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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Choosing your images

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With digital photography, it is easy to find yourself over-shooting and ending up with hundreds of images, even though you only need one quarter of that amount. One of the hardest things to do is to cut down that folder…

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12 blog posts that work

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There are certain kinds of blog posts that have been proven to work. Here are some of them. 1. List This is an example of a ‘list’ post. There’s something about a list that always seems to attract readers. For…

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Creating panorama images

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While wide-angle lenses are usually the weapon of choice for capturing as much of a scene as possible, the distortion this type of lens can introduce will often result in a somewhat skewed rendition, with a background that seems farther…

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Building a video sequence

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When you have your footage, you need to compile it into a coherent video. Here’s a run-down of the basics of building a sequence. Cutaway A cutaway is a cutting technique that breaks up continuous footage. Inserting supporting footage into…

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Communication on a shoot

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On a shoot, good communication needs to continue between all of the team, so that your intentions for the shoot can be made possible amidst the collaborative development of the shoot on the day. In situations where you might not…

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Irrelevant highlights and shadows

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Perhaps the notion of ‘irrelevant highlights and shadows’ sounds a little provocative, with the implication that highlights and shadows just don’t matter. In one sense, of course, everything in the frame matters, because it contributes to the composition and the…

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