How to Click Long Exposure – Writing with Light Photography (Light Painting)

Let’s talk about one of the basic photography techniques, called as Light Painting or Writing with Light Photography using Long Exposures. You might have seen some texts written in an image using a flashlight or a torch or even a cell phone screen. This is what we will be doing today.

What you need for this is a tripod, a camera that allows you to change shutter speed, and a flashlight preferably not too bright. Best time to click this photo is when its dark that is in the night time or if you can manage a dark room. So think about a pattern of what you want to click and lets get started. Continue reading “How to Click Long Exposure – Writing with Light Photography (Light Painting)”

Learn How to Use Magnetic Lasso Tool in PS for Selecting an Object

Photoshop provides us lot of ability to edit and enhance the images. It provides us number of tools that we can use to do a better and efficient photo processing. One such tool is called as Magnetic Lasso tool that is a tool that helps you select any portion of an image, so that you can make a selection and can copy that layer from that photo. Continue reading “Learn How to Use Magnetic Lasso Tool in PS for Selecting an Object”

2 Ways to Resize a Video using Adobe Premier Pro

With so many video recording devices and every device having different recording settings, sometimes it is difficult to mix and match videos from one source to another due to different video resolutions of the videos. I also faced this problem once and that’s when I thought to write a post on how to resize a video for resolution in adobe Premier Pro. Continue reading “2 Ways to Resize a Video using Adobe Premier Pro”

How to Stabilize Shaky Videos in Adobe Premier Pro

Shaky videos are common and thus most of the video editors have this feature to remove the shake. Youtube even has this in built feature that allows you to remove the shake but the drawbacks are you will have to upload the video first and also the fixed video has a black border moving on the sides that looks really odd.

I also have few videos that I wanted to fix so here’s my tutorial to fix this issue. Continue reading “How to Stabilize Shaky Videos in Adobe Premier Pro”

How to Blur Faces, Text or other Moving parts in a Video

Being a photographer and a videographer, it is sometimes important to blur out people faces or some confidential information in a video. So whether you are shooting someone or screen recording, you might not want to show some information in a video. So whatever be the case, you can blur out faces and other information in a video using Adobe Premier easily. Here is how.

Steps to blur faces, text and other information in a video

1. Launch Adobe Premier and open the video in a timeline say on V1 of the timeline. Continue reading “How to Blur Faces, Text or other Moving parts in a Video”

How to Batch Convert RAW Photos to JPG in one go

If you are into Photography then you know the advantages of clicking RAW and the image capabilities it brings in post processing. But there are occasions when you don’t want to process images or just convert all the RAW images to jpg in one same setting. Well, you are in luck.

Photoshop has an automated feature that can actually load all your RAW images into a stack and convert them to JPEGs in one go. Here’s how: Continue reading “How to Batch Convert RAW Photos to JPG in one go”

Enable RAW Camera Thumbnails in Windows

For all those who are interested in Photography, here is something that would interests you. Well if you own a DSLR camera then you must have used the RAW image format in the camera to shoot images.

RAW image format is an uncompressed image format shot in the camera. The format is different from other formats like jpg, png as this format does not have any compression in colors or quality. Thus RAW is the finest image produced by the camera sensor which is best for post processing of the pics.

But Windows had lacked displaying the RAW images in its Photo Live gallery and other photo viewers. This was one of the major problems for the photographers as we had to use some third party tool to view and use the images. But Microsoft had recently released the image pack that fixes this problem and provides the support to view and use the RAW image format in Windows.

After installing this codec pack, your Windows system would now be able to support RAW images apart from normal jpg, png, tiff etc. Using this pack, you can not only view the images but also edit them still keeping the original RAW image safe.

After using this pack you would be able to view the RAW images from all of the camera models listed below.

•    Canon: EOS 1000D (EOS Kiss F in Japan and the EOS Rebel XS in North America), EOS 10D, EOS 1D Mk2, EOS 1D Mk3, EOS 1D Mk4, EOS 1D Mk2 N, EOS 1Ds Mk2, EOS 1Ds Mk3, EOS 20D, EOS 300D (the Kiss Digital in Japan and the Digital Rebel in North America) , EOS 30D, EOS 350D (the Canon EOS Kiss Digital N in Japan and EOS Digital Rebel XT in North America), EOS 400D (the Kiss Digital X in Japan and the Digital Rebel XTi in North America), EOS 40D, EOS 450D (EOS Kiss X2 in Japan and the EOS Rebel XSi in North America), EOS 500D (EOS Kiss X3 in Japan and the EOS Rebel T1i in North America), EOS 550D (EOS Kiss X4 in Japan, and as the EOS Rebel T2i in North America), EOS 50D, EOS 5D, EOS 5D Mk2, EOS 7D, EOS D30, EOS D60, G2, G3, G5, G6, G9, G10, G11, Pro1, S90

•    Nikon: D100, D1H, D200, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D300, D3000, D300s, D3X, D40, D40x, D50, D5000, D60, D70, D700, D70s, D80, D90, P6000

•    Sony: A100, A200, A230, A300, A330, A350, A380, A700, A850, A900, DSC-R1

•    Olympus: C7070, C8080, E1, E10, E20, E3, E30, E300, E330, E400, E410, E420, E450, E500, E510, E520, E620, EP1

•    Pentax (PEF formats only): K100D, K100D Super, K10D, K110D, K200D, K20D, K7, K-x, *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS

•    Leica: Digilux 3, D-LUX4, M8, M9

•    Minolta: DiMage A1, DiMage A2, Maxxum 7D (Dynax 7D in Europe, α-7 Digital in Japan)

•    Epson: RD1

•    Panasonic: G1, GH1, GF1, LX3

The pack is also available for both 32 and 64 bit Windows. Windows users like me will surely have a sigh of relief after downloading this codec pack.

Download Microsoft Camera Codec Pack