Take better photos by following these 5 simple tips

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In this article we'll look at five relatively simple tips that you can apply to your photography to capture much better images.

However, none of these are quick 'magic' tips. They won't suddenly make you an amazing photographer. They all take time and practice. But if you put the work in you'll find a noticeable improvement in your photography.

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May 29th, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Clean up your photos with the Clone Stamp Tool

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While I always advocate getting as much right in-camera as possible, most photos can still look better with a little touch-up in post production. It might be something in an otherwise great shot that you had no way of changing. Or it might be something you just didn't notice at the time you took the shot. But there's no foul in retouching your photos to make them look better (unless it's a strictly documentary photo).

In this article we'll look at some tips on using the clone stamp tool. This is a very useful tool for quickly and easily removing an unwanted item from an image.

Clean up your photos with the Clone Stamp Tool

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May 22nd, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Take Better Travel Photos

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The majority of us like to take photos when traveling, whether it be a vacation abroad or a domestic holiday. We like to photograph the things we saw, what we did, and the people we were with, so we can look back at the images and remember the good times we had.

But a simple record shot doesn't necessarily make for a great photo, no matter how exotic the location. In this article we'll look at at some tips for taking better travel photos.

Take Better Travel Photos

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May 15th, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Conceptual Photography

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Conceptual photography is a style of photography where the main subject of the image is an idea or concept, rather than a physical subject. The photo must be carefully thought-out and composed so that the concept being depicted is obvious to the viewer.

It could be argued that most photography is conceptual. After all, good photos work by conveying a feeling to the viewer. However, I think it is easiest to define conceptual photography as where you purposefully go out to photograph a certain concept. In this article we'll look more in depth at conceptual photography.

Conceptual Photography

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May 8th, 2016 at 8:56 pm

Creative Floral Photography

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I just wanted to share this video from Photographer & Author Harold Davis on how he shoots and processes his beautiful translucent flower photos: Creative Floral Photography with Harold Davis .

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May 7th, 2016 at 11:07 am

Cheap alternatives to expensive photography gear

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Photography can be an expensive business. Never mind the cost of the cameras and lenses, even photography accessories are often expensive. Thankfully, for many photography accessories there are cheaper alternatives available.

They might not look so good, and might not even work as well. But if they can do 90% of the job for 10% of the price, they can be very handy if you can't afford to shell out for the 'proper' product. It can also be a good idea to try out a cheap version of an accessory, to see how useful it actually is for your photography, before you decide to splash out on the full price model.

So, in this post, we'll look at a few different cheap alternatives to popular photography equipment.

Cheap alternatives to expensive photography gear

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May 1st, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Take a Photography Challenge

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A photography challenge can be a great way to improve your photography skills. As well as this, it also keeps you motivated to keep photographing and improving your skills, so that you can complete the challenge. A specific challenge always works better as a motivator than a vague goal.

There are a wide variety of challenges you can set yourself to complete. Or if you're feeling brave, you might even let someone else set you a challenge. The challenge might just be a quick one, or you could decide on a longer term challenge. You might even decide for a long term challenge split into several shorter challenges to complete each week or day. It's completely up to you.

In this article we'll look at five different challenges you might want to set yourself. These are challenges that other photographers have tried, and found worked very well in broadening their horizons and improving their photography. So it's likely they will work well for you too.

Take a Photography Challenge

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April 24th, 2016 at 7:28 am

Fun and Creative Photography Techniques to try with your camera

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Whether photography is a hobby for you, or a career, it's highly like that you take photos because you enjoy it. One of the enjoyable aspects of photography is trying out new techniques, and capturing images that show a different view of reality to that you see with your eyes.

In this article I'll share five techniques that are fun, creative, and can result in some great 'out of this world' photos.

Fun and Creative Photography Techniques to try with your camera

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April 17th, 2016 at 7:44 pm

The Crop Frame Camera Advantage

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In recent years camera manufacturers seem to have greatly shifted their focus towards 'full frame' cameras. (A full frame camera is one where the image sensor is the same size as a piece of 35mm film, whereas a 'crop frame' camera has a smaller image sensor - typically 1.5 - 2x smaller.) The reason for this is not that full frame cameras are inherently better, but simply that they have a higher profit margin on the full frame models.

I've read a lot of comments from other photographers, and also a few articles that seem to treat full frame cameras as the holy grail of photography. But I think many people are being led astray by the full frame marketing brigade. Yes, a full frame camera is the best choice for some photographers. But for others a crop sensor camera may be a better choice.

So, in this article I want to redress the balance, and look at some reasons why a crop sensor camera can be a better choice than a full frame camera.

The Crop Frame Camera Advantage

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April 10th, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Get the shots that others miss

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When talking about getting the shots that others miss, I'm not talking about being prepared to capture once in a lifetime moments (though of course that's great if you can). Rather, I'm talking about seeing things in a different way to most people. Seeing the details that others miss, rather than just going for obvious clich├ęd shots.

In this article we'll look at a few techniques that can help you see and think in this way, helping you to produce great photos that stand out from the crowd.

Get the shots that others miss

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April 3rd, 2016 at 5:36 pm