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Use of Shadows in Your Photography

You need light to make a photograph, but you also occasionally need shadows too In this article we will look at the creative use of shadows in your photography . Shadows help define the shape of objects in an image, conveying the sense that you’re […]

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Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard

This video gives me chills when I watch it; it’s the roundup of the journey 1 man goes through when he finds a roll of undeveloped film in a park in New York. Not only is the photography excellent, but it gets reunited over months […]

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8 photographic assignments for winter

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your photography and run out of ideas, particularly in the mid winter. Actually, there is still plenty to shoot at this time of year, it’s just about opening your eyes and being open to new possibilities. […]

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Staying Warm This Winter

Christmas is on its way. Despite all my subtle (and not so subtle hints) about lenses and cameras I suspect I’ll just be getting socks. Again. Still, socks are an underrated garment. For landscape photographers a warm pair of socks can be the difference between […]

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Night Photography Tips for DSLR USERS

In this photography tutorial I cover some of the main elements that go into taking great photographs at night. I show you 5 different scenarios for photos and teach you everything you need to know about what equipment you will need, how to control the […]

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How To Photograph Butterflies

Imagine a field of wild flowers, with the sun shining, and jewel-coloured butterflies flitting from one flower to another. Amazingly beautiful – and tantalisingly difficult to photograph! The first reason that it’s difficult is the flitting – butterflies seem to be always on the move. […]

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Steel Wool Photography Tutorial – Photo Extremist

I love creative photography like this, and the Photo Extremist makes it seem so simple and easy as he talks though everything you’ll need to produce this cool photo. He has a load of other videos where he talks about how create all kinds of […]

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Rain Photoshoot Strobist Tutorial

This is probably the simplest video on this list, but it’s a really cool way of showing how the photographer produced his results. And the best part is that it’s simple and easy to do, so anyone can try it, so long as they have […]

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Photography Fundamentals

I like to think I set myself apart in my writing because of the way I write and explain everything simply with photos. And that’s basically what Fontana does here, only except for photos, he uses a video. He’s made a series of very successful […]

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Photo Shoot In 180 Seconds

I first started getting into watching Chase’s videos when I saw this video on organising a workflow – he creates really interesting videos of behind the scenes footage of a real world commercial photographer. This video in particular is important as you see behind the […]

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How I Shoot: Lowkey Portrait

Long time coming right? Yeah, but it’s here now so shush your mouth! I want to start fairly simple, something that anyone getting into the strobist side of photography could achieve with some pretty basic kit. Lowkey sprung to mind straight away — It’s easy […]

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Travel Photography: Desert Road Trip

Every type of location presents its own photographic challenges. For the stark wilderness of Death Valley National Park, these can include harsh desert light, stark landscapes, and a vastness that can be daunting to capture in a single frame. In this course, travel along with […]

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Getting Started with HDR

In many cases the difference between the brightest and darkest areas of a scene is simply too great to capture in a single image, due to the inherent limitations of cameras. However, you can overcome those limitations through the use of high dynamic range (HDR) […]

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Photoshop for Photographers: Beyond the Basics

Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Join Photoshop expert Ben Willmore for a three-day introduction to the techniques that separate the novices from the pros. Ben will take the guesswork out of using Photoshop’s more advanced tools, techniques, and menus. You’ll […]

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The Practicing Photographer

In The Practicing Photographer, photographer and teacher Ben Long shares a weekly serving of photographic instruction and inspiration. Each installment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each installment concludes with a call to action designed to inspire […]

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Time-Lapse Tutorial

I’ve put together a tutorial on how to shoot a timelapse using a DSLR and intevelometer. The tutorial covers everything from settings you should use to making the time-lapse video in quicktime. Let me know if the tutorial was useful. I’ll try and do some […]

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography

We all want to improve our photography. However, sometimes the technical stuff can feel overwhelming. Fortunately there are many ways to improve as a photographer without going anywhere near a camera manual. Here are ten of my top tips for doing just that… Tip no. […]

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Creativity and the Art of Slowing Down

Variety, it is said, is the spice of life. And it’s true. Can you remember every last detail of your regular journey to and from work this past week? I suspect you can’t. Unless of course something extraordinary happened. Such as being kidnapped by a […]

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