The Art of Photography: Bringing Life to Pictures

Photography is an interesting yet tough art. Anyone can grab a camera and take pictures but it takes a lot of effort, the eye for photography, brushed up skill, perfect timing and a lot of other factors to make that picture a perfect one.

Our life is like a movie made up of endless images. Every single day we experience different moments and see different places. Right from the moment we open our eyes and start the day to the moment we close our eyes and sleep, our whole day is filled with lots and lots of images, scenes and views. These images, scenes, and views keep changing constantly every single day and give us moments to remember. Photography is the art through which we can preserve these moments and the special images or scenes which we see and experience.

It is a very astonishing fact that we see almost 200 pictures every day. We see these pictures on the television, social media and in advertisement posters pasted around the places we visit. Each picture signifies something in particular and is a visual representation of some information for us.

Even thou these pictures speak to us but not every picture is so expertly taken that it makes us feel as if we are experiencing the moment portrayed in that picture in real life. Bringing life to the pictures we take is not an easy job but it is not impossible. There are many techniques and equipment available in the highly advanced world of today which one can use to improve the quality of their pictures.

There are several cameras available in the market which one can buy. These cameras are made especially for specific purposes and along with these cameras, there are multiple add-on equipment and tools including, different types of lenses and flashlight add-ons too. In addition to this, there are many software applications including the most famous one which is Photoshop which allows you to improve the pictures you take. This software helps you to improve the picture quality, edit and enhance the colors of the picture, brighten or sharpen the image and remove any unwanted bits from the pictures. This software also provides you with easy to use tools which can be used to transform a random ordinary and boring picture into a beautiful, stunning and magnificent work of art.

Picture Editing with Filters 101

As the technology has advanced, we have found ways to improve everything we do and photography is also one of these things. Taking pictures needs a good camera and skill but there are several picture editing software applications which have made the work of the photographer a lot easier by providing it tools which can brush up any photograph. You don’t have to spend hours and hours on taking a shot. Anyone can take a random picture and brush it up later to make it look good quite easily. There are many applications which provide you with filters which can be applied to make your pictures look good. Let me tell about some of these which you can use to make your pictures look good.

    Instagram Filters

Instagram is the ultimate world dedicated to photography and its developers have designed it particularly just for pictures. Instagram provides you with about 30+ filters which you can use on your picture. No matter which camera, optical filter or lenses you used, these built-in filters can be applied on your taken photograph afterward and make it look good. You can use these filters by simply uploading your picture and selecting the appropriate filter by just one click.

    Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the must have application for all the lovers of photography. It provides you with many tools which you can use to change the look of your pictures. Photoshop contains the biggest set of tools which can transform your picture in any way you want. The tools allow you to change the color scheme, choose the brightness levels or even the levels of a particular color in a picture. There are tools available to give it a sharpened or blurred or faded effect too. The possibilities are just endless with this application.

    Snapseed

If you are an iPhone user then this is the ultimate photo editor for you. Snapseed allows you to change the light exposure, colors, brightness, contrast, perspective, and so much more. It provides the user with a set of most powerful tools to turn any ordinary picture into a work of art.

    Snapchat filters

People have been going crazy over this application. Snapchat is known for its filters. This application uses a face detection algorithm and detects your face and then applies hilarious filters to it. There are endless filter options which are unlocked as your add more and more pictures each day.

    You Cam Makeup Filters

Now, this is one app which has been made typically for ladies. Ladies know quite well how many hours of effort they have to put in to apply makeup and get that picture worthy look. This app has made this quite easy. Even if you don’t know how to do makeup or you are feeling a bit lazy, then you can take a picture without makeup and later on brush it up. This app provides several tools which allow you to put on makeup on an already taken photograph. This app also uses face detection algorithm.