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Monthly Archives: July 2017

focus peaking

What is focus peaking?

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Some mirrorless cameras use ‘focus peaking’ as a means of indicating what is ‘in focus’ in a scene. Focus peaking overlays the preview image with a solid colour to indicate where the intended subject is sharply focused. Focus peaking can…

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The new family album

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The nuclear family has changed a lot in the past few decades. So why wouldn’t the family album evolve right along with it? It has! Camera Roll is the new family album. We have ditched the romantic notion of memorialising…

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Taking street photography indoors

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Museums, art galleries, shops, subway, bus and train stations, airports, halls, theatres, stately homes, hotel lobbies, ice rinks, malls, and many more indoor venues make for prime locations to capture beautiful photography that, while physically off the pavement, can still…

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How to use fill flash

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Whether you’re using your camera’s built-in flash or an accessory flash unit, fill flash is a very convenient and predictable way to moderate the contrast of many nearby subjects—particularly portraits. Fill flash lets you increase the illumination of dimmer or…

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Mixed light sources and white balance

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The reality of photography is that scenes are rarely lit by a single, uniform light source, day-lit landscapes being the exception. Rather, many spaces reflect light from multiple different sources, each with its own colour temperature and characteristics. Generally, there…

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Advertising on your blog

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When you start considering how to make money from your blog, advertising is probably the first thing you think of. Somebody wants their marketing messages to appear in front of your blog readers, so they are prepared to pay for…

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Video editing basics

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Once you have synced your audio-files you can now begin to edit your video. This only covers bare basics to help you in understanding how to begin to build a sequence, but it’s a start. For each editing program there…

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Creating macro landscape shots

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Although each aspect of landscape photography presents its own challenges, working with macro equipment is one of the more demanding facets. Effectively viewing the landscape through a magnifying glass can provide us with a whole new way of looking at…

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