Tips & Tutorials

5 Composition Tricks Not to Miss

Great Composition Tips to Improve Your Photography Composition is one area that proves challenging for many photographers, people who can otherwise get to grips with lots of complicated aspects of modern photography. Some sages claim that you either have an ‘eye’ for photography or you don’t, but I don’t buy this. Composition is a skill that needs to be acquired like any other, and while it’s true that legends like Cartier Bresson seemed to have an instinctive skill for arranging…

Are You Holding Your Camera Correctly?

5 Tips on How to Hold a Camera to Minimise Camera Shake Often photographers can get quite obsessive about soft shots, spending a lot of money on better software and expensive lenses, when actually a lot of the fault comes down to how they are holding their cameras. Read on for some supportive tips! 1) Get a grip You do need to hold your camera quite firmly but not so hard that you become tense, as this will be counterproductive…

Camera Review: A Buyers Guide to Entry-Level DSLR’s

What is the Best Beginners DSLR Camera? Welcome to our new series of buyers guide to help you find the right camera for your needs. While Christmas is still a long way off, it’s surprising how the time goes and autumn/winter is traditionally the time of year that people invest in a new camera. So it’s time to get your gear head on! We’ll start at the beginning, with a buyers guide to entry-level enthusiast cameras. Beginner-friendly no longer means…

10 Creative Landscape Photography Tips

Great Landscape Photography Tips Landscapes are a perennially popular subject for photography, as you can shoot them all year round and you don’t need to worry about them refusing to be photographed or asking for money! That’s not to say it’s a simple process to get great scenic imagery. Many photographers with a bit of skill and a decent camera can take OK landscapes; taking very good or great landscapes requires a whole different level of ability and vision. With…

How to Get Great Family Holiday Snaps

5 Tips for Posing Family Beach Vacation Portraits Many of us will have some embarrassing/funny memories of dad or mum trying to take a family portrait for posterity, particularly when we were teenagers. As if it isn’t annoying enough to have to pose for your parents when you are 16, if the parents are having trouble getting the camera to do what they want, it can be an exercise in frustration for all concerned. With younger kids and babies, trying…

Better Colour Shots Without Making Your Work Look Like a Bad Acid Trip

5 Tips to Improve Your Fine Art Color Photography Although black-and-white purists such as Henri Cartier Bresson were dismissive of colour photography, it’s undoubtedly been one of the biggest breakthroughs of the last 70 or so years. With digital, getting rich and eye-catching colour has never been easier – some would say too easy, as there is unfortunately a profusion of rather psychedelic looking images out there that have been ludicrously over-processed on the computer (or smartphone). So, how do…

How to Get Sharper Photos With Smartphones

5 iPhoneography Tips for Better Photographs While some photography purists still sniff at smartphones, these snobs are fast becoming the minority – today’s smartphone cameras take great pictures for their size, and many now rival compact cameras. There is a bewildering number of apps to help improve your smartphone photos, too. While the technology has got better, one thing that will spoil photos from even the best smartphone is ‘unsharp’ shots – by which we mean soft, slightly (or very)…

Best 4 Travel Compact Cameras

Which is the Best Travel Compact Camera? This time of year, many people’s thoughts will be turning to vacations, and the perennial question is, what camera should I take? While you can weigh down yourself down with a heavy SLR, equally heavy lenses and a tripod, it’s not a lot of fun lugging the contents of a small camera store around a hot, crowded country (never mind getting it all through airport security and safely on and off the plane)….

The Best Perfectly Timed Animal Photos Ever

We at MyPhotoSchool are big fans of the perfectly timed photo that captures the best (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink of the eye. The internet is abound with images shared by people who have captured images at just the right moment or from just the right perspective, so we chosen our favourites to share with you. Anyone with a camera, whether it be a smart phone, point-and-click camera, or DSLR can  capture…

Travel Photography: Taking it To The Next Level

Travel Photography: 5 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Snaps When you think about the great travel photographers, or the kind of images that you see in guide books or travel magazines, they share one thing in common – they manage to capture the spirit of a location and get under its skin. The best travel images give you a window into the local culture. In other words they tell a story, which is something a postcard or a casual smartphone…

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