For this month, we have selected a series of articles and videos to assist you in your journey in becoming proficient in the many fields of photograph.
The Importance Of The Subject In Your Photography – I cannot emphasize how important it is to give your subject the place of importance in an image. Its correct placement and the removal of any competition only makes the photo more effective. Besides creating photographs that are truly memorable it gives an overall quality to your photos. – READ MORE
Understanding Natural Light: Color Of Light – What we perceive as color is actually our brain’s interpretation of light reflected off objects and transmitted to the brain via our optic nerves. Under the field of color psychology, a range of studies have shown that colors can deeply affect how we experience the world around us, from the taste of the food we eat, to how we respond to new brand packaging on supermarket shelves. Colors affect how we feel, and this is precisely why understanding color is so important to you as a photographer. – READ MORE
Shadows And Highlights: The Mark Of Excellence – Back in the days of black and white photography, I worked in a darkroom as a lab assistant, and sometimes students would make the mistake of asking me what I thought. If they wanted to learn this was not a mistake, but if they just wanted me say how great their work was, that was when it became a mistake. Sometimes I would advise them to crop tighter or change their center of balance, but by far the most common problem they had was with shadows and highlights. – READ MORE
How To Understand Depth Of Field To Avoid Blurry Photos – Last week we released our brand new course, Photo Nuts and Shots, which is all about teaching the tools, techniques and thought processes for creative photography. It’s by one of our most popular ebook authors, Neil Creek, and features over two hours of video teaching.
We asked Neil to create this course as he has a natural knack for explaining technical concepts in a way that makes the intricacies of photography easy to understand. – READ MORE & VIEW THE VIDEO
Sharp Photography Tips & Techniques – There are lots of ingredients that go into making a spectacular photograph, but the most important is for the picture to be in sharp focus. Even the slightest blur takes away from the picture, no matter how good the subject, lighting, and color.
Photographers have somewhat varying opinions on what constitutes a tack sharp picture, but generally, a tack sharp photograph has good, clean lines. The picture has clear definition instead of a soft blending of lines—or even downright blurriness. – READ MORE
Photography Composition Tricks You Should Know – One of the key elements to a shooting a great photo is photography composition. By using certain established composition tricks you can really make a huge impact on your photograph.
Composition in photography is really just that: composing your photos in a way that makes the best visual sense. – READ MORE
5 Effective Methods Of Creative Composition – It seems everyone has a camera these days, so you may be wondering, “How can I separate myself from the pack?” The answer does not involve a better camera, or a more expensive lens. In fact, the most important part of your equipment actually can’t be purchased in a store. It’s your own unique vision, and perspective on the world, that makes all the difference. The following five elements of creative composition are starting points to help you better express your point of view. – READ MORE
5 Ways To Use Shadows In Your Composition For Better Images – Whilst we may be “painting with light” an equally important part of the photographic equation is light’s opposite, shadows. We often talk about good light, but in reality there is no good light without good shade. Today we are going to take a look at how to use shadows to improve your composition. – READ MORE
14 Autumn Photography Tips – Need some tips for getting the most out of your Autumn photography. We asked a range of experts for their best advice. – READ MORE
7 Tips To Improve Your Skyline Photos – Is there a more iconic photograph to depict a big city, than a beautiful photograph of its skyline? Skylines can provide stunning photographs that have a big sale potential, but to capture those wow shots, you have to be prepared to plan for them in advance, and to allow time and patience, as well as determination, to capture them. Here are some tips to help you capture striking skyline photos.3 Tips For Waterfall Photography Beyond Just Using A Long Exposure – Of course, shutter speed plays an essential role in creating silky smooth waterfall photographs, but does it get a little too much attention in tutorial articles? I think so.
In this article you’ll learn about three other key elements to creating a successful silky smooth waterfall photograph, and when you put it all together, all you’ll need to do next is find a waterfall to photograph. – READ MORE
In Search Of Creativity – I am certain that a detailed survey of every reader of this article would demonstrate very clearly one main thing: we are all unique. We may share many things in common with each other—race, nationality, ethnicity, profession, interests or temperament, to name a few—but the special mix of your personality and everything that has ever happened in your life combines to make you absolutely unique on this planet. Nobody does being you better than you! – READ MORE