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Tips for Better Forest Photography

23 Oct 2017 - 19:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

Humans have always been drawn to forests. We have found food, building and clothing materials, and inspiration in forests. There are innumerable stories told about them, the creatures that live there, and the dangers that lurk inside them. But it's not all mythology and ancient history. Peace, adventure, colour, that perfect light - whatever you're […]

The post Tips for Better Forest Photography by Hannele Luhtasela-el Showk appeared first on Digital Photography School.

Quiz - Photography Fact or Fiction?

23 Oct 2017 - 15:52 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Test your general knowledge with this week's quiz


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It’s that time of the week again to show off your extensive photography general knowledge with our photography fact or …Continue reading »

 7 Photography Exercises To Help You Be a Better Photographer

23 Oct 2017 - 14:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

Photography is like most other professions or hobbies in that you will improve and get better with training. But, like other skills, you need to try and set yourself a structure and actively try and improve the areas that you may not be good at. Sure, like anything else, there are those that are naturally […]

The post  7 Photography Exercises To Help You Be a Better Photographer by Kav Dadfar appeared first on Digital Photography School.

Photographers launch new book to end wildlife crime

23 Oct 2017 - 11:03 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Former Amateur Photographer editor Keith Wilson is the editor and writer of Photographers Against Wildlife Crime

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An orphaned baby gorilla for sale on a bush meat market in Cameroon, Africa. © Karl Ammann
A group of award-winning photographers have joined forces to combat the illegal wildlife trade with a Kickstarter campaign to publish a new book

Make Sure You Know all the Drone Regulations Before You Fly

22 Oct 2017 - 19:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

Everywhere you look, it seems like everyone has their hands on a drone. YouTube is crawling with aerial drone footage, and you can buy one at just about any electronics store. But just because drones are everywhere doesn’t mean you can (legally) fly them anywhere. Here at dPS, we dove into topics such as tips […]

The post Make Sure You Know all the Drone Regulations Before You Fly by Suzi Pratt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

How to Photograph Agility Events and Other Dog Sports

22 Oct 2017 - 14:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

Humans and horses aren't the only athletes to reach massive feats – dogs do too! From the athletic sighthounds to the driven border collies, dogs have been competing in a slew of sports on the world stage since before you were born. Some of the most popular athletic canine sports include agility, dock diving, frisbee, […]

The post How to Photograph Agility Events and Other Dog Sports by Anabel DFlux appeared first on Digital Photography School.

6 Simple Tips to Capture More Expressive Images of Your Children

21 Oct 2017 - 19:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

Images of your children are probably THE most important images you will ever make, even if it doesn’t feel like it. But for the longest time what I did was make very superficial images of my kids, until I started applying a few of the tips below. Follow along to get more intimate and expressive […]

The post 6 Simple Tips to Capture More Expressive Images of Your Children by Olivier Duong appeared first on Digital Photography School.

How to do Pixel Stretching in Photoshop

21 Oct 2017 - 14:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

As photographers, we’re all too aware of the abundance of ways to edit a photograph in post-production. And as technology progresses, so will the potential for image making. Pixel stretching is one way to investigate the construction of a digital image through creative means. Compared to other glitch-style editing techniques, pixel stretching is pretty straight-forward. The […]

The post How to do Pixel Stretching in Photoshop by Megan Kennedy appeared first on Digital Photography School.

Weekly Photography Challenge - Black and White Landscape

20 Oct 2017 - 19:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

Landscape photography is a popular genre, but it can be hard to do it really well. If you want to take your landscape images to the next level – try shooting some in black and white! There is some help here if you need it: Video Tutorial – Tips for Making Dramatic Black and White Landscape […]

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Chris Cheesman honoured at launch of MyLondon calendar

20 Oct 2017 - 17:33 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
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Ella Sullivan being presented with the Chris Cheesman Award for most creative image in the MyLondon calendar competition, by Chris Cheesman's partner Grazia Biancotti (left) and brother Nick Cheesman (right)
Former AP News Editor Chris Cheesman was honoured at the launch of the Café Art MyLondon calendar with the presentation …Continue reading »

Rankin wants you to take photos about life in the UK

20 Oct 2017 - 15:21 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The crowdsourced photography project is taking place on October 20-22

Credit: Denise Ferley
This weekend an estimated 250,000 people will take part in an ambitious, crowdsourced photography shoot organised by the photographer Rankin. The top 500 photos will be made into a book - will yours be included?

Video Tutorial - Tips for Making Dramatic Black and White Landscape Photos

20 Oct 2017 - 14:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

Shooting for black and white requires you to see a scene and think a little differently. You’re looking for a contrast of tones, not color, and it can be hard to “see” in black and white if you’re new to shooting in monochrome. Here is a short video with some practical tips you can apply […]

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Top press photos of the week: Red sky, crashing waves and violins

20 Oct 2017 - 11:42 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Our top press photos this week feature the events and anniversaries of the week

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(left to right) Violin-maker Steve Burnett holding the Siegfried Sassoon violin, historian Neil McLennan, holding the Robert Graves violin and fiddle player Thoren Ferguson holding the Wilfred Owen violin, at Baberton Golf Club in Edinburgh. The three violins, made in commemoration of the war poets who met at the golf club in 1917, are to be played together for the first time.
Every week we take a look at some of the top press photos of the week as captured by Press …Continue reading »

The lucky story behind this rare wildlife photo

20 Oct 2017 - 10:02 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The image has just won a prize at the 2017 Golden Turtle International Photography Competition

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Credit: Craig Parry
This rare wildlife photo of an albino whale has won the underwater category at the 2017 Golden Turtle International Photography Competition

3 Times it's Okay to Consider Offering Free Sessions

19 Oct 2017 - 19:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

If you’ve made the transition from a hobbyist photographer to a part-time or full-time professional photographer, chances are that you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about your pricing. You’ve likely looked over your cost of doing business and the cost of goods sold. You’ve probably had to have some difficult conversations with friends and […]

The post 3 Times it’s Okay to Consider Offering Free Sessions by Meredith Clark appeared first on Digital Photography School.

Adobe lets you edit anywhere with cloud-based Lightroom CC

19 Oct 2017 - 16:01 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The company is responding to the expanding system of mobile-first applications

Lightroom CC
Credit: Adobe
Adobe has revealed the latest version of Creative Cloud – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC – at the Adobe MAX conference. New …Continue reading »

10 low budget tips for improving your photography

19 Oct 2017 - 15:28 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
Taking better pictures doesn't mean investing in expensive new gear. Craig Roberts explains the simple cost-effective ways you can improve your photography

How to Use Soft Light Blend Mode in Photoshop to Improve Exposure and Contrast

19 Oct 2017 - 14:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

Do you have an overexposed sunny side and an underexposed shadow on the other side of your image? Or maybe a well-exposed photo that needs more vibrancy? There's a tool so versatile that can help you fix any of these problems and more: the Soft Light Blend Mode. What are Layers? Imagine your photo as […]

The post How to Use Soft Light Blend Mode in Photoshop to Improve Exposure and Contrast by Ana Mireles appeared first on Digital Photography School.

ZEISS Photography Award 2018 now open for entries

19 Oct 2017 - 11:08 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The theme this year is 'Seeing Beyond - Untold Stories'

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House in the village of Gásadalur, © Kevin Faingnaert, Belgium - 1st Place, ZEISS Photography Award 2017
The third ZEISS Photography Award has opened for entries on the theme of 'Seeing Beyond - Untold Stories,' whether it be exploring a familiar theme from a different perspective or addressing a previously overlooked issue

Leica revives the Thambar lens

18 Oct 2017 - 12:30 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The Thambar is back and updated

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Credit: Leica
Leica has announced it is reviving the classic Thambar lens with the release of the new Thambar-M 1:2,2/90. The original was …Continue reading »

Photography things to do this week October 16-22

18 Oct 2017 - 11:45 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Looking for things to do this week? 

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Each week, we highlight exhibitions and events that are ideal for photographers and photography lovers. Even if one of these …Continue reading »

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 winner 'needs to provoke the greatest public outcry'

17 Oct 2017 - 23:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Brent Stirton has won the prestigious award for his image of a dehorned rhino

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
Memorial to a species, © Brent Stirton - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
All of the results from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition have been announced. Check out our gallery to see the winners

'Our Restless Earth': Winning photographs highlight the UK's changing landscapes

17 Oct 2017 - 16:39 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
Our Restless Earth
Three Sisters of Glencoe in autumn, Credit: Milena Farajewicz
The Geological Society has announced its 2017 winners for the Earth Science Week photography competition 'Our Restless Earth'. The competition asked for images featuring the geology of the UK and Ireland on a theme of the moving and changing earth

Canon announces the PowerShot G1 X Mark III

17 Oct 2017 - 14:18 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
G1 X Mark III
Canon has announced the G1 X Mark III as its new flagship PowerShot compact camera. Aimed at serious enthusiast photographers, the zoom camera will be available from November 2017.

Red sun: Your best photos of the day the sky turned orange

17 Oct 2017 - 10:49 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The sky took on a reddish tint in many parts of the UK

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Credit: Keith Hughes
A red hue dominated the sky in many parts of England and Wales caused by winds from ex-Hurricane Ophelia bringing …Continue reading »

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 winner shows Britain's beautiful coastline

16 Oct 2017 - 16:16 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The winners of the yearly competition have just been announced

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
Diminutive Dune, West Wittering, West Sussex, England by Benjamin Graham (Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 - Overall Winner)
Benjamin Graham has taken the top prize in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 with his image of the West Wittering dunes in West Sussex.

Manfrotto announces two new Element Carbon tripods

16 Oct 2017 - 11:50 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The new models are aimed at travel photographers

Element carbon
Credit: Manfrotto
Manfrotto has launched two travel tripods aimed at beginners and enthusiasts under its new Element Carbon title. The Element Carbon …Continue reading »

Top press photos of the week: Best of autumn

13 Oct 2017 - 12:25 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Our top press photos this week feature the autumn weather around the world

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Fishermen of Trebon fish out the Rozmberk pond in Trebon, Czech Republic
Our top press photos this week feature the autumn weather around the world. The colours, textures and browning leaves of the season have produced some captivating images.

Best filter holders for landscape photography

13 Oct 2017 - 10:40 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

James Abbott looks at some of the best filter holder options available

Filter holders
If you're serious about landscape photography, you'll need some drop-in filters. James Abbott looks at some of the best filter holder options available

Photography exhibition shows rarely seen images of women in war

12 Oct 2017 - 16:07 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
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Miss Minns, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS), Matron of a Hospital on the Quay at Le Havre, France, 1919. © IWM (Q8051)
A new photography exhibition chronicles female perspectives of war through rarely-seen images. Taken by nurses, ambulance drivers and official photographers, the collection gives an insight into life on the frontline as a woman.