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Panning: Photography Panning Techniques Explained

Panning: Photography Panning Techniques Explained | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Panning is a great technique to try if you want to give a sense of movement in a photograph. It’s also ideal if you just want to make a more creative, arty image instead of a straight record shot.
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Your Checklist For Better Landscape Shots

Your Checklist For Better Landscape Shots | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips For Better Landscape Images There is a lot to think about when taking good landscape shots, so here is a quick reminder of what you need to do beforehand to ensure you make the most of fleeting light and other great photographic opportunities… 1) Get your gear ready the night before It’s really important to be ‘good to go’ on the day of the shoot. So make sure your camera is fully charged, with a freshly formatted memory...
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Is It Time To Buy A Superzoom Lens For Travel?

Is It Time To Buy A Superzoom Lens For Travel? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What Is The Best Superzoom Lens For Travel Photography? I blogged recently about how to pack more smartly for travel photography, and mentioned you should be cautious about all-in-one superzoom lenses. While it’s true that even the best are rarely faster than f/3.5, they have improved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, so are worth considering if space really is tight.   What is a superzoom? Put very simply, it’s a lens with a very long zoom...
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Running Out Of Storage Space? Read This…

Running Out Of Storage Space? Read This… | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Alternative Storage Options For Your Photographs. With camera resolution increasing by the year, it’s important that photographers have lots of space for their images and the good news is that storage has never been cheaper (indeed, you can get more and more of it for free). Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best recent deals, whether you are storing online, or on memory cards and drives… Google Photos Google has recently introduced Google Photos, which includes a standalone...
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Looking for Alternative Storage Options For Your Photographs? In this article we explore 4 options to store you precious photographs, either off site in the cloud or on external storage devices.

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Calling all landscape photographers!

Calling all landscape photographers! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
If you like photographing landscapes, don’t miss the chance to enter two major landscape photography competitions on both sides of the Atlantic. First up is the ninth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year Award for images taken in the UK. You need to get a move on though, as entrants only have until July 12 to submit their photographs of the British landscape. Landscape Photographer of the Year is the brainchild of renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite. It’s open to...
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6 Travel Photography Tips -Traveling Light

6 Travel Photography Tips -Traveling Light | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Six ways to travel lighter and still take great shots Packing and carrying heavy bags is the not-so-fun part of travel photography, up there with having to get visas and wade through thousands of images when you get back. There is the hassle (and sometimes extra cost) of having to check extra luggage in, while hauling the bags around can be exhausting in a hot country. Your travelling companions are likely to start complaining when precious suitcase space gets eaten...
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New Fujifilm X-T10 Competitively Priced

New Fujifilm X-T10 Competitively Priced | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Powerful new Fujifilm CSC at keen price If you are looking for a compact system camera (CSC), possibly as a main camera to take on your summer travels, or as a smaller back-up for your SLR, Fujifilm’s new X-T10 could be ideal. The company’s X series of CSC was very well received, and the new X-T10 builds on the virtues of its predecessor, the X-T1, but at a lower price. The X-T10 has a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor...
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Looking for a great new affordable compact system camera? Fujifilm's new X-T10 would make a great travel camera or even a backup for your SLR

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Food Photographer of the Year 2105

Food Photographer of the Year 2105 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Food Photographer of the Year 2105 Last week I went to the final of Food Photographer of the Year in London, a glittering event just off Trafalgar Square. There were some great images in the final cut, and the well deserved winner was an image of a smoking street chef taken in Kuala Lumpur by Australian photographer David Griffen. “The composition is fantastic," said judging chair and food writer, Jay Rayner. "And the sense of him also as a bit...
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Want to see the winning image for Food Photographer of the Year 2105? At this years competition there were lots of stunning entries some of which you can see here.

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Best Smartphone Camera Accessories 2015

Best Smartphone Camera Accessories 2015 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Best Smartphone Camera Accessories Even with the powerful features built into top of the range smartphone cameras such as the Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, there are times you want more – more stability, more lens options, more video power. As well as lots of apps to extend your smartphone camera, there are also lots of accessories. They are of varying degrees of usefulness, however, so here are some of my favourites for the iPhone. While some will work...
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Looking for the Best Smartphone Camera Accessories 2015? In this article we select 5 of our favourite accessories to convert your camera phone onto a photographic powerhouse

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Camera Insurance Explained

Camera Insurance Explained | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Do I Need Camera Insurance? If you don’t have any kind of insurance for your precious camera and lenses, it’s time to start thinking about getting some – and if you don’t have any insurance and you are working as a commercial photographer, you could find yourself in big trouble. There is an old saying that insurance and pensions are only interesting when you need them, and it’s very true… General insurance Since a decent collection of camera bodies and...
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Do You Need Camera Insurance?
We look at the different options and weigh up the pros and cons of dedicated camera insurance vs. other insurance policies like home and contents insurance.

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Fresh Ideas For May Day Photography

Fresh Ideas For May Day Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What to Shoot This May Day Public Holiday Today is May 1st, an important day in many parts of the world. As well as marking the start of summer and the promise of rebirth and renewal, it’s also a day loaded with left-wing political significance in many countries. When it comes to photographing May day you have a lot of options, so here are some ideas to get you started… Traditional European celebrations May day could be a quite a...
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Looking for ideas on what to photograph this may day bank holiday? Here we give you several examples and suggestion where to get out with your camera and capture the essence of spring.

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Pet Photography – It’s Never Been More Popular!

Pet Photography – It’s Never Been More Popular! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Great Pet Portrait Photography Tips As a photography journalist I get to see a lot of rather tenuous surveys from PR companies hoping to get column inches for their clients, but one from the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) recently caught my eye. NOAH, a trade body for animal medicine in the UK, surveyed 2,000 pet owners across the country. They discovered that the average pet owner takes a whopping 260 images of their pet a year! Even...
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5 Great Pet Portrait Photography TipsWant to Take better Pet portraits? Its estimated we take a whopping 260 images of our pets a year. Here is how to improve your pet photography.
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The Enduring Legacy of Andre Kertesz

The Enduring Legacy of Andre Kertesz | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Who is Andre Kertesz? A major exhibition of the work of Andre Kertesz is opening soon at the James Hyman Gallery in London. It is well worth going along to, as Kertesz remains one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. As with Henri Cartier Bresson, he was influenced by the surrealists and the avant-garde while living and working in Paris in the 1920s, but he also worked over several genres, including photojournalism. Indeed, Kertesz took along his...
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Who is Andre Kertesz?

Kertesz remains one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, although few people outside of the cognoscenti know who he is.

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5 Landscape Photography Tips

5 Landscape Photography Tips | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Landscape Photography Refresher With better weather finally here, the hills and mountains are now alive with walkers, photographers and other people enjoying the spring sunshine. If you have not been out with your camera for a while to shoot landscapes, your skills might be a bit rusty, so here is a quick five-point refresher course… 1) Get used to your gear again If your tripod has been stored for the winter, spend some time getting used to it again in...
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Need a quick refresher on your landscape photography skills? Here are 5 great tips to get you back in the driving seat to make some awesome landscape photography images.

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Calling All Landscape Photographers!

Calling All Landscape Photographers! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Call for Entries To Two Photographic Competitions If you like photographing landscapes, don’t miss the chance to enter two major landscape photography competitions on both sides of the Atlantic. First up is the ninth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year Award for images taken in the UK. You need to get a move on though, as entrants only have until July 12 to submit their photographs of the British landscape. Landscape Photographer of the Year is the brainchild of renowned...
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Running Out Of Storage Space? Read This…

Running Out Of Storage Space? Read This… | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Alternative Storage Options For Your Photographs. With camera resolution increasing by the year, it’s important that photographers have lots of space for their images and the good news is that storage has never been cheaper (indeed, you can get more and more of it for free). Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best recent deals, whether you are storing online, or on memory cards and drives… Google Photos Google has recently introduced Google Photos, which includes a standalone...
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Is it time to buy a superzoom lens for travel?

Is it time to buy a superzoom lens for travel? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
I blogged recently about how to pack more smartly for travel photography, and mentioned you should be cautious about all-in-one superzoom lenses. While it’s true that even the best are rarely faster than f/3.5, they have improved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, so are worth considering if space really is tight.   What is a superzoom? Put very simply, it’s a lens with a very long zoom range – so you can shoot as wide as,...
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Make the most of summer cashbacks

Make the most of summer cashbacks | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Alongside Black Friday and Christmas/New Year, early summer is shaping up to be a great time to buy a camera, as manufacturers offer cashback promotions to entice punters about to go on vacation. In the last few days, several major makers have announced some tempting deals, so here’s a quick rundown. Even if you already have a camera body, the promotions cover lenses and accessories too, so it’s well worth checking out. These promotions are for the UK but there’s...
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Your Checklist For Better Landscape Shots

Your Checklist For Better Landscape Shots | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips For Better Landscape Images There is a lot to think about when taking good landscape shots, so here is a quick reminder of what you need to do beforehand to ensure you make the most of fleeting light and other great photographic opportunities… 1) Get your gear ready the night before It’s really important to be ‘good to go’ on the day of the shoot. So make sure your camera is fully charged, with a freshly formatted memory...
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Work Rest & Play – Don’t Miss This Extraordinary Exhibition!

Work Rest & Play – Don’t Miss This Extraordinary Exhibition! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Photographers Gallery: Work Rest and Play If you can get to London during May and June and early July, I strongly recommend you get along to Work Rest and Play, a major exhibition of British photography from the 1960s to the present day. It’s at the Photographers Gallery, an oasis of calm and tranquillity, situated only five minutes from the mayhem of Oxford Circus. Work, Rest and Play is a survey of over 50 years of British photography, with the...
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New 50mm Canon Lens – Perfect For Travel!

New 50mm Canon Lens – Perfect For Travel! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
New Canon Portrait Lens At Great Price With the holiday season approaching, Canon has just announced a fast, keenly priced portrait lens that is perfect for travel photography. The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a successor to the popular EF 50mm f/1.8 II, and an ideal second lens after the kit lens that came with your camera. If you are a Canon user, this kind of 50mm lens is perfect for travel photography for several reasons. First, the constant maximum...
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What To Photograph In Paris

What To Photograph In Paris | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What Are The Best Landmarks to Shoot in Paris Photographs by Eric Rougier “I love Paris in the springtime,” wrote Cole Porter in 1953, and one senses he’d love it even more had he been a photographer. The City of Light is high on the list of every travel photographer’s must-see destinations, and although it’s been shot to death, you can still find interesting vistas and fresh angles if you are prepared to put in the footwork. Indeed, it can...
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Thinking of visiting Paris and want to know what to photograph?  Here we look at the work of local photographer Eric Rougier and suggest some key tourist attractions not to miss.

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Sony World Photography Awards Revealed

Sony World Photography Awards Revealed | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Sony World Photography Of The Year 2015 The winning images have just been announced in this year’s Sony Word Photography Awards, and provide plenty of inspiration. The overall winner was US press photographer John Moore, who won the Iris D’Or award for his work documenting the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Let’s look more closely at Moore’s work, before that some other award-winning entries from the UK. John Moore. “I had covered many areas of war and conflict, humanitarian disasters and...
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The Importance Of Blogging For Photographers

The Importance Of Blogging For Photographers | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Why Professional Photographs Need A Blog It may seem a tad odd that I am writing a blog about blogging, but it’s surprisingly how many photographers still don’t realise what an incredibly powerful tool it is for raising your profile and getting new business. Whether you blog via WordPress or one of the many WordPress template services, or use a specific blogging tool, it’s well worth getting into blogging without further delay 1) Why blogging matters I mentioned in an...
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Why Professional Photographs Need A Blog
Do you need a blog to be a successful photographer?  In today's world of social media Facebook, Google+ and Twitter are an important part of your marketing strategy and blogging gives you the content to service these outlets. 

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Breaking News: New version of Lightroom announced

Breaking News: New version of Lightroom announced | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
First, Look: Lightroom 6 Announced Adobe has announced a major update to its Creative Cloud Photography package with the headline news being a new version of Lightroom – version 6. “Photographers at any level are driven by their passion to capture the perfect shot and make it incredible,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products at Adobe. “Whether you shoot with a DSLR or smartphone, the Creative Cloud Photography plan gives everything you need to organise, edit and..
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How to Raise Money To Publish a Photography Book

How to Raise Money To Publish a Photography Book | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Kickstarter for Photographers It’s tough out there for photographers at the moment, with commissions shrinking and stock image revenue going the same way. So an increasing number are turning to crowd-funding resources to fund creative projects. Even big names like Mary Ellen Mark, one of the finest documentary photographers to emerge in the last 50 years, have used Kickstarter to fund a book and film project. Stuart Freedman, a top photojournalist and MyPhotoSchool tutor, is using it to fund a..
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