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Composition: The Rule of Space

Composition: The Rule of Space | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Subject placement: Where to put your focal point. In many different genres of photography you will have a subject in your photograph with space around it. The subject may for instance be a person, an animal or bird, a flower, a tree or a building.

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5 Tips For Maintaining Your Digital Camera

5 Tips For Maintaining Your Digital Camera | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
How to Loose $2400 in 24 Seconds Like any electronic device, digital cameras need a little care when being handled. Electronic circuitry and moving parts like the shutter curtain are very fragile and can be easily damaged if not handled properly.

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Which One: Canon 50mm f1.4 or 85mm f1.8 Lens for Portrait Photography

Which One: Canon 50mm f1.4 or 85mm f1.8 Lens for Portrait Photography | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
In this blog post, we compare the Canon 50mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.8 lenses for portrait photography with Canon Digital SLR cameras. Read more at The Phoblographer.

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How To Take Better Landscape Pictures

How To Take Better Landscape Pictures | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Landscape photography is one of the most popular photographic genres, and is certainly one of the most enjoyable – if you love the countryside, what could be better than being out there with your camera?

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Top Ten Garden Photography Tips

Top Ten Garden Photography Tips | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
A beautiful garden is a pretty tempting subject for a photographer, whether it’s your own backyard, or a fully landscaped public garden complete with a lake and several gazebos.

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Flower Photography: How I took This

Flower Photography: How I took This | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Unless we are lucky enough to live in a fabulous, unspoilt area of countryside, most of us will often make some sort of journey to get to a photographic location, whether it is just half an hour away, or on the other side of the globe.

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How to photograph frost

How to photograph frost | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Winter is not many people’s favourite season, but even so, it does have some advantages for an outdoor photographer. The light is low throughout the day, which is great for texture and shape in landscape photography.

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Travel Photography: Using Google Earth to Plan Your Photography Trips

Travel Photography: Using Google Earth to Plan Your Photography Trips | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Travel Photography: Using Google Earth to Plan Your Photography Trips For so many of us, a short holiday or city break is the only chance we have to travel, and photography provides the proof and memories of times well spent.

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CreativeLive – Retouching and Creative Photoshop Techniques

CreativeLive – Retouching and Creative Photoshop Techniques | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it

In this workshop portrait and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will cover essential retouching techniques and teach how Photoshop allows you to make the impossible possible!


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Brian Jones Francis's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:54 AM

Whilst creativity isn’t about definitive or fixed rules, here are some fine examples using Photoshop, demonstrating the creative process from start to finish.

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White Balance and How you can Manipulate Color

White Balance and How you can Manipulate Color | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it

Understanding White balance and how it affects color in your digital photography.

In film days, a photographer might have a whole range of colour correcting filters in his bag, ranging from amber coloured filters to warm up the image, to blue filters...


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The Histogram: Maximising Your Image Quality:

The Histogram: Maximising Your Image Quality: | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Most people think the digital cameras  histogram only shows you your exposure. Few realize that it can also tell you a lot about image quality. Some of you may have heard the saying: “Exposing to the right“ But what does it really mean?

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10 Tips For Taking Better Photos With Your Smartphone

10 Tips For Taking Better Photos With Your Smartphone | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
A good photo is a good photo no matter what it's taken with (10 Tips For Taking Better Photos With Your Smartphone | Popular Photography http://t.co/2A0SgDYm http://t.co/WOkhCsgf...)...
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Discovering Colour

Discovering Colour | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
The successful use of colour in photography is a fundamental creative tool. By understanding the concepts of Colour Theory we can arm ourselves with the ability to make key decisions that will greatly influence the success of our images.

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A Point & Shoot Guide to Better Landscape Photography

A Point & Shoot Guide to Better Landscape Photography | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
A lot of the advice written about how to improve your landscape photography is aimed at photographers with DSLRs, which have the options to adjust aperture and shutter speed settings.

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5 Tips For Fine Art Flower Photography

5 Tips For Fine Art Flower Photography | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Cameras are so good these days that it’s easy enough to take a good record photo of a flower. But to take a more artistic photo is not so easy, and requires a lot more input from the photographer!

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How To Prepare Your Images For The Web

How To Prepare Your Images For The Web | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
How to use Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CS, Photoshop Lightroom and Google Picasa to prepare your images for the web and email. Have you ever received an image in an email which is so big, that you have to scroll both up and down to see it?

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Pure Inspiration | Photography of Mikko Lagerstedt

Pure Inspiration | Photography of Mikko Lagerstedt | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it

Mikko Lagerstedt uses long night exposures, waves and fog to produce incredibly inspiring images. Seeing these makes me want to get out and shoot a lot more!


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Creative Lens Choice

Creative Lens Choice | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Your choice of lens is vital when composing your image. We explain how to find the best lens for the right job.

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Mystical Foggy Photographic Scenes by Mikko Lagerstedt

Mystical Foggy Photographic Scenes by Mikko Lagerstedt | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it

Recently, Finland-based photographer Mikko Lagerstedt has put out some of his finest work to date. Called Infinity, the series shows a beautiful layer of fog sweeping through majestic landscapes both during the day and at night. "Most of the photos were taken this month in just two days time," he tells us. "There is something about fog that gives you the sense of infinity and mood. Never know what is 'behind' the fog."


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Camera Lenses: Wide Angle or Telephoto ?

Camera Lenses: Wide Angle or Telephoto ? | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Which Lens Should I Use? Back in the days of prime lenses, when a photographer arrived at a location he would need to decide which lens to use for the subject at hand.

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Composition: What to Leave In What to Take Out

Composition: What to Leave In What to Take Out | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Cropping; both in-camera and during post processing can dramatically change and image.  Follow our advice and take your photography to the next level 10 years ago when I bought my first DSLR camera 6MP was consider large.

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10 essentials for the camera bag

10 essentials for the camera bag | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Packing your camera bag for a day out can sometimes be a bit of a dilemma – on the one hand, you want to take every piece of gear you own, just in case you might need it, but on the other hand, you know you’ve got to carry it all!

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Ambient Light: Photographing in Natural Light

Ambient Light: Photographing in Natural Light | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
Photographers who work outdoors with natural light, rather than in a studio, have to make the best of the prevailing weather conditions.  This will be especially true when we’re visiting a location at some distance from where we live.  If a...

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Metering Modes Explained

Metering Modes Explained | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
As we all know, digital cameras have a host of menus, buttons and dials, all of which relate to making different settings for our photographs.

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COMPOSITION: HOW TO FRAME YOUR SUBJECT

COMPOSITION: HOW TO FRAME YOUR SUBJECT | Photography tips and tools | Scoop.it
The Impact of your image depends on how you choose to frame it. Here are some of the secrets behind those techniques.

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