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Autumn Wildlife Photography Tips

5 Great Wildlife Photography Tips This time of year is a very photogenic time to take great images of wildlife. The reds and browns of autumn/fall obviously create a lovely backdrop for fox and deer, and the large numbers of migrating birds can also yield some dramatic images. Here’s a quick reminder of some essential wildlife photography skills as we go into the winter… 1) Get a decent telephoto lens Or Converter For photographing shy wildlife, a decent ‘long tom’…

How to Photograph Halloween

Halloween has gone from being quite a low-key event in the UK to a big party for all ages. Trick or treating came over from the US a few years ago, and rare is the street nowadays where you don’t get kids in costume banging on your door for sweets. Then there are associated events, such as zombie walks (an increasingly popular way raising money for charity), Halloween parades and balls, and so on. So Halloween is now a great…

Get More From Your Flashgun

4 Tips On How to Get Better Results With Flash There is a school of thought that you no longer need flashguns on modern digital cameras – the combination of relatively cheap, wide aperture lenses and powerful ISO performance makes them obsolete. While it’s true that crude, over-flashed effects can look amateurish, flashguns still have their uses. They come in handy for fill-in flash outdoors on a sunny day, while they can make colours pop and warm up skin tones…

Lightroom Tutorial: Creative Curves

How To Get A Cross-Processed Colour Look Using Lightroom Curves   How To Get A Cross-Processed Colour Look Using Lightroom Curves In this, @MyPhotoSchool’s second Lightroom video tutorial, tutor George Cairns explains how to get creative with colour, using curves. For more information on George Cairns 4 week online Lightroom course for photographers please see ==> http://www.my-photo-school.com/course/lightroom-for-photographers/

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…

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