14 cliche-busting tips and tricks for more creative travel photography

    | Photography Tips, Travel | 20/06/2014 00:01am
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    In one of our most popular posts of last year we shared eight of the most common travel photography mistakes photographers make and suggested some simple ways to make every shot count when you’re travelling with your camera.

    Today we’re going to get ahead of the curve and try to stop these mistakes before they happen by exploring 14 things you can do on holiday to give your travel photos a greater sense of creativity and originality.

    How to compose bold images: what (and what not) to include in your photos

    | Photography Tips | 02/06/2014 00:01am
    How to compose for maximum impact: what (and what not) to include in your images

    There’s nothing worse than spoiling a beautiful scene by composing your subject too small in the frame. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to compose images for maximum impact by avoiding unnecessary surroundings that don’t add to your shot.

    Wildlife pictures: 5 classic compositions (and why they work)

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 05/05/2014 00:01am
    Wildlife pictures: 5 classic compositions (and why they work)

    From environmental portraits to frame-filling close-ups, we show you five different ways to compose the same subject to create striking wildlife pictures and add variety to your portfolio.

    5 ways to compose an image for supreme impact: easy tips to train your creative eye

    | Photography Tips | 08/04/2014 00:01am
    Compose an image with impact: 01 Shoot low for portraits

    It’s all too easy to get into the habit of taking every shot from eye-level, and using the same type of lens. Here are five sure-fire ways to find a fresh perspective and compose an image with supreme impact.

    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: how to position your subject in the frame

    | Photography Tips | 17/02/2014 00:01am
    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: how to position your subject in the frame

    As our Shoot Like a Pro series on mastering some of the fundamental camera techniques continues we show you how to position your subject within the frame and make the best use of the space.

    Monochrome photography: make striking images using your camera’s mono mode

    | B&W, Photography Tips | 13/02/2014 00:01am
    Monochrome photography: how to compose strong images using your camera's black and white mode

    Why set your camera to its mono mode for monochrome photography when you can simply convert a regular colour image into monochrome on the computer? It’s because you need a black-and-white ‘eye’ to shoot good black and white photography in the first place, and being able to see the results on the spot is a huge advantage. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and compose strong monochrome photography using your camera’s black and white mode.

    Creative photography: how to think beyond the obvious with composition

    | Photography Tips | 23/01/2014 00:01am
    Creative photography: simple ways to think beyond the obvious with your compositions

    Break the rules and add variety and interest to your images! In this tutorial we show you how thinking beyond the obvious with your compositions leads to more creative photography.

    Seascape photography: how to shoot minimalist coastal compositions

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 08/12/2013 00:01am
    Seascape photography: how to shoot minimalist coastal compositions

    Wet, windy weather shouldn’t get in the way of great seascape photography. Instead of shooting sunny blue skies and yellow beaches, try experimenting with moody monotone seascapes and arty minimalist compositions in the colder months.

    See pictures like a professional: what to look for and how to really work a scene

    | Photography Tips | 05/12/2013 00:01am
    See pictures like a professional: what to look for and how to really work a scene

    To see pictures like a professional photographer you need to know what elements to look for. Discover how to work a scene from top to bottom to make sure you’ve explored every creative angle.

    How to compose a photograph in Live View

    | Photography for Beginners | 28/11/2013 11:00am
    How to compose a photograph in Live View

    Discover how to compose a photograph and fine tune your framing by previewing your image on your camera’s LCD screen.

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