Category: Photography Tips

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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A few simple rules If  you're new to photography and would like to take better photographs, whether it's with a dslr or a small compact, then with a few simple rules you'll be able to take some really good shots. Know your camera It may seem an obvious thing to do, but get to know your camera. It's ...

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Basic rules There are some basic rules to taking good photographs and some basic rules for good composition in photography.  However as we hear so often; rules are made to be broken. So, if you want to break the rules in your photography, it's a good ides to know what they are are in the first ...

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Winter It's that time of the year again; no more Autumn colour to photograph, but, still a good time for taking some interesting photographs though, if you don't mind braving the cold. When we think of photographing in the winter we generally think of snow scenes, but, some great photographs can ...

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Colour interest Colour can add interest and emotional impact to your photographs; vibrant reds, oranges and yellows evokes energy while blues and greens are restful to our eyes.   A popular subject of coloured pencils well captured by Capture queen Primary colours The human eye is drawn to ...

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A crisp sharp image We,ve all had them; those images that looked fine on your cameras small LCD screen but after you loaded them on to your photo editer they look blurry or out of focus (or both). Yes, we could sharpen the images in Photoshop elements and try and mask the mistake and that's ok if ...

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Do you keep yours on auto? When using your digital camera, do you always keep it in auto mode? find all the settings and modes confusing? well, you're  not alone, many people do. But you're missing out on the creative, fun part of photography, you're also preventing  your camera from reaching  ...

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A few basic rules When I first started in photography and started taking pictures of landscapes (and just about everything else), I thought 'why can't I get my photos to look like the ones in the magazines'? I thought my photos looked good, but, when I compared them to other photos I realized that ...

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You may have heard of the Rule of Thirds before, it is usually one of the first things that is taught in Photography classes and it is used to help in the composition of your photographs. What is the Rule of Thirds ? Quite simply, you divide an image into 3 parts horizontally and vertically like so ...

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Better Photographs If you're someone who wants to get sharper, more detailed photographs that contains more accurate colours, with a greater dynamic range (the ratio between the lightest and darkest areas of an image), then you should consider shooting in raw. What is RAW? A raw file can be ...

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Depth of field Depth of field (DOF) can be a little baffling if you're new to photography, but it's easy once you understand the basic principles. Wikipedia defines depth of field as ''the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that are perceptibly sharp in an image'' so, lets ...

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