Did Your Prints Come Out Too Dark Or With The Wrong Colours? Here’s Why:

For all the benefits of digital photography, one big downside is that it makes us lazy and for some reason we are always putting off printing our favourite images that we have spent so long working on creating. But then at some point something is triggered inside and we get off our butts and send […]

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How To Use Photoshop To Fix The Colour Cast You Get From Using ND Filters

If you use an ND filter on your lens then you’re most likely seeing a colour cast in your shots. If you’re not seeing it, it’s probably still there but you just aren’t noticing it… Unless you have some really expensive filters Filters tend to either warm or cool your shot, and the darker your […]

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How To Shoot A Sunrise Or Sunset Without Blowing Out Your Sky

Are you fed up of seeing a wonderfully bright and colourful sunrise or sunset in front of you, but when you click the shutter and look on the back of your camera either the sky is completely white, or the foreground is so dark it’s virtually black? Well if so, then worry no longer! I’m […]

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Lens Feature: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

When I first got started in photography one of the things I was fascinated with was how some photographers managed to get that famous smooth blurry background in their portraits. And whilst we can skirt around the point and talk about all of the technical aspects of crafting this type of shot, the quickest and […]

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5 Ways To Make Your Next Photo Stand Apart From The Rest. Part 2: Time of Day

It’s about time… Literally! Part two of this five part series on how to make your photos stand out from the crowd is about how the time of day drastically affects the outcome of your images and how knowing this will help you make better photos. If you’ve not yet caught up with the rest […]

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5 Ways To Make Your Next Photo Stand Apart From The Rest. Part 1: Perspective

One way to create a really interesting photograph is to capture a scene in a way that your viewer would never normally see it in real life. This is a pretty broad concept so this post is the first in a 5 part series in which I’m going to show you 5 techniques that you […]

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How To Shoot 2 Exposures For Blending In Photoshop

Sometimes when you’re out on a shoot, no matter what you do you just won’t be able to get the shot you need in one single exposure. When there are dark shadows and bright highlights all in the same scene it can often be outside your camera’s limitations to capture it all in one shot. […]

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What Is A Grad Filter And When Do You Need One?

Let’s get straight down to business. Put in it’s simplest terms, you can think of a grad filter for your lens as you would think of a pair of sunglasses for your eyes. The only difference being that a grad filter is darker at the top and clear at the bottom, rather than the same […]

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The “Camera Doesn’t Lie” Myth

The idea that “the camera doesn’t lie” comes in many disguises and I’m betting that you’ve heard it in one form or another. Well, I’m about to unravel this horrible idea and give you the only piece of evidence you will ever need to be able to disprove anyone who tries to peddle you this […]

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Long Exposure

How To Make Your First Long Exposure Photo

If you’ve recently bought your first DSLR camera or just haven’t gotten around to exploring all the features of it, try this simple technique to create some photos with a real wow-factor and get your creative juices flowing. When I first realised the awesome effects that could be created in a still image using just […]

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