Category: Photography Tips

A lot of new photographers classify passable underexposed shots as low key and the opposite, overexposed shots, as high key. This idea comes from the fact that these style of photographs rely so much on contrast, the play of highlights and blacks. However, simply underexposing your shot doesn’t ...

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Tilt-shift photographs nowadays are mostly all about making things look miniature. This is mostly done via post-processing with various plugins that add blur, distortion and color enhancements. This definition is actually a misnomer. Pentagon by mjbaird The Real Tilt and Shift Tilt and Shift are ...

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Sharpness is one of the things that make a picture stand out. We get better glass, use a tripod, increase shutter speed and stop down to a narrower aperture to get a sharp picture. This is why most hate blur in their photographs. But we can use the blur as an artistic reagent to create something ...

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Forms and textures Skys, particularly dramatic ones, can  make some awe- inspiring  photographs with the clouds playing the biggest part, their different forms and textures continually evolve into some truly spectacular colours and shapes. A sky that looks mundane and uninteresting one moment can ...

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Common mistakes So, you've bought your new digital camera and now you can't wait to get out there and start taking some photos. But just before you start snapping away, you might want to take a look at some of the most common mistakes made in photography so you can avoid making them. Holding the ...

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Same rules Whatever camera you use, whether it's a small compact or a full frame dslr, the rules for taking a good photograph are basically the same, once you've learned them, then you can start to experiment and even disregard them entirely if you choose. 1) Keep it affordable If you're just ...

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Waterproof camera cases From your local swimming pool to snorkelling in the sea, you can take some great photos underwater, and it doesn't need to cost a lot, thanks to the many different waterproof camera housings available for both dslr's and compacts. If you don't fancy taking your trusty ...

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Vibrant colours With all their vibrant colours and various shapes and easy access, it's no wonder that flowers are a popular choice for those who are new to photography. It may seem easy to just walk up to a flower and snap a picture, but if you want your pictures to stand out, then, with a little ...

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Long summer days There must be more photographs taken in the summer than any other season. Today, more people own a camera of one sort or another than ever before; it maybe a digital slr, a modest compact or a mobile phone, and they're all snapping away during those long, warm summer days, and it's ...

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Silhouettes When photographing subjects against a bright background, such as a sunset, you'd probably use your flash to help lighten your subject. But there are times when making your subject appear featureless, apart from the outline, will convey more mystery, drama and mood to your image, we're ...

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If you want to photograph buildings you will need to bare some tips in mind if you would like to elevate your shots above mere holiday snaps to something with a little more style. There are so many approaches to this style of photography, how do you know where to start? Thats where today's guide ...

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Drawn to the seaside Photographers are frequently drawn to our coasts and shores, with such a wealth of subjects to photograph, you can see why; spectacular sunsets and sunrises over large expanses of sky and sea, the dramatic motion of  the sea and waves in a storm, a serene fishing harbour, or ...

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Great opportunities With spring just around the corner, there'll be some great opportunities to get some good photographs. After those short, dull, cold winter days, Spring brings fresh new life to our shores; new leaves on the trees and hedges, fields turning green, summer migrants soon ...

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Common terms used There are many terms used in photography that can seem a little baffling. As there's so many different terms used, I will begin here with part 1 of this tutorial to explain some of the most common terms you may come across. Crop factor In the days before digital cameras, most ...

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Different ways to display your photos Most of us keep our digital photographs on our PC or mobile/cell phone, or as printed images  in our photo albums. But there are other ways to display our photographic images. Here's a few examples: Photos on canvas Why not print your photographs on to canvas ...

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