A beginners guide to Digital Photography: Learn about the basics of photography from professional landscape and travel photographer, David Taylor. You’ve just bought your first camera. Congratulations!
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The polariser (or polarising filter to give it its Sunday name) is arguably one of the most useful filters you can keep in your camera bag. However, its effects are only visible under certain conditions so it’s all too easy to use it ineffectively.
Do you know how to use a polarizing filter? In this article we share the proper way to use a polarizing filter to achieve the best effects.
Your camera’s frame buffer and why you need to know about it. Imagine owning a camera that only allowed you to take one shot and then forced you to wait for a second or so before you could take another.
Five images that don’t quite work…and what I should have done differently. To err is human apparently. Well, I must be human because I do err. Not every shot I make is as successful as I’d hoped when I pressed the shutter button.
Using bounce flash to soften shadows. The light from an on-camera flash isn’t really that flattering. The results often resemble police record shots, which isn’t a good look (unless you’re a police photographer).
Using flash in daylight may seem odd to some people, but flash can be extremely useful in eliminating unsightly shadows. Here Photographer David Taylor explains how to use bounce flash to maximise image quality.
Waiting for the light and getting your expose spot on is key for low light landscape photography. I often think that landscape photographers would be good at fly-fishing. Just look at the similarities.
Next time you’re in the countryside at night do yourself a favour: look up. If it’s clear and conditions are right you’ll see a seemingly infinite number of stars twinkling like diamonds on a sheet of black velvet.
Here at MyPhotoSchool we have some terrific online photography courses, but haven’t talked much about panoramic photography. So today I want to redress this issue, so this weekend’s photography assignment is to go out and shoot a Panoramic.
Resizing your images: The difference between PPI and DPI What is the difference between PPI and DPI? Digital colour printing at home has revolutionised photography (well it has for me, has it for you?
Are you still confused over the difference between PPI and DPI, would you like to know how to prepare your images for printing?. In this article we explain how to resize your images to get perfect prints every time.
We all want to improve our photography. However, sometimes the technical stuff can feel overwhelming. Fortunately there are many ways to improve as a photographer without going anywhere near a camera manual.
The Mode Dial and how it affects the pictures you shoot Most cameras on sale today have a dial that can be turned to select a particular shooting mode (the exceptions to this rule are top-flight professional models and quirky retro-styled models...
Photographing great sunset in summer is a much easier task than shooting the sunrise. Okay, sunset times are late in the evening but sunrise times are very, very early (factor in travelling and setting up time and it’s often not worth going to bed).
I was idly channel hopping the other day when one program in particular caught my attention. I’m not entirely sure what the title was but it was something like ‘Honestly, you really need to get rid of all this stuff.
Keeping you images simple is one way to significantly improve your photography. In this article photographer +David Taylor describes how to minimize content, so you focus on the subject.
Learning of the loss of 300 of my precious transparencies from my first book published in 1995 was at the time devastating. Now almost twenty years on I have a wry smile because it was the best thing that could have happened to me, at that stage...
There’s a slightly geeky joke that tickles me. There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t. Binary notation gives you two choices: 0 or 1. People can be surprisingly binary at times.