Saving For The Web

When making fine-art prints, more resolution is better, but on the web, it’s more complicated.
By Wes Pitts
When making fine-art prints, more resolution is better, but on the web, it’s more complicated. You want to strike a balance between image dimensions, typical screen resolution and file size. SIZING IMAGES Ideally, people will want to scan your photos in a gallery of thumbnails and view selected images larger.…

December 2008: HelpLine

Photography is a hobby of mine and I recently began researching submitting photos to stock companies. However, I have some questions about releases. Model releases are self-evident, but property releases seem a bit more complicated.

Damian Greene
This Article Features Photo Zoom Most photographers aren’t legal professionals. When it comes to topics like model releases, copyright protection and other legal matters that photographers often face, get information and advice from organizations like the Professional Photographers of America (www.ppa.com). Even if you don’t make your living with photography,…

Add A Creative Touch To Your Pictures

We all strive for pictures that look unique, artistic and creative. That goes for when they're framed and hung on a wall, when they're posted on the web, and maybe even when they're published in a book or magazine article. One creative idea is to add emphasis to the main or central subject in an image. Another is to dress up the image with a digital frame or border. In this column, we'll cover a few easy techniques for accomplishing both goals—and more.

By Rick Sammon
Original We all strive for pictures that look unique, artistic and creative. That goes for when they're framed and hung on a wall, when they're posted on the web, and maybe even when they're published in a book or magazine article. One creative idea is to add emphasis to the…

October 2008 HelpLine

I typically use my camera in automatic mode, but occasionally I step out of my comfort zone and move into some of the other modes. I really understand the full manual mode but, quite honestly, I don't get the whole aperture priority and shutter priority. I know what they are supposed to do and I sort of get when you are supposed to use them, but when I take pictures, I often switch between the two and I really don't see much difference. Is it me or the camera?

Damian Greene
This Article Features Photo Zoom The image on the left is the result of choosing a small aperture in aperture-priority mode. There's a lot of depth of field, but the camera compensated for the small aperture by selecting a slower shutter speed, which blurred the fountain water. The image on…

Create A Web Gallery

It's pretty much expected these days that if you're a photographer, you'll have some kind of web gallery.
By Wes Pitts
When it comes to designing web pages, simpler is usually better, especially for online photo galleries. Displaying fewer images per page at larger sizes not only looks better at a glance, but makes it easier for your visitors to appreciate your photography. Don't try to show everything at once; instead,…

Print Smarter

Printing is one of those areas of digital photography that lead to baldness. Seeing a photo on paper, and often expensive paper, that looks nothing like the image on screen will have you pulling your hair out—hence, the baldness problem. There are a few ways to keep your hair and ensure that you're getting the best possible print.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo Zoom Printing is one of those areas of digital photography that lead to baldness. Seeing a photo on paper, and often expensive paper, that looks nothing like the image on screen will have you pulling your hair out—hence, the baldness problem. There are a few ways…
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