Category Archives: Technique

Street photography – how to practice your skills

If you are looking to hone your street photography skills you should try covering a march or a demo in London.  It will give you a great opportunity to practice those key skills (composition and timing) while allowing you to … Continue reading

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London Street Photography – Nighthawks

Street photography can be a strange and intimidating experience. One technique you can try to make it easier and more focused is to set out with a specific subject in mind and then allow the shots to form around that.  … Continue reading

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Five steps to a unique photo

With the sheer number of photographs now being taken and published on the internet it is easy for your shot to be lost in the noise, especially if you simply go with the flow and take the photo in the same … Continue reading

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Lightroom 5 tutorial – the making of Spooky Doll

Sometimes it is great to have a little fun when post processing an image.  I spotted this doll at a museum in Rochester and instantly saw the potential.  There is something very creepy about Victorian dolls – why anyone would … Continue reading

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The camera in your pocket

When it comes to photography there is one universal truth – the best camera you own is the one you are carrying. Too many of us invest a lot in high quality cameras only to find that we don’t have … Continue reading

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Subject against ground

  There is a simple tip to remember when you are trying to make an impact – your subject must stand out against the background.  A messy background or lack of clarity between the background and the subject makes for … Continue reading

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It’s all about the light

The difference between a good photograph and a mediocre one normally comes down to one thing – the quality and direction of the light.  This can be illustrated quite easily by looking at two photographs taken within minutes of each … Continue reading

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The power of the anonymous figure

How many times when trying to take a photograph have you been frustrated by someone walking into the frame?  It has happened to all of us – the scene is set, the lighting is just right, you are about to … Continue reading

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Shooting film with a digital camera

When I made the transition from film to digital one of the greatest benefits seemed to be the ability to take endless quantities of photos and to see the results immediately. However what seems at first to be a blessing … Continue reading

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Phototip 2 – using water as a creative medium

West Pier Brighton, England Taking photographs of moving water can be a very satisfying way of expanding your creative expression and is relatively straightforward. I was looking to create an atmospheric shot that was worthy of the abandoned pier. This … Continue reading

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