Get more from your standard 50mm lens! Using this lens can often reveal new compositions and force you to think more about your images and composition! If we really strip it down landscape photography can be summarised into just three simple steps.
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to create a high quality professional studio portraits & fashion images. In this video you’ll see a simple portrait & fashion photography lighting setup using softboxes.
Starting out in photography can seem daunting but this quick start guide contains all you need to know to get the ball rolling. Having this knowledge will ensure that you not only master the basics but have the skills to progress and confidently take creative control of your photography.
As a professional photographer and educator people often ask me how they can improve their photographs so I’ve put together some simple photography tips you can use to improve your photos.
Shooting in a small studio can be challenging, but it isn’t impossible. There are a number of things you can do to make working in limited space easier and more effective, which is what I recently showed when I set up a small studio for a friend’s business.
Macro photography is a popular genre of photography that can yield some fascinating results. I’ve put together a complete guide to help you get started and quickly improve your macro photography.
The moon is a beautiful and fascinating subject to photograph, but determining the right exposure and the best composition can be a challenge. To help you get even better photos, I’ve outlined four simple tips in this blog post. I explain what to consider when it comes to when and where to photograph the moon, what equipment you’ll need, how to compose your shots and share some go-to settings to help get your started.
Whether you’re a new photographer just starting out or have a few years of experience to your name, chances are you’ll have found yourself asking similar questions. I answer the 10 most commonly asked photography questions here.
If you’re stuck indoors, there are plenty of ways you can practice photography at home and get creative with just your camera. From natural light portrait photography to simple food photography at home or one light product shoots, here’s a list of 10 creative photoshoot ideas you can try at home.
You don’t always need a lot of equipment to get creative when it comes to photography. Even if you’re stuck at home (as many of us are at the moment), there are plenty of things you can do to test your skills and develop your creativity using just one light. I’ve put together a list of 10 of our most popular photography classes that you can try yourself at home.
You’ve probably heard about the rule of thirds or golden spiral, but they aren’t necessarily the most effective photography composition rules. I’m going to talk about what I consider to be the MOST important compositional rule in photography and share my top compositional tips.
Along with a variety of lenses, spare batteries and lens cleaning cloths, most photographers will also have a selection of filters in their camera bag. But what do lens filters do? What lens filters are essential? And what is the difference between circular and linear polarisers? I answer all of these questions and also address when and why you might need filters and how they can help you get more creative with your photography.
Whether you’re a keen enthusiast or aspiring pro, you’ve probably shot a few landscape images in your time. Chances are you’ve also made one or two simple mistakes that you’ve regretted later. These 8 tips will help you avoid these common difficulties and improve your landscape photography.
When it comes to using studio flash, one of the things that often causes confusion is flash duration. Flash duration refers to the length of time of the burst of light that comes out of a studio flash. Quite simply, it is the duration for which a studio flash or speedlite emits light for a single burst. This can vary across brands and also types of studio lights, but is always shown as one of two measurements: t0.5 or t0.1.
I’ve tested, rented and owned a lot of different modifiers over the course of my career, but what would be my choice of modifier for beauty, fashion and portrait work if I only had £50 or £100 to spend? Recently I tested a large number of modifiers for a new tool we’re creating, including an independent brand modifier that cost less than £50 ($70). Surprisingly, this modifier gave great results that were comparable to the Octabox 150 and it’s even easier to transport!
Not having enough lights can make product photography challenging, to say the least, but the good news is that there are a few ways you can overcome this problem. I recently shot an antique-style image of a saddle where I showed two other ways you can light creatively even if you only have a couple of lights.
Setting up your own photography studio is an exciting step, but there’s often a lot of questions and considerations. How big does the space have to be? What colours should the walls be? What equipment do you need and where do you keep said equipment? You’ll find the answers to all of the most common questions here, along with some of the best advice and tips from our members to help you successfully set up your first home studio.
If you’re interested in becoming an architectural or interiors photographer, or you want to take your architectural photography business to the next level, read on.
Here they are: the best of the best, the cream of the crop – our most popular photography classes. Have you watched them all yet?
Juxtaposition. It sounds clever – and complicated. But what is it? And how can you use juxtaposition to make memorable photographs?
Understanding the exposure triangle is crucial to your improvement as a photographer. Mastering it will help you to achieve the correct exposure for all your images.
Understanding ISO, and learning when and how to adjust it, will help you to improve the quality and clarity of your images.
If you’re getting started with photography and experimenting with manual mode, you’re probably wondering: what is aperture?
Understanding shutter speed is crucial for getting the best possible results out of your camera in manual mode. Here’s how it works.
Understanding focal length is crucial if you want to create compelling and captivating photographs.
Understanding depth of field, and learning how to adjust it, is an important step for any photographer keen to improve their images.
To get good results our of your DSLR or mirrorless camera, you need to understand exposure modes.
Understanding colour temperature and white balance is essential for improving your photography.
All budding photographers must learn the rule of thirds. But what is it? And why is it so effective?
Understanding the difference between manual and auto focus, and the different focus modes available, will help you make sure you always get the shot you want.
Want to create compelling images? Try this useful compositional technique.
Take a closer look at macro photography, exploring essential tips and techniques.
Framing is a useful composition technique in photography that can enhance the effect of your images. But what is it and how does it work?
Let’s explore the art of symmetry in photography, its significance, and how it can elevate your images to new heights.
Discover how to achieve balance in your photography compositions, and why it is such an effective technique.
The best photographers make skilful use of light and shadow to create interesting, compelling and evocative images.
Explore texture in photography and get some tips for using it to enhance your images.
Explore the key aspects of portrait photography, including valuable insights and practical tips.
Patterns are all around us, from the windows on a skyscraper to the trees in a forest. In photography, we can use patterns to create compelling images that capture the viewer’s attention and imagination.
Candid photography is all about capturing authentic moments without posing or staging.
Understanding colour theory can help you create compelling and eye-catching compositions that stand out and grab the viewer’s attention.
A histogram is an essential tool for any photographer who wants to create well-exposed and balanced images. But what are they, and how do they work?