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5 Photography Terms Every Good Photographer Should Know

5 Photography Terms Every Good Photographer Should Know | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Sesquipedalian is a word that isn’t used as often as it should. It describes someone prone to using long words. Which I think is just wonderful. A word to describe someone prone to using long words is itself a long word.
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It’s Venice Carnival Time!

It’s Venice Carnival Time! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What to Shoot, When? Venice Carnival 31st January to 17th February 2015   January can be a bleak and drab month in Europe but the unique city of Venice comes alive at the end of January with the Venice Carnival. The Carnival is believed to date right back to the early 12th century and it is one of the most photogenic events in the world. Seriously. Not only is Venice an amazing photo backdrop all year round, but the participants...
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Venice Carnival 31st January to 17th February 2015 The most famous masked ball in the world is about to start its 2015 season. Don't miss our summery of What to Shoot, When?

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How To Take Better Photos for eBay

How To Take Better Photos for eBay | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Essential Tips For Good Product Photography Until the advent of eBay, Gumtree and all the other online buying and selling channels, few of us needed to worry that much about shooting stuff we were trying to sell. Maybe we took a few snaps of a car we were selling in the local paper, but that was about it. These days, however, it’s important to know the basics of decent product photography, as you can make decent money by selling goods...
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Good product photography is essential if you want to sell stuff on eBay. A poorly taken picture can make the difference between a healthy profit and no sale at all, so read on for some essential tips

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Destination Weddings – Your Camera Gear Checklist

Destination Weddings – Your Camera Gear Checklist | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Top Tips on How to Shoot a Wedding Spring is not too far away now, so you may get asked to shoot a wedding for a friend or relation, or you might fancy doing one to earn a bit of extra cash. While shooting a wedding is a big responsibility, there is no reason why any half-decent photographer with some experience can’t get good results. As with so much to do with weddings, it comes down to planning and...
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Have you been asked to photograph a wedding or are you looking to start your own wedding photography business? Here are our 5 top tips on How to Shoot a Wedding. 

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Clive Nichols’ Flower and Plant Photography Masterclass

Clive Nichols’ Flower and Plant Photography Masterclass | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
This is an in-depth course on flower and plant photography, led by one of the world’s finest garden photographers, Clive Nichols. Over four weekly lessons, Clive gives invaluable advice on both the practical and artistic aspects of flower and plant photography, drawn from his 25 years’ experience. He also sets assignments based on subjects discussed in the lessons and gives personalised feedback on your work. In the course, Clive uses over 150 beautiful and striking examples of his flower and...
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RIP Jane Bown

RIP Jane Bown | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Jane Bown, Revered Observer Photographer, Dies Age 89   I was very sad to hear that Jane Bown, the Observer’s legendary photographer, died shortly before Christmas. Jane’s association with the Observer newspaper began in 1949, with a portrait of the philosopher Bertrand Russell, and she went on to deliver a series of superb, epoch-defining portraits and documentary work in a career that spanned 60 years. Eamonn McCabe, another fine photographer and photo editor closely associated with the Observ
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If you haven't heard of Jane Bown, you will almost certainly be familiar with her photography. Jane sadly passed away just before Christmas, but check out this article and see how many of her images you recognise.

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The Pros & Cons of Manual Focussing

The Pros & Cons of Manual Focussing | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Manual Focusing Explained + When & Where To Use It We talk a lot about mastering autofocus in the blogs and lessons on this site, but there are times when you should turn it off altogether. Autofocus itself is a fairly recent phenomenon, and the first mass market SLRs to offer it only appeared in the 1980s. So for a long time, many great photographers were focussing manually, which is remarkable when you consider the results they achieved in some...
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So you want to get to grips with manual focusing? In this article we give the pros and cons of manual focusing and some useful tips on when and where to use it.

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Get Started with Long Exposure Photography

Get Started with Long Exposure Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
If you are looking to take more creative photographs in 2015, using slow shutter speeds, or long exposures, can yield some great effects. It’s one of the easiest ways to get creative with your camera but it does require thought and practice. There are two main pitfalls to be aware of. As you are keeping your shutter open longer, lots of light is flooding onto the sensor, which is handy if the light is poor, but can often cause overexposure...
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So you want to get into long exposure photography? In this article we give you tips and example of amazing long exposure photography from master Photographer Tony Worobiec

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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 create a tilt-shift affect in Lightroom which will make your image look like a photograph of a model
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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 Evaluate Light Quality

How To Evaluate Light Quality | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What is Good Light And How Can You Tell?  Good light is fundamental to great photography, and is the one constant element amongst all the different genres. Whether you shoot war zones, wisteria or wolves, the search for good light is something that unites all photographers. But what is ‘good’ light and how can you tell if the light you are faced with is good or not? The quality and softness of light There is a reason that most landscape...
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What is Good Light? We all know good light is fundamental to great photography, so here we explain what to look for and how to recognise it.

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Are You Equipment Obsessed? Do You Get Lens Envy?

Are You Equipment Obsessed?  Do You Get Lens Envy? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Can An Obsession with Equipment Get In The Way Of Creative Photography? We live in strangely dualistic times when it comes to photography. On the one hand, more and more people are taking perfectly acceptable pictures with smartphones, and wouldn’t know an aperture blade from a hole in the ground. At the other extreme, enthusiast photographers who want to get technical have never had it so good; full-frame SLRs are falling in price and although their lenses still cost a...
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If you are looking for a cure, look no further. Take 2 minutes to read this article and find out that technique and gear are a means to an end – i.e. creative pictures – not an end in themselves.

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Well, I don't get lens envy, but I do haul around a lot of "stuff" principally because I use mostly prime lenses.

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Making The Most Of Your New Camera

Making The Most Of Your New Camera | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
6 Tips to Help Familiarise Yourself With Your Camera If you have got a new camera for Christmas or in the January sales, it can take a while to get the hang of it, particularly if you have only taken ‘point and shoot’ photos before, or just used a smartphone. While your shiny new SLR or compact system camera may seem confusing or intimidating, you only need to master about four or five key settings (or concepts) and you will...
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6 Tips to Help Familiarise Yourself With Your Camera
So you want to get to know your camera? In this article we give you 6 tips to help familiarise yourself with your camera, including tips on aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and auto focus.

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Can You Make a Living From Photography?

Can You Make a Living From Photography? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Photography As A Profession:  Is It Viable In 2015? The US Department of Labour has released a lot of statistics about photographers that reveal some interesting facts (by photographers it means those who “photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.”) States with the hig
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Can You Make a Living From Photography? The average annual wage is $29,280 in the US and £19,118 in the UK. In this article we look at some tips for making photography more of a viable income stream

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Best Cashback Camera Bargains

Best Cashback Camera Bargains | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
January may seem a rather long and depressing month, but it’s a good time to get a new camera or lens, assuming you have any cash left over from Christmas. Most of the big makers have extended their Christmas offers, usually involving some kind of cashback promotion, until the middle or end of this month, and some cameras are being discounted as part of longer term deals. While we’ve focussed on UK deals in this blog, chances are that the...
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Looking for great cash back Camera bargains for january 2015?  In this article we have tracked down the best january offers and given you the low down on what's on offer and where.

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2015 Photography New Year Resolutions

2015 Photography New Year Resolutions | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
8 Top Photography Tips to Improve Your Camera Skills. This time of year is synonymous with people vowing to give up smoking, lose weight, cut back on booze, or get engaged, so why shouldn’t photographers join in the fun too? It’s easy to get a bit stuck in photography, so here are my top new year resolutions to ensure 2015 is your best ever year for creating fabulous images… 1) Take control of autofocus Assuming you’ve taken the plunge and...
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Here are my 8 top new year resolutions to ensure 2015 is your best ever year for creating fabulous photographic images.

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Drone Photography: The Next Big Thing In 2015

Drone Photography: The Next Big Thing In 2015 | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Our Guide to the best photography drones/UAV’s on the market Drones may be more synonymous with war torn trouble spots or intelligence gathering, but civilian UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicle) are about to revolutionise the photographic world. We predict 2015 will be the year of the ‘photo drone’. They are already this years ‘must have’ Christmas present and are certainly getting more popular, particularly for weddings, event and press photography, with secrete scenes from the new Star Wars movie
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Looking to get into aerial photography? Here is our comprehensive guide to the best quadcopters on the market from professional $3000 models to practice drones for under $100

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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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