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Making an Impact: Fill the Frame beginners composition creative technique tips Apr 24, 2024

Exposure, focus, and colour balance are all vital technical considerations when capturing a photograph, but composition is king. An image may be technically impeccable, yet remarkably dull without exceptional composition. One of the most effective ways to create compositions with impact is by...

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After Dark: Mastering Night Photography beginners creative technique tips Apr 17, 2024

Photography, by its very nature, is the art of “painting with light”. But what happens when the sun sets, and there’s very little light to capture?  With a little bit of planning, it’s the time of day that opens up lots of opportunities for fantastic images. Familiar...

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Metering Modes: Master Your Exposure beginners cameras technique tips Apr 10, 2024

 The key to correct exposure is learning how to use the meter in your camera, but there are so many modes that it can be difficult to work out which one to use. Depending on your camera you may see options for spot metering, centre weighted, evaluative, matrix, etc. This guide will help you...

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Mastering Mood: Colour Grading Your Photos beginners creative post production technique tips Mar 27, 2024

 In the world of photography, capturing the shot is just the beginning of the creative journey. Once you've got your image, the next step – post-processing – is where you can begin infusing your photos with personality and mood. One of the most powerful tools at your disposal...

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Architectural Elegance: Mastering Cityscape Photography creative technique tips Mar 20, 2024

Navigating the urban jungle with a camera in hand presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for photographers. The complexity of cityscapes, with their ever-changing light, towering structures, and bustling streets, requires a technical and thoughtful approach. This guide delves into...

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Shades of Grey: Master Monochrome Photography beginners creative post production technique tips Mar 13, 2024

 In the vibrant, colourful world we inhabit, the subtle art of black-and-white photography still possesses a timeless appeal that continues to captivate and inspire

This classic form of image-making, stripped of colour, relies on shades of grey to express emotion, depth, and texture,...

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Frame Your View: Mastering Aspect Ratios beginners composition creative post production technique tips Mar 06, 2024

In the world of photography, the aspect ratio can significantly impact the composition and overall feel of your images. It's not just about what you capture, but how you choose to frame and present it. This guide will dive into the importance of aspect ratios in photography, offering practical...

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Beyond your subject: Mastering the background beginners composition creative technique tips Feb 21, 2024

In photography, what's behind your main subject – the background – can play a large role in your final image. It’s easy to focus just on what you're taking a picture of, but the background matters too. Here's a straightforward guide on making sure the background helps your...

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Shooting Through Glass: Reflection Free Photography. beginners technique tips Feb 14, 2024

Shooting Through Glass

Reflection Free Photography

For any photographer, capturing the perfect moment through a pane of glass can be a daunting challenge. Whether it's a scenic landscape from a train window or an urban vista from a skyscraper, reflections can turn a great shot into a murky...

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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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