This ever-growing series of photography tips includes the following topics:
10 bite-sized photography tips for beginners who have bought their first
camera and are just setting out. Basic advice to help you get started.
to Take Good Pictures
General tips for people who understand the basics of the camera controls and
are looking to improve their photos. There are 10 tips altogether, all bite
sized. They go a bit beyond the basics - but not too much so!
and White Photography Techniques
Black and white photography tips including converting colour photographs in
Photoshop, monochromatic colour, and desaturation.
Outdoor photography tips for photographers who want to get the most out of
their street photographs of people in urban settings
Tips for using diffuse light and direct light; dealing with low-level light;
taking picturesw in the middle of the day when shadows are hard; taking pictures
at dawn and dusk when shadows are long.
Tips to make the best of natural lighting by becoming aware of the direction
it is coming from: front lighting; top lighting; side lighting; back
How to create harmony through the use of a single colour; how too many
colours in a single picture can be confusing; contrast and complementary colors;
primary colours in photography.
to Photograph Buildings
How to create a sense of scale when photographing buildings; the use of a
polarizing filter to enhance the sky when photographing buildings; how to use
lines, forms, patterns and rhythms found in buildings to make abstract
The use of aperture to create shallow or large depth -f-field plus a short definition of the term 'bokeh'.
- How to Photograph the Moon a simple guide for any level of camera; problems of vignetting; ISO settings, shutter
speeds and f-stops; telephoto lenses and teleconverters
- Camera ISO
Explanation of ISO settings and how to use film speeds effectively; compares
digital and film and explains about digital noise or film grain and how to deal
with it in your photographs.
- Photo Essay
Are you looking for photo essay ideas or want to know how to create photo
essays similar to those in magazines? Just follow these guidelines and you will
be making your own photo essays in no time.
- Photo-Essay Ideas Part 2 If you've read Part 1 of this article (link above) then this article will give you lots of tips and great ideas to inspire you to create your own essay and to get it out in the world.
- 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.
& Digital IR Photography
Infrared Photography (IR), whether digital or film, has the capacity to
create images that have been described by many as dream-like or ethereal,
serene, often bordering on the surreal and having a magical beauty of their own.
IR photography can be equally successful with wedding or landscape photography,
street photography or portraits...
To make successful shots at night it helps to think in black and white
because the eye perceives things differently at night to during the day and you
need to compensate for that.
- Digital Photography Tips & Tricks A couple of shots I made in China of Chinese opera masks and wooden Taoist masks with background info on why I chose the particular settings for each one.
If you are stuck for ideas on how to photograph children and want to get some
natural, fun-filled shots, just go to the park! Since children move constantly,
These macro photography tips will help beginners to get some wonderfully
original shots. Your humble point-and-shoot camera has some very sophisticated
features including macro mode. Come with me and discover whole new realms of
color and creativity.
of Digital Photography
It is important to know what the disadvantages of digital photography are as
in today's high-tech world the advantages are pushed at us through advertising
and the media. This list is not designed to put you off but to make you aware
before you buy so you can make an informed decision.
These landscape photography tips will inspire you to get out of the city,
away from the crowds and back into nature.
Photography Tips 2
More great landscape photography tips. Once you've read through these tips
and looked at the amazing photos, check out the great landscape photography of
Adams and Fay Godwin.
Photo Montage Software
The free photo montage software listed on this page is a selection I have put
together to tempt you. Some of them are completely free, others offer trial
downloads of 30 days or so - long enough to get started on your journey to
becoming a photo montage artist.
A selection of photo montages and a video tutorial on object extraction to
help turn you into a photo montage artist.
I love rainbow photographs and thought I would share some of mine with you
from my trip last year to the Shetland Isles (the northern most point of Great
Britain) plus some great shots by photographers in other parts of the world.
These food photography techniques and tips are for those just getting started
with food photography. It's a great area to get started in as you have complete
control over the set-up and you don't need any fancy lighting or specialist
camera equipment to get going.
Photography 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. If you bear a few things in mind you will find that you
can take great shots without having to buy expensive equipment.
These wedding photography lighting tips demonstrate what you need to know and do
to ensure the creation of wonderful, memorable images.
- Low Light Digital Photography Low light digital photography can lead to more interesting shots than photos taken in full sunlight, as this example shows. The timelessness of the moment would have been lost if I had made a shot in broad daylight.
- Low Light Photography Part 2 Low light photography is special because the high contrast images that you make intensify the sense of luminosity. Simply put, you need the dark to be able to see the light.
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