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The advantages of midday light

Do you ever recall old gunfight scenes in Western movies, where the gunfighters set up their showdown for high noon, whenever you think about taking photos at midday? It was probably the worst possible time […]

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How to photograph a dark subject against a light background

All in-camera and handheld meters are designed to operate on the premise that everything that you’re metering produces an average amount of reflectance or, in photographic terms, about 18-percent reflectance. This is an extremely challenging […]

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Look for contrasts and similarities in your street photography

Stark contrasts as well as uncanny similarities within an image will always stand out, as they make us ponder, think and smile, rather than simply being a ‘nice’ picture. As you begin to open your […]

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Get the best out of your black and white images with basic optimisation techniques

When you convert an image from colour to black-and-white, it’s important to set some basic parameters that will bring out the best in the photo before you go on to fine-tune it. Whether you use […]

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Striking the balance between and light and dark

When you have a photo that includes sharp contrast between light and dark, there’s always a possibility that you can lose detail in either the highlights or the shadows. While it’s generally recommended to ‘expose […]

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