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10 Tips for Better Panoramas

10 Tips for Better Panoramas | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Back in the days of film photography, it was difficult to shoot a panoramic photograph without an expensive, specialised camera. But now it’s easy to do – all you need is a digital camera and some suitable software.
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How to Take Great Thanksgiving Photos

How to Take Great Thanksgiving Photos | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
4 Thanksgiving Photography Tips Thanksgiving is an eagerly awaited date in the American calendar and its impact is now felt in many other countries, thanks to Black Friday sales (not to mention classic comedies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles). Thankfully most readers won’t be like Neal Page, and will take Thanksgiving in their stride, but to help you take some great family photos this holiday, here are some no-nonsense tips… 1) Photographing food I covered a lot of food photo...
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Want to take some great Thanksgiving photos this year? Here we give you 4 Thanksgiving photography tips to include food photography, portraits, snow and Thanksgiving parades.

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Lighting Fundamentals Beginners Tend to Forget

Lighting Fundamentals Beginners Tend to Forget | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Understanding Light & Exposure. It doesn’t matter how much expensive gear you have sitting in your bag, if the light isn’t there, you won’t get great photos. How you make the most of light, or adapt it for your needs, is essential for good photography, so without getting too complicated, here is a quick run down of the key things for beginners to think about… 1) Misunderstanding ambient light When photographers talk about ‘ambient’ light, they are usually referring to...
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Understanding Light & Exposure.
Understanding lighting and exposure is fundamental to good photography. In this article we look at 4 lighting fundamentals beginners tend to forget.

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How to Take the Ultimate Selfie

How to Take the Ultimate Selfie | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Even a couple of years ago, the term ‘selfie’ wasn’t in common usage. The rise of the selfie has mirrored the rise of the smartphone; not only has their picture quality got better and better, they are always with you (think how uncomfortable most people feel these days when they don’t have their phones handy). Selfies are a fact of modern life, and even the President of the USA has appeared in some, along with other leading politicians. While selfies...
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How to Take the Ultimate Selfie
Want to take the ultimate selfie? Check out our 4 step approach, to make your mobile phone self-portrait a social network phenomenon, rather than trash for the recycle bin.

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Winter Landscapes

Winter Landscapes | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
4 Photography Tips for Stunning Winter Landscapes Winter is well and truly here, which may seem a bit depressing, but it actually yields some great landscape photography opportunities. Some lateral thinking may be required, though, which is actually a good thing – it’s very easy for your landscape images to end up looking like everyone else’s, and thinking different can really pay off. So what are the particular considerations to think about when you are out shooting landscape’s at this...
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Do you want to photograph stunning winter landscapes? Here we give you 4 top tips, plus some amazing photographs from around the world, to inspire you to brave the cold and get outside this winter

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Pocket Rockets: Best Power Compacts Comparison For The Street

Pocket Rockets: Best Power Compacts Comparison For The Street | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What is the Best Compact Camera For Street Photography? As street photography grows in popularity there is a growing realisation that a big bulky SLR is not the best tool for the job. Henri Cartier Bresson, still the greatest street photographer who ever lived, was 100% adamant that he needed a small, discrete and quiet camera that wouldn’t draw attention to him working. It’s difficult to stay discrete with a big whirring SLR attached to your face; stick on a...
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In this article we compare 4 compact Cameras including the Sony RX100 III, Canon G7 X, Panasonic LX 100, and the Olympus OM-D E-M10.

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Best Gear for Street Photography

Best Gear for Street Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Photograph by Jeff Cabella Street photography has never been more popular, and it’s as fashionable amongst younger hipsters as it is amongst more traditional photographers. People speak about street photography as if it’s something new, when of course, it’s been around for years. Eugene Atget, born 1857, was an early pioneer and his atmospheric shots of Paris went on to inspire the greatest street photographer ever – Henri Cartier Bresson. Neither Atget nor Bresson thought of themselves as ‘stre
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Check out this article for some inspirational Street Photography by some to the world best up and coming photographers

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Autumn Wildlife Photography Tips

Autumn Wildlife Photography Tips | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Great Wildlife Photography Tips This time of year is a very photogenic time to take great images of wildlife. The reds and browns of autumn/fall obviously create a lovely backdrop for fox and deer, and the large numbers of migrating birds can also yield some dramatic images. Here’s a quick reminder of some essential wildlife photography skills as we go into the winter… 1) Get a decent telephoto lens Or Converter For photographing shy wildlife, a decent ‘long tom’...
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Do you like Wildlife or Bird Photography? Autumn is a great time to photograph wildlife and birds as they prepare for winter and in this article we give you 5 Great Wildlife Photography Tips

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Get More From Your Flashgun

Get More From Your Flashgun | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
4 Tips On How to Get Better Results With Flash There is a school of thought that you no longer need flashguns on modern digital cameras – the combination of relatively cheap, wide aperture lenses and powerful ISO performance makes them obsolete. While it’s true that crude, over-flashed effects can look amateurish, flashguns still have their uses. They come in handy for fill-in flash outdoors on a sunny day, while they can make colours pop and warm up skin tones...
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Want to get more from your flashgun. In this article Geoff Harris gives us 4 tips on how to get better results with flash to include bounce, TTL, manual and slow sync effects.

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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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Image Orientation

Image Orientation | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Which is Best – Landscape or Portrait? A friend of mine is a great travel photographer whose work has been featured in national newspapers and even on CNN’s website, but something like 90% of his images are taken in landscape (i.e. horizontal) format. Even portraits of people, that you’d think would immediately lend themselves to portrait format, get the long sides/short edge treatment. When I pointed this out to him, it came as something of a revelation. It wasn’t down...
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Do you mainly take landscape orientated images? Do you crop them?? In this article we explore which is best, landscape or portrait orientated images

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Canon v Nikon: Is Canon Losing the Full-Frame War?

Canon v Nikon: Is Canon Losing the Full-Frame War? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Is Canon Losing the Full-Frame War? For a long time, the high-end enthusiast and pro range of the SLR market was somewhat insulated from the longer term decline in camera sales, but that is no longer the case. According to the latest sales figures from Nikon, sales of its interchangeable lens cameras fell by nearly 25% compared to the same quarter last year. This is roughly in line with the general market trends, though sales of compact system (mirrorless) cameras...
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Is Canon Losing the Full-Frame War? Find out in this article by Geoff Harris, when he looks at the future of Full Frame Sensors and the battle between to two biggest players.

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Alternatives to Photoshop and Lightroom

Alternatives to Photoshop and Lightroom | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Alternative Photography Editing Software Sometimes it can feel like the whole world has gone Adobe. To ‘Photoshop’ is a perfect example of a brand name that has become a verb, and indicates how ubiquitous the big A has become. That doesn’t mean to say that Adobe Creative Suite is the only show in town though. Maybe you find Adobe software is overkill for what you need, or maybe it’s too bloated and hard to use, but there are alternatives. Admittedly,...
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Looking for an alternative to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Here we give you some suggestion of what other editing software is worth considering.

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5 Photography Mistakes You’re Making Without Realising It

5 Photography Mistakes You’re Making Without Realising It | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Take Better Photographs Photography can be a bit of a lonely pursuit, particularly if you don’t belong to a club, and well-meaning friends and relatives don’t always know what to look out for when you ask them to view your work. It’s easy to fall into bad habits and while practicing photography is very important, you don’t want to just end up practicing your mistakes. With this in mind, here are some common pitfalls to avoid to keep...
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Want to take better Photos? Here are 5 mistakes to avoid which photographers often make without realising it...... Do you do any of these?

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A List of What to Shoot At A Typical Wedding

A List of What to Shoot At A Typical Wedding | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Wedding Photography Shoot List This following is a suggested shoot list that would be taken at a typical wedding.  Because every wedding is unique and situations vary, the shoot list will vary as well. You may prefer to shoot outdoors and /or at different locations inside the church You may prefer a more formal style of wedding photography or a more contemporary, documentary style of image . The more time you have available, the more creative you can be. In...
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Looking for a list of photos needed for a typical wedding?  here we give you the ultimate shoot list for a wedding photographer so you don't miss vital photo opportunity

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Photography with a Bang!

Photography with a Bang! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Photograph Fireworks With long winter nights well and truly on us, it’s a great time to photograph fireworks, particularly if you live in the UK – Bonfire Night is just around the corner on November 5th. While photographing fireworks may seem fairly straightforward – these things are hard to miss, right? – getting professional-looking firework shots is much more of a challenge. If you want more than simple snapshots of pyrotechnics, read on for some essential tips… 1)...
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Do you want to know how to photograph Fireworks? Here with give you 5 top tips on how to get great Fireworks images for this 5th November Bonfire night.

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How to Photograph Halloween

How to Photograph Halloween | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Halloween has gone from being quite a low-key event in the UK to a big party for all ages. Trick or treating came over from the US a few years ago, and rare is the street nowadays where you don’t get kids in costume banging on your door for sweets. Then there are associated events, such as zombie walks (an increasingly popular way raising money for charity), Halloween parades and balls, and so on. So Halloween is now a great...
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Do you want to know how to take great Halloween Photographs? Geoff Harris gives us some great tips of How to Photograph Halloween

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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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