Articles by Klodvig

One hundred years of Finnish independence

Finally we need to mention Finnish industrial designers and architects like Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto and others. This Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio is a common sight in design magazines and expos. What do you know about Finland? Have you been here and what did you photograph during your visit? continue reading

How To Add Lightsaber Blades to Photos in Adobe Photoshop

A not so long time ago in a galaxy quite close by… Another movie in the popular Star Wars franchise is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to learn to recreate the Jedi knights’ legendary weapon in Photoshop!There are many ways to accomplish this but we’ll be using a very quick and simple way that gives nice looking results nevertheless. This one is done with brushes, layers and layer masks and other the basic tools. I’m using Windows version of Photoshop CC 19.0. [editorimage]https:... continue reading

Capturing the 2017 total solar eclipse

 On Monday, August 21, 2017 there will be rare celestial event visible in the United States: A total solar eclipse. The umbra, or the deepest shadow cast by the moon completely blocking out the light of the sun will trace a band across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina. The eclipse will also be partially visible everywhere in North America, northern parts of South America and in some parts of Western Europe and Africa.For photographers this is an opportunity to take some stunning shots... continue reading

Color management for dummies

Sorry for the title, I didn't mean to insult anyone, just wanted to get your attention. Now that I have it, let's talk about color profiles and color management.    Without going too deep into color theory or technical specifications, lets just me just say that color profiles are a tool meant to help content creators make sure their audience sees everything the same way they do. This blog will focus on digital cameras and digital images, but the same principles may apply to analog media... continue reading

10+1 Flowers Everyone Should Recognize

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.What the great bard wrote is probably true, but in the world of stock photography, a customer looking for a photo of a rose probably wouldn’t be very satisfied if all he found is a picture of a tulip. Naming things correctly and unambiguously is important. You will want to differentiate your flowers from everyone else’s flowers.Now, unless you are a botanist or horticulturist by trade,... continue reading

Making the most of your mobile device

Almost all mobile devices like phones and tablets are equipped with a camera in them. Modern devices are capable of very good images, and best of all, you will almost always have your phone with you.    However, mobile devices can be more sensitive to the conditions around you than big cameras with large sensors and better optics. Here are a couple of tips that might help you take better photos with your device.First, before you even think about taking a photo, take a look at the camera... continue reading

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