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Direct Sunlight... How can i get a softer look with my pictures. Sometimes I get shadows under the eyes, which makes the photo of a person look unprofessional. I want that clear professional look. I find it difficult to get beautiful and better shots in direct sunlight...Perhaps i'm doing something wrong!

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Try adding a bit of fill in flash. It's difficult in direct sun, as if the sun is behind YOU the subject may be squinting. If the sun is behind the subject you will need lots of flash to compensate for the face being in shadow.

If you are posing the shot, put the sun behind and to one side of the sitter and use a good reflector to bounce light back toward them with the reflector at eye level. The reflector does not have to be a special bought item. A sheet of really thick whit card, taped to a tripod will do just as well.

If you are taking pics on the go and can't lug equipment around with you, meter on the face, use a little fill and bracket a stop either side to make sure.

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Trick For Using Your Digital Camera

With film cameras you always wondered whether there was sufficient exposure in the census, and if there was another roll of film. With the camera you can take lots of pictures and then immediately switch to eliminate those that do not want. If you do not have the photo you want, you can probably try again. This is particularly useful for taking pictures of the group - somebody who always has his eyes closed. The two things that determine the number of pictures you can take before the download is the resolution (quality) and the amount of memory in your camera. You can buy memory cards that increase the number of photos the camera can hold.

Although it is possible to print large-sized 8x10 the highest resolution, eat memory, which limits the number of images you can store your camera. If you think about it, how many times you are going to be printing 8x10. Option is always there when you need it, but I recommend the vast majority of the pictures are taken with a medium resolution. When you have time to test a new camera, use the lower resolution may take several times, until you learned what you can do every option of a digital camera.

This useful feature allows you to take better pictures in bright sunlight where dark shadows can ruin a great photo. You can also use the shadow which illuminates the image look washed out without the full flash can provide. "Fill Flash" This is not the normal flash setting, is generally known and is less intense than the normal flash.

A polarizing filter gives you more contrast and richer, warmer tone when shooting outdoors. A polarizing filter can be rotated to give the desired effect. If you have polarized sunglasses, try to keep the sunglasses in front of your face and look through one of the lenses. Rotate the sunglasses and the difference in tone and contrast of your environment.

That's what you can do with a polarizing filter. If you do not have a filter, you can use your polarized sunglasses - just take one of the targets as close to your camera. Oh - Make sure your sunglasses are clean!

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Like us, while you may love taking digital photographs, you tend to find there are a number of common problems, such as red-eye or bad exposure, that crop up time and time again. Correcting these problems goes a long way toward improving your digital images dramatically. So we've identified the five most common problems that plague digital photographers, and how to fix them - as well as how to avoid them in the first place.

Prevent the dreaded red-eye
You'll usually see the red-eye effect in low light, when your subject's eyes naturally dilate to let in as much light as possible.
When you fire your camera flash, the light passes through the open pupils and bounces off the back of the eye, which then looks red.
That's why you'll never see red-eye in a photo taken outdoors in bright sunlight. To minimise the possibility of red-eye, take your pictures outdoors in daylight, or inside near a window where you have natural lighting.
At night, brighten the room by turning on all the lights you can.
If you're stuck in a dimly lit room or if you're outdoors at night, turn to your camera for help.
Your camera's red-eye reduction mode (usually identified by an eye-shaped icon) fires the flash several times quickly right before the camera takes the picture, forcing your subject's pupils to close down to a smaller size.
Remember that the picture hasn't been captured at the first sign of flash, so hold the camera steady - and warn your subject to hold still for a few seconds, to be sure that the camera is done taking the photo.
Your camera's red-eye mode can help, but it isn't a cure; you still might end up with red-eye in some photos.
When that happens, use the red-eye tool in your favourite photo editor to blot out the red.

Avoid digital noise
Digital noise is comparable to the ‘grain' you sometimes notice in film photography, as you see here in this noisy photo.
Not only do noise and film grain look somewhat similar, but they are also caused by similar factors. Both are accentuated by high ISO levels, for example.
ISO is a measure of your camera's sensitivity to light, which you can increase to take photos in low-light situations.
You'll always have some noise in your photos, even at your camera's lowest ISO; but the higher you crank the camera's ISO, the more noise that results.
Long exposures are also major contributors to noise: The longer the exposure, the hotter your camera sensor gets - and all that heat contributes to digital noise in the final image.
It's rarely a problem in daylight, but long exposures at night can fill your photos with noise.
So how do you avoid digital noise? In general, shoot with the lowest ISO possible. You might need to bump up your ISO when you're shooting indoors without a flash, for instance, but don't crank it all the way to ISO 1600 when ISO 800 might do.
Just increase the ISO until the shutter speed is fast enough to take a sharp photo, which is usually something like the inverse of the focal length.
Here's an example: If the lens is set to 100mm, you can probably get a fairly steady shot with a shutter speed of 1/100 second.
Likewise, though longer exposures can lead to extra noise, you can fight back by turning on your camera's built-in noise reduction.
Many cameras have an automatic noise reduction feature that kicks in when the shutter speed exceeds one second. Check your camera's user guide.

Correct bad exposure with Curves
The Curves tool in many image editors allows you to correct the exposure of your photo by tweaking the brightness and contrast.
In fact, you can tweak the shadows, midtones, and highlights of a photo independently.
In Photoshop Elements, choose Enhance, Adjust Colour, Adjust Colour Curves from the menu.
You have two ways to use Photoshop Elements' Curves tool: You can move the sliders for precise control, or you can click a style from the list to adjust the options by a preset amount.
To increase the brightness of the shadows in a photo, for example, click Lighten Shadows in the list of styles, or drag the Adjust Shadows slider to the right.
You can see the change in the After image in the Adjust Colour Curves dialogue box and also in the original photo back in Photoshop Elements' canvas.
I recommend that you make changes like this in a layer.
That way you can adjust the opacity of the layer to reduce its intensity or even delete the layer entirely and get back the original photo, long after you made the original changes.
Working in a layer is easy to do. Before you start editing with the Curves tool, just choose Layer, Duplicate Layer and click OK.
Now you have two identical layers. When you choose Enhance, Adjust Colour, Adjust Colour Curves, the changes you make to the photo will be in the top layer only.

Sharpen fuzzy photos automatically
In a perfect world, all the photos we snap would emerge from the camera perfectly formed, impressively sharp, and ready for display at the Louvre.
Of course, in reality most digital cameras take photos that are a tad soft - which is why it's often a good idea to sharpen your images a little before printing or sharing them.
One way to sharpen your photos is to let your camera do it for you.
Check out your camera's user guide, and you'll probably find a way to sharpen every photo automatically, as it's taken (as you see in this page from the user guide for the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS).
A built-in sharpening feature is a simple and painless way to give images a little bite, but it isn't perfect.
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Clone your problems away
You've probably taken some photos in which something annoying - a wandering tourist, a telephone pole, a fluttering pigeon - ruins an otherwise wonderful shot.
In many cases, it's easy to clone away unwanted elements in Adobe Photoshop Elements or any other popular photo editing program.
To get started in Photoshop Elements, click the Clone tool in the palette on the left side of the screen (it looks like a rubber stamp).
Next, find a region in your image that's similar to the area you want to cover. If you want to airbrush away a power line that runs through the sky, for instance, look for a nearby patch of sky to serve as your source for the clone brush.
To set the source, position the mouse pointer over it and Alt-Click. Now move your mouse over to the area you want to brush away, and start painting. Don't try to cover the blemish all at once; paint a little, pick up the mouse, and paint again.
This action reduces the chances that a recognisable pattern will appear. You can see a work in progress in this example, where I'm cloning away a boat by painting over it with water.

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