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Memory Cards: Choosing the Right Card

Memory Cards: Choosing the Right Card | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Bear with me on this. Your camera and its relationship to memory cards is just like a car and its relationship to fuel. Without fuel a car would just be an expensive lump of metal that doesn’t do anything particularly useful.
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Thinking of buying some new memory cards in the near future? ........STOP! Reading this article before making your purchase and avoid some very costly mistakes.

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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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So you Want to be A Photo Journalist

So you Want to be A Photo Journalist | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Interview With Leading International Photo Journalist Stuart Freedman Eminent reportage photographer and MyPhotoSchool tutor Stuart Freedman talks about his career, motivations and exciting new course with chief blogger, Geoff Harris You have a lot to condense into your course – was it a challenge trying to encapsulate so much experience and skill? I do have a lot in my course and it was an enormous challenge to condense two decades of practical experience. However, it gave me a very valuable...
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So You Want to Become a Professional Documentary Photographer? In this interview with international reportage photographer Stuart Freedman, he talks about his new 8 week online photography course An Introduction to Professional Reportage, Documentary & Photo Journalism

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Why Use The Back Button Autofocus?

Why Use The Back Button Autofocus? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
The Pros & Cons of Back Button Autofocus?    It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your photography and camera technique and never try new things. If you do feel you have reached a bit of a plateau, and are having particularly problems with focussing on moving subjects, it may be a good time to try back button focussing. This technique is very popular with news, sports and wildlife photographers, who see it as a faster and more...
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Do you have problems focusing on fast moving subjects? Then it may be a good time to try back button focusing. This technique can be further enhance by decoupling focusing from the shutter button and assigning it to the AF button.

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Better Composition In 5 Easy Steps

Better Composition In 5 Easy Steps | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Understanding Photographic Composition Composition is one of the hardest aspects of photography as it’s very subjective – what you might think is nice framing might not appeal to somebody else. While it’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s also true that there are some common pitfalls that you should avoid to ensure more effective framing. With this in mind, here are five quick ways of getting more creative and pleasing compositions. 1) Changing your angle...
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You never stop learning about Photographic composition. Here with the help of Tony Worobiec's stunning imagery we give you 5 easy steps to better composition. Plus 2 FREE eBooks to further your study

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Posing vs. Candid – What’s Best For Street & Travel Photography?

Posing vs. Candid – What’s Best For Street & Travel Photography? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Are Posed Images True Street Photography Or Are Candid Images The Only Ones That Count? I recently got involved in an interesting debate on the Facebook page of the APF Magazine Street Photography Group about ‘staged versus candid’ when it comes to portraits in street and travel photography. One of the senior members of the group seemed to criticise an image of an Indian saddhu for being staged, and came up with this equation. "Guys – it’s really not so...
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Are posed images true street photography or are candid images the only ones that count? What is best for street photography?

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Photography & The Law: Know Your Rights

Photography & The Law: Know Your Rights | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
The news that Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger recently got stopped by police for using a tripod on Hampstead Heath in London shows that even the great and good aren’t immune from hassle when it comes to photography. So, here’s a quick update of what you can and can’t do as a photographer in the UK. Please note this is written as general advice only for readers in the UK, and is NOT legal advice or guidance. While other countries like...
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Do you know your rights as a photographer? If you were stopped and questioned by police or security would you know where you stand? In this article we explain what you can and can not do as a photographer out on the street. 

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How to Photograph St Patrick’s Day

How to Photograph St Patrick’s Day | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
After a long, dull winter, things start to get lively again in March and St Patrick’s Day is guaranteed to bring out the green on Tuesday March 17. While not everywhere celebrates it with the same gusto as Dublin or Boston, chances are there is something St Paddy’s-related going on where you live. Pubs and bars The Irish (and wannabe Irish) are known to like the occasional drink, so bars are often great places to soak up the craic –...
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Pro Photography: The Importance Of Customer Care

Pro Photography: The Importance Of Customer Care | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Customer Care For Your Photography Business Customer care is one of the bedrocks of modern marketing theory, but there is much more to it than replacing faulty goods or giving refunds, like the customer care desk at a big supermarket. It’s much more about being customer-focussed – anticipating and meeting customer needs, making clients feel valued, seeking and listening to feedback, and so on. Here are some ideas of how it can be used in the sphere of commercial photography....
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Looking to improve your Customer Care For Your Photography Business? Customer care is much more about being customer-focussed – anticipating and meeting customer needs, making clients feel valued.

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How to Shoot Early Spring Flowers

How to Shoot Early Spring Flowers | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Tips On How To Photograph Spring Flowers As I look out of my home office window I can already see spring flowers are getting established here in the UK, so it’s the perfect time to start to brush up your flower photography techniques. Getting natural-looking images of early spring flowers is a different skill to shooting still-life flowers or even formal gardens in high summer, so here is a quick refresher of the equipment and skills you need. Camera and...
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Spring is on it way and this is a fabulous time for flower photography. Here are some great tips on how to shoot early spring flowers including Snowdrops, Daffodils, Magnolia, Wisteria & Clematis.

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How Much Can I Charge As A Wedding Photographer?

How Much Can I Charge As A Wedding Photographer? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Wedding Photography: How Much Can I Charge? Wedding photography is one of the few areas left in mainstream commercial photography where you can make money – which is why it’s become so competitive. With high-resolution full-frame SLRs such as the Nikon D610 now available for around £1500 ($1500) and even Canon’s massive 50Mp 5DS just over three grand, ($3000) it’s not surprising that many photographers with intermediate-level skills consider investing in one of these cameras and having a go at..
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Do you want to know how much you can charge as a wedding photographer?? In this article we explain the dangers of being too cheep as well as finding your USP and what price bracket best suites your services.

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Happy Birthday Photoshop

Happy Birthday Photoshop | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
25 Years Old And Still As Controversial As Ever! Adobe Photoshop, the image editing software that’s so commonly used it’s become a verb (‘to Photoshop’) is 25 this week. The program as we know it dates back to in 1987, when Thomas Knoll developed a pixel-imaging program called Display. It was just a simple program to showcase grayscale images on a black-and-white monitor, but after collaborating with his brother, John, the two began adding features that made it possible to...
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25 Years Old And Still As Controversial As Ever! Here we give a brief history for Photoshop from its beginnings as a program called 'Display' to the present day.

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Interview With Master Photographer Clive Nichols

Interview With Master Photographer Clive Nichols | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Clive Nichols Flower & Garden Photographer Clive Nichols is one of the UK’s leading garden, flower and plant photographers with a stock collection of over 60,000 images. We are proud to now have Clive as a tutor, and here he talks about his career, technique and inspirations. What do you need to be a garden photographer? Patience, as you have to wait for a garden to be at its best. Sometimes the weather can spoil the whole season and you...
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Do you love flower photography? In this article we interview master garden & Flower photographer Clive Nichols and ask him to reveal some of the secrets of his success.

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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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Winning The Mental Battle Of Photography

Winning The Mental Battle Of Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to be A Successful Photographer Being a successful photographer is all about great technique and gear, right, and that mysterious ‘eye’ that you either have or you don’t? Yes and no. While these are all essential attributes, they will come to naught if you don’t have the right mind-set. Photography is a mind game, and one which you need to win, as the stakes are high. If you allow yourself to get discouraged or depressed or demotivated, you might...
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So you want to be a more successful photographer?  In this article we give you a few slogans and insights to help you keep your head on track.

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Is Nikon Getting Serious About Mirrorless?

Is Nikon Getting Serious About Mirrorless? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
First Look at the Nikon 1 J5. Nikon has just announced the Nikon 1 J5 , an interesting compact system (mirrorless) camera that may signal a shift in the thinking of the big two Japanese makers. It’s fair to say that Canon and Nikon came pretty late to the mirrorless party and allowed Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and other makers to test the market before jumping in. Nikon’s first mirrorless series, the Nikon 1, was respectable enough but not particularly exciting,...
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Is Nikon Getting Serious About Mirrorless? Here we take a first look at the new Nikon 1 J5. Nikon came pretty late to the mirrorless party and allowed Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and other makers to get ahead of the competition.

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Easter Photos With a Difference

Easter Photos With a Difference | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Top Tips What to Shoot This Easter It’s Easter, a joyous time of new hope, Easter eggs and better weather for photography (though not necessarily if you live in the UK). If you’re not careful though, your photos from this Easter can look a lot like the ones from last Easter and the one before, so here are some tips to make your seasonal shots stand out more this year… 1) Easter egg hunts This is a great way...
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Professional Photography Bodies: Are They Worth Joining?

Professional Photography Bodies: Are They Worth Joining? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Which Professional Photographic Body Should I Join? As you progress in your photography, you may consider joining a professional group for your particular genre, or a more general national/international photographic society. These groups don’t tend to come cheap, however, so here we look at what some of the larger ones in the UK have to offer. The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) While some would question whether this is technically a professional photographic body, there are certainly lots of p
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Pro Photo Websites: Design Mistakes To Avoid

Pro Photo Websites: Design Mistakes To Avoid | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Build a Photography Website That Works For supposedly visual people, it’s surprising how many photographers massively fail when it comes to designing their websites. Now, websites have been around for over 20 years, so there is no excuse for this any more, particularly if you run a photography business. The good news is that you don’t need to be an expert in coding or pay big bucks to employ some whizz-kid designer; often it’s just about following a...
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Thinking of setting up your own photography website? Here are our 5 top tips on what to include and what to avoid if you want a successful photography website that works.

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Book Review: Photography Visionaries

Book Review: Photography Visionaries | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Photography Visionaries By Mary Warner Marien There are lots and lots of books about great photographers but Photography Visionaries, published this month by Laurence King, is one of the better examples I have seen. Author Mary Warner Marien, a Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at New York’s Syracuse University, covers some the most influential photographers from the mid-19th century to the present day, and pulls of this difficult task with aplomb. Her book sticks to a chronological order
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Photography Visionaries By Mary Warner Marien covers some the most influential photographers from the mid-19th century to the present day, and pulls of this difficult task with aplomb

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Competition + How To Make It A Very Photogenic Mother’s Day

Competition + How To Make It A Very Photogenic Mother’s Day | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Where To Go For Photographic Days Out On Mothers Day Mother’s day is on Sunday March 15th this year, so here are some tips to ensure you get some great images of your ma that everyone will treasure long after the event. We’ll start by looking at some photogenic places to take her, before moving on to some specific portrait techniques. 1) Gardens Gardens are starting to look better at this time of year so if it’s nice weather this...
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How about a lovely portrait for Mother's Day? In this article to not only give you some hints and tips on where to go but also how to get beautiful images of the most important woman in your life.

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Hashtag365

Hashtag365 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
TIPS ON HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN 365 PROJECT Taking a picture every day of the year – a so-called 365 project – is a great photographic discipline as well as a lot of fun. One of the biggest problems that amateurs face is that they get rusty after a while, and miss great photo opportunities (and great light) as they have to spend time reminding themselves of key functions and settings, particularly if they only go shooting a couple...
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Have you ever considered embarking on a 365 project? - Taking a picture every day of the year. Hashtag365 is the record of a daily photographic odyssey by a young Dutch duo Sjoerd Spendel and Lennart de Jong, who started their 365 project over three years ago.

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Nikon Announces the New D7200

Nikon Announces the New D7200 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Nikon upgrades the D7100 SLR. Nikon has announced a new DX-format (APS-C sensor) SLR, the D7200. This is an important upgrade of the popular D7100, with the emphasis on autofocus speed, improved connectivity, and a much bigger buffer. The sensor is a 24.2-MP DX-format chip and as with its predecessor, it does without an optical low-pass filter, which, Nikon claims, will deliver sharper shots straight from the camera. Removing the optical low-pass filter has become pretty standard on SLRs these..
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Nikon upgrades the D7100 with a new DX-format (APS-C sensor) SLR, the D7200. It goes on sale from 19th March with the emphasis on auto-focus speed, improved connectivity, and a much bigger buffer.

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How to Photograph Kids And Their Pets

How to Photograph Kids And Their Pets | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Great Tips for Photographing Your Children & Their Pets Hooray! The weather is getting better in many parts of the world which means it’s a perfect time to photograph kids and pets in the garden – or even indoors if it’s still rather inclement outside. Kids and pets are a great pairing for photography as they tend to be spontaneous and great fun, and you can end up with something more meaningful than just a static portrait of them...
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Why not take some gorgeous photographs of your children with their pets? In this article we give you 5 Great Tips for Photographing Your Children & Their Pets

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New Nikon SLR Reaches For The Stars

New Nikon SLR Reaches For The Stars | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
First Look At The New Nikon D810A We are not halfway through February yet but it is turning into a bumper month for new camera releases. Last week saw the upgrade of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the new 50.6MP SLRs from Canon, and now Nikon has announced the D810A, which it claims is the first full-frame D-SLR engineered for astrophotography. This is a modified version of Nikon’s D810, a 36Mp bruiser which used to the highest resolution SLR you...
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Nikon has announced the D810A, which it claims is the first full-frame D-SLR engineered for astrophotography. 

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