September 2017
Help! My Prints look awful

Help! My Prints look awful

by David PetersonDon't box up that camera and send it back to the manufacturer just yet. There are lots of reasons why your camera may be producing images that look great on your computer and bad on paper. The good news is that most of these issues are easily correctable once you understand your camera's settings and have a good idea about what you're going to be doing with your photos. The key is in your camera's resolution and your monitor's calibration.  Resoluti...
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Photo of the Week - Week 4

Photo of the Week - Week 4

PHOTO OF THE WEEKJoy in motionTraditional Wedding Celebration by Melvin ModiselleThe groom’s family welcoming the newly weds.Photo of the Week is a new feature from Q-Photo whereby our panel of judges select entries from our online photo competition that they feel deserve special mention. This photo from Melvin Modiselle, submitted for our August competition Lifetime Moments is a great shot because it captures all the people’s expressions while they are moving. This is quite difficul...
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Spring FLASH SALE, Free Pages with your Photo Book

Spring FLASH SALE, Free Pages with your Photo Book

Discounts on Wall Décor, Photo Prints and More! Free Delivery
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Photo of the Week - Week 5

Photo of the Week - Week 5

PHOTO OF THE WEEKMother and childA Miracle by Leigh TebbuttPhoto of the Week is a new feature from Q-Photo whereby our panel of judges select entries from our online photo competition that they feel deserve special mention. This photo from Leigh Tebbutt, submitted for our August competition Lifetime Moments is a beautifully composed shot, the sleeping baby’s face as a slightly off-center focal point draws the viewer in. One feels as though you are part of a very intimate moment, the lighti...
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How to Photograph Kids (who don’t want to be photographed)

How to Photograph Kids (who don’t want to be photographed)

by David PetersonWe all know about moody teenagers, right? In fact it's almost a cliché—mom takes camera to event, mom points camera at moody teenager, moody teenager ducks behind another person or object in order to avoid being photographed. It's maddening. And if you are the parent of that reluctant photographic subject, even more so.We all want to have pictures of our kids at various stages of life, from that adorable first day when a child isn't capable of ducking be...
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Spring FLASH SALE, Free Pages with your Photo Book

Spring FLASH SALE, Free Pages with your Photo Book

Discounts on Wall Décor, Photo Prints and More! Free Delivery
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August 2017
Photo of the Week - Week 3

Photo of the Week - Week 3

PHOTO OF THE WEEKArtful Romance, Front and CenterRail Road SunetTrain track leaving the small town of Groot Marico just outside Swartruggens.Photo of the Week is a new feature from Q-Photo whereby our panel of judges select entries from our online photo competition that they feel deserve special mention. This photo from Keith Groenewald, submitted for our July competition, Proudly South African. shows an excellent understanding of composition and light. The train track creates a deep vanishing p...
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Q-Photo Newsletter

Q-Photo Newsletter

Photo Feature, Free Tips and More Special offers, Plus over R30 000 worth of prizes and give aways
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5 Myths About Backgrounds

5 Myths About Backgrounds

by David PetersonBackgrounds are an important part of any image. They set the context, and can make a dull image interesting. Most of us are constantly in search of a background with character, feeling it will add something extra to shot. And it does, but sometimes it does so at the expense of what’s truly important. Here are 5 myths about backgrounds and photography.1. Backgrounds should have a lot of interesting detailsIn some cases it’s nice to have a background you can really get...
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Crop or resize? What happens when you pick a lower pixel count setting

Crop or resize? What happens when you pick a lower pixel count setting

by David PetersonSometimes it helps to select a lower pixel count when taking a photo. It helps to reduce file size, allowing you to take a long continuous stream of photos or simply store more on your memory card. But what happens to the image when you do this? Does the camera crop the image, or does the image simply get resized?About pixels and pixel countsIt’s pretty hard to explain image quality without talking about pixels first. A pixel is a tiny dot of color. Your computer monitor h...
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