Photographer Heather Angel's new Book Pollination Power is reviewed today by editor Geoff Harris where he interviews Heather about her inspiration and
Photographer Heather Angel's new Book Pollination Power is reviewed today by editor Geoff Harris. Here he also interviews Heather about her inspiration and methodology behind this exciting body of work.
8 Marketing Mistakes Many Photographers Make More photographs are taken now than at any other time since photography was invented, which makes life tough for the photographer trying to earn a living from it. While it’s gratifying to see that photographs still have the power to change things for the better – just look how the image of the drowned refugee child has made people more sympathetic to their plight – photographers themselves tend to be undervalued. Maybe it’s a...
Looking to promote your photography? Whether you are an amateur or a professional, here are 8 common marketing mistakes many photographers make.
6 Top Tips on Understanding Light & How Best To Use It One of the biggest differences between a smartphone snapper and a serious photographer is in the appreciation of light. Good photographers become obsessed with light and end up thinking about it all the time, while snappers will take the picture regardless. There’s a lot of talk in photography about ‘chasing the light’ and ‘mastering the light,’ but I feel it’s something you have to work with, rather than...
Want to master light and exposure on your camera? Here we give you 6 Top Tips on Understanding Light & How Best To Use It.
Looking For A Different Angle It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your photography and take a lot of shots in pretty much the same way. A sure sign of this is your vantage point, or angle. If you only ever take shots from standing position, by raising the camera to your eyes in the conventional way, your images will look very similar, however ‘interesting’ the subject. Often, transforming your photography can simply be a process of finding...
Looking for a different way of seeing? In this article Geoff Harris explores the ways of taking an image by exploring different angles.
Is It Time To Reconsider Superzoom Cameras? This amazing video has been posted of the moon’s craters and the earth’s rotation. Nothing special in that you may think, but the lunar close up was taken with nothing more fancy than a Nikon P900 superzoom compact camera. The Nikon has an incredible, 83x optical zoom lens built in, and can be picked up for under £500. The footage is truly impressive, so is it time to consider superzoom cameras again? What...
Looking for the best compact superzoom camera? With the release of the Nikon P900 can any of the competition touch it? Here we look at 5 contenders for the place of the best compact superzoom.
Fuji XT-10 Camera Review There’s been a lot of excitement about Fujifilm’s X-series compact system cameras (CSCs) of late, so I was pleased to get the chance to review the new X-T10 along with the 16-55mm f/2.8 lens. Fujifilm was a pioneer of retro-looking CSCs, along with Olympus, drawing on its back catalogue for inspiration. The X-T10 looks like a mini SLR but is surprisingly light (until you put on the lens, but more about that later). In essence, the...
Thinking of buying a compact system camera? Here editor Geoff Harris puts the new Fuji XT-10 through its paces along with a 16-55mm zoom lens - and is not disappointed.
How to Use Social Media For Photographers – It’s Not Just Facebook and Twitter Unless you are a really into social media, it’s also get to get tunnel vision and just focus on the two main channels, Facebook and Twitter. Both are great ways to promote your work and reach out to customers but there are other channels that can be useful for photographers. Here’s a quick reminder of our social media services to consider. Instagram While you may associate...
Are you trying to promote your photography via social media? Many photographers just use Twitter and Facebook, but here are 4 others that we would strongly urge you to consider.
Get so good at flash that nobody knows you’re using it. I had an interesting chat with another photographer the other day, who wondered why I used on-camera flash indoors. They felt you could always tell a shot was ‘flashed,’ which made it look artificial. I countered that you could often tell indoor shots without extra lighting, as crudely applied higher ISOs created obvious noise. So we agreed to disagree, but their point was telling. If you are going to...
Looking to get to grips with on-camera flash? Here we give you some top tips on how to make the most of flash, without making it look like it's been used.
Looking for some Autumn/Fall Photography Inspiration? In this article we give you some great ideas for Autumn Fall photography and how to make the best of the
Autumn/Fall Photography Inspiration Looking for some Autumn/Fall Photography Inspiration? In this article we give you some great ideas for Autumn Fall photography and how to make the best of the weather.
5 Reasons Why Photographers Might Be Interested In The iPhone 6s While new ‘s’ series iPhones are usually seen as fairly minor upgrades, there are some significant changes to the camera features in the new iPhone 6s, more than many pundits and Apple watchers were expecting. The iPhone is already the world’s most popular camera – just to put it into context, it was only released in 2008 – and more and more photographers now use it as a main...
Looking to Upgrade Your Phone? Here Are Our 5 Reasons Why Photographers Might Be Interested In The iPhone 6s.
What Are The 3 Best Landscape Filters? If you have ever wondered how pros get such dramatic-looking landscape images, particularly when it comes to brooding skies or long exposure water, the answer is often that they use special lens filters. While this can seem a scary or expensive proposition, in reality, filters are pretty straightforward, as you will see in this guide. 1) Circular polarising filter These are amongst the most straightforward filters to use and you can leave them...
Looking for the 3 best Filters to improve your landscape photography? Here are our suggestions for the 3 must-have landscape filters for every photographer's kit bag.
September photo ideas (even if it isn’t an Indian summer…) Don’t get sad that summer is over – September can also be a great month for photography. Indeed, it’s often a nicer month than August weather-wise, particularly in the UK, and there are fewer tourists and bored school-age kids getting in the way and jamming up the roads. Here are some seasonal ideas to get your photo mojo moving… 1) Misty mornings While there is no guarantee of this, you...
Looking for some photo inspiration for September? Here are 5 suggestions for photography ideas on what to shoot during September
What Is Lens Distortion And How To Avoid It You may think that once you have bought a decent lens for your SLR, or a compact camera with a decent lens built-in, you can just forget about it. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfect lens, just as it’s hard to find a perfect person, and there will always be some distortion – you just notice it a lot more with cheaper lenses. It’s not necessarily about spending...
What Is Lens Distortion And How To Avoid It? Here we look at the affects of both Barrel and Pincushion distortion and how to avoid it.
How Focused Are You? A fun Photo Focusing Quiz Mastering focussing is one of the core skills in photography, and you can’t really say you have got on top of your camera if you are totally reliant on it to make all the focussing decisions, and just forget about it. While many things contribute to a sharp, well-focussed picture, how you focus is critical, and a bit of time spent practicing autofocus options or manual focussing will be hugely beneficial...
How much do you know about focusing? Take our quick Photography quiz and see how much of a photo guru you are.
Why the P word is the most important one in photography By the P word, I don’t mean Program mode, or portraiture or plants – I mean patience. I’d argue that this one of the most important qualities for any photographer, in any genre. So much so that if you feel you have reached something of a plateau with your photography, and some of the fun has gone out of it, it might be worth considering how patient you are....
Are you a patient photographer? If not, here are a few tips and techniques used by others to help you capture those elusive images that take time and planning.
7 Most Common Image Editing Mistakes & How To Avoid Them. As with the old film darkroom, taking a picture is only part of the process – you also need to know how to edit images to get the most from them in the ‘digital darkroom.’ Here are some of the more common errors to watch out for. 1) Over-sharpening Everyone wants sharp images, and while your image editing software can certainly help with sharpening, it can only go so...
Looking for the most important image editing techniques? Here are 7 of the Most Common Image Editing Mistakes & How To Avoid Them.
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