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    10 wedding photography mistakes every beginner will make (and how to get better)

    | Photography Tips, Weddings | 31/07/2013 00:01am
    10 wedding photography mistakes every beginner will make (and how to get better)

    Shooting a wedding is one of the toughest assignments that a photographer can take on, there are lots of potential issues and the stakes are incredibly high. To help out, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has compiled a list of the most common wedding photography mistakes that photographers make when starting out shooting weddings, along with some advice on how to avoid them.

    Baby Photography Ideas: simple ways to capture striking pictures of your infant

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 30/07/2013 00:01am
    Baby Photography Ideas: simple ways to capture striking pictures of your infant

    There’s nothing more satisfying than capturing your baby looking their cutest. Our expert baby photography ideas offer simple solutions for boosting your infant photography – from getting the shot to presenting your images.

    Worm’s eye view photography: how to shoot a unique view of the world

    | Photography Tips | 29/07/2013 11:26am
    Worm's eye view photography: how to shoot a unique view of the world

    Discover how you can get a unique view of the world by seeing it from a worm’s eye view. Our latest tutorial shows you how to get down and dirty with your camera!

    Using focal points in photography: how to get perfect composition every time

    | Photography Tips | 25/07/2013 00:01am
    Using Focal Points in Photography: negative space

    What’s the focal point in your photograph? If you don’t know then you’d better make your mind up because until you know, it’s going to be very difficult to plan the composition of your pictures effectively.

    And while photographs may be static snapshots in time, you still need to make room for the implied movement that many subjects suggest. We’ll also explain the idea of negative space and how this affects your focal point.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

    | Photography Tips | 18/07/2013 11:35am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

    If you’ve ever watched time lapse movies of setting suns and blooming flowers but thought it was something you could only do on a budget like the BBC’s, well think again. Our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he built his own DIY version of a motorised slider to shoot amazing time lapse movies on a budget.

    Classic Portrait Ideas: how to take pictures of people from all walks of life

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 17/07/2013 00:01am
    Classic Portrait Ideas: how to take pictures of people from all walks of life

    What do we mean by ‘classic portrait ideas’? Well, when you just want a nice sharp photo of someone – or a few people – looking their best, with no fancy extras, that’s what we consider a classic portrait. It may not be exciting but chances are your subjects will love this kind of photograph more than any other, as it shows them at their best!

    In this tutorial we share some of our best portrait photography tips and essential advice for shoot classic portraits of a wide range of different subjects.

    Photo Anatomy: how Morgan Silk made an egg-splattered banker rich in detail

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 14/07/2013 14:00pm
    Photo Anatomy: how Morgan Silk made an egg-splattered banker rich in detail

    In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

    In our latest instalment, famous portrait photographer Morgan Silk explains how he added texture and drama to his clever image of an egg-splattered banker.

    11 ways to build confidence as a photographer

    | Photography Tips | 13/07/2013 00:01am
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    For many of us, the most difficult part of photography isn’t learning the technical details of how to take a great picture, it’s finding the confidence in our own ability. Confidence, or the lack of it, is a more common dilemma in photography than you might realise.

    In their latest guest blog post, our friends at Photoventure have put together a list of 11 ways we can all build confidence in our photography.

    Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits in stunning detail

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 11/07/2013 00:01am
    Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits with maximum impact

    You might not realise it, but people can be some of the most challenging and rewarding subjects for macro photography. There’s almost an infinite number of ways in which the human body can be photographed, from friendly snaps to extreme abstraction.

    With close-up portrait photography you can play around with all the angles, creating unusual portraits, exotic close-ups, and abstract artistic interpretations that use extreme lighting and imaginative, original photo compositions. In this tutorial we explain everything you need to know to get started.

    Photo Anatomy: why a top pro used a ’60s retro style to photograph Kate Beckinsale

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 07/07/2013 00:01am
    Photo Anatomy: why a top pro used '60s retro style to photograph Kate Beckinsale

    In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

    In our latest instalment, top portrait pro Jason Bell explains how he used a ’60s retro style in his elegant portrait of Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale.

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