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Photography

Michael Freeman’s Tea Break: The Life of Tea

We all know the value of a cup of tea, and most visitors to this page will be equally acquainted with the significance of bestselling photographer-author Michael Freeman. While Freeman has provided the world with […]

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Every photo is a balancing act

A fundamental part of composition, balance is arranging the elements of the frame such that tension is both created and resolved. Balance is not about things being exactly the same in some scientific sense: that […]

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Context is everything

How do you know whether the person you’ve photographed in a white coat is a doctor, a scientist, or an artist? You don’t, unless you add a layer of context. An operating theatre, a set […]

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Need inspiration? Try altering your perspective!

Shooting at eye level is the default position for most photographers. By simply playing with perspective, however, you can change the story behind an image and make it immediately more interesting. Find one subject and […]

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Shooting film noir-style photos

Film Noir was a term used to describe the dark, menacing thrillers and detective films that were hugely popular during the 1940s and 50s. The style, often in black and white, creates incredibly striking, cinematic […]

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A riot of colour

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 […]

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Using one gel for a subtle lighting effect

Lighting your subject using one gel is a simple and great way to either set an overall mood or add interest to a specific area of the image, such as hair, clothing, silhouette, or other […]

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The rule of odds

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 […]

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Capturing those in between moments

You can catch an ‘in between’ shot in the moments when a model is naturally unaware of the camera. Models are often required to sit or stand very still, in traditional poses, with minimal movement […]

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Networking up; networking across: growing into your place in the blogosphere

Ambition is a valuable asset—but so is patience and respect. It’s best to play the long game and gradually work your way up the hierarchy. The great hierarchy of bloggersTier 1: internationally famous photographers, Photoshop […]

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Photographing a row of beautiful beach huts

Beach huts are a quintessential British seaside sight. And make for fabulous photos. If you want to capture as many of the colours in a row of beach huts as possible, simply means shoot along […]

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What is noise?

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 […]

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