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Exposure VS Highlights VS Whites

Exposure VS Highlights VS Whites | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
New Basic Panel Sliders (Lightroom) Do you know the difference between the Exposure vs. Highlights vs. Whites tone sliders in Photoshop and Lightroom?
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Lightroom Tutorial: The Tilt Shift Affect

Lightroom Tutorial: The Tilt Shift Affect | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to create a tilt-shift affect in Lightroom which will make your image look like a photograph of a model   Lightroom Tilt Shift Affect In our latest Lightroom video tutorial, tutor George Cairns explains How to create a tilt-shift affect in Lightroom which will make your image look like a photograph of a model. 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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How To Be A Concert Photographer

How To Be A Concert Photographer | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips For The Beginner Concert Photographer For anyone into music and photography, shooting gigs is a great way to combine two interests at once, and can even make you money if the pictures are good enough to sell. Although it may seem like it’s just about turning up with a camera, getting down the front and blasting way, good gig photography is one of the more technically challenging genres. Here are some tips to get you started 1) Make...
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So you want to be a concert photographer? here are our 5 Tips For The Beginner Concert Photographer to get you started.

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Become a More Confident Street & Travel Photographer

Become a More Confident Street & Travel Photographer | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Street & Travel Photography Tips As we approach the holiday season, you may well have some time on your hands, or be going away somewhere – an ideal time to practice your street and travel photography skills. These genres require you to be quite a resilient and confident photographer, as you are dealing with people, some of whom might not want to be photographed (or you might not want them to notice you are photographing them). So how you...
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Do You Want to Become a More Confident Street & Travel Photographer? In this article we give you 5 Street & Travel Photography Tips which should help raise your game.

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Do I Need To Upgrade My Camera Gear?

Do I Need To Upgrade My Camera Gear? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
4 Questions To Ask Before Upgrading Your Photography Equipment Photography is a real honeypot for the gadget-mad and the compulsive shopper. It’s very easy to get locked into an endless cycle of buying new gear, especially as camera makers need to keep bringing out new models and accessories in order to stay in business. The temptation gets even worse at this time of year, what with heavy pre-Christmas discounting and the January sales. As photography sages will tell you, however,...
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Do I Need To Upgrade My Camera Gear? If you are asking yourself this question check out our article before you part with any hard earned cash.

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5 Top Tips to Improve Your Portraits

5 Top Tips to Improve Your Portraits | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
One of the biggest differences between the experienced photographer and the novice is that the novice tends to stand rooted to the spot while the experienced shooter moves around a lot more. They explore different angles, and different heights. This can be something as simple as bending their knees or crouching, or it may involve a much higher vantage point. A lot of novices rarely adjust their tripod height, either. Here are some tips to make sure you are using...
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Want to improve your portrait Photography. Here we give you 5 top tips on camera angle, height and position to get the very best out of your portrait photography.

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Lightroom Video Tutorial: Colour and Tone

Lightroom Video Tutorial: Colour and Tone | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
  In our latest Lightroom video tutorial, tutor George Cairns explains how to get the best out of your tones and colours in your images. 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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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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6 Great Last Minute Stocking Fillers

6 Great Last Minute Stocking Fillers | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Christmas is coming, and if you anything like me, it’s a mad rush to get everything done in time. If you are wracking your brains for some last minute Christmas presents, or need to feed some suggestions to well-meaning friends and family who want to buy you a pressie, here are some ideas. 1) More storage Storage has never been cheaper, which is great news if you have a high-resolution, full frame SLR. There are some great deals to be...
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Here are some great suggestions for last minute stocking fillers for the photographers in your life.

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Best Camera Buys for Christmas 2014

Best Camera Buys for Christmas 2014 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Our Top Camera Recommendations for Christmas. With the clock ticking down to Christmas day, it’s a great time of year to be thinking about upgrading your camera. Discounting is rife between now and the traditional January sales, as makers fight for maximum market share in a very competitive camera market. Maybe friends or relatives are wondering what to buy you, or you are looking to treat yourself, but don’t let this great opportunity to upgrade your kit pass you buy....
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Looking to buy a camera this christmas? Here are our 4 top camera recommendations for christmas 2014

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How to Photograph Reflections

How to Photograph Reflections | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
25 Best Reflection Photographs Whether you are a landscape photographer or even a street photographer, there will be times when you need to photograph reflections. A landscape image can be hugely enhanced by including the reflective surface of a lake or stream, for example, or there my be times that you need to shoot products through a shop window (a shopkeeper friend of mine asks me all the time to shoot her colourful window displays through glass). Dealing with reflections...
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Want to know How to Photograph Reflections? In this article we give you 5 great tips and 25 amazing examples of reflections from portraits to landscapes

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How to Maximise Colour In Your Images

How to Maximise Colour In Your Images | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Getting The Most Out Of Color. Ever since colour film became affordable for the masses in the 70s, we’ve become very used to vibrant colours in our images – although ‘colour’ is not a fixed concept in photography, since processing methods styles and fashions change as the years go by (for a reminder of how cheesy 70s and 80s colour film processing looks to modern eyes, check out Robbie Augspurger’s hilarious and technically very adept homage here.) In the digital...
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Do you know how to get the most out of colour in your photography? In this article we give you 7 top tips on how to maximise colour In your images.

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Lenses for Landscape Photography

Lenses for Landscape Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What are the Best Lens for Landscape Photography? With the Landscape Photographer of the Year winner recently announced in the UK, landscape photography is in the news again, and it remains one of the most popular genres for the keen enthusiast. It’s easy to get frustrated when you are out with your camera, however; doing justice to the wonders of mother nature is hard enough at the best of times, and it’s even harder if you are fumbling around at...
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What is the Best Lens for Landscape Photography? In this article we look at how different camera lenses affect the final picture and which lens work best in which landscape situations

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Best Black Friday Photography Deals

Best Black Friday Photography Deals | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Great Black Friday/Cyber Monday Bargains Black Friday used to be something that the rest of the world read about with envy, but this US Thanksgiving sale blow-out has now spread to other territories, including Europe and the UK. It’s probably fair to say that cameras don’t tend to be discounted quite as much as, say, smaller items of electronic equipment or clothes, but there are still some good deals to be had – particularly with accessories. Read on for some...
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Looking for great Black Friday/Cyber Monday photography Bargains in the UK? Here we choose our eight favorite deals with DSLR Cameras starting at just £280

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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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