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Avoiding the Shakes: Keeping Your Camera Steady

Avoiding the Shakes: Keeping Your Camera Steady | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
In an earlier article I wrote about sharpness. I very briefly mentioned that keeping still when shooting is important if you want to avoid unsharp photos.
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Something as simple as holing the camera properly and using the correct camera settings can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your images. In this article photographer David Taylor talks about camera shake and how to avoid it,

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Are You Holding Your Camera Correctly?

Are You Holding Your Camera Correctly? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Hold a Camera to Minimise Camera Shake Often photographers can get quite obsessive about soft shots, spending a lot of money on better software and expensive lenses, when actually a lot of the fault comes down to how they are holding their cameras. Read on for some supportive tips! 1) Get a grip You do need to hold your camera quite firmly but not so hard that you become tense, as this will be counterproductive and result in...
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Are You Holding Your Camera Correctly? Do you get blurred or out of focus photos? In this article Geoff Harris give us 5 tips on How to Hold a Camera to Minimise Camera Shake

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10 Creative Landscape Photography Tips

10 Creative Landscape Photography Tips | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Great Landscape Photography Tips Landscapes are a perennially popular subject for photography, as you can shoot them all year round and you don’t need to worry about them refusing to be photographed or asking for money! That’s not to say it’s a simple process to get great scenic imagery. Many photographers with a bit of skill and a decent camera can take OK landscapes; taking very good or great landscapes requires a whole different level of ability and vision. With...
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10 Creative Landscape Photography Tips
Are you looking to improve your Landscape Photography? In this article Geoff Harris gives you 10 Great Landscape Photography Tips to help you take your creativity to the next level.

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Better Colour Shots Without Making Your Work Look Like a Bad Acid Trip

Better Colour Shots Without Making Your Work Look Like a Bad Acid Trip | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips to Improve Your Fine Art Color Photography Although black-and-white purists such as Henri Cartier Bresson were dismissive of colour photography, it’s undoubtedly been one of the biggest breakthroughs of the last 70 or so years. With digital, getting rich and eye-catching colour has never been easier – some would say too easy, as there is unfortunately a profusion of rather psychedelic looking images out there that have been ludicrously over-processed on the computer (or smartphone). So, how do...
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Want to Improve your color photography without making it look like a bad acid trip? In this article Geoff Harris gives you 5 tips to improve your colour photography.

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Best 4 Travel Compact Cameras

Best 4 Travel Compact Cameras | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Which is the Best Travel Compact Camera? This time of year, many people’s thoughts will be turning to vacations, and the perennial question is, what camera should I take? While you can weigh down yourself down with a heavy SLR, equally heavy lenses and a tripod, it’s not a lot of fun lugging the contents of a small camera store around a hot, crowded country (never mind getting it all through airport security and safely on and off the plane)....
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Looking to buy a travel Compact Camera? Geoff Harris former editor of Digital Camera magazine, looks at his top 4 travel compact cameras and explains why he like them.

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Adobe Lightroom Online Course with Personal Tuition

Adobe Lightroom Online Course with Personal Tuition | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this comprehensive four part lightroom training course with 1-2-1 tuition, and your questions answered personally with me George Cairns,  I will demonstrate how Lightroom’s various modules enable you to organise, edit and share your photographs. You’ll learn how to gather shots together from a variety of sources (such as memory cards or folders on external drives) and bring them safely  into a single, easy to view Lightroom catalog. You’ll also discover how to make favourite files easier to find...
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NEW Lightroom Courses with 1-2-1 Tuition
Want to get the best out of Adobe Lightroom? Digital Photography Magazine contributor George Cairns joins MyPhotoSchool to give personal tuition and 1-2-1 feedback to ensure you get the very best from your photographs.

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Food Photography

Food Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips For Better Food Photography Food photography has gone from being a niche genre practiced by a few specialists to a very popular topic, as can be seen from the large number of entries on websites like TripAdvisor or the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition. Food and cooking have become the new rock and roll in many countries, and the interest in food photography has grown alongside the proliferation of celebrity chefs and cooking programmes on...
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FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Do you post food Photography to social media sites like TripAdvisor, Facebook or Instagram? In this article we give you 5 Top Tips For Better Food Photography.

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How to Become a More Confident Photographer

How to Become a More Confident Photographer | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Selfie Photography is like any other art form in that you need to combine a range of characteristics to succeed, some of which appear paradoxical. You need to be sensitive, dare we say artistically minded, but also you need to have the confidence to promote yourself and your work – and the resilience to take setbacks and negative feedback on the chin and learn from your mistakes. So, how do you go about toughening up while still retaining your love...
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Want to become a more confident Photographer? In this article editor Geoff Harris gives his 5 top tips to becoming a better more confident photographer

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How to Choose The Perfect Mid-Range SLR

How to Choose The Perfect Mid-Range SLR | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What Is The Best Mid-Range DSLR? Here Are Our 6 Top Recommendations As you do more courses with MyPhotoSchool and your confidence grows, you might start to outgrow your SLR, particularly if it’s a more beginner-orientated, ‘entry level’ model. At the same time, you don’t want to go too far to the other extreme and have to take out a second mortgage for a pro SLR with lots of high-end features you will probably never use. With this in mind,...
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Looking to upgrade from an entry level camera or buy your first DSLR and need some advice? Here are our 6 top mid-range DSLR camera recommendations.

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We Predict This Will Be Lens Of The Year 2014

We Predict This Will Be Lens Of The Year 2014 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
The Year’s Fabulous 50. Let’s face it, lens releases don’t tend to generate lots of excitement, particularly 50mm prime lenses – despite their excellent optical quality, they still have a slightly fuddy-duddy, old-school reputation in our age of superzooms. This perception is quickly changing though, as more and more photographers come to appreciate the many virtues of a ‘fab 50,’ A 50mm lens comes close to how the human eye sees a scene, and you tend to get less optical...
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It's been redesigned and reengineered to set a new standard for its 'art' line of lenses and we predict is will be named camera lens of the year 2014

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Shooting Into The Sun

Shooting Into The Sun | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How To Take Photographs Into The Sun “Don’t shoot into the sun” is a real old chestnut of photography, and one of the earliest lessons you probably learnt from well-meaning parents and teachers. Like many rules in photography, it’s there to be broken for creative effect. While squinting straight at the sun through your viewfinder is unlikely to do much for your eyes – or your camera sensor – there are plenty of creative ways to use direct sunlight… 1)...
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Have you been told “Don't shoot into the sun”? Well like many rules in photography, it's there to be broken. So read on and find out 4 creative photography effect for shooting into the sun

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What camera Bag Should I Buy?

What camera Bag Should I Buy? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
It’s a constant source of amazement to me how much people spend on their camera, and then put it in any old bag. I’ve even seen some miscreants carry around an SLR in a shopping bag from a supermarket, which beggars belief. To help you protect your investment here are some of my favourite camera bags and cases for summer travels and photo shoots. 1) The carry on case If you’re a keen travel photographer like me, you will do...
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Looking to buy a camera bag and need some advice? In this article I pick my 4 favourite photography bags and explain why i like them, and where I would use them

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4 Creative Shutter Speed Effects

4 Creative Shutter Speed Effects | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
One of the most valuable tools on your camera is labelled S (or Tv if you are using Canon) and stands for Shutter Priority Mode. Turn to this mode, usually activated by a top dial or menu option, and you can experiment with slower or faster shutter speeds for some really cool, creative effects. The shutter speed governs how long the shutter stays open and how much light reaches the sensor, so ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ are relative terms here. A...
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Want to be a more creative photographer? Try slowing your shutter speed. In this article we show your 4 Creative Shutter Speed Effects to take your photography to the next level.

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Going Beyond On-Camera Flash

Going Beyond On-Camera Flash | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
While getting into flash and creative lighting can seem like a scary and expensive prospect, the good news is that there has never been such a wide range of keenly priced equipment to get you started. Let’s check out some of these easy and cheap alternatives, but first of all, a quick reminder of why on-camera flash is limiting. There is certainly a lot you can do with on-camera flash guns, such as bouncing flash indoors to avoid harsh flash...
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Want to move top the next stage with your flash photography? Here are 3 budget options for alternatives to on-camera flash photography

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Camera Review: A Buyers Guide to Entry-Level DSLR’s

Camera Review: A Buyers Guide to Entry-Level DSLR’s | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What is the Best Beginners DSLR Camera? 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! We’ll start at the beginning, with a buyers guide to entry-level enthusiast cameras. Beginner-friendly no longer means...
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Looking to buy your first Digital SLR Camera? In this camera review  A Buyers Guide to Entry-Level DSLR's Geoff Harris looks at the 4 best entry level DSLR Cameras

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How to Get Great Family Holiday Snaps

How to Get Great Family Holiday Snaps | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips for Posing Family Beach Vacation Portraits Many of us will have some embarrassing/funny memories of dad or mum trying to take a family portrait for posterity, particularly when we were teenagers. As if it isn’t annoying enough to have to pose for your parents when you are 16, if the parents are having trouble getting the camera to do what they want, it can be an exercise in frustration for all concerned. With younger kids and babies, trying...
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Planning on visiting the beach and taking some family portraits? In this article Geoff Harris give his 5 top Tips for Posing Family Beach Vacation Portraits

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How to Get Sharper Photos With Smartphones

How to Get Sharper Photos With Smartphones | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 iPhoneography Tips for Better Photographs While some photography purists still sniff at smartphones, these snobs are fast becoming the minority – today’s smartphone cameras take great pictures for their size, and many now rival compact cameras. There is a bewildering number of apps to help improve your smartphone photos, too. While the technology has got better, one thing that will spoil photos from even the best smartphone is ‘unsharp’ shots – by which we mean soft, slightly (or very)...
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5 iPhoneography Tips for Better Photographs
Want to get Sharper Photos with your Smartphone? In this article we give you 5 iPhoneography Tips for Better Photographs include recommended apps and camera phone accessories

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The Best Perfectly Timed Animal Photos Ever

The Best Perfectly Timed Animal Photos Ever | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
We at MyPhotoSchool are big fans of the perfectly timed photo that captures the best (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink of the eye. The internet is abound with images shared by people who have captured images at just the right moment or from just the right perspective, so we chosen our favourites to share with you. Anyone with a camera, whether it be a smart phone, point-and-click camera, or DSLR can  capture...
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Want to see the best perfectly timed animal photographs ever? Here we have chosen our top 30 best ever perfectly timed animal images of birds and wildlife for your perusal.

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Travel Photography: Taking it To The Next Level

Travel Photography: Taking it To The Next Level | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Travel Photography: 5 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Snaps When you think about the great travel photographers, or the kind of images that you see in guide books or travel magazines, they share one thing in common – they manage to capture the spirit of a location and get under its skin. The best travel images give you a window into the local culture. In other words they tell a story, which is something a postcard or a casual smartphone...
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Travel Photography: Taking it To The Next Level
Want to improve your travel photography? Here we give you 5 top tips to take you holiday snape to the next level.

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6 Of The Best Power Compact Cameras

6 Of The Best Power Compact Cameras | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What’s The Best Compact Camera? If you are in the market for a new camera, don’t automatically assume you need to pay top dollar for a fancy SLR or compact system camera with interchangeable lenses. Fixed-lens compacts still have their uses and you’d be wrong to dismiss them as point-and-click playthings that are about to be made extinct by camera phones. If you have haven’t seen what’s out there for a while you may be surprised at just how powerful...
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Which is The Best Power Compact Camera?
Are you in the market to buy a power compact camera? ...STOP! Don't buy anything until you have read this review from Geoff Harris; former editor of Digital Photography Magazine

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5 Top Tips For Better Plant & Flower Photography

5 Top Tips For Better Plant & Flower Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
It’s high summer in many parts of the world, so a great time to work on your plant and flower photography skills now that everything in the garden is lovely. The beauty of garden photography is that you don’t need too much in the way of specialist lenses or equipment, and even if you live in a high-rise apartment in the middle of a city, public parks are gardens are not usually too far away. Read on for some blooming...
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Want to make stunning fine art flower photographs? Here are our 5 Top Tips For Better Plant & Flower Photography, beautifully illustrated by Master Photographer Sue Bishop

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How to Photograph A Live Pop Concert

How to Photograph A Live Pop Concert | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Top Tips for Photographing Festivals & Live Concerts. Ever since Elvis shocked and thrilled audiences in the 50s, the story of great rock music has also been the story of great photography – think about all those iconic images of Hendrix, the Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Clash, images that continue to resonate down the years. Photographing a gig is really exciting and creatively rewarding, but it’s not without its challenges. Here’s a quick guide to getting memorable shots...
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Its festival season again and if you are thinking of taking some photos, don't leave town without reading our 5 top tips for photographing live concerts

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5 Travel Photography Tips For Your Summer Vacation

5 Travel Photography Tips For Your Summer Vacation | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Take Your Travel Photography To The Next Level It’s holiday season, which for keen photographers means only one thing – it’s time to dust off your travel photography skills. Get it right and travel photography can deliver images that you will treasure for years, images that continue to resonate and generate interest long after you have taken them. Get it wrong, and travel photography can become a stressful, gear-laden hassle that annoys your family and friends and spoils the entire...
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Thinking of taking your camera on vacation this summer? Here are 5 travel photography tips to make the most of your your summer holiday.
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NEW Nikon D810

NEW Nikon D810 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
First Look at the Nikon D810 (Release date 17th July). It’s been a rather quiet year for SLR releases but things have got interesting again with the release of the Nikon D810. Its predecessor, the D800, was a real game changer when it was released back in 2012. Nikon took everybody by surprising by shoehorning a class-leading, 36 megapixel full-frame sensor into a (relatively) light and compact body, and at a reasonable price. The 36Mp chip offered levels of detail...
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Looking to buy the Nikon D810 DSLR camera? Read this article by former editor of Digital Photography Magazine Geoff Harris to find out the highs and the lows.

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Fun New Ways to Shoot Children and Pets

Fun New Ways to Shoot Children and Pets | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Photograph Children & Pets. Never work with children or pets goes the old saying, but this doesn’t apply to photography. Many photographers have built good businesses on family, and increasingly pet, portraiture, so here are some fresh tips to help you get more interesting looking images of loved ones and those precious ‘animal companions.’ 1) Get better pet portraits Many of the principles of good portrait photography apply as much to pets as they do to humans so...
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Do you want to find fun new way to photography Children and Pets?. In this article we give you 4 tips on how to turn ordinary snaps into wonderful memories.

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What To Do If You Get Asked To Shoot A Wedding

What To Do If You Get Asked To Shoot A Wedding | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips On What You Should Do To Prepare To Photograph Your First Wedding. As anyone who has taken Keith Appleby’s excellent course An Introduction to Professional Wedding Photography on MyPhotoSchool will know, wedding photography is a very rewarding genre, but not something to be undertaken lightly. Expectations run high, emotions run even higher and messing up the shots of the special day can earn you enemies for life. As an enthusiast photographer, it’s only a matter of time before...
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Have you been asked to shoot a wedding? In this article we give you 5 tips on what you should do to prepare to photograph your first wedding.

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