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colour

A riot of colour

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A good black-and-white photo is classic. But colour is seductive. Colour is the spice of life, and it is a key driver in evoking emotion in your photographs. It is, without question, one of the most powerful forms of non-…

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rule of odds

The rule of odds

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The rule of odds is simple to understand: odd numbers of items work better in a photograph than even numbers of the same things. If you a photographing more than one of something, three or five of those somethings will…

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What is noise?

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There are three sources of noise, which manifests itself as a graininess in your images.  First, all light has noise, much like static in a radio signal, but this isn’t something you can see with the naked eye. This is…

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lighting principles

The principles of lighting

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Getting lighting right is about it looking good and fitting your vision Lighting ratios mathematically measure the amount of light falling on the highlighted side of the face as compared to the side of the face in shadow. The greater…

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