Tutorials

Long exposures of the night sky

Next time you’re in the countryside at night do yourself a favour: look up. If it’s clear and conditions are right you’ll see a seemingly infinite number of stars twinkling like diamonds on a sheet of black velvet. As a visual pleasure it’s hard to […]

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Inspirational Street Photography Videos You Must Watch

Whenever I am feeling in a street photography slump, looking for inspiration or knowledge, I have found these online street photography videos to be incredibly helpful and useful. These are just a few of my favorites. If you have the time, later tonight– kick back, […]

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Dealing with Contrast

Contrast is usually at its highest when a scene is backlit. In this image there wasn’t much that could be done to lighten the shadows. I exposed so that the highlights weren’t too badly burnt out and didn’t worry too much about the shadows. Contrast […]

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Processing video

This page will feature all of my free video tips and lessons for the post processing of your digital camera files. Every week I get a few e-mails asking me how I process my images and instead of trying to write it down in an […]

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Black and White Portraits : Weekend Assignment

Colour can be distracting. Stripped of colour an image is entirely about the subject (unless of course the entire point of the subject is its colour…). This is particularly true of portraiture. Black and white arguably conveys the inner soul of the subject more powerfully […]

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Nikon D5200 Training Tutorial Video

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very proud to announce that my latest video, the Nikon D5200 Tutorial Training Video is now available for download. There were a lot of extra little features on this camera, so it goes up to a full 4 hours, I […]

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Light and Dark: High Key and Low Key Photography

Understanding the Difference Between High Key and Low Key Photography. Theory is all very well in…err! theory. There are times however when creativity demands that theory can take a back seat. Theoretically there is a correct exposure for any given shooting situation. The ‘sunny f/16’ […]

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How to create a gradient reflection with large softbox

One of the most common mistakes I see on many product shots: Softboxes used without a diffusers, highlighting glossy surfaces directly, or used behind diffusers but failed to create gradients due to various reasons. In this short video I demonstrate how to  overcome these issues […]

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Lighting a Large Scene

Photographer Thomas Chadwick breaks down how he made a night scene look like a music video. The main problem with lighting a large area at night? Often, it’s getting your lights close enough so their output can reach your subjects with adequate power. For Thomas […]

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Photoflex Lighting School

Lighting Equipment 72” Shoot Through Umbrella 72” Silver Umbrella ADW 30” White Adjustable Umbrella ADW 45” White Adjustable Umbrella ADH 30” Silver Adjustable Umbrella ADH 45” Silver Adjustable Umbrella RUD 30” Shoot Through Umbrella RUD 45” Shoot Through Umbrella LitePanel 39 x 39 inch Aluminum […]

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How to Photograph Animals/Fish Behind Glass

Photographing animals/fish behind glass in an Aquarium or Zoo can be very rewarding and is fairly straight forward, as long as you follow certain rules. One of the biggest problems you might encounter is unwanted reflections. To avoid these hold the camera lens flush with […]

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Digital Photography Video Lessons – Skin Tone

Here’s the first in a nice series of video tutorials on achieving perfect exposure for skin tones. Have a look at the video below . This tutorial covers basic camea technique along with basic post processing skills for achieving nice skintones in your photos.

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What is photography? An advanced TED video lesson

This is another image and video-based lesson. The students first discuss the concept of photography, watch a 6 minute video (Impossible Photography; a TED talk by Erik Johansson) and finally describe complex images. Lesson aims Giving opinion Listening comprehension Describing in detail Listening for detail […]

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How do you Vignette?

Adding a vignette to an image involves adding a subtle (or not so subtle) edge effect to it. A popular vignette technique involves darkening the edges of your image – it gives the image a slight border which helps keep the viewer’s eye in the […]

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4 Camera Lens Facts You Did Not Known

There’s often a great deal of excitement whenever a new camera comes out. The specifications are pored over in great detail and judgement passed on forums and review sites. For some reason this happen less with new lenses. And yet, arguably, the lens is the […]

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How photography connects us

The photo director for National Geographic David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a Talk filled with glorious images, he discusses how we all use photos to tell our stories.

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DIY Indoor Photography Backdrops

Don’t have a professional backdrop yet? You can still offer your clients indoor photography sessions with these simple strategies for taking pictures inside without any special equipment. 1. Lifestyle Photography: Using Natural Backdrops For a more photo-journalistic approach you can suggest doing the portrait session […]

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Canon EOS – Getting Started: Photography Composition

Good composition is one of the easiest and most effective ways to take your photography to the next level. In this tutorial you will learn how to find interesting composition and two creative composition theories; ‘anything but eye level’ and ‘cutting your head off’. Join […]

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Interviews

Martin Lawrence

After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up […]

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Rob Sheppard

Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer who says his favorite location is the one he is in at any time. He is the author/photographer of over 40 books, as well as a well-known speaker and workshop leader, and a Fellow with the […]

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Gary Hart

Gary Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for over 30 years. Gary’s photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. You’ll also find his images in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

Originally from Poland, based in London UK, Jaroslav has background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex problems with simple, yet innovative solutions. Constant passion for graphic & […]

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What's Hot

Long exposures of the night sky

Next time you’re in the countryside at night do yourself a favour: look up. If it’s clear and conditions are right you’ll see a seemingly infinite number of stars twinkling like diamonds on a sheet of black velvet. As a visual pleasure it’s hard to […]

Read More

Dealing with Contrast

Contrast is usually at its highest when a scene is backlit. In this image there wasn’t much that could be done to lighten the shadows. I exposed so that the highlights weren’t too badly burnt out and didn’t worry too much about the shadows. Contrast […]

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Black and White Portraits : Weekend Assignment

Colour can be distracting. Stripped of colour an image is entirely about the subject (unless of course the entire point of the subject is its colour…). This is particularly true of portraiture. Black and white arguably conveys the inner soul of the subject more powerfully […]

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