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10 Things You Should Know About Your Camera

10 Things You Should Know About Your Camera | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Test Yourself: How Many of These 10 Things Do You Already Know? DSLRs (and system cameras like the Micro Four Thirds range) are packed to the gunnels with features and functions.
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Weekend Assignment : Shooting Water in the Landscape

Weekend Assignment : Shooting Water in the Landscape | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
5 Tips for Shooting Water in the Landscape. Just over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. It’s no wonder then that water holds a strong fascination as a photographic subject.
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WEEKEND PHOTO ASSIGNMENT How to shoot water in the landscape learn how to take amazing water images then upload them to our free monthly photo competition
http://www.my-photo-school.com/competition/

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Understanding Your Camera’s Frame Buffer

Understanding Your Camera’s Frame Buffer | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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.
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5 Common Photographic Mistakes to Avoid

5 Common Photographic Mistakes to Avoid | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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.
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Controlling Light: How to Bounce Flash

Controlling Light: How to Bounce Flash | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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).
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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.

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Black and White Portraits : Weekend Assignment

Black and White Portraits : Weekend Assignment | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How to Shoot Black and White Portraits. I’ve a friend who believes that shooting in black and white is the only way to create a photographic image.
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Which Tripod Head to Buy?

Which Tripod Head to Buy? | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
You see a lot written about which tripod to buy, but very rarely do you see which tripod head to buy? If you want to get ahead in photography, get a head: a tripod head that is.
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3 Exposures: The Story Behind the Image

3 Exposures: The Story Behind the Image | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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.
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Dealing with Contrast

Dealing with Contrast | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
I’m just old enough to remember televisions with physical controls on the back. These knobs and dials allowed you to alter the quality of the picture. My favourite was the contrast dial.
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Star Trails: Long exposures of the night sky

Star Trails: Long exposures of the night sky | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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.
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Panoramic Photography: Weekend Photography Assignment

Panoramic Photography: Weekend Photography Assignment | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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.
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How to Create Balance in Your Photography

How to Create Balance in Your Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
In last weeks blog I talked about breaking the rules.  In this weeks article, let’s talk about sticking to them. Most images are required to have some sort of focal point.
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Colour Harmonies: Watching the Wheel

Colour Harmonies: Watching the Wheel | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Wheels are useful metaphors for all sorts of things. Think the ‘Wheel of Life’, the ‘Wheel of Fortune’, the ‘Wheel has come full circle’ and others.
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Staying Sharp: Getting to Grips with Autofocus

Staying Sharp: Getting to Grips with Autofocus | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
How your camera’s autofocus works Do you understand how your camera’s autofocus works? Unless you’re of the old school of photography it’s more than likely that you’ll autofocus on a regular basis.
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Do you understand how your camera’s autofocus works?  Do you know the difference between Phase detection and contrast detection? If not read on and all will be explained.........

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Weekend Challenge: Looking for Photographic Inspiration

Weekend Challenge: Looking for Photographic Inspiration | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Photography & Art: Feeding Your Photographic Imagination. Looking at old masters can make you a better photographer. Honestly! Photography is a newcomer in the world of visual art.
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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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.
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The Shooting Modes Explained

The Shooting Modes Explained | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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...
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5 Tips for Photographing Great Sunsets

5 Tips for Photographing Great Sunsets | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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).
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Landscape Photographer’s Guide to the Sun

Landscape Photographer’s Guide to the Sun | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Where and when the sun rises and sets: Solstice and Equinox In a few weeks’ time we’ll reach a date that few celebrate, but one that’s important to landscape photographers: the summer solstice.
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Documentary Photography: Weekend Assignment

Documentary Photography: Weekend Assignment | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
There’s something I find strangely compelling about looking at good documentary photography. Documentary photography is about telling a story. To do that well takes time.
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Keeping It Simple: 3 Points to de-clutter Your Photographs

Keeping It Simple: 3 Points to de-clutter Your Photographs | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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.
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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.

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Penguins: Close Encounters

Penguins: Close Encounters | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
  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...
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Forward Planning: Preparing for a Photography Shoot

Forward Planning: Preparing for a Photography Shoot | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
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.
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The Standard Lens

The Standard Lens | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
What is a standard lens and why would I use one? You’re amazing. You really are. And I’m not saying that to curry favour either (I’m sure you’d be too polite to mention it even if I were). No, you’re a true wonder.
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The Decisive Moment: When to Press the Shutter Button

The Decisive Moment: When to Press the Shutter Button | Photography Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
It’s good to have a hero or heroine. Someone you can look up to and who inspires you to improve your life or your work or even both. I have my photographic heroes. Perhaps surprisingly not all of them are landscape photographers.
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