Tips & Tutorials

8 Common Wildlife Photography Mistakes

Eight Wildlife Photo Mistakes You Might Be Making Without Realising It Taking great wildlife images is one of the most rewarding aspects of photography but it can be easier said then done, and a source of frustration rather than satisfaction. Fortunately, there are some quite straightforward remedies and suggestions that can make a big difference to your hit rate… 1) Not taking control of focus It’s crucial you take control of the autofocus points in order to have proper creative…

How to Avoid – And Exploit – Lens Flare

Making Use Of Lens Flare Lens flare, where the sun/stray light strikes the front of the lens and creates blobs or streaks, can be a curse or a blessing. It can appear as an unwanted artefact, spoiling your wide-angle shots in particular, or it can be charmingly retro effect that you can manipulate to good effect in portraits (fashion photographers often take advantage of it to give a ‘sun kissed’ look). How to avoid lens flare Lens flare becomes much…

Work Flow for Wedding Photography

How to edit a wedding photo quickly in Lightroom. It’s peak wedding season at the moment, and if you do shoot a wedding, whether as a pro or to help out a friend or relative, it’s easy to get overwhelmed at the editing stage. A typical wedding photographer will supply around 400 to 500 images from the day, and it’s expected that you deliver them in a couple of weeks. So it’s essential that you have a good editing system…

8 Tips To Get Your Kids Into Photography This Summer

How To Encourage Your Children To Take Photos. If, like me, you’ve got school age kids, you approach the summer holidays with a mixture of relief and trepidation. Relief that you’ve got them through another academic year and are spared the school run for six weeks, trepidation about how to keep them happy, occupied and out of trouble for August. One idea is to get them more interested in photography. While you may indeed lead a horse to water and…

Great Garden Photographs By Learning From Other Genres

Get Better Garden Shots With Techniques From Other Genres Garden and plant photography can seem like quite an esoteric and closed world, but the beauty of photography is that you can often apply tricks and techniques from other genres. Here’s a quick run down of some commonly used skills from other disciplines that can reinvigorate your tired-looking shots of plants and flowers… 1) Landscape focussing and ISO. Landscape photographers are highly skilled at extending depth of field, to ensure front…

How To Cope With Strong Summer Sunlight

How to Photograph in Bright Contrasty Light Summer – what’s not to like? Great weather, more photo opportunities and lovely evening light in many parts of the west. There is a downside though, and that is very bright summer sunshine, which can bleach out detail, blow out highlights and create deep shadows. So what can you do about it? 1) Get up earlier If you fancy yourself as a serious travel photographer while you are on vacation, the time to…

How to Promote Yourself on Facebook

Facebook Ad Tips For Photographers Although there is no guarantee that paying for Facebook ads will boost your photography business, it can be a powerful promotional tool as it gives you so many options. If you are paying good money to advertise on Facebook, though, it’s important that the adverts work hard for you. Here’s a brief guide to the essentials of setting up a Facebook ad for a wedding business (the principles apply to other genres too, though it…

The Wide Angle Advantage

Get More From Your Wide-Angle Lens Along with a decent telephoto zoom and a 50mm or 85mm portrait lens, a good wide-angle lens is an essential part of the serious photographer’s arsenal. Wide-angle lenses are quite specialised pieces of equipment, so you can’t just ‘gun and run’ – you need to use them mindfully to get the best results. If you’re a bit hazy about the concept of a wide-angle lens, it’s nothing to do with ‘wide screen’ or panoramic…

Canon 5DS – Should You Buy One?

Canon 5DS – Is It Worth The Money? Anyone with an interest in full-frame SLRs will have been intrigued by Canon’s latest behemoths, the 50.6Mp 5DS and SR. If you shoot in full-fat raw with these cameras, you will be presented with massive hard drive filling files. We’re talking about a full-fat price tag too, with the S and SR costing around £3000. That said, for hard core enthusiasts and pros who already have a collection of lenses, three grand…

Bonkers EU Want to Ban Photos Of Public Landmarks

Save our right to photograph famous landmarks! European photographers who keep up with the news are probably aware of some worrying new proposals from European Union legislators to make it much more difficult and costly to take and share images of famous landmarks without permission. We’re talking about iconic structures and public artworks such as the Angel of the north, the London Eye, or the Fourth Plinth on Trafalgar Square. In a proposed change to European law, UK photographers would…

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