Why it’s a Good Idea to Take Lots of Photos ~ Kevin Landwer-Johan

Take lots of photos. Lots and lots of photos. Make mistakes. Lots of them. The more photos you take and the more mistakes you make, the better the photographer you will become.

I’m not encouraging you to blaze away with your camera like you’ve got a machine gun and are an actor in a B-grade action movie, you won’t improve your photography doing that. You need to carefully consider many aspects of what you are doing and make sure every frame you shoot is different than the previous one. Read more…

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9 of the Best Apps to Help You Do Awesome Mobile Phone Photography ~ Holly Higbee-Jansen

They say the best camera is the one that you have with you. Even though I love my digital SLR, quite frequently, I shoot with my smartphone. This is why mobile phone photography is so popular. Read more…

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How to Take Interesting Photos in Uninteresting Places ~ Karthika Gupta

Having spent the past several months traveling extensively to some pretty exciting places, coming back home to small-town suburbia was a rude awakening for me to say the least. I was so used to having interesting subjects – be it people, landscapes, flora and fauna – at my doorstep everyday. I didn’t have to think much about what I wanted to photograph, I could just step outside and find something new and interesting every time. Some ideas here…

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ESCAPING A PHOTOGRAPHY SLUMP: A ONE-WEEK PLAN ~ Cameron Mitchell

Have you ever left your camera at home on purpose? What about carrying a heavy camera bag all day and finding nothing to photograph? Motivation and ideas sometimes dry up and you can hit a wall where you just can’t see anything worth shooting. Check this out…

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 ~ Eleanor Imster

The Natural History Museum in London has kindly released the 13 finalist images in advance of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 October announcement of the competition’s winners. Now in its 53rd year, this year’s competition received almost 50,000 entries from 92 different countries. Imagine how difficult it would be to choose the winner from among these photos! Enjoy…

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12 Tips for Better Nighttime Event Photography ~ Ben McKechnie

There’s no way around it: doing nighttime event photography is tricky. Festivals, ceremonies, parties, and parades involve fast action, difficult lighting conditions, and hectic environments. It’s no wonder that first attempts at nighttime event photography often result in blurry and unusable images. Fear not – this article will help you get up to speed. Good Read…

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10 REASONS TO SHOOT FOR BLACK AND WHITE ~ Michael Freeman

That’s deliberate—‘for’ black and white—-not ‘in’, because digital has reversed the decisions and choice that used to accompany this, the most traditional form of photography. Even acknowledging a newish specialist trend toward monochrome sensors, digital black and white starts with the color information collected by the Bayer filter in front of the sensor, and this influences shooting in two major ways. One is that you can turn any color into any tone, which liberates your interpretation (as Ansel Adams used to say) hugely. The other is that you can decide whether the shot is going to be black and white at any time during your shooting, even years later. Read More…

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Swapper (David Hurn) ~ BBC News

The Swapper is a story about the internationally-acclaimed British documentary photographer David Hurn; it is a story of a dyslexic, Welsh schoolboy written off as being “a bit thick” and an extraordinary “succession of bizarre coincidences” which would propel him into the ranks of photography’s elite. Very intersting article…

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The 2017 Royal Photographic Society competition ~ BBC News

Portraiture dominates the world’s longest-running photography competition. Some images to think about…

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HOW TO USE DEPTH OF FIELD ~ Mike Pepper

What do we mean by depth of field? The term refers to the amount of detail in the photograph that is in focus. A typical landscape photograph will will show detail over a long distance, all of which will be in focus and recognizable by the viewer. Good article…

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