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How to Photograph Water Lilies

As summer begins, so do water lilies start to appear. As photographic subjects they are irresistible – glowing jewel colours and graceful shapes, and for the icing on the cake, you’ll sometimes get a reflection of all that beauty in the water below for double […]

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How to Photograph Sunsets and Sunrises

I sometimes hear people say disparagingly that sunset photographs are chocolate-box pics, and clichés. But the only reason they are so often photographed is because they are one of nature’s most beautiful displays – and I think there is every reason to carry on taking […]

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12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your First Wedding Photography Job

Before you take the plunge into wedding photography, here are some important things to consider. Are my skills ready for this? This should be the most obvious one, but it can also be the most challenging to face. You may know your camera like the […]

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Branding Yourself as a Photographer: It Doesn’t Always Hurt

Branding yourself is probably one of the most important things you can do as a photographer. It is important to showcase your work, whether it is your best work at the time, your best work overall, or even some of the work you just like […]

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Camera Lenses: Wide Angle or Telephoto ?

Which Lens Should I Use? Back in the days of prime lenses, when a photographer arrived at a location he would need to decide which lens to use for the subject at hand. Nowadays, with the preponderance of zoom lenses, the same decision remains – […]

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Three Ways Cinematography Can Improve Your Photography

For years, I enjoyed cinematography and photography as almost non-overlapping magisteria. I was fully aware that they played by many of the same rules, but I didn’t entertain the idea of extracting elements of cinematography and inserting them into my images until much later. Perhaps […]

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How to avoid camera shake

One of the most common problems new photographers experience, is called camera shake and is caused by holding your camera incorrectly. If the camera isn’t held still enough while pressing the shutter button, your images will appear blurry. This is particularly common in low light […]

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Food Photography: It Is Not Just About the Food

he mania surrounding food photography is a pretty recent phenomenon. In the last decade, what used to be a niche in photography took social media by storm and ever since has been one of the favorite topics for a huge amount of accounts. It is […]

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Macro Photography: A Beginners Guide

Macro photography can take you into a whole new world of images, photographing tiny subjects full of amazing details that you may never have noticed otherwise. So what exactly is macro photography? The technical definition of a macro photograph is that it is one in […]

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Holiday Tips for Photographing Children

People often underestimate the importance of lighting when it comes to the overall look of a photograph especially when photographing children. There are a few basic lighting techniques and tips for photographing children when outdoors or on holiday, including front-lighting, back-lighting and shade. Many might […]

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Understanding Exposure Compensation

In the days of slide film, you had to get your exposure absolutely right in camera, as there was no margin for error – underexposure gave you blocked up shadows, and overexposure resulted in washed out highlights. Even half a stop wrong could make the […]

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10 Tips for Shooting Great Panoramic Images

I vividly remember the time I took this photograph: it was on a trek in the Indian Himalayas, and the previous evening we had reached this lake, the highest point of our walk. We camped a little way from it, and made plans to get […]

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Top Tips for Great Beach Photography

Summer is here, and many people will be heading off to a beach at some point or other over the next couple of months. And if you’re going to a beautiful beach, the chances are you’ll want to take your camera with you. But sand […]

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How to Create Jaw Dropping Landscapes

Wide angle lenses can be great for adding a sense of space to a landscape photograph, giving it plenty of drama and impact. They exaggerate the perspective in a scene, and make closer objects appear larger and more prominent, while pushing the distant elements in […]

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Should You Previsualize Your Photography Projects?

You can have the tools, and you can have the know how, but what is one of the most powerful skills that most photographers, videographers, and just about anyone else will swear by in a creative industry? The power of forethought and pre-planning. Granted, for […]

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How to use a polarising filter

Many of the filters that photographers used to have in film days are now redundant, as they were mostly used to adjust the colour temperature of a scene, which is now done via the white balance menu instead. But one filter that we do still […]

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Stretching your photographic boundaries

When I first bought a camera I photographed everything and anything. It didn’t take long though before I started to concentrate more on some subjects than others, and I’m sure this is true of most photographers. In my case, my favourite subjects were – and […]

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Landscape Photography: Looking for Abstract Patterns in Nature

Landscape photography often involves looking for big views – sweeping vistas with lots of depth. It’s about having interesting elements in the foreground, mid-ground, and distance. We don’t usually associate landscape photography with abstract patterns. However, these can be great fun to do, and when […]

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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 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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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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