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Composition: What to Leave In What to Take Out

Composition: What to Leave In What to Take Out | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Cropping; both in-camera and during post processing can dramatically change and image.  Follow our advice and take your photography to the next level 10 years ago when I bought my first DSLR camera 6MP was consider large.
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Lightroom Tutorial: Creative Curves

Lightroom Tutorial: Creative Curves | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How To Get A Cross-Processed Colour Look Using Lightroom Curves   How To Get A Cross-Processed Colour Look Using Lightroom Curves In this, @MyPhotoSchool’s second Lightroom video tutorial, tutor George Cairns explains how to get creative with colour, using curves. For more information on George Cairns 4 week online Lightroom course for photographers please see ==> http://www.my-photo-school.com/course/lightroom-for-photographers/
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Is This Your Perfect First DSLR Camera?

Is This Your Perfect First DSLR Camera? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
New Nikon D3300 Review So, what is the best first DSLR? The Nikon D3300 takes some beating as it offers an unbeatable combination of power and ease of use. With the run-up to Christmas well underway, thoughts inevitably turn to which new camera to buy, whether for yourself or a loved one. If you are looking to buy your first SLR, possibly upgrading from a compact camera, it’s a big and intimidating decision. Even entry-level SLRs are not particularly cheap...
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Is This The Perfect First DSLR Camera? If you are looking to buy your first SLR camera, then the Nikon D3300 is a very strong contender. Read on to find out why.

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Mist Opportunities

Mist Opportunities | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Photograph Mist & Fog Autumn/Fall means lots of mist, which means lots of great photo opportunities. Even quite mundane landscapes or cityscapes can be transformed by mist – and as the poet said, autumn is the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. Although Keats died before the advent of photography, he would have certainly appreciated the wonderfully photogenic possibilities of mist and fog. So how do you get great mist shots? 1) Be prepared to get up early...
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Want to shoot amazing Mist & Fog images? Here we give you 5 tips to shoot beautiful mist and fog photography, from landscapes to bird photography. Wildlife to Travel Photography

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M Shouldn’t Stand for Macho

M Shouldn’t Stand for Macho | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Understand Your Manual Camera Mode Setting If you are shooting in Manual exposure mode most of the time and struggling, just stand back a bit to consider this. You could be wasting your time. Now, I am not saying that being able to shoot in Manual isn’t a useful skill, but it might not be the best choice MOST of the time. There is a feeling amongst some photographers that if you are not shooting in Manual, you haven’t really...
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Do you ever use your camera's manual mode? In this article Geoff Harris explains why M Shouldn't Stand for Macho

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How To Boost Your Photo Hit Rate

How To Boost Your Photo Hit Rate | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Increase Your Photography Success Rate One of the biggest blessings of digital is also one of its biggest curses – with no film costs to worry about it’s easy to just blast away and repeat the same old mistakes, rather than being forced to take fewer shots and think more mindfully about your photographic technique, and how it could be improved. While even the most accomplished pros take a lot of duds for every really amazing shot, there is no...
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Do you want to increase the number of 'keepers' from each shoot? In this article we give you 4 tips on how to boot your photography hit rate and increase the number of great shots.

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Lightroom Tutorial: Masks & The Adjustments Brush

Lightroom Tutorial: Masks & The Adjustments Brush | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Masks & The Adjustments Brush In this MyPhotoSchool first monthly video tutorial, tutor George Cairns explains how we uncovering hidden detail in images using masks and the adjustments brush tool. For more information on George Cairns 4 week online Lightroom course for photographers please see ==> http://www.my-photo-school.com/course/lightroom-for-photographers/
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Do you want to find out how to uncover hidden detail in photographs with Lightroom's masks and adjustment brushes? In this video tutorial George Cairns explains how to enhance your images and show more detail using adobe lightroom. 

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ISO and Noise Power Secrets

ISO and Noise Power Secrets | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
4 Tips To Make the Most of ISO One of the biggest advantages of digital cameras is the ability to adjust ISO on the fly. Back in the days of film, you couldn’t change film speed halfway through a shoot without completely replacing the film. Digital ISO, by which we mean a camera’s sensitivity to light, can now be cranked right up to enable low light shooting, but there are other real benefits too. Read on for some essential tips....
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Do you make the most of your camera's ISO settings? Modern camera are now incredibly sophisticated with ISO being one of the photographers most powerful tools. Here we suggest 4 Tips to Make the Most of ISO.

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How to Take More Original Photos

How to Take More Original Photos | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Helping You Think Outside The Photographic Box A good definition of genius is originality, and while you are restricted by the 2D capabilities of most cameras, you can instantly spot the work of a ‘genius’ photographer as their work is so distinctive. Developing an original eye is a real challenge, though. Unlike aperture or tripod placement, there isn’t a handy manual explaining what you need to do. While much of it comes through experience and practice, you also need to...
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Do you want to try to take more original photographs? In this article we look at how to help you think outside the photographic box and be a more imaginative photographer.

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Buyers Guide to Budget 70-200mm Telephoto Lenses

Buyers Guide to Budget 70-200mm Telephoto Lenses | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Comparison of The Best 4 Budget 70-200mm Zoom Lenses Welcome to our new series of buyers guide to help you find the right camera or accessory for your needs. While Christmas is still a long way off, it’s surprising how the time goes and autumn/winter is traditionally the time of year that people invest in a new camera or lens. So it’s time to get your gear head on! Here is our guide to help you choose a telephoto lens...
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Are you looking to buy a 70-200mm zoom lens? In this article we compare the best budget telephoto long lenses, including those from Sigma, Canon, Tamron and Nikon

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Buyers Guide To ‘Pocket Rocket’ Compacts

Buyers Guide To ‘Pocket Rocket’ Compacts | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Comparison Of The Best High Spec Compact Cameras Welcome to our new series of buyers guides to help you find the right camera for your needs. While Christmas is still a long way off, it’s surprising how the time goes and autumn/winter is traditionally the time of year that people invest in a new camera. So it’s time to get your gear head on! Here is our guide to help you choose a compact camera that packs enough power to...
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Looking to buy a high spec compact camera? Geoff Harris former Digital Camera Magazine editor, looks at his 4 favourite pocket rockets including the Canon PowerShot S120, Fujifilm X20, Fujifilm XQ1 and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III,

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5 Best Smartphone apps For Serious Photographers

5 Best Smartphone apps For Serious Photographers | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
While some photographers see smartphones and apps as a threat, smarter ones recognise that the technology is very useful and take full advantage of it. Smartphone photography itself is a lot of fun, and nobody seriously thinks that smartphones will put professional wedding, portrait and sports photographers out of business just yet (what will happen in ten years time is anyone guess). So why not relax and enjoy the opportunities that smartphones bring to improve your photography? With this in...
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Looking for the best photography apps for you mobile phone or tablet? Here we look at our top 5 apps including Photographers's Ephemeris, Instagram, Snapseed, VSCO.cam, and Nikon Manual Viewer.

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Second-Hand Lenses: Are They Worth Buying?

Second-Hand Lenses: Are They Worth Buying? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Buy a Second Hand Camera Lens “Spend your money on lenses,” goes the old adage and it’s true – it doesn’t matter how good your camera body is, your images are very, very dependent on the quality of the glass you stick on the front of it. Look at any pro’s kitbag, and the value of their lenses far exceeds that of the actual camera bodies, and it’s the same for compact system cameras as well as SLRs....
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Looking to buy a second hand camera lens? In this article Geoff Harris explains the advantages and pitfalls of buying second hand and why more of us should be considering this market.

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Practice Makes Perfect – But Don’t Practice Mistakes

Practice Makes Perfect – But Don’t Practice Mistakes | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Sharpen Your Skills, Rather Than Reinforcing Bad Habits You need to keep your photography muscles in good order, and nobody can really expect to take consistently good images if they only dust off their camera once or twice a year. Even experienced pros need some time to get warmed up at the beginning of a shoot, so thinking about photography in a similar way to exercise will often yield benefits. As any athlete or sportsperson will tell you...
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Practice makes perfect right? Not always. In this article Geoff Harris explains How to Sharpen Your Skills, Rather Than Reinforcing Bad Habits

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How To Get Great Autumn Colours

How To Get Great Autumn Colours | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
4 Tips On How To Shoot Great Fall Colors Autumn (or fall) is well underway now in most parts of the western hemisphere, so make sure you get the most out of this most photogenic time of year. As with most things in photography, timing is everything, but creativity is really important too – you need to think a bit different to avoid getting the kind of predictable autumnal shots that a lot of other photographers tend to take. 1)...
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Do you want to photograph great autumn landscapes? In this article we give you 4 Tips On How To get the best colour from your shots, how to shoot creatively, macro and close-up tips as well as how to consider other aspects of autumn landscapes.

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Magnificent 7 : My Top Photography Accessories of 2014

Magnificent 7 : My Top Photography Accessories of 2014 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Photography can be an expensive business but once you have sorted out your camera body and lenses, there’s no reason to spend the earth on accessories and extras. Paying for branded accessories in particular can cost you an arm and leg, but if you are prepared to give lesser-known brands a go, you can save cash without taking much of a performance hit. With this in mind, here are my seven favourite budget accessories. 1) Manfrotto BeFree carbon fibre tripod...
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How many of these photography accessories do you own? Here are Geoff Harris's magnificent 7 photography accessories of 2014.

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Discover Extreme Shutter Speeds

Discover Extreme Shutter Speeds | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Understanding Shutter Speed. 183 sec at f / 20 24mm lens ISO100 Taking control of the shutter speed – essentially, controlling how long light is allowed to get through to your camera’s sensor, or light-sensitive film – is one of the key creative skills in photography. Point and click photographers and most smartphone users never give a second thought to shutter speed, but picking a very fast shutter speed, or a very slow one, can give dramatically creative results. Here’s...
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Do you fully understand shutter speed? In this article we explain the two extremes of shutter speed. Fast shutter speed and slow shutter speed and the effects it has on your photography.

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Can You Still Make Money From Photography?

Can You Still Make Money From Photography? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How To Make Money From Photography. Photography has fallen victim to the law of supply and demand. While there will always be a demand for high quality photography, the supply of photographers with decent cameras is massive. Who do you know who HASN’T got a camera these days? With more photographs taken than ever before, much of the mystique has disappeared from the process, and the number of photographers getting big commissions from book, magazine or newspaper publishers is dwindling...
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Can You Still Make Money From Photography? In this article Geoff Harris give you 5 tips on how you can still make a living from photography

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Nikon D750 v Canon 7D Mark II – New SLRs Compared

Nikon D750 v Canon 7D Mark II – New SLRs Compared | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Nikon D750 v Canon 7D Mark II With two new brand new high-end SLRs announced in the last month, anyone looking for a powerful new SLR has suddenly found their decision is much harder. While the Nikon D750 and Canon 7D Mark II are similar in some ways, in others they are very different, so read on for a quick overview of their pros and cons to help you choose the right camera for your needs. Resolution While some Canon...
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Compare the Nikon D750 v Canon 7D Mark II? In this article we look at the latest two new mid range DSLRs and compare their resolution, speed, autofocus, and ISO.

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Mastering White Balance for Better Photos

Mastering White Balance for Better Photos | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Understanding White Balance: Going Beyond AWB It’s easy to forget about white balance, by which we mean for simplicity’s sake the way that you can control the colour ‘temperature’ of an image according to different light sources. Auto white balance (AWB) is set by default on most cameras, and even quite experienced photographers tend to leave it on this setting, as they know they can always change the white balance setting in their raw software (another big benefit of shooting...
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Are you making the most of your white balance settings? Going beyond AWB will allow you far more creativity. In this article we give you 4 tips on Mastering White Balance and going beyond AWB

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In-Camera Tricks & Techniques

In-Camera Tricks & Techniques | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Useful Camera Setting to Help Create Sensational Images Digital cameras now do much more than simply take the picture; more powerful models give you a range of options and editing tweaks that you can apply before copying the image to a computer. While many in-camera options are a bit redundant, some are really useful as we will see in this guide. 1) Scene mode shortcuts Before we go any further though, here’s an in-camera setting to avoid. The ‘scene modes’,...
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Do you use your camera to its fullest extent? While many in-camera options are a bit redundant, some are really useful as we will see in this guide.

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Breaking News from Photokina 2014

Breaking News from Photokina 2014 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Power CSCs and New Canon SLR Steal the Photokina Show Every two years the German city of Cologne hosts Photokina, the world´s biggest photography show. It´s hard to convey the sheer scale of this massive event, which takes over Cologne´s cavernous convention centre. Monday is the press day and the last chance exhibitors have to get their stands ready, while the show proper opens today (Tuesday). Here is my pick of the most interesting cameras to be announced at Photokina...
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Breaking News from Photokina 2014

New Cameras Announced

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How to Get Better Bokeh

How to Get Better Bokeh | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
4 Tips For Better Bokeh Stick around photography for a while and you’ll eventually hear the B word – bokeh. It’s a classic camera snob term that enthusiasts use to blind beginners with science, but is actually quite a straightforward concept. Bokeh derives from the Japanese word boke, which means "blur" or "haze". There is also the Japanese phrase boke-aji, or "blur quality." Put simply, bokeh refers to the blurred-out background you get when you take a portrait with a...
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What is Bokeh? Do you want to know how to get better bokeh? In this article Geoff Harris explains the origins and concepts of Bokeh and how to get better results.

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Mystery Camera Buttons Busted!

Mystery Camera Buttons Busted! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Explaining The Purpose of Little Understood Camera Buttons What do the buttons around the back of your camera mean? It’s not a question you should feel embarrassed to ask, as modern SLRs and compact system cameras tend to be over-engineered, with a plethora of buttons, widgets and options. Here is a quick guide to the main buttons you tend to find, regardless of camera make, and a guide to what they do. AF ON This button activates autofocus, and is...
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Do you ever use your AF ON button, or your AE-L and AF-L? Do you know the difference between the metering modes or use your info or live view buttons? In this article we explain the mystery of these little used camera buttons.

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Buyers Guide to High End SLR Cameras

Buyers Guide to High End SLR Cameras | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What Are The 4 Best Top Of The Range DSLR’s? Welcome to our new series of buyers guide to help you find the right camera for your needs. While Christmas is still a long way off, it’s surprising how the time goes and autumn/winter is traditionally the time of year that people invest in a new camera. So it’s time to get your gear head on! If you are feeling ambitious, here is our guide to the top higher-end SLRs…...
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What are the Best High End DSLR Cameras?
Want To Compare The Best 4 High End DSLR Cameras? In this article +Geoff Harris  former editor of Digital Camera Magazine looks at his 4 favourite top of the range Canon & Nikon Cameras

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4 Typical Camera Focussing Problems Solved

4 Typical Camera Focussing Problems Solved | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Improve your Camera Focusing Focussing is one of the more challenging areas of photography and anyone who thinks that you can just leave it all down to modern autofocus systems is probably in for a shock. As with exposure, ‘automatic’ autofocus, by which we mean the multiple AF points that are usually activated by default on your camera, works well to an extent, but there are times it can be fooled into focussing on the wrong thing. Say...
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Has Your camera Ever let You Down While Focusing? Autofocus works well to an extent, but there are times it can be fooled into focussing on the wrong thing.  here we give you 4 tips on how to solve typical focusing problems

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