Photography Tips Blog

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Feb 04, 2016

Adobe Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

Adobe Lightroom presets: find out how to get the most out of Lightroom presets when working with landscape photographs.

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Dec 30, 2015

Book cover design - premade and customised cover for selfpublishing authors

Book cover design: premade and customised book cover covers for self-publishing authors

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Dec 30, 2015

Photo Album Books Online

Photo album books online: ideas to create your own project plus find a company that's right for you

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Aug 26, 2015

Start a Photo Blog

Start your own photo blog with this easy-to-follow guide to everything you need to know.

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Jun 12, 2015

Creative Stock Photography

Creative stock photography images for book covers

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May 20, 2015

Digital Art Tutorials

Digital art tutorials for beginners and intermediate Photoshop & Elements users

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May 20, 2015

Photo Montage Ideas

Photo montage ideas and a video tutorial on object extraction to help you get start in digital art

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May 17, 2015

Rainbow Photographs

I love rainbow photographs and thought I would share some of mine with you from my trip last year to the Shetland Isles

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May 16, 2015

Underwater Digital Photography Camera Settings

Getting the right underwater digital photography camera settings will give you the power to conquer one of the most challenging of all forms of photography.

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May 15, 2015

The Falling Man

The Falling Man is a photograph taken at the World Trade centre in New York on September 11, 2001 of a man who had leapt from the burning tower, plunging head down to certain death.

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May 15, 2015

Tiananmen Square 1989 ('Tank Man')

'Tiananmen Square 1989' is the title of a photograph more often known simply as the Tank Man photo.

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May 14, 2015

War Photography

A candid look at war photography including Abu Ghraib pictures and Vietnam war images.

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May 11, 2015

Photographing Children

Great tips for photographing children. If you are stuck for ideas on how to photograph children and want to get some natural, fun-filled shots, take them to the park..."

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May 10, 2015

Digital IR Photography | Introduction to the Magic of Infrared Photography

Digital IR photography uses the near-infra red radiation to create images with a magical beauty of their own.

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May 30, 2014

Photo Essay: Hunting in France

A photo essay which shows the hunting of a wild boar in the Charente-Maritime region of France

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May 30, 2014

Photo Essay: Being Blind in China

Photo essay about one blind man and his dog and the struggles they encounter in China

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Jan 06, 2014

Food Photography Tips - Quick Start Guide to Becoming a Great Food Photographer

Food photography tips: 14 quick tips to get you started

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Jan 05, 2014

Wedding Photography Lighting Tips and Techniques

These wedding photography lighting tips will show you what you need to know and do to ensure the creation of wonderful, memorable images

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Sep 26, 2013

Low light photography - advanced tips for shooting just before night time

Low light photography is special because high contrast images intensify the sense of luminosity.

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Sep 26, 2013

Low light digital photography

Low light digital photography can lead to more interesting shots than photos taken in full sunlight, as this example shows.

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Sep 18, 2013

High Fashion Photography & Its History + 60s Fashion Photography

High fashion photography, its highs and lows, black and white fashion photography and the top fashion photographer of today.

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Sep 18, 2013

The Cycle Rickshaw in India

The cycle rickshaw is a still a common sight in India, even today, and when I visited Goa in 2007 I was struck by how commonplace this simple form of transport is.

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Sep 14, 2013

Street Photography

Street photography has the ability to capture deeply personal moments enacted in public places. Images captured often appear incongruous with their surroundings, evoking surprise.

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Sep 13, 2013

RC Aerial Photography: Kites, balloons and pole aerial photography explored

RC aerial photography is affordable and you can get great shots with simple equipment

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Sep 11, 2013

Historical aerial photography starting Before the Wright brothers in 1889

Historical aerial photography starting in 1889 with Arthur Batut, kite photography, pigeon carriers, and aerial photography during war time

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Sep 10, 2013

A Brief History of Photography Including a Timeline

A brief history of photography timeline giving an essential overview

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Sep 09, 2013

Muslim Women Clothing & Veiling in the West

Muslim women clothing may seem very exotic, however, veiling is not foreign to Western society. For example, brides wear veils, nuns wear veils, and widows often wear veils...

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Sep 07, 2013

Don McCullin (1935-)

Don McCullin is one of Britain's greatest photographers and a well-known name world-wide. Like James Nachtwey he almost seems to have been protected by

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Sep 07, 2013

Photography critique: have your photos critiqued by a professional photographer

Kind and constructive critiques will accelerate your learning - have your photos critiqued here

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Aug 31, 2013

Family Portrait Ideas for Capturing the Perfect Picture

Family portrait ideas that you will find easy to do and beautiful to look at

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Aug 31, 2013

Family Portrait Ideas

Family portrait ideas are easy to find once you start thinking in terms of design and composition. In particular, geometric shapes are...

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Aug 30, 2013

Property Photography - Poitou-Charentes Region of France

Property photography in the Poitou-Charentes region of France - download my free PDF which explains what to look for in professional property photographs

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Aug 29, 2013

Social Documentary Photography: Articles & Photoessays

Social documentary photography articles, photo essays and other items of interest. Just follow the links below.

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Aug 29, 2013

2008 Sichuan Earthquake

2008 Sichuan Earthquake: a photo-essay by Chinese photographer Li Jin who visited Sichuan some time after the earthquake of 5th May 2008 which devastated so many lives.

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Aug 29, 2013

Animals kept in zoos - good or bad?

Animals kept in zoos - do they serve a purpose or should they be banned? Take a look at a few facts and some pictures of zoo animals.

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Aug 29, 2013

Sammy the Snail

Sammy, the snail, after a rainy afternoon in the south of France

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Aug 28, 2013

Chinese Masks

Chinese masks photographed in the foyer of the Pingyao Tea House Theater and a Beijing market near the Great Wall at Badaling

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Aug 28, 2013

Black and White Night Photography: what you need to know before venturing out

For black and white night photography to be successful, it helps to think in black and white because the eye perceives things differently at night to during the day...

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Aug 26, 2013

Leonard the Lizard

I have a family of lizards who reside in the walls of my house. When it's really sunny and warm, they come out and bask on the window ledge outside my kitchen or chase each other over the hot roof tiles, often falling off with a thud.

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Aug 22, 2013

Maternity pregnancy portrait photography

Maternity pregnancy portrait photography isn't always best done in the studio - take a look at the shot below of a beautiful pregnant woman - don't you love the way her skin glows?

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Aug 21, 2013

Night Photography Tips

These night photography tips are based on my own experience, with a bit of history thrown in, plus a selection of some stunning shots made by other photographers.

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Aug 20, 2013

Photo-essay: a guide to making your own and tips for getting your work online

Photo-essay ideas - ideas and tips to inspire you to create your own and how to make money from your essays

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Aug 19, 2013

Photo Essay Ideas | What is a Photo Essay?

Photo essay ideas and some great tips for creating your own

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Aug 16, 2013

History of Photojournalism

The history of photojournalism is replete with dramatic images such as the one below of Thich Quang Duc who set fire to his own motionless body...

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Aug 15, 2013

Landscape Photography Tips 2

Landscape Photography Tips 2 - some quick ideas to inspire you

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Aug 14, 2013

Landscape Photography Tips

Landscape photography tips to inspire you to get out of the city, away from the crowds and back into nature.

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Aug 10, 2013

Rules of Composition

Rules of Composition - Framing

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Aug 10, 2013

Photographic Composition

In photographic composition, the Rule of Thirds is a guideline you can use to help you create photographs with greater visual impact. It is a compositional device which is also used by...

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