What do you know about silhouette photography? Silhouettes definitely add a sense of mystery and intrigue to any image, so pictures with silhouettes always look very eye-catching. Do you think silhouette photos are tricky and complex to capture? They are actually not!
The Pho.to team wants to share with you some useful tips for shooting silhouette photos. Let us start with the basic technical tips:
1. Get the right light!
Obviously, silhouette photos are all about back lighting. In other words, silhouette photography requires that back lighting is used. That is, the subject should always be between the photographer and the light source. How does that work? The basic idea is that the light coming from behind should be bright enough to make the silhouette completely black.
Have you ever wanted to add extra flair to your Instagram or Facebook photos? Well, you can now! We have taught Pho.to Lab how to process photos from social networks. You’re now able to have so much fun with them! You could create a new Facebook avatar in a matter of seconds. You could make funny face montages with photos from your friends’ Instagram albums. Oh, and you could get a few more likes for your old photos just by adding a new filter to them
By the way, do you like the new Pho.to Lab icon? It’s cute, it’s catchy and it’s just as playful as the old one. So give it a smile back and get down to processing your photos with Pho.to Lab free or Pho.to Lab PRO right now!
Do you believe in female friendship? We do! No doubt, you have the best friend and share crazy, enormous and bright friendship. Are you always together, taking lots of funny photos with both of you and enjoying your time? Then pay attention to this article which is devoted to girlfriends photo shoots. We hope that you’ll like it and find some interesting tips to try with your friend. Read and comment, we do wait for your shots!
By the way, working on this article we asked our users to take a number of shots for it. Some of them are presented here!
Emotions are the Main Spice
The secret ingredient of any photo hides in emotions. You can be sad or glad, calm or excited, but the main point is that you should be sincere. Look at photos of children: they have natural expressions in most images. Learn from kids. Remember: even simple photos will look great if you remain natural and emotional.
We couldn’t help sharing this list of Pho.to effects with those who tend to raise their camera up and capture the sky above, leaving pretty little space to the land, houses and trees.
Here’re 10 color and lighting filters to style up your sky photos:
1. Generally ‘Bokeh’ is known for blurring out-of-focus areas of an image. The ‘Light Bokeh’ effect by Pho.to mixes blur with sunbeams making it perfect for photos of sunny skies.
2. Make your photo look more professional with the ‘Vignetting’ filter. It imitates effect with clear center and fade out edges (usually achieved by means of wide-angle lens) thus attracting attention of the viewer to the center of the image.
Colorful state of streets and parks inspires! If a single look out the window makes you long for going out and take a couple (of hundreds) of shots, this post has reached you right in time. Don’t miss the chance and let our tips and hints help you in getting the most out of your Autumn photoshoot.
Timing (or catch the right light)!
Fall provides the softest lightning of all seasons, but mind the time: your perfect hours are in midday sun, i.e. between 11 am – 2 pm. When planning the photoshoot in the evening, you might need additional sources of light.
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While Google Play with lots of fancy apps is included with most of Android phones or tablets, it is not all that easy for Kindle users. Although Kindle is also Android-based, it has its own app store powered by Amazon. Unfortunately the latter counts much less apps to offer which makes it difficult for Kindle users to get some popular Android apps on their eBooks.
No workaround is needed with Pho.to Lab since both of its versions (PRO and Free) have been added to Amazon Appstore!
What’s inside Pho.to Lab for Kindle
Several weeks ago we have released the redesigned version of Pho.to Lab PRO for Android. Nevertheless, the most of you use free version and your time has finally come! Starting from today you can download the brand-new version of Pho.to Lab 2.0 for FREE!
The major change is, as we mentioned above, the completely re-designed interface. Large previews for categories and templates are added for you to find the right effects faster and instantly see any given effect in detail . Another usability change is a quick navigation bar available from any screen (except of home screen where it is not necessary). Navigation bar helps to easily switch between groups, access the home screen or select your Favorite effects.
Take a look at the updated interface:
Emotions often show more than words can say. So why not pin a shot of yourself over your photo instead of making up a description of your feelings every time? That’s what has been engaging our minds here at Pho.to for quite a while and that’s exactly what our new app for iPhone called phoTWO is for.
In three steps you get the collage that tells your friends the whole story: where you are, who you are with and how you feel about it (OK, not the whole, but very close to that, right?). Easy as 1-2-3: ‘one’ lets you take the main picture, ‘two’ brings you to the front camera for the next “emotion” snap and ‘three’ enables you to do some editing and save the result.
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