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Technical analysis of a photograph

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at five of the six aspects that I believe define a photograph. I term them as being “technical” aspects as they are measurable or identifiable; Exposure, Focus, Depth of Field, Colour and Contrast. In these posts I’ve tried to explain a little about what each parameter is, why…

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Photos that sell

Following on from Sunday’s post on interiors, and also my recent travails in Food photography I wanted to touch briefly on product photography today. It’s something I’ll come back to in more detail at a later date, this is just to get you started; Product photography is an area of photography that some people love and…

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Thought for Food

OK so I’m one week into my 30 Days to Better Food Photography course and I’m really enjoying it. What’s been great so far? Well firstly the Facebook community. There are loads of people all taking the course together and so each night a new batch of photos go up where people show their response…

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Nom nom nom

I have signed up for a free 30-day intensive course in food photography! Can’t remember where I saw this advertised, but anyway the course started yesterday. Neel who runs the course puts it on several times per year and you can find out more by clicking the link on the left, but I’m going to…

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115 Pictures

A prime way to improve your photography is to practice. Taking pictures every day, or at least several times per week, will help you to better understand how your camera performs. You will get used to the best settings for different situations and learn to change your camera settings quickly almost without thinking. This ability…

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Tips From Up On High

There are all manner of different ways to learn photography and learn about photography. I bought a polystyrene head to practice lighting head shots for example. One of the ways that I enjoy most is the podcast. I subscribe to a number of audio and video podcasts that roll out episodes every week (sometimes more…

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The 4 stages of learning

Continuing on the theme of whether buying kit is the best way to improve, I thought I’d share with you my take on the 4 stages of learning to be a photographer. It can be hard to define precisely the four stages in terms of what skills you have or don’t have but I like…

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