Tutorials

Low-Light Photography: An Introduction

We talk to four pros who thrive in the shadows, creating blazingly brilliant images. Maybe it’s human nature, but photographers often fear darkness. For many of us, it’s associated with photographic failure: obscured subjects, blur from movement and inaccurate focus, and the inability to see […]

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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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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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Sunbursts in Photoshop

Following on from the post on creating silhouettes in Photoshop, here is how to create fun sunburst images to put behind them. Step 1 Start by adding a new layer to your image by choosing Layer > New > Layer. Click the Pen tool, ensure […]

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Top Tips For Fireworks Photography

How to photograph Bonfire Night If you need any reminder that we are well and truly into winter – apart from the short, dark days – the arrival of fireworks in the stores is a sure sign. Bonfire night is a wonderfully photogenic event, presuming […]

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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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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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Smart Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Elements

In the traditional darkroom, you could adjust the relative lightness or darkness of parts of an image using processes called dodge and burn. If you were dodging or lightening the image you would expose parts of the image for a shorter length of time to […]

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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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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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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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Create A Three Up Photoshop Template

Recently LisaMarie from LisaMarieDiasDesigns.com asked me to look into creating a tutorial for her newsletter subscribers to show how to create a template with a 3 pixel frame around it and openings for three 2″x2″ or 3″x3″ images. The process of designing a solution is […]

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How-To: Abstract Bubble Photography

The work of New York studio pro Satoshi is well known to Pop Photo readers—his killer product shots grace “The Year’s Biggest Deals” in September’s print issue (On newsstands now!). But with the photo above, we present another side of this lord of lighting: his […]

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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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Converting Your Camera to Infrared

Your DSLR is a wonder of precision engineering, developed by serious-minded people who strive for excellence. Few people realise but the manufactures go to great length to eliminate Infrared light as you camera sensor is actually very sensitive to that wavelength. Infrared is a slice […]

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How Not To Shoot Sharp Pictures

Deliberately shooting Unsharp pictures…..Why? Wouldn’t it be just a little bit, well…naughty? Of course it would, which is why it’s so much fun. It’s not as though the ‘focus police’ are going to come and check to see you have correctly used your equipment ………….right? […]

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Taking Control of Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness

Taking Control of Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness is at the very heart of photography. When you shoot a photo on your camera one of two things happen. Either the camera saves the image as a Raw file or as a Jpeg. The fundamental difference between […]

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5 Reasons Why Your Photography Doesn’t Improve

Want to Improve Your Photography? Everyone who’s interested in photography wants to improve as a photographer (or at least I hope they do). Unfortunately, there are many reasons why people don’t improve. Here are five and what can be done about them. The camera stays […]

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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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How to Photograph Buildings

Architectural photography is a very rewarding subject. However, it does take practise and experimentation to get right. If you’ve a hankering to try architectural photography these four tips will prove useful… Choose your lens wisely The closer you are to a building, the more likely […]

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Color Correction: How to Set Custom White Balance in DSLR Camera

Watch this photography tutorial video to learn the art of color correction and setting custom white balance. Color is a visual property of perception. Camera chip interprets the light that passes through the lens in a similar way as our brain interprets the light passing […]

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Understanding Your Camera’s Lightmeter

The lightmeter in your digital camera is astonishingly clever. The default mode is known as Evaluative (or Matrix). This mode breaks a scene up into chunks, each of which are measured independently. And then, after a microsecond of thought juggling such factors as where the […]

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