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Travel Photography – A Different Point of View

Travel Photography – A Different Point of View

Who doesn’t like to travel. Certainly none of the photographers I know. New experiences, new opportunities, new photos with which to bore the relatives on your return home. But are they boring? Are they purely descriptive? This is where I went, this is what I saw, this is what I did. How many shots of […]

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Black and White Landscapes – Enriching Tones and Textures.

Black and White Landscapes – Enriching Tones and Textures.

This is a guest post by Tom Dinning. Check out Tom’s free book offer on his site. I’m partial to a bit of colour as much as the next photographer. Blue skies, turquoise ocean, verdant pastures all make for picture post card stuff. But when it comes to emphasising textures, tones and forms of the […]

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Black and White Flowers – A Study in Form

Black and White Flowers – A Study in Form

This is a guest collection by Tom Dinning. Download Tom’s latest book, “Learning to See” for free here. They say you can win the heart of a woman with a bunch of colourful flowers. My success rate in that endeavour has been limited so I’m not one to comment. But I do know that photographers […]

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The Sky in Landscape Photography: Making It Work

The Sky in Landscape Photography: Making It Work

While wondering through the Tate Gallery in London many years ago lavishing myself on a feast of paintings by William Turner I came across a small note book of his, secured within a glass cabinet in a less than conspicuous corner of the foyer. It was not dissimilar to a school boy’s exercise book and […]

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A Guide to Time and Motion in Photography

A Guide to Time and Motion in Photography

One of the fundamental tools that a photographer has at his/her disposal is the ability to record time. This isn’t just the moment in time, or the ‘decisive moment’, as Cartier-Bresson called it, but the duration of the time interval as well. It’s a matter of when and how long. We can not only get the […]

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S is for Simplicity: How Simplicity Will Improve Your Photography

S is for Simplicity: How Simplicity Will Improve Your Photography

In a complex world of action and vision it’s often difficult to separate the trees from the forest. In the early days of photography there was a tendency for photographers to emulate the painters or to use the photograph to assist the artist with his composition. The photograph was a means of recording the complexity […]

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How to Photograph Museums and Galleries

How to Photograph Museums and Galleries

Behind the often stolid walls of our galleries and museums lies objects of often indescribable beauty. Art, archaeology, artifacts taken out of their context and displayed for us to admire, comprehend, understand and where we often feel the inadequacy of our own capacity to duplicate, replicate, imitate or emulate. Photo by Tom Dinning Never fear. […]

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PHOTO LOCATION GUIDE – The Streets of Sydney

PHOTO LOCATION GUIDE – The Streets of Sydney

As a long time resident of Sydney (1947-1984) and a constant visitor to this beautiful city, I am never short of subjects to photograph. For the tourist and photographer alike, there are always the icons of the city and the harbour in which you can while away your time with a camera in hand. Photo […]

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How to Set Up a Lighting Studio for Macro Flower Photography

How to Set Up a Lighting Studio for Macro Flower Photography

Like sunsets and the grand-kids, flowers are up there as a popular subject for photographing. They also suit close inspection with the macro lens, extension tubes or whatever you use for your close-up work. Photo by tom dinning But getting in that close can be a bit of a lighting problem, so here are some […]

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A Snapper’s Guide to Street Photography

A Snapper’s Guide to Street Photography

One of the exciting things about photography is the anticipation of ‘the shot’ – hunting down the moment in time that is worth recording and being there with your camera poised when it happens. Photo by tom dinning No genre of photography creates this anticipation like ‘Street Photography’; moving with the crowd, ever alert to […]

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