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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

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

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

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

Shooting techniques for sharp and contrasty photos

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As megapixel counts of cameras get ever higher, it's more and more important that you use good shooting technique if you want to make the most of those extra megapixels. The higher the resolution of your camera, the more likely it is you'll see blurring at the pixel level caused by camera shake.

If you have a high megapixel camera but use sloppy technique, you can end up with a photo that only contains a few megapixels worth of detail, but takes up a lot more space on your memory card and computer than an actual low megapixel image would. In this article we'll look at techniques when hand-holding a camera that can help ensure you capture as much detail as possible.

Shooting techniques for sharp and contrasty photos

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March 27th, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Don’t make these 7 mistakes with flash

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Almost all cameras sold today, whether a phone, compact, or ILC, feature a built-in flash. The few that don't (as well as many that do) often have a hot-shoe for adding a speedlight flash. And many photographers have one or more speedlight flashes they can use when the need arises.

But good use of flash isn't simply letting the camera pop up the flash whenever you're shooting in low light levels. In this article we'll look at seven mistakes people sometimes make regarding flash, and how avoiding these mistakes can help you get better photos.

Don't make these 7 mistakes with flash

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Avoid these 5 mistakes in your photography

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We all make mistakes on a regular basis. And if no-one's ever told you that you're doing something wrong, you might continue making the same mistake over and over again without even realizing it's a mistake. In this article I'll cover five mistakes you might be making in your photography, explaining why they are problematic, how to avoid them, and how avoiding them can help you get better photos.

Avoid these 5 mistakes in your photography

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November 29th, 2015 at 10:31 am

Five tips to improve your confidence as a Photographer

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Confidence as a photographer is important. If you're not confident, you can be worrying about getting the shot and whether other people will like your photos, rather than concentrating on the creative process. Whereas if you're confident, then your photography will be more stress free and enjoyable, which often also results in better images.

In this article we'll look five ways to help boost your confidence as a photographer, to keep you enjoying photography and improving your skills.

Five tips to improve your confidence as a Photographer

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November 22nd, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Alternative uses for a monopod

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A monopod is designed to be used as a way to help keep your camera steady. It takes most of the weight of your camera off your arms, while being easier to carry and move about with than a tripod. It's very good at what it's designed to do, but the humble monopod can also be pressed into a variety of other photographic uses.

Alternative uses for a monopod

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November 8th, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Taking Great Flower Photos

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When photographing flowers there are two routes you can take. One is documenting the flower, where the photos show what the flower or parts of the flower look like. The other is to create an artistic image, one whose purpose is to evoke an emotional response rather than present an accurate portrayal of the flower.

Of course, a technical photo of a flower can still be artistic and create an emotional response to it. And an artistic photo may not create an emotional response in everyone who views it. Art is, after all, subjective. But the driving purpose behind the creation of the photograph is quite different.

In this article we'll be looking at flower photography from both points of view, but focusing more on the artistic side.

Taking Great Flower Photos

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October 25th, 2015 at 1:50 pm