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The Best Perfectly Timed People Photos Ever

In our last article on the best perfectly timed photos, we focused on The Best Perfectly Timed Animal Photos Ever. This week we will focus on People.  At MyPhotoSchool we are big fans of the perfectly timed photo and 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 again we chosen our favourites to share with you. Anyone with a camera, whether it be…

Get Better Results With On-Camera Flash

6 Useful On-Camera Flash Accessories Although many pros don’t like using on-camera flash, there are times you can’t avoid it – when doing wedding or event photography for instance. If time is tight, you may not have the latitude to get your subjects to wait while you set up off-camera flash. It can also interfere with the spontaneity of the moment. Rather than dismissing on-camera flash altogether, it’s better to think of it as a useful tool, but one that…

How To Photograph Great Autumn Colours

4 Tips On How To Shoot Great Fall Colors Autumn (or fall) is well underway now in most parts of the western hemisphere, so make sure you get the most out of this most photogenic time of year. As with most things in photography, timing is everything, but creativity is really important too – you need to think a bit different to avoid getting the kind of predictable autumnal shots that a lot of other photographers tend to take. 1)…

Is This Your Perfect First DSLR Camera?

New Nikon D3300 Review So, what is the best first DSLR? The Nikon D3300 takes some beating as it offers an unbeatable combination of power and ease of use. With the run-up to Christmas well underway, thoughts inevitably turn to which new camera to buy, whether for yourself or a loved one. If you are looking to buy your first SLR, possibly upgrading from a compact camera, it’s a big and intimidating decision. Even entry-level SLRs are not particularly cheap…

Magnificent 7 : My Top Photography Accessories of 2014

Photography can be an expensive business but once you have sorted out your camera body and lenses, there’s no reason to spend the earth on accessories and extras. Paying for branded accessories in particular can cost you an arm and leg, but if you are prepared to give lesser-known brands a go, you can save cash without taking much of a performance hit. With this in mind, here are my seven favourite budget accessories. 1) Manfrotto BeFree carbon fibre tripod…

Mist Opportunities

How to Photograph Mist & Fog Autumn/Fall means lots of mist, which means lots of great photo opportunities. Even quite mundane landscapes or cityscapes can be transformed by mist – and as the poet said, autumn is the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. Although Keats died before the advent of photography, he would have certainly appreciated the wonderfully photogenic possibilities of mist and fog. So how do you get great mist shots? 1) Be prepared to get up early…

Discover Extreme Shutter Speeds

Understanding Shutter Speed. 183 sec at f / 20 24mm lens ISO100 Taking control of the shutter speed – essentially, controlling how long light is allowed to get through to your camera’s sensor, or light-sensitive film – is one of the key creative skills in photography. Point and click photographers and most smartphone users never give a second thought to shutter speed, but picking a very fast shutter speed, or a very slow one, can give dramatically creative results. Here’s…

M Shouldn’t Stand for Macho

Understand Your Manual Camera Mode Setting If you are shooting in Manual exposure mode most of the time and struggling, just stand back a bit to consider this. You could be wasting your time. Now, I am not saying that being able to shoot in Manual isn’t a useful skill, but it might not be the best choice MOST of the time. There is a feeling amongst some photographers that if you are not shooting in Manual, you haven’t really…

Can You Still Make Money From Photography?

How To Make Money From Photography. Photography has fallen victim to the law of supply and demand. While there will always be a demand for high quality photography, the supply of photographers with decent cameras is massive. Who do you know who HASN’T got a camera these days? With more photographs taken than ever before, much of the mystique has disappeared from the process, and the number of photographers getting big commissions from book, magazine or newspaper publishers is dwindling…

How To Boost Your Photo Hit Rate

Increase Your Photography Success Rate One of the biggest blessings of digital is also one of its biggest curses – with no film costs to worry about it’s easy to just blast away and repeat the same old mistakes, rather than being forced to take fewer shots and think more mindfully about your photographic technique, and how it could be improved. While even the most accomplished pros take a lot of duds for every really amazing shot, there is no…

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