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Three Amigos – Bargain Budget Camera Lenses

Three Amigos – Bargain Budget Camera Lenses | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
There’s an old saying in photography that you should spend your money on lenses, and it’s absolutely true – even the best SLR or compact system camera will only get you so far if you attach poor-quality glassware to the front. Indeed, the quality of the lens you use tends to have much more impact on the quality of your images then the number of pixels on your sensor. The problem is, pro quality lenses, such as Canon’s classic EF...
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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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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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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

Color Grading
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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Inspirational Landscapes With The Masters of Vision

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New Exhibition From Some of Britain’s Top Landscape Photographers Landscape photography can be horribly cliched and predictable and too many photographers turn up at a beauty spot and just produce a copy of what they think Ansel Adams, Charlie Waite or Joe Cornish would take. So we end up with a lot of heavily filtered, apocalyptic skies and predictable compositional devices such as foreground boulders. This is fine if you just want to ape well-known photographers, but if you aspire...
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Get A Sneak Preview Here: A new not to be missed exhibition from some of Britain's top landscape photographers. The Masters of Vision Exhibition starts on the 25th Jul - 23rd Aug 2015 at Southwell Minster, Church St, Southwell, Nottinghamshire UK

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10 Pro Cheats If You’re Asked To Shoot A Wedding

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10 Professional Tips For Shoot Your First Wedding The more friends and relatives there are who know you a serious photographer, the higher the chance that you will get asked to shoot a wedding one day. They see it as a good way to save money and you’re a photographer anyway so you don’t mind doing it, right? Well, it’s a huge responsibility and you can’t blame anyone for saying no. Mess it up and it’s not something that people...
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5 Common Portrait Mistakes

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Five Portrait Mistakes You Might Be Making Without Realising It Portrait photography can be challenging as not everybody likes to have their picture taken, and young kids in particular can soon get bored and restless. While the gap between a typical family snap and a professionally taken portrait may seem huge, you can close this gap by anticipating and addressing a few common errors that often dog people shots… 1) Poor focus and fidgeting hands. The eyes are the window...
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7 Camera Features It’s Easy To Forget

7 Camera Features It’s Easy To Forget | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Seven Great Camera Power Features Modern digital cameras are complex beasts, with so many powerful features packed in that it’s easy to forget some really important ones – you end up not being able to see the wood for the trees. This is particularly true with SLRs and higher-end compact system cameras, which tend to be rather over-engineered. Here’s a quick run down of six really useful features you should always bear in mind when setting up your camera for...
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Calling All Landscape Photographers!

Calling All Landscape Photographers! | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Call for Entries To Two Photographic Competitions If you like photographing landscapes, don’t miss the chance to enter two major landscape photography competitions on both sides of the Atlantic. First up is the ninth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year Award for images taken in the UK. You need to get a move on though, as entrants only have until July 12 to submit their photographs of the British landscape. Landscape Photographer of the Year is the brainchild of renowned...
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Running Out Of Storage Space? Read This…

Running Out Of Storage Space? Read This… | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Alternative Storage Options For Your Photographs. With camera resolution increasing by the year, it’s important that photographers have lots of space for their images and the good news is that storage has never been cheaper (indeed, you can get more and more of it for free). Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best recent deals, whether you are storing online, or on memory cards and drives… Google Photos Google has recently introduced Google Photos, which includes a standalone...
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Is it time to buy a superzoom lens for travel?

Is it time to buy a superzoom lens for travel? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
I blogged recently about how to pack more smartly for travel photography, and mentioned you should be cautious about all-in-one superzoom lenses. While it’s true that even the best are rarely faster than f/3.5, they have improved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, so are worth considering if space really is tight.   What is a superzoom? Put very simply, it’s a lens with a very long zoom range – so you can shoot as wide as,...
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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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Fill Flash For Summer Portraits

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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?

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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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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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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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Inspirational Landscapes With The Masters of Vision

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New Exhibition From Some of Britain’s Top Landscape Photographers Landscape photography can be horribly cliched and predictable and too many photographers turn up at a beauty spot and just produce a copy of what they think Ansel Adams, Charlie Waite or Joe Cornish would take. So we end up with a lot of heavily filtered, apocalyptic skies and predictable compositional devices such as foreground boulders. This is fine if you just want to ape well-known photographers, but if you aspire...
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5 Common Portrait Mistakes

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Five Portrait Mistakes You Might Be Making Without Realising It Portrait photography can be challenging as not everybody likes to have their picture taken, and young kids in particular can soon get bored and restless. While the gap between a typical family snap and a professionally taken portrait may seem huge, you can close this gap by anticipating and addressing a few common errors that often dog people shots… 1) Poor focus and fidgeting hands. The eyes are the window...
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Looking to improve your portraits? Here are 5 Common Portrait Mistakes You Might Be Making Without Realising It.

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Travel Photographer of the Year: Competition Now Open

Travel Photographer of the Year: Competition Now Open | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 Last week I blogged about Landscape Photographer of the Year, and entries are open for another great competition – the 2015 International Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY). Bicycle on the ice – Jakub Rybicki/www.tpoty.com One of the world’s biggest travel photography awards, TPOTY attracts entries from over 100 countries, with amateur and professional photographers competing. Judges include the adventurer, naturalist, wildlife filmmaker and envir
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Your Checklist For Better Landscape Shots

Your Checklist For Better Landscape Shots | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips For Better Landscape Images There is a lot to think about when taking good landscape shots, so here is a quick reminder of what you need to do beforehand to ensure you make the most of fleeting light and other great photographic opportunities… 1) Get your gear ready the night before It’s really important to be ‘good to go’ on the day of the shoot. So make sure your camera is fully charged, with a freshly formatted memory...
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Is It Time To Buy A Superzoom Lens For Travel?

Is It Time To Buy A Superzoom Lens For Travel? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What Is The Best Superzoom Lens For Travel Photography? I blogged recently about how to pack more smartly for travel photography, and mentioned you should be cautious about all-in-one superzoom lenses. While it’s true that even the best are rarely faster than f/3.5, they have improved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, so are worth considering if space really is tight.   What is a superzoom? Put very simply, it’s a lens with a very long zoom...
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Running Out Of Storage Space? Read This…

Running Out Of Storage Space? Read This… | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Alternative Storage Options For Your Photographs. With camera resolution increasing by the year, it’s important that photographers have lots of space for their images and the good news is that storage has never been cheaper (indeed, you can get more and more of it for free). Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best recent deals, whether you are storing online, or on memory cards and drives… Google Photos Google has recently introduced Google Photos, which includes a standalone...
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Looking for Alternative Storage Options For Your Photographs? In this article we explore 4 options to store you precious photographs, either off site in the cloud or on external storage devices.

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