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How to Scout Photography Locations

In the past, I found it quite hard to Scout Photography Locations, but fortunately technology has helped to change that for me. I can now use my computer and my smartphone to do most of the work for me, without having to rely on expensive (although very good) location scouts. This

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Top 10 'Rules' For Portrait Photography

There are many different ‘rules’ for portrait photography, but these are my top 10. If you can follow these, then you will see a big improvement in your portraiture. Sure, there are no rules of photography, but that’s why I’ve surrounded the word in apostrophes. Break the rules as much

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Urban Exploration Photography Tips – A Beginner's Guide

Urban Exploration Photography (urbanex for short) is the art of finding old and abandoned buildings and locations, exploring them, and taking photos as you go. It’s exciting, potentially dangerous, legally ambiguous, and a lot of fun. Not only do you get to take photos of a really cool location, that

How to Check And Clean Your Camera’s Sensor Dust

How to Check and Clean your Camera’s Sensor Dust

Sensor dust is inevitable, and it shows up on your photos, so you need be able to detect and remove it. You’ve probably seen these dots on your camera before, and you may not even know where they come from. They appear like little black marks, and are most visible at narrow

10 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made as an Intermediate Photographer

10 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made as an Intermediate Photographer

These are common mistakes for photographers, and I’m a big believer in learning from other people’s mistakes, rather than your own. That’s what this post is all about. You may remember last year I wrote an article called 10 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made As An Beginner Photographer, which was all about

5 Tips For Great Outdoor Photography

5 Tips For Great Outdoor Photography

It’s summer (although perhaps not in the UK), and that means it’s time to practice your outdoor photography a little bit more. The trouble is though, it’s not as easy as you may think. There’s a few factors you need to be aware of, but I’m not talking about aperture,

The 10 Step Process To Capturing What You See

The 10 Step Process To Capturing What You See

I know the frustration, I’ve heard it before, and I’ve said myself. “How do I just capture what I see through the viewfinder, on the screen?” When you buy your SLR, your first thought is quality, and control. That’s what the camera gives you. So it can be incredibly frustrating

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Aperture Vs. Depth of Field Visual Guide

When you widen the aperture, the depth of field becomes shallower, and vice versa. That’s not all the Aperture does though, as it also affects the exposure. The DoF is also controlled by where you focus, and how far you are away from the subject. If you would like to

How to Create Awe-Inspiring Landscape Photos - 10 Essential Tips

How to Create Awe-Inspiring Landscape Photos – 10 Essential Tips

Landscape photography is one of my favourite forms of photography, where you get to be out in the fresh air, capturing the beauty of mother nature. I thought it deserved more than I would typically write for a 30 Day Photography Challenge Post, so there’s 10 top tips for you

How to Take Flattering Self Portraits

How to Take Flattering Self Portraits

This is day 1 of my 30 Day Photography Challenge, and I thought I’d start with an easy one for everyone, which doesn’t require too much effort – it’s a self portrait. The good thing about self portraits is that you have full control over how the photo is taken