If you are thinking about upgrading your SLR or compact system camera (CSC) you may be wondering whether to stick with a conventional APS-C sensor or splash out on a camera with a full-frame chip. The good news is that full-frame cameras have got cheaper over the last few years, so it’s worth a quick recap of their benefits. First, the science bit. A full frame sensor derives its name from the fact that it is the same size as...
Do you know the benefits of owning a full frame camera system? In This article we explain the benefits and recommend some camera worth considering.
In this refresher article on depth of field we explain what aperture is best for particular types of photography. Understanding depth of field, and how it relates to the aperture setting of your lens, is one of the most fundamental skills in photography. Indeed, being able to carefully control depth of field, along with being able to control shutter speed, are the hallmarks of a truly creative photographer. Let’s begin with a quick recap. Depth of field refers to how...
With Canon marking another major production milestone, here’s a brief guide to some of the best Canon SLRs for your budget and ability level They’ll be popping open the champagne at Canon HQ, as the Japanese giant recently announced it had made over 250 million digital cameras, while also keeping its number one position in the global interchangeable lens camera market for 11 years running. Canon is far from being the only name in town when it comes to quality...
This top wedding photographer shares some insider tips for making the big day a big pay day Shooting wedding photography is a time-honoured way to earn money and as MyPhotoSchool tutor Keith Appleby explains, it’s well suited to career changers. “I started as a wedding photographer in 2004. Previously I ran a large advertising and commercial photography studio that ended up employing about 120 people. I sold that in 2000 and started wedding photography a few years after.” Keith began...
Entering Photography competitions is a very good way of improving your photography. Photography competitions not only allow you to see other peoples work but also to learn from the the good; and the not so good examples.
Want to improve your #photography? Then why not enter a photography competition and read our 10 point guide to improve your chances of winning.
New Year is the traditional time to look back at the year just gone and to look forward to the year to come. This is valuable as a photographer as well as personally. Looking back allows you to assess what you’ve achieved in the past twelve months.
What are your new years resolutions? In this article photographer David Taylor reflects on last year and looks forward to the coming year.
DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras explained. In part one I described the advantages and disadvantage of compact cameras. Today it’s the turn of the interchangeable lens camera. All the cameras described in part one have one thing in common.
Looking to buy a camera and want to know the difference between different types? In the second part of our Camera Types Explained we look at Mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
It must be odd to create a product or brand that then becomes shorthand for other similar products or brands. Take Adobe Photoshop. If you’ve only heard of one image-editing software package it’ll be Photoshop.
Do you want 3 easy Photoshop tips to quickly improve your images? In this article we have three essential post processing tips that every photographer should follow.
In the first part of this piece I talked about assessing your images for technical imperfections. If you’ve not read that piece pop over here to take a look first. In many ways assessing an image for blemishes is relatively easy.
In the second part of this article of assessing your images Photographer David Taylor looks at the much harder subject of assessing your image's aesthitic qualities.
When it comes to hindsight everyone has 20:20 vision. It’s often much easier to work out what should have been done after an event than during the event itself.
Are you able to quickly and efficiently assess your images when you first upload them to your computer? Being able to critique your images quickly and remove the duds with save disk space and save time editing. In the first of a two part article we explain how to assess your images to ensure that only your best is kept and the rest is discarded.
Composition applies to all art forms and, while seeing parallels with writing or music might be stretching a point, issues that relate to other areas of the visual arts can also apply to photography.
Composition is one of the most popular and sort after photography courses and MyPhotoSchool are excited to announce their new 4 week online photography course on Composition with master Photographer Tony Worobiec starting in the new year.
We finish filming in December and will have the course live by early Spring, so if you want a sneak preview then read on ........
MyPhotoSchool tutor Keith Wilson is a hugely experienced photographer and photography journalist, with a particular interest in travel and wildlife. Wherever you are in the world, his course on travel photography on MyPhotoSchool will help you make great images on a short or long-haul trip. “People are travelling more and more, particularly for short breaks in Europe or in their own continent,” Keith observes. “My course focuses on what you can do in a short space of time, and how...
While the Photoshop CS tribe is as big as ever, more and more photographers – this one included – are using Adobe Lightroom for most of their photo editing. It’s great for organising your pictures and comes with an unrivalled toolbox for processing and saving out raw files. Even better, you can get it for under £100 on Amazon. From today, you can now get Lightroom on your iPad too, via a new app called Adobe Lightroom mobile. While the...
What is Metadata? If you have ever wished there was an easy way of accessing all the ‘background information’ about a photograph you have taken then read on. It’s actually quite straightforward. By default, most cameras will embed some basic information into the image – when it was the taken, along with details of the aperture width, shutter speed and other exposure data. It’s also possible in popular image-editing software, such as Lightroom, to expand this embedded information, by...
What is Metadata? If you have ever wished there was an easy way of accessing all the 'background information' about a photograph you have taken then read on.
We welcome Geoff Harris former editor of Britain’s Best-Selling Photography Magazine Digital Photography to MyPhotoSchool. Hello there, my name is Geoff Harris and I’m delighted to be taking over as blog editor at MyPhotoSchool. Although I’m new to MyPhotoSchool, I’m very excited to be involved in this innovative and fun site, and look forward to sharing some of my insights, photography tips and opinions on new cameras. I’m also going to be writing regular showcases on some of the great...
What’s the difference between a Phone, Bridge and Compact camera? There are a bewildering number of cameras out there, with more arriving every month. Fortunately, each individual model can usually be assigned to a particularly type.
Do you know what the difference is between a Phone, Bridge and Compact camera? In this 2 part article we separate out the 4 different camera types and explain the pros and cons of each.
Urban night photography Cities and towns are often at their aesthetic best at night. Even the dowdiest city is transformed when darkness falls and the lights come on. Winter is the optimum time for night photography.
Want to take amazing photos after dark? In this article we take on on a night time street photography tour and tell you how to photograph great urban street photography after dark.
How do you get an 800mmor even a 1200mm zoom lens on a point and shoot bridge camera? Bridge cameras are well named. They’re a bridge between compact cameras (with often limited specifications) and more fully-featured system cameras such as DSLRs.
Would you want a camera with an 800mm or even a 1200mm lens? New Superzoom bridge cameras from Sony and Panasonic are now offering zoom range from 20-1200mm
Wedding photography today is a far cry from what it was only just a few years ago. When I started in the 90’s you’d start the day outside the church waiting for the bride’s arrival and finish with a fake cake-cutting when the reception started.
Want to be a 21st century wedding photographer? Photographer Andy Stonier gives us the ins and outs of what its like to be a full time professional with 25 years of experience.
Whether Christmas or birthday we are always looking for useful and unusual photography gifts for friends and family. In this article MyPhotoSchool has chosen their 10 favourite presents that photographers everywhere shouldn’t be without.
Looking for the ultimate photography gift for birthday or Christmas?
We have chosen our top 10 gift for 2014. A list of gifts and gadgets no photographer should be without.