After you buy your first camera and you start digging into manual, it’s the time you start wondering, what is the next step? Well two things: The first, and one I was never told, invest in learning! It will save you so much time and frustration! And the second, once you start switching over to manual, upgrade your lens to the 50mm f/1.8 lens!
I recently upgraded from a crop sensor to a full frame camera! I went from using my Canon Rebel T3i, my starter camera that I loved and used for nearly 6 years, to a Canon 6D! Even though I probably could and should have upgraded a while back, I made sure I knew exactly what I was investing in. Spending that much money on a camera is, after all, an investment. And still, I didn’t fully understand what a full frame camera was until I held it in my own two hands! So I thought I’d do my best to explain to you exactly why upgrading your camera is a worthwhile investment!
The curves layer is definitely one of my favorite layers. So much so that I like to use it twice while editing a photo. First, I use it to sharpen and brighten a photo. But my latest obsession has been to use the curves layer to create a matte effect for my photos!
We all want to capture that twinkle in the eye. And while many eyes are enhanced through editing (I’ll give you my trick for that in a bit), the best tip of all is actually a technique to use while capturing the photo! And you don’t need a fancy camera to do it! That’s right, it works for your phone too! This technique is using the catchlights.