Category: Photography Tips

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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Autumn's Here The days are getting shorter; the leaves are changing colour and will soon fall, 'daddy long-legs' bumping against the windows and spiders in the bath. This can only mean one thing: Autumn's here. So just think of all those lovely photographs you'll be able to take: trees with ...

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Capturing a stunning view in a photograph takes a special approach, and beautiful scenery doesn’t necessarily make the landscape photographer’s job easy. Many photographers make basic mistakes when shooting landscape pictures, and the results can be a disappointment. The following are some of the ...

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1. The Golden Hour Now I'm sure you've heard of the 'golden hour' ;the first and last hour of the day when photographers grab their cameras and tripods and set out to their favourite local place to snap that sublime sunset. It's called the 'golden hour' (or magic hour) because of those wonderfull ...

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.jpeg vs .raw

.jpeg vs .raw

Shooting with RAW or JPEG is a dilemma that a photographer will face sooner or later. There are a lot of texts explaining the pros and cons of using either of the two but most dabble in technicalities and confusing jargon. I tell you this now there is no right or wrong answer. Ultimately, ...

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High Pass Here's a tip to get your photos really sharp by using a combination of the Unsharp Mask filter and the High Pass filter using Photoshop. Here I'm using Photoshop CS5. Step 1 Start by opening the photo that you want to sharpen. Step 1 Step 2 Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the background ...

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Most modern cameras have a built-in flash, and it’s very handy for taking pictures indoors or when the light drops. Most camera flashes produce a harsh light, and it’s not suitable for flattering portraits. A flash shoots a beam of light directly at the subject, and often results in washed out ...

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Fashion photography is seen as a glamorous and exciting world, and it’s one which many photographers are attracted to. Often large scale and with big budgets, fashion photography shoots have an obvious appeal. They often involve visits to exotic locations, and are a combination of travel, portrait ...

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Photographing fireworks If you've ever tried photographing fireworks before, then you'll know it's not alway as easy as it seems; lots of blurry shots, just managing to get part of the firework burst, too close to get the full effect etc. But if you follow a few simple rules then you'll find your ...

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Halloween is nearly upon us which gives Photographers some great opportunities for going out and shooting some great fun photographs. Houses are decorated, pumpkins are carved and people are dressed up for the occasion, use this night to capture some unusual shots. We present you, our tips for ...

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