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Composition: How to Compose a Photograph

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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.
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Great Summer Photo Destinations

Great Summer Photo Destinations | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Summer City Photo Destinations While many resorts and hotels will be booked up from now until the kids go back to school, it’s still possible to book a last minute getaway if you use the internet wisely. Sites like booking.com and TripAdvisor are great sources of real-life reviews from fellow travellers (rather than some travel journalists on a first-class jolly) so you can still get some great deals. Why not combine some R and R with a photography holiday? Here...
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Looking to getaway for a city break or short photography Holiday? Here are 4 city break suggestions that will guarantee you some great travel photography images.

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8 Common Wildlife Photography Mistakes

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Eight Wildlife Photo Mistakes You Might Be Making Without Realising It Taking great wildlife images is one of the most rewarding aspects of photography but it can be easier said then done, and a source of frustration rather than satisfaction. Fortunately, there are some quite straightforward remedies and suggestions that can make a big difference to your hit rate… 1) Not taking control of focus It’s crucial you take control of the autofocus points in order to have proper creative...
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Looking to improve your Wildlife photography? Here are 8 great wildlife photography tips together with some stunning images from wildlife photographer Heather Angel

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Work Flow for Wedding Photography

Work Flow for Wedding Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to edit a wedding photo quickly in Lightroom. It’s peak wedding season at the moment, and if you do shoot a wedding, whether as a pro or to help out a friend or relative, it’s easy to get overwhelmed at the editing stage. A typical wedding photographer will supply around 400 to 500 images from the day, and it’s expected that you deliver them in a couple of weeks. So it’s essential that you have a good editing system...
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Are You a Wedding photographer looking to speed up your work flow? Here are 4 favourite tips to edit images in Lightroom.

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Great Garden Photographs By Learning From Other Genres

Great Garden Photographs By Learning From Other Genres | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Get Better Garden Shots With Techniques From Other Genres Garden and plant photography can seem like quite an esoteric and closed world, but the beauty of photography is that you can often apply tricks and techniques from other genres. Here’s a quick run down of some commonly used skills from other disciplines that can reinvigorate your tired-looking shots of plants and flowers… 1) Landscape focussing and ISO. Landscape photographers are highly skilled at extending depth of field, to ensure front...
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How to Promote Yourself on Facebook

How to Promote Yourself on Facebook | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Facebook Ad Tips For Photographers Although there is no guarantee that paying for Facebook ads will boost your photography business, it can be a powerful promotional tool as it gives you so many options. If you are paying good money to advertise on Facebook, though, it’s important that the adverts work hard for you. Here’s a brief guide to the essentials of setting up a Facebook ad for a wedding business (the principles apply to other genres too, though it...
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The Wide Angle Advantage

The Wide Angle Advantage | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Get More From Your Wide-Angle Lens Along with a decent telephoto zoom and a 50mm or 85mm portrait lens, a good wide-angle lens is an essential part of the serious photographer’s arsenal. Wide-angle lenses are quite specialised pieces of equipment, so you can’t just ‘gun and run’ – you need to use them mindfully to get the best results. If you’re a bit hazy about the concept of a wide-angle lens, it’s nothing to do with ‘wide screen’ or panoramic...
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Bonkers EU Want to Ban Photos Of Public Landmarks

Bonkers EU Want to Ban Photos Of Public Landmarks | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Save our right to photograph famous landmarks! European photographers who keep up with the news are probably aware of some worrying new proposals from European Union legislators to make it much more difficult and costly to take and share images of famous landmarks without permission. We’re talking about iconic structures and public artworks such as the Angel of the north, the London Eye, or the Fourth Plinth on Trafalgar Square. In a proposed change to European law, UK photographers would...
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Please sign the petition to stop bonkers EU plan to ban photos of our public landmarks

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Planes Trains & Hot Air Balloons

Planes Trains & Hot Air Balloons | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Photograph Hot Air Balloons & Planes. In Europe and other parts of the western hemisphere you often get the chance to photograph balloon festivals on long summer evenings. Actually you can photograph the balloons at any time of the day, but they tend to look better early in the morning or around dusk and the light is better – less strong sunlight, blanched out skies and hard shadows. Here’s a quick guide to capturing interesting and attractive aerial...
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Want to photograph hot air balloons or planes? Summer is a great time for Air shows and balloon festivals and her are some tips on how to photograph them.

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Fill Flash For Summer Portraits

Fill Flash For Summer Portraits | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Great Fill flash Tips For Summer Portraits. Flash is only needed indoors, right, or in low light? Not necessarily – it’s also very useful in strong sunlight, where a quick burst of flash can help fill in shadows and reduce harsh contrast, particularly on faces. This is called ‘fill flash’ and a good way to remember the name is to think of yourself ‘filling in’ shadows (the technique is also known as ‘synchro sun’). Fill flash can also be useful...
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Looking to improve your portrait photography this summer?  Then why not use Fill Flash?  In this article we give you some top tips on how fill flash can improve your summer portraits.

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Sports Photography: Anyone For Tennis?

Sports Photography: Anyone For Tennis? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How To Photograph Tennis & Other Court Games With the Wimbledon tennis tournament about to start in London, it’s a great time of year to be thinking about your sport photography skills. While amateurs will find it very difficult to get a photography pass to a major sporting event, there’s nothing to stop you getting some great shots down your local tennis club, or of friends and family playing – and the skills are essentially the same. Indeed, a local...
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Thinking of going to Wimbledon this year and want to photograph the tennis? Here are our 5 tips on how to get the best sports photography images from equipment to composition.

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Summer Festival Photography Tips

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How to Shoot Summer Music Festivals Summer’s here and the time is right for… watching bands while getting very muddy and ignoring the government’s recommended daily limits for healthy drinking. That’s right, folks, it’s music festival time, with the mighty Glastonbury festival about to kick off in a couple of weeks. Festivals also mean lots of photo opportunities, whether you go to a mega event like Glastonbury or a much more low key affair (the latter are often easier places...
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Looking for some Summer Festival Photography Tips? In this article we give you 5 top photo tips on How to Shoot Summer Music Festivals.

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The Lost Ruins of Great Britain

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Where the Wild Things Are – How to Shoot Ruins Ever since the earliest days of photography, ruins have been a very popular subject for anybody with a camera – one things of Francis Frith’s images of Egypt for instance, or the haunting pictures of Dryburgh Abbey made by William Fox Talbot. Ruins appeal to travel and documentary photographers and also landscape shooters; although landscape fans generally try to avoid including anything too ‘man-made’ in their compositions, ruins are considered...
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5 Tips For Fantastic Sunsets

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Five Tips For Fantastic Sunsets This time of year is great for sunsets, especially in the Western hemisphere, where the sunset can be a gloriously prolonged affair that goes until 9pm or 10pm (or even later in Scandinavia). Sunsets are a perennially popular topic for photographers, but getting them right takes some skill… 1) Use a longer lens While the sunset may dominate the scene in front of your eyes, the sun might not have the same impact when recorded...
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Looking for some great tips on how to create fantastic sunsets?  here we give you 5 top tips including using longer lenses, picking the right white balance, 'contre jour' and metering tips.

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5 Summer Photo Accessories (That Won’t Cost The Earth)

5 Summer Photo Accessories (That Won’t Cost The Earth) | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Useful Photography Accessories What are you doing stuck inside reading this! (unless you’re out and about with your smartphone, of course). Even with the ‘changeable’ weather here in the UK, July/August is a great time to be exploring places near and far with your camera, so here’s a guide to some essential accessories to make this the best summer ever for photography… 1) A good hat and shoes This sounds a cop out, but bear with me. You need...
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Looking for some useful summer Photography accessories? Here are our 5 top summer picks of photo accessories, that won't break the bank.

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How to Avoid – And Exploit – Lens Flare

How to Avoid – And Exploit – Lens Flare | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Making Use Of Lens Flare Lens flare, where the sun/stray light strikes the front of the lens and creates blobs or streaks, can be a curse or a blessing. It can appear as an unwanted artefact, spoiling your wide-angle shots in particular, or it can be charmingly retro effect that you can manipulate to good effect in portraits (fashion photographers often take advantage of it to give a ‘sun kissed’ look). How to avoid lens flare Lens flare becomes much...
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Lens Flare can be a creative tool as well as a curse. In this article we explain how to exploit it creatively, as well as how to avoid it when necessary.

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8 Tips To Get Your Kids Into Photography This Summer

8 Tips To Get Your Kids Into Photography This Summer | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How To Encourage Your Children To Take Photos If, like me, you’ve got school age kids, you approach the summer holidays with a mixture of relief and trepidation. Relief that you’ve got them through another academic year and are spared the school run for six weeks, trepidation about how to keep them happy, occupied and out of trouble for August. One idea is to get them more interested in photography. While you may indeed lead a horse to water and...
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Looking to occupy your children this summer? Want to get them into photography? Here are 8 Tips To Get Your Kids Into Photography so they can take, edit and share their photos.

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How To Cope With Strong Summer Sunlight

How To Cope With Strong Summer Sunlight | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Photograph in Bright Contrasty Light Summer – what’s not to like? Great weather, more photo opportunities and lovely evening light in many parts of the west. There is a downside though, and that is very bright summer sunshine, which can bleach out detail, blow out highlights and create deep shadows. So what can you do about it? 1) Get up earlier If you fancy yourself as a serious travel photographer while you are on vacation, the time to...
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Photography in bright, contrasty light is not easy and prone to blown-out highlights. Here are our 5 top tips on how to get the best out of strong summer sunshine.

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How to Promote Yourself on Facebook

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Facebook Ad Tips For Photographers Although there is no guarantee that paying for Facebook ads will boost your photography business, it can be a powerful promotional tool as it gives you so many options. If you are paying good money to advertise on Facebook, though, it’s important that the adverts work hard for you. Here’s a brief guide to the essentials of setting up a Facebook ad for a wedding business (the principles apply to other genres too, though it...
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Canon 5DS – Should You Buy One?

Canon 5DS – Should You Buy One? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Canon 5DS – Is It Worth The Money? Anyone with an interest in full-frame SLRs will have been intrigued by Canon’s latest behemoths, the 50.6Mp 5DS and SR. If you shoot in full-fat raw with these cameras, you will be presented with massive hard drive filling files. We’re talking about a full-fat price tag too, with the S and SR costing around £3000. That said, for hard core enthusiasts and pros who already have a collection of lenses, three grand...
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The Canon 5DS – Is It Worth The Money? Should You Buy One? Well this may be controversial, but don't buy a 50.6Mp full frame SLR just for bragging rights!

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How to Photograph 4th of July Celebrations

How to Photograph 4th of July Celebrations | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Celebrating American Independence Day With 4th of July approaching, it’s a great time to think about celebrating this quintessentially American commemoration with your camera. Even if you aren’t stateside, you might be able to get some shots of the American community in a city where you live, or celebrate the many visual treats of Americana in other ways. Fourth of July celebrations Many celebrations culminate in a big firework display, which can be hard to photograph properly. Basically you need...
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Looking to photograph the 4th July Celebrations? Here we give you some top tips on what and how to photograph American Independence Day.

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Planes Trains & Hot Air Balloons

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How to Photograph Hot Air Balloons & Planes. In Europe and other parts of the western hemisphere you often get the chance to photograph balloon festivals on long summer evenings. Actually you can photograph the balloons at any time of the day, but they tend to look better early in the morning or around dusk and the light is better – less strong sunlight, blanched out skies and hard shadows. Here’s a quick guide to capturing interesting and attractive aerial...
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Want to photograph hot air balloons or planes? Summer is a great time for Air shows and balloon festivals and her are some tips on how to photograph them.

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Photography Courses – Are They Worth It?

Photography Courses – Are They Worth It? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Online Photography Courses & Workshops If you are at all serious about developing your photography, it’s important to remember that this is a lifetime process, and you never stop learning. While you might reach a stage where you are reasonably happy with what you are producing, complacency is a dangerous thing. Keeping your skills sharp, and learning new ones, is particularly important for commercial photographers, or those aiming for some kind of photographic distinctions or qualification. At MyPhotoSchool we offer...
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HOW TO ADD AN ENCHANTED ATMOSPHERE TO YOUR PHOTOS

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IMPROVING THE BACKGROUND AND MAKING YOUR SUBJECT POP OUT
Advanced Color Correcting Tutorial

In this 2 hour video tutorial we will take this photo of a little girl standing in the woods and transform it into a fairytale-like scene and make her pop out of the photo! Most of this tutorial will focus on color correction/color grading techniques that will allow us to drastically change the look of a photo!

If you are looking to make your photos 'pop' more by improving the look of the background and foreground, this tutorial is for you! http://adf.ly/1JPVw7
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Summer Festival Photography Tips

Summer Festival Photography Tips | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Shoot Summer Music Festivals Summer’s here and the time is right for… watching bands while getting very muddy and ignoring the government’s recommended daily limits for healthy drinking. That’s right, folks, it’s music festival time, with the mighty Glastonbury festival about to kick off in a couple of weeks. Festivals also mean lots of photo opportunities, whether you go to a mega event like Glastonbury or a much more low key affair (the latter are often easier places...
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The Lost Ruins of Great Britain

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Where the Wild Things Are – How to Shoot Ruins Ever since the earliest days of photography, ruins have been a very popular subject for anybody with a camera – one things of Francis Frith’s images of Egypt for instance, or the haunting pictures of Dryburgh Abbey made by William Fox Talbot. Ruins appeal to travel and documentary photographers and also landscape shooters; although landscape fans generally try to avoid including anything too ‘man-made’ in their compositions, ruins are considered...
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5 Tips For Fantastic Sunsets

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Five Tips For Fantastic Sunsets This time of year is great for sunsets, especially in the Western hemisphere, where the sunset can be a gloriously prolonged affair that goes until 9pm or 10pm (or even later in Scandinavia). Sunsets are a perennially popular topic for photographers, but getting them right takes some skill… 1) Use a longer lens While the sunset may dominate the scene in front of your eyes, the sun might not have the same impact when recorded...
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Looking for some great tips on how to create fantastic sunsets? Here we give you 5 top tips including using longer lenses, picking the right white balance, 'contre jour' and metering tips.

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