Improve your photography skills with help from Venture Studios
Photography is all around. The rise and rise of smartphones means that most of us have a camera readily available at all times. And the camera on a typical smartphone today is far better than the kind of compact camera we may well have had a few years ago. Especially now that many of them are beginning to draw on the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence to drastically improve the quality of images.
But not only does your smartphone provide easy access to a great quality camera, it also opens up the door to an ever growing array of photography editing effects. So not only can you take photos whenever and wherever you want, you can also edit them to achieve exactly the effects you want to.
This means that when you share your photos either with family or friends, or on social media, you can be confident that they are photos to be proud of.
But if you are new to the concept of photo editing, we thought it might be useful just to explain some of the main editing features that are likely to be available on your smartphone’s camera software, and also some of the apps that you can use to expand what you can do to your photos.
We have already referred to the fact that many smartphones are now using AI and computational power to improve images automatically and provide you with better results. This means that before you do anything else, you should have a decent quality image to start with.
But most smartphones also have editing features built into their software to enable you to alter different aspects of the image once it is taken. Every smartphone is different, so it is worth you taking time to find out the editing features of your specific phone.
But with most smartphones you should be able to do some or all of the following:
These features alone give you a great deal of flexibility over the final version of your image. But there are also many free apps available for smartphones that will enable you to do even more creative things with your photos.
Let’s take a quick look.
There are a wide variety of photo editing apps available, for both iPhone and android smartphones. We list a few below to get you started, all of which are free.
Bear in mind that new and updated apps are continually being added so do keep looking around if you can’t find an app that you like or which does exactly what you want it to do.
There are trends in photography just like every other area of life. Particularly on social media there are trends for styles of photos; styles that you can achieve by use of either the editing software on your phone or one of the above apps or similar.
Here are five photography styles and features that we have noticed are trending on social media in 2021.
On this last point, is it possible to tell whether a photo has been edited?
If you are editing an image but don’t want people to know, there are some pitfalls to avoid. Here are a few of them.
We hope that this article has provided some useful information about the kind of photography editing and effects that are available to most smartphone users, popular trends in photography effects, and how to avoid some of the most obvious signs of editing.
At Venture Studios we can apply incredible professional photo editing to any of the images we take. Our state of the art post-editing software means that we are able to add amazing effects and all kinds of background art to your photographs.
When you book a photography experience with us, you will have not only an hour’s photoshoot but also a private cinematic viewing of the resulting images. When you choose an image to take home with you, we can finish it off for you in any style that you want, to create a completely personalised finished product for you.
So if you would like some truly awesome photos of you and yours, why not celebrate the forthcoming end of Covid restrictions by booking a Venture photography experience? All our Venture studios will be reopening soon, so we look forward to meeting you, and creating some wonderful images and effects that you will treasure forever.
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