Monday, August 02, 2010

Cheap photography tricks

Last week I took some pictures in downtown Calgary. This one looked good on the camera preview, a nice contrast between the landmark Calgary Tower being dwarfed by newer office buildings. But still being a noob camera owner, I didn't really get the exposure right.


So I opened the picture in Picnik and tweaked the saturation and contrast until it looked interesting.

Then, employing the cheapest design trick of them all. I added some text in the most acceptable font of them all: Helvetica.

Now you know a dirty, cheap photography trick: don't be a hack like me, be original.

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