun-light. The final images that… Read More

How Does The Camera’s Auto Focus Work?

Modern DSLRs have made our life much easier. Most of the manual tasks including a few post-processing effects are now achieved during the shoot itself. One such very important mechanism is auto focus. We see through viewfinder and press shutter release button, the camera automatically focuses on the very first object placed or moving in… Read More

Framing the shot in still photography is as important as composing the scene. While composition refers to the arrangement of visual elements to fill the photographic frame in an attractive manner, framing the shot means adding an element of interest to your images — the frame itself. Shooting through the window, doors, archways, spiral staircases… Read More

Night Photography — 6 Challenges & 9 Awesome Effects

Photography is like painting with light on a photosensitive canvas. How about painting something in the absence of adequate amount of light? Sounds challenging right! Humans have always been doing challenging tasks, and shooting in night no more remains a challenge now. While fighting with challenges occurring in low light situations as in night, photographers… Read More