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How to colour-wash your images and bring atmosphere into them

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If you choose to use sliver-thin depth-of-field to bring selective focus to your shots it will mean that most of your image will be blurred. When working with colour, you can turn this to advantage in a particularly special way….

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There are streets that I return to over and over again. These streets tug at memories I haven’t made yet while yanking memories I treasure from the deep recesses of my mind. They haunt me in all the best ways….

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Posing for pinups

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There are huge differences between modern posing conventions—which are often about making your model appear long and lean—and vintage posing, which, by design, is meant to emphasize feminine curves. It’s worth noting that some of the most iconic women in…

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Close up or context? Choosing framing for your photos

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Although my natural tendency is to zoom into most subjects, if I had to choose between always capturing just the close-ups, or just the context, it would be a difficult decision. For as much as the close-up shots melt a…

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