DIY Photography Hacks: make custom bokeh shapes and get creative with blur

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 22/11/2012 02:00am
    How to make a bokeh portrait

    Get creative with your photography and learn how to make your own custom bokeh shapes by making your own template at home. Our latest DIY Photography Hacks series post shows you a quick and inexpensive way to produce fun and exciting background blur effects.   The word ‘bokeh’ comes from the Japanese word ‘boke’ meaning blur [...]

    Full frame sensor size explained: exploit its advantages for pro-quality pictures

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 21/11/2012 11:30am
    Full frame sensor size explained: exploiting its advantages for pro-quality pictures

    The launch of the Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 6D ‘entry-level’ full frame DSLRs has brought the full frame sensor size to a whole new audience. But what can a full frame sensor offer your photography that your crop sensor can’t?

    In this post we’ll explore some of the myths and pros and cons of full frame sensors and explain how it can affect the different types of pictures you may take. We’ll also look at ways to fine-tune your shooting technique you really use your full frame sensor to its full potential.

    HDR Photography: set up and process your first high dynamic range image

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 20/11/2012 11:30am
    HDR Photography: set up, shoot and process your first high dynamic range image

    Capturing a scene with a full range of tones is one of the biggest challenges faced by everyone from amateur to professional photographers. Our tutorial on HDR photography shows you subtle ways around this common photography problem by learning how to set up, shoot and process a high dynamic range image. Even if it isn’t your first time practicing HDR photography, we’re confident you’ll learn something new.

    In-camera flash settings: exploring your built-in flash options

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 17/11/2012 13:00pm
    In-camera flash settings: change the flash mode

    Your digital camera’s built-in flash may do more than you think. Here is a quick look at some of the in-camera flash settings available to you and what they do.

    Smoke photography: a simple set-up for atmospheric still lifes

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 12/11/2012 16:30pm
    Smoke photography: a simple set-up for atmospheric still lifes

    Shooting smoke photography is challenging: it’s unpredictable and constantly changing, so you never quite know what you’re going to get. But that’s half of the attraction, because when you get it right the shapes and forms you capture have an organic quality that is almost impossible to recreate.

    Tethered shooting: fire your camera remotely using your computer

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/11/2012 06:00am
    How to set up tethered shooting: step 4

    Connecting your camera to your computer for tethered shooting can be a great way to photograph animals. Here’s how it’s done.

    Double Exposure: a seriously simple method of combining images in-camera

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 10/11/2012 05:00am
    Double Exposure: a seriously simple method of combining images in-camera

    Get creative by making a double exposure in-camera. Our simple tutorial shows how to merge images in-camera without the need of Photoshop.

    Expose to the right: the camera technique every landscape photographer must know

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 07/11/2012 02:00am
    Expose to the right: the one camera technique every photographer must know

    Learning to expose to the right can be one of the most valuable photography tips you learn as a photographer. Our in-depth guide explains exactly why, when and how you should do it.

    Child Photography: tips for taking natural-looking portraits of children

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/11/2012 11:30am
    Child Photography: tips for taking natural-looking portraits of children

    Photographing children is something that many photographers say should be avoided at all costs! While it’s fair to say that child photography can be challenging, it really doesn’t need to be a painful experience.

    If you’ve got children of your own or friends with kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, taking family portrait photography to capture the magic of an exploding smile, the emotion of a child in thought or the expressiveness of a mischievous grin far outweighs the risks of tears and tantrums. Here’s how it’s done.

    Digital infrared photography: the best settings to use on your converted camera

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/10/2012 11:45am
    Digital infrared photography: the best settings to use with your converted camera

    OK, so you’ve converted your camera for digital infrared photography. Now what? Here are the best settings to use with your modified DSLR to get stunning infrared photos.

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