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Sunrise Through the Trees…

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This shot, Sunrise through the trees, was taken in a forest near Sandringham in Norfolk. It was one of those times when I was glad I couldn’t sleep! We were on a camping holiday and I’d just had the night from hell on an airbed… It just kept going down after several attempts at blowing it back up! And we …

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Why Understanding Manual Mode is important

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To be completely honest I very rarely shoot in Manual Mode? When I talk about Manual Mode I’m talking about the ‘M’ mode on your cameras dial, not anything else like manual focus (that’s another post). And there’s 3 specific elements in manual mode that you have full control over – Aperture, Shutter and ISO. Primarily I shoot in Aperture …

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What Can Shutter Priority Mode do for your Photography?

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Last time we looked at Aperture Priority Mode and how depth of field can help you be more creative with your photography. With Aperture Priority mode the camera chooses the shutter speed for the shot. (image: Fireworks at Disney by Express Monorail) So this time we’re going to look at what happens when you flip it around and use Shutter …

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How to Use Aperture Priority Mode to Take Better Photos

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As I was writing 12 Tips for DSLR Beginners I knew I wanted to take each tip further and get into it in more detail. Something that I couldn’t do in the post itself or it would have ended up a book! I talked in tip 1 about getting out of Auto Mode at your own pace. And not feeling …

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How to Reach all your Photography Goals in 2012 in One Easy Step

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Have you made any New Years resolutions, or set your photography goals in 2012? If you have… …don’t let these goals slip away – take action! This is my photography goal for 2012 If I can do this then everything else will fall into place Keep it simple: I’m going to take more photographs this year I think this is …

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ebook Review: Rabari – Encounters with a Nomadic Tribe

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The Insider Series to Travel Documentary Photography The Rabari – Encounters with a Nomadic Tribe by Mitchell Kanashkevich is the new ebook from Lightstalking. First off, you don’t have to be a travel photographer to make use of this book. The composition, lighting and post processing tips will help any photographer improve their portrait photography. Who’s Mitchell Mitchell knows what he is …

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20 Photography Quotes You Must Read

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You’ll see a famous photograph, or read about a well known photographer and you’ll be interested to find out more. Wouldn’t it be great to know how they are inspired? Or how they think about taking photographs? What’s their motivation? Well I think if you read their photography quotes then that’s a great way to get a little insight into …

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Book Review – The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby

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  The Digital Photography book – ‘The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros’! Photography books are not dead. It’s still nice to have a tangible useful reference at hand that isn’t electronic! The way The Digital Photography Book works, which I think is different to a lot of others is this – imagine you are …

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5 Must Read Articles for Digital Photographers

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After a little inspiration or just want to check out some great images, take a look: Must Read Articles for Digital Photographers If you’re into underwater digital photography and want some inspiration then check this article out 31 Inspirational Underwater Images (did you spot the mistake?). These are amazing shots but my favourite is still the dolphins…. I’ve always liked black …

SoFoBoMo Project – Cupcakes, Cupcakes…

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What topic did I choose? So I said in the last post that I would let you know what I was doing this year for SoFoBoMo. And as the title of this post suggests I decided my subject would be cupcakes. I enjoy food photography and was planning to make some cupcakes anyway so it slotted in very well. The …