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Striking the balance between and light and dark

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When you have a photo that includes sharp contrast between light and dark, there’s always a possibility that you can lose detail in either the highlights or the shadows. While it’s generally recommended to ‘expose for the highlights’ so that…

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How big do your photos need to be?

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The seemingly inexorable rise of digital cameras’ megapixel counts might be fabulous for cramming more detail into our images, but the truth is that our photos don’t always need to be enormous. It might seem like a tragic waste of…

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Toeing the line: from infinity points to leading lines in your photos

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While it might feel a bit peculiar or contrived to search for lines to insert into your photographic compositions, they’re an important design element that you shouldn’t overlook or dismiss. Lines have the potential to ground your photo with a…

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Appropriate behaviour: the cultural sensitivities of street photography

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Depending on where we are and what we’re doing, we change how we behave. These aren’t affectations, but rather it’s about behaving appropriately. For example, when you’re in a library, you wouldn’t shout or run. It’s similar when you practise…

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