Exposing to the Right

Exposing to the right (often refferred to as ETTR) is a technique that seems to polarise opinions across the internet so you can find plenty of examples of people supporting its use and an equal numbe... See full article

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5 Impressionist Photo Techniques

I often think of photography as two different art forms. There is the traditional style that depicts a literal representation of a scene by showing how it actually appears to the person who is present... See full article

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5 Photography Tips for Beginners

The road is for the journey, the real excitement lies in the ditches. Acquiring good pictures is a very relative term. I have viewed images from seasoned and well respected photographers that have lef... See full article

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The Best Thing For Your Smartphone Images

For the photographic community I think it’s fair to say that the jury is still out so far as the legitimacy of smartphone photography goes. Some say that it’s a fad, others that it is the ... See full article

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How to shoot Black Objects on Black Backgrounds

In my last post, I talked about using a DIY blue gel to add interest to a portrait by lighting the background. This time Ive added a DIY orange gel, and used the same Gary Fong Powersnoot for some ... See full article

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Was That Photoshopped? It Doesnt Matter!

Often times when looking at an image, people will ask “Was that Photoshopped?” or “Did that scene REALLY look that way?” They say this as if the camera, left to its own devic... See full article

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Capturing the Northern Lights in Timelapse Video

A guest post by Phil Hart author of the Shooting Stars eBook (use code DPSTARS for a 25% discount). In this post, Id like to share the back story to a new video I have released after a nine wee... See full article

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The Killer Clamshell A Two Light Setup Guide

Introduction If your just getting started in off camera flash and studio photography then single light setups are a fantastic, uncomplicated way of getting to grips with lighting techniques. Despite... See full article

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Amateur or Professional?

Want to do some interesting reading? Do a Google search: should amateur photographers charge a fee? There is obviously a lot of expertise around the English speaking world on this topic Goog... See full article

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Studio Lighting: Building a Light Set-up

Studio flash photography often appears to be complicated and confusing for the new photographer. The tangled, twisted mess of light size, power, angle, position, direction, etc… can be dauntin... See full article

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The Night Sky In Landscape Photography

As a landscape photographer, I typically liked to work at sunrise and sunset. But the night sky holds its own magic, with countless stars, the moon, and the Milky Way all out there waiting to be pho... See full article

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Food photography 5 simple ways to get stronger shot

Images by BananaGranola and SuperDewa. 1. Colour Values Part of the attraction of food is the way it looks, so making sure your images exude the correct colours associated with the product. Before you... See full article

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5 Uncommon Snow Photography Tips That Can Transform Your Winter Scenes.

Its that time again when we get to burn off those holiday pounds by trudging through the snow to capture those stunning winter shots. Ive got a few extra ones this year, so youll see me out... See full article

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How to Shoot and Create a Composite Image for a Product Advertisement

Background and Vision The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to start the season than to share our behind-the-scenes video on how to shoot a composite image? I needed to shoot and create a... See full article

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Photographing Crowds at Concerts

Its not just the band on stage that make for interesting subjects at concerts; the crowd can lend itself for painting a vivid picture of the event too. However the trouble with concerts is the lack... See full article

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Getting Started in Panoramic Photography

One of the most enjoyable things about photography is the scope for learning new techniques and using these creatively to take your images to the next level. Of all the different types of photograph... See full article

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One Light Portraits Part 2: The Diagrams

A lot of you have asked for lighting diagrams from my last post on One Light Portraits, so here they are- the finished shot, as well as the arrangement of lights, reflectors, and camera position. En... See full article

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Flashgun Accessories for Using and Controlling Light

A flashgun attached to your camera can help to illuminate your subject in low-light scenes and night-time shots, but often the direct nature of the beam can create prominent or unflattering shadows, r... See full article

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Expression Over Perfection Living With Limits

Subject First, Technique Second I have been taking pictures on a serious basis for approximately three years now, and I would say that about two years of this have been consumed with learning about ge... See full article

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How To Photograph Reflections In Water

One of my favourite things to do when I travel is to go on a quest to find a body of water that has a reflection of a landmark. Photographing a reflection creates a unique image of an often photograph... See full article

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Getting down low in wildlife photography

When photographing wildlife, the images that most resonate with the viewer are those that evoke emotion and offer an insight into the world of a particular animal. There are numerous tips and pieces... See full article

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Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

Stylus is back! Where did it go? Dunno! For a while there, Olympus branded its cameras solely by model number but since the launch of the PEN line it seems the company needed a more visible delineatio... See full article

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One Light Portraits: Simple Elegance

Everyone who ever picks up a camera at one point or another finds themselves pointing it at another person. But unless you walk around with a lighting kit in your back pocket, you have to make do wi... See full article

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Deleting is Good for You!

The Most Powerful Keyboard Shortcut You Never Knew So youve got some skills, can take a decent photo and know a bit about how to post process. The best thing you can do now is keep on shooting an... See full article

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The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You (Mobile Photography TIPS)

All photographers go through a lifecycle; those distinct stages from new photographer through to seasoned shutter bug. It definitely happened to me and, looking back, my one embarrassing stage was the... See full article

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