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Choosing Lenses: From Wide to Telephoto beginners composition creative gear landscape technique tips Feb 07, 2024

When embarking on a photographic assignment, the choice of lens is as crucial as the camera itself. Different lenses open up various possibilities, allowing photographers to capture their subjects in distinct ways. In the realms of landscape, wildlife, and sports photography, the debate often...

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Stay Sharp: Eliminate Camera Shake beginners technique tips Jan 31, 2024

One of the most common errors in photography is a blurred image caused by camera shake.

Not to be confused with motion blur caused by a moving subject, camera shake affects the entire image and it happens when the camera is moved, even just slightly, during the exposure resulting in a loss of...

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Master Manual Mode: Unleash Your Creativity beginners technique tips Jan 24, 2024

  Embracing manual mode on your camera is a pivotal step in your photographic journey. As a new photographer, you might find automatic modes convenient, but they don't offer the creative control and precision that manual mode does. This guide will help you understand the basics of...

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Unleash Your Potential: The Power of Shooting in RAW format post production tech talk tips Jan 17, 2024

As you delve into the world of photography, one term you'll frequently encounter is 'RAW'. This powerful file format is a game-changer for photographers, offering unparalleled control and quality. Shooting in RAW can be the key to unlocking your creative potential, allowing you to capture images...

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Mastering White Balance: The Art of Colour Temperature creative tech talk tips Jan 10, 2024

The primary function of the White Balance button on your camera is as a technical setting to correct colours, but it can also be used creatively to create different moods within your images.

Understanding White Balance

At its core, white balance adjusts the colour temperature of your image,...

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Mastering Exposure: How to Use the Histogram for Perfect Tones technique tips Jan 03, 2024

The histogram is a powerful tool that can help you ensure proper exposure in your photographs. It provides a visual representation of the distribution of tones in your image, from the darkest shadows to the brightest highlights. By understanding how to read and interpret the histogram, you can...

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Steady On: Why you should consider using a tripod beginners gear tips Dec 27, 2023

Investing in a tripod can greatly improve the quality of your photographs, especially when shooting in low-light situations. Whether you're a professional photographer or just enjoy capturing moments with your camera, a tripod can be a valuable tool to have in your photography arsenal.

 

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Mastering Light: The Importance of Quality and Direction creative technique tips Dec 20, 2023

When it comes to capturing a great photograph, paying attention to the quality and direction of light in your scene can make a world of difference. Light plays a crucial role in setting the mood, highlighting details, and creating depth in your images. So, let's dive into this idea and explore...

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Mastering Photo Formats: Your guide to which storage file types to use post production tech talk technique Dec 13, 2023

 Stepping into digital photography introduces a myriad of decisions, one of which is selecting the right file format for your images. Each format - JPG, TIF, RAW, DNG, and PNG - has its unique traits affecting image quality, versatility, and size. This guide aims to clarify these common file...

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Unleashing the Power of Shadows and Silhouettes: Adding Drama and Mystery to Your  Photographs composition creative technique tips Dec 06, 2023

Photography is not just about capturing light; it's equally about playing with its absence. Shadows and silhouettes, often overlooked, can add an incredible depth of drama and mystery to your images.

 

Understanding the difference between Shadows and Silhouettes

Shadows are created when an...

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Capturing the Christmas Spirit: Mastering the Art of Photographing Festive Lights technique tips Nov 30, 2023

As December dawns, the city streets are transformed into a wonderland of twinkling lights, bringing a unique opportunity for photographers to capture the festive spirit (okay, we know some people put their lights up in November - or even earlier - but you get the picture). So, let’s walk...

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Foreground Focus: Elevating Your Photos with Depth and Interest composition tips Nov 29, 2023

When it comes to capturing captivating images, paying attention to the foreground can make a world of difference. By focusing on what's right in front of you, you can create depth and add interest to your photos.

Imagine you're standing in front of a beautiful landscape, ready to take a picture....

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