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How to Save Dreary Weather Photographs With HDR

How to Save Dreary Weather Photographs With HDR

We want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine the following scenario. You’ve been saving for the last two years to go on your dream vacation; a photographic expedition to a an exotic location, let’s say China. Your budget only allowed a certain number of days, and you’re attempting to take in as many […]

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The Dream of Turning Pro – One Woman’s Journey (An Interview With Lauren Gherardi)

The Dream of Turning Pro – One Woman’s Journey (An Interview With Lauren Gherardi)

What Photographer Hasn’t Dreamed of Turning Pro? And why wouldn’t they? It’s a seductive thought isn’t it? Spending our days creating beautiful images – and getting paid for our efforts. This is the story of one woman who had the dream and her journey to success. by , on Flickr We first met Lauren Gherardi […]

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8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I’m sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. But often to get things right you need to analyse what you are doing wrong. With this in mind here are 8 common mistakes that can spoil a […]

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Why do We Love Photography So Much?

Why do We Love Photography So Much?

We Love Photography – You love Photography It’s why we’re here reading this blog. Right? But, what is the story behind that love affair? Photography – The Early Years The origin of photography is credited to Thomas Wedgwood who developed the first working camera and the creation of permanent images in 1790. The coining of […]

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5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

Once upon a time photography was in large part about remembering complicated rules and equations and a fair amount of luck. The more you knew of the equations and rules the less luck was involved but even if you knew it all you could still have your shoot ruined by unforeseen weather conditions. But the […]

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The Single Most Important Element In Every Great Photograph And Why You Should Include It In Yours

The Single Most Important Element In Every Great Photograph And Why You Should Include It In Yours

Photographers are, at heart, exhibitionists. We crave people seeing our photographs and telling us how good they are, it gives us a warm fuzzy feeling and deep down and that’s why we do it. Whether you print and show to your friends or upload and share on Flickr or Facebook the one thing you want […]

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5 Ways To Improve Your Photography Without Touching Your Camera

5 Ways To Improve Your Photography Without Touching Your Camera

We’ve all been there. You’re clicking through the pages of a website like Light Stalking and you are bombarded with so many beautiful top quality images that you feel like giving up. A wave of pessimism comes over you as you convince yourself that you’ll never take a picture like that. Either that or you […]

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5 Fundamental Elements of Great Photographs

5 Fundamental Elements of Great Photographs

There are five common elements that great images typically have; Good use of light, color, a captivating moment, correct composition for the given situation, and the photographers choice of distance to their subject. Many times good images will use one or two of these elements, but lack strength in the others. I will be the […]

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10 Photography Grants and Scholarships for Amateurs and Professionals

10 Photography Grants and Scholarships for Amateurs and Professionals

For many of us photographers, whether hobbyists or professionals, there are times when additional resources are needed to continue or progress our work. Photography projects can be very time intensive and often require a lot of financial resources to see them to the end. I am a big believer in hard work, but without financial […]

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Capturing the Beauty of Natural Light at Any Time of Day

Capturing the Beauty of Natural Light at Any Time of Day

As we all know, light is a key component of taking amazing photographs. Some will tell you that sunshine at certain times of the day is bad, some will swear by capturing the light the best way you can. Others will only use artificial, controllable light for perfect results. Personally, I think light is light. […]

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