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Falling rain and the best of photography

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One of the things about flat grey days is that they often lead seamlessly to rain. And rain has a bad reputation in photography, though it’s not entirely deserved. For a start, most people find it uncomfortable, and photographers instantly…

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How to shoot a levitation photo

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Levitation shots present the viewer with something unexpected, which instantly makes them appealing, but they need to be done well if you want the viewer to suspend their disbelief and accept the subject floating in the picture before them. The…

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Using ‘props’ in your street photography

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The ‘street’ is not a blank canvas. There are numerous elements that make up our surroundings, and these elements can be thought of as ‘props.’ The use of street props can help make an image stand out and accentuate certain…

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To crop or not to crop, that is the question

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Some people say that cropping is essential if you want to turn a good photo into a great one, while others insist that if you need to crop an image then you have failed as a photographer. These are both…

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