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Keith Wilson: Travel Agent

Keith Wilson: Travel Agent | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
MyPhotoSchool tutor Keith Wilson is a hugely experienced photographer and photography journalist, with a particular interest in travel and wildlife. Wherever you are in the world, his course on travel photography on MyPhotoSchool will help you make great images on a short or long-haul trip. “People are travelling more and more, particularly for short breaks in Europe or in their own continent,” Keith observes. “My course focuses on what you can do in a short space of time, and how...
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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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Understanding Autofocus: Sharper Shots In No Time

Understanding Autofocus: Sharper Shots In No Time | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Autofocus seems like a simple proposition – you point your camera at something, half press the shutter button, and the camera automatically focuses on it. Certainly, a lot of point and shoot photographers never give it a second thought. As you gain in confidence and skill, though, it’s important to start to take to control of autofocus for more consistently reliable results. Higher-end cameras have a lot of AF options, so make sure you are making the most of them...
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Have you ever tried to photograph a moving object only to find the focus was off?  in this article we explain which focusing mode to used for both stationary and moving objects.

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3 Filters Every Landscape Photographer Needs

3 Filters Every Landscape Photographer Needs | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Photography Filters – as in glass filters you screw or place over your lenses – may seem a bit old school in 2014, but they are still necessary, as even powerful software like Photoshop can’t replicate their effects properly. Here are three landscape filters that should still have pride of place in your bag. They are reasonably easy to use and not too expensive, and can save hours of faffing around in Lightroom or Photoshop. 1) Polarisers I love polarisers...
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Are you a landscape photographer? Do you still need photography filters for landscape photography or can Photoshop now do everything in post processing? The Answer is NO IT CAN'T. To find out why read on.

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Canon G1X Mark II: Is It Time to Reconsider the Power Compact?

Canon G1X Mark II: Is It Time to Reconsider the Power Compact? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
A review of the Canon G1X Mark II. It’s been a tough few years to for fixed lens compacts. The lower end, point and shoot market has been decimated by smartphone cameras, so much so that I expect to see smaller makers such as Olympus and Pentax give up the fight in the next couple of years and focus on their higher-end offerings. Meanwhile more powerful compacts have faced tough competition from cheaper SLRs and the new breed of compact...
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It Time to Reconsider the Power Compact?  The Canon G1X Mark II is an impressive beast but at an impressive price to match Find out more mere to see if you should ditch your old DSLR.

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Nikon 1 J4 revealed

Nikon 1 J4 revealed | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
It’s not been a particularly exciting year for camera releases so far, though speculation is rising that Nikon is about to update its popular full-frame D800. Canon has been pretty quiet, too. SLRs aside, we have seen some interesting system cameras hitting the shelves, the latest being the Nikon 1 J4. Nikon and Canon were very cautious about entering the system camera (mirrorless) market, no doubt fearing it would undermine their SLR market – aka their massive interchangeable-lens cash cow....
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The Nikon 1 J4 is aimed at the entry-level to intermediate end of the system camera market, is based on an 18.4 Mp CX sensor. The AF now has 171 contrast detect and 105 phase detect points, which gives you almost complete coverage across the frame

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The Whys & Wherefores of ISO

The Whys & Wherefores of ISO | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
One of the biggest advantages of digital cameras is their greater light sensitivity – also known as ISO (named after an internationally agreed standard). ISO is the digital version of film speed, and can be changed just by turning a dial or changing a menu setting. So, no more having to load a new roll of film just to get a different speed. The ISO functionality on even a cheap compact camera is really powerful, and if you understand how...
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Do you ever change your ISO settings? Do you fully understand your cameras ISO limitations? In this article we explain how to get then best from your camera in low light conditions.

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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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Portrait Composition: The Eyes Have it!

Portrait Composition: The Eyes Have it! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Portrait photography is a demanding genre, in the sense that you usually get some feedback. Unlike a mountain or a waterfall, your sitter will tell you if they’re not happy with the final result (or just not ask you again), so it it’s important you get the framing right. Here are some points to consider before you press the shutter button. 1) Eye contact or not There is no doubt that direct eye contact can be really powerful, but it’s...
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Are you looking to create some interesting and innovative portraits? In This article we give you 5 portrait photography tips on how to compose a great portrait images.

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How to Shoot Digital Black & White

How to Shoot Digital Black & White | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Although making black and white images is now easier than ever before, there are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding the process. Should you set your camera to black and white, or shoot in colour? How do you know what images work best and black and white? In this brief guide, I’ll share some tips for getting magical mono every time 1) Will this work in black and white? This is the most fundamental question to ask. Some images lend...
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Want to learn to photograph great digital back and white images? In this article we show you how to choose your images and what they can look like when converted to Mono

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Black & White Conversion in 2 Under Minutes

Black & White Conversion in 2 Under Minutes | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Step Guide to Black & White Conversion In Lightroom Are you are a photographer or a Photoshopper? Modern photographers often complain that they spend more time in front of a screen moving sliders around than they do actually taking pictures, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you are keen to keep your editing and processing time to the minimum, here is a simple guide to doing an easy but effective black and white conversion in Lightroom....
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How do you convert a photo to black and white in lightroom? Here's our 5 step guide to converting a colour image to black & White

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5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
The following 5 examples represent the most commonly made mistake when taking landscape photographs. 1) Wonky Horizons How often have you seen seascapes or landscape with sloping horizons.  Its not hard to either straiten them in post processing or get them level in camera. Buy a spirit level to fin in the hot shoe or use the camera’s inbuilt spirit level if it has one. 2) Dull Sky So often good clouds will make a picture.  Blue sky can be...
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What’s the Best Camera for Street Photography?

What’s the Best Camera for Street Photography? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Plus Tips To Improve Your Street Photography. Street photography is very ‘in’ at the moment, though if you look at the work of documentary masters like Henri Cartier Bresson or Don McCullin, you can see that they too took a lot of great images out on the street. It’s a hard genre to define, and includes some quite diverse approaches – everything from ‘in your face’ portraiture, as exemplified by Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, through to careful observation of social...
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Want to know what the best camera for street photography is? In this article we give you tips on how to improve your street photography and are recommend top 10 cameras

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