Making The Most of Weather Photography Challenges

It seems like all us Brits do, is talk about the weather, but it is an element that all photographers have to account for when using their equipment outside. Sometimes it is expected (like rain in London), but other times it can take you completely by surprise. We will discuss some aspects of the weather […]

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See The Colours By Understanding White Balance

White balance is the white tone of your image which is affected by the light in which you are shooting. The idea is to make the colours as true to life as possible. You know when white turns out a bit orange or blue in your image… that can be solved by white balance. Normally […]

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Loving Those Bright Sunny Days For Photography

Photographing in the direct sun can be quite a challenge at times. And sometimes to get the subject and aesthetic you are after, it cannot be helped. Here are some tips to get the image you want. Shade With some subjects, you’ll be able to move them into the shade. This is particularly relevant with […]

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Are Photography Projects and Challenges Useful?

As we bring in the new year, a lot of casual photographers make a New Year’s Resolution to get out there and take more photos. Some ways that photographers do this is by selecting a ‘photography project’ to focus and motivate them while giving them new ideas on subjects and techniques. This can be quite […]

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The Meaning of Light with Metering and Histograms

Knowing how your metering measures light allows you to manipulate and interpret the results and know when you need to change something. Histograms Your histogram is one of the most valuable tools in explaining the tonal values of a scene.  The far left represents pure black, and the far right represents pure white. The horizontal axis […]

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Ways to Sharpen Your Shutter Speed Skills

The final element in our photography triangle is shutter speed. This is defined by the amount of time that the shutter remains open and exposed to light. The longer the shutter is open, the more light that hits the sensor and the shorter the shutter is open; the less light hits the sensor. The shutter […]

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Considering Depth of Focus and Aperture

Another component of the photography triangle is aperture. Aperture regulates the amount of light permitted through the lens to the sensor. The larger the opening, the more light passes through, and the smaller the opening, the less light passes through. To complicate matters, the f-stop which refers to the size of the aperture is a […]

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Making Sense of the Photography Triangle With ISO and Noise

ISO makes up one-third of the photography triangle is ISO. ISO stands for  International Standards Organisation which measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. The almost electrical interference of the pixels on the sensor is what creates noise. Noise is a random textured, almost grainlike pattern that interferes with the image quality. The bigger the number, […]

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Understanding And Manipulating Exposure

Exposure is one of the key elements in photography that is often overlooked by the automatic settings on your camera. In this introduction, I will try to explain what exposure is and how it can be manipulated to alter your images. As with most aspects of photography, practice is key to finding what works for […]

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Losing Focus And Uncovering Beautiful Bokeh

Bokeh is the soft out of focus effect you get in part of an image. Bokeh comes from the Japanese for blur or haze and can add another element to your image. Aperture Bokeh is not too difficult to capture if you have a lens with a big or fast aperture. With a lens with […]

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