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Techniques for analysing and judging photos

This is the last in the series I’ve been running about analysing photographs. Over the past few weeks we’ve covered Exposure, Focus, Depth of Field, Colour, Contrast, Composition Rules and Composition aesthetics. Today I’m going to explain the steps I go through when viewing a picture. Back at the end of 2014 I was asked by…

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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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Photography Analysis An Introduction

Today I’m going to start a series of posts going into more detail about what makes a great photo. I did touch on this way back on 29 September and introduced what I think are the six fundamental aspects of a photo – five of them have a technical element and one is, perhaps, more subjective. Exposure…

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It’s not just a hole

I introduced the exposure triangle last time and mentioned that there are times when you might want to control aperture and hence adjust ISO with shutter speed to get the correct exposure. Today I thought I’d explain how the choice of aperture affects a shot. As well as affecting the amount of light that enters…

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