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Photography

Getting a start in fashion photography: where to go and what to do

Like many creative jobs, the defining moment of a photographer’s career relies on those first crucial steps: getting into the industry and understanding which doors to knock on, so that clients will listen to what […]

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How to mimic film grain

A lot of admirers of black-and-white photography mention its gritty appearance as one of its attractions. If that’s your thing, you’ll be glad to know that Silver Efex Pro offers one of the best ways […]

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Lighting and shooting environmental portraits

Location, location, location! That’s the key to getting a successful environmental portrait, where you use the surroundings and props to give visual clues to what a person is like, or what they do. Nikon D3X […]

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Taking photos in tropical light

Low latitudes, around the equator and into the tropics, take the sun even higher in the middle of the day, which means that if you insist on going for traditionally ‘pretty’ each time you shoot, […]

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Grouping your photos for presentation

There’s no point in taking photos if you’re not, in some way, shape or form, going to display them. This might be online, in albums, on your walls, or as a portfolio. But however you […]

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Easy ways to create photo albums

Creating photo albums, whether for your professional images or as keep-sakes for yourself, is the traditional way of preserving your photos. And the advent of digital photography is no reason at all for the album […]

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Using photos to preserve your memories

Since photographs themselves are probably the most cherished of all keepsakes, it would make sense that we think about how to ‘keep’ them. And digital file instability and the prospect of electronic failure make it […]

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How to make sure your website shows up on Google

Most of the time, people want their websites to be listed on Google’s giant database of websites. But to make sure that happens, there a couple of things that you need to do. Search for […]

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Perfecting the group shot

Photographers who photograph people will invariably encounter the group shot at some stage, whether it’s a Christmas party memento or a fashion shoot promo. While they can be great fun, it’s very easy for group […]

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Shooting low for super bird photos

The best bird photography narrows the gap between the human and avian world, revealing bird life as other birds might see it. Angling shots of birds at their level goes a good way toward this, […]

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Getting a handle on the histogram

Histograms are your path to exposure success, no matter what shooting mode you use or which metering pattern you call upon. They may just appear to be tedious little graphs, but what those graphs are […]

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Strong graphics for strong black and white images

There’s no two ways about it, colour is intoxicating. Just think about how you respond to an orange-red sunset or an azure-blue ocean—these and innumerable other examples all create deeply felt, emotional responses. So in […]

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