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Photography

Capturing memorable landscapes with your iPhone

Ansel Adams said, “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” You can create gorgeous vistas of land and sea with your iPhone, but be warned: Straying into boring territory […]

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Bring dynamism to night-time cityscapes with starbursts and light trails

Shooting cityscapes at night can produce gloriously evocative images, but there’s always a chance that they can just look like over-exposed mistakes, too, with their various light sources resembling little more that shapeless patches of […]

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Understanding the relationship between aperture, focal length, and depth-of-field

It’s fairly easy to think that all landscape photography demands a small aperture and a huge depth-of-field to get everything in your scene into focus. But in fact, you might not necessarily want everything in […]

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Fun with lens flare

A photography effect that can happen by mistake but is a great technique to understand and implement when you want it is lens flare. The sun’s rays shooting through the frame and enveloping the shot’s […]

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The difference between editorial and commercial image use

Although the differences between editorial and commercial photography are pretty easy to understand, there are many people who never fail to confuse the two. Some people believe that if you are shooting for a blog […]

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British Life Photography Award

What is the British Life Photography Award? Sponsored by Sony and with a prize fund of well over £10,000 – including £6,000 worth of gear for the overall grand prize winner – the British Life […]

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Classic lighting set-ups: what they look like and why they work

It is often said of art that in order to break rules competently you have to understand them first. That’s particularly true of photography. When you decide to ignore or break a rule, you have […]

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Mirror, mirror – top tips for reflective photos

When you get dressed up, I bet that you use a mirror, don’t you? Mirrors are also one of the most frequently used means of capturing self-portraits, especially if you’re not confident using a Self-Timer. […]

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Whatever the genre – your photos need to tell a story!

My favorite pinup artist is Gil Elvgren. One of the things that Elvgren always made sure he did with his pinup artwork was to tell a story in a single frame. You could look at […]

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