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Profoto Launches Two Amazing Lights for Smartphone Photographers

20 Sep 2019 - 03:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Profoto Launches Two Amazing Lights for Smartphone Photographers appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

If you’re a smartphone photographer, then you’ve probably struggled to deal with indoor lighting. After all, smartphones don’t come with a high-quality flash; it’s easy to get noisy images when shooting indoors. Until now. Because Profoto has just released two lights made specifically for the smartphone: The Profoto C1 and the Profoto C1 Plus. What […]

The post Profoto Launches Two Amazing Lights for Smartphone Photographers appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Secondhand week: film camera bargains

19 Sep 2019 - 17:15 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Despite the convenience of digital, shooting with film cameras can still be rewarding. Andy Westlake takes you through some of his favourites

second-hand film cameras
Despite the convenience of digital, shooting with film cameras can still be rewarding. Andy Westlake takes you through some of his favourites

Equipment Versus Photographer - Which Matters More?

19 Sep 2019 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Equipment Versus Photographer - Which Matters More? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Equipment versus photographer, which matters more? It's a common question without an easy answer. It's one that pretty much every photographer has asked themselves at one time or another. In this article, I'm going to start by identifying the ways in which the equipment matters. And then I'm going to cover the ways in which […]

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Secondhand week: how it helped my career

19 Sep 2019 - 12:43 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Keen wedding and events photographer Zoe Brunner shares her great experience buying second-hand, and how she got much more from the deal than just a keenly priced camera...

How did you come to buy secondhand?  I'd been shooting events for a while, but had just booked my first …Continue reading »

5 Great Ways to Create Abstract Wave Photography

19 Sep 2019 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 5 Great Ways to Create Abstract Wave Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Erin Fitzgibbon.

In this article, you’ll learn how to use motion and long exposure photography to create abstract wave photography. There's something about water. It is mesmerizing. People flock to beaches and waterfalls to photograph water. We seem drawn to its fluid beauty. If you Google “waterfalls,” you’ll find millions of images. Beaches, sunsets and softly crashing […]

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Secondhand week: the 10 greatest lenses ever made, and yes, we'd love to own...

18 Sep 2019 - 16:25 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Classic camera guru John Wade is your guide to some of the most interesting camera lenses ever made in the history of photography

classic lenses
John Wade is your guide to some of the most interesting lenses ever made

Secondhand week: the best used lenses under £200

18 Sep 2019 - 16:16 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Andy Westlake casts his expert over though the second-hand market to find the best bargain used lenses you can buy at a very realistic price

I'm sure we all know the feeling. A highly desirable new lens is announced that would, surely, give an extra …Continue reading »

Secondhand week: the healing power of photography

18 Sep 2019 - 14:36 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Keen nature and wildlife photographer, Lee Myers, talks about his great experiences buying secondhand, and how photography has really helped his son Josh deal with the symptoms of Tourette's Syndrome

Can you tell us a bit about your life in photography? My photography journey started just over six years ago, …Continue reading »

5 Reasons Why the Canon 10-18mm is a Must-Have Wide-Angle Lens

18 Sep 2019 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 5 Reasons Why the Canon 10-18mm is a Must-Have Wide-Angle Lens appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Kunal Malhotra.

After buying a new camera we all start planning for our next lens, which can replace or complement the kit lens. This is when the real confusion starts, you have to choose one out of the so many options available in the market. If you are a Canon APS-C camera user and looking for a […]

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How to do Creative Photography Montages with a Contact Sheet Template in Photoshop

18 Sep 2019 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to do Creative Photography Montages with a Contact Sheet Template in Photoshop appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Ana Mireles.

Do you like adding borders to your digital photos? Apps and editing programs offer a wide variety of fun and creative ones for you to choose from. The sprockets from film photography have become very popular because of its vintage look. I’ve decided to bring this idea one step further and make creative photography montages […]

The post How to do Creative Photography Montages with a Contact Sheet Template in Photoshop appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Ana Mireles.

Secondhand week: outstanding gear isn't out of reach

17 Sep 2019 - 19:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

You can improve your images in many ways, but on one thing we can all agree: a step up in your set-up can make a huge difference in taking your photography to new heights

When you're on a tight budget, it can be tough to justify buying more gear. But there are ways to …Continue reading »

How to Use Color in Your Photography to Give Your Photos the Wow Factor

17 Sep 2019 - 13:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Use Color in Your Photography to Give Your Photos the Wow Factor appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jeremy Flint.

Photography is a wonderful art form that is enjoyed by people all around the world. It is a popular medium of expression, a fine art, a way of documenting our journeys and memories, and even a way to change views. Originally, when photography started it was all black and white, and historic photographers learned their […]

The post How to Use Color in Your Photography to Give Your Photos the Wow Factor appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jeremy Flint.

Secondhand week: a good sport

17 Sep 2019 - 11:48 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

For the second of our used-gear success stories, we meet Ed Mayes, a Lincolnshire-based events and sports photographer who primarily shoots with the Sony Alpha mirrorless system.

Why do you buy a lot of gear secondhand, and where from? Simple - because I save money. You can …Continue reading »

Secondhand week: bargain cameras under £500

17 Sep 2019 - 11:10 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The AP team picks some great second-hand cameras for the most popular genres. Even better, they don't break the bank, leaving you a bit of spare cash to spend on lenses and accessories

Bargain cameras
There are excellent deals to be had when buying used cameras. These four affordable options each cost under £500
Andy Westlake and Michael Topham identify some great second-hand options for different genres that don't break the bank at under £500

Canon to Produce an 80-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera

17 Sep 2019 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Canon to Produce an 80-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

  If you’ve been hoping Canon will produce a high-resolution professional mirrorless camera, then you’re in luck. Rumors that Canon has been working on a 70 or 80-megapixel mirrorless camera have been swirling for months, but several new pieces of information make it more likely than ever. First, Canon has filed a patent for an […]

The post Canon to Produce an 80-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Secondhand week: MPB interview

16 Sep 2019 - 14:40 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Brighton-based MPB has become one of the biggest names in second-hand cameras and lens retailing, and recently secured a hefty chunk of capital funding to enable it to grow its operations in the US and Germany. Deputy Editor Geoff Harris caught up with founder and CEO Matt Barker to find out more about the company and why it has grown so fast.

How did MPB start out? MPB has been around for some time now in various guises, but the official founding …Continue reading »

Secondhand week: rocking your world

16 Sep 2019 - 14:30 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Welcome to our secondhand special online, where over the next week, we will be posting a series of daily articles on all aspects of secondhand camera ownership - from advice on getting the best price for your kit from top retailers, to hot tips on some of the best used deals out there at the moment. We've also got lots of real life case-studies from photographers who've done very well buying pre-loved kit. To kick things off, here is the inspiring story of music photographer, Angela Cobham

What secondhand gear are you currently using? I first fell in love with photography around five years ago when I …Continue reading »

9 Great Lensball Perspectives for Creative Photography!

16 Sep 2019 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 9 Great Lensball Perspectives for Creative Photography! appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Bond.

One of the most effective ways of getting more out of your photography is to change the perspective. It’s a great way to explore your camera without needing to get additional equipment. The same concept can be applied to lensball photography, where a change in your lensball perspectives can lead to a burst of creativity […]

The post 9 Great Lensball Perspectives for Creative Photography! appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Bond.

Secondhand week: get the best price for your used cameras and lenses

16 Sep 2019 - 12:20 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Buying used gear is one thing, but how do ensure you get the best price for your second-hand cameras or lenses, particularly when selling on to a specialist retailer, or part-exchanging for new gear? Here are some essential tips

The market for second-hand cameras and lenses has long been buoyant, as decent photographic gear comes at a price - …Continue reading »

Useful Ways You Can Use the Olympus Live Composite Feature for Long Exposures

16 Sep 2019 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Useful Ways You Can Use the Olympus Live Composite Feature for Long Exposures appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Mark C Hughes.

Olympus has a number of unusual features for longer exposure photography. Aside from the classic bulb style photography, there are two other specific long exposure features available with Olympus cameras: Live Time and Live Composite. These two functions, although related, treat longer exposures quite differently and can produce quite interesting results. Both are really fascinating tools for […]

The post Useful Ways You Can Use the Olympus Live Composite Feature for Long Exposures appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Mark C Hughes.

7 Tips for Stunning Black and White Photography (Comprehensive Guide)

15 Sep 2019 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 7 Tips for Stunning Black and White Photography (Comprehensive Guide) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

How do you achieve stunning black and white photography? Black and white photography is one of the most intimidating genres out there, mostly because it’s associated with lots of established names, as well as the “fine art photography” label. But here’s the thing: Black and white photography isn’t actually difficult. In fact, it’s just like […]

The post 7 Tips for Stunning Black and White Photography (Comprehensive Guide) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Get terrific tones in Photoshop Elements

14 Sep 2019 - 16:36 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

James Paterson explores the array of auto and manual tools for boosting tones in this popular, beginner-friendly editing tool

Elements tonal tools
Whether you want to enhance contrast, convert to black & white, fix exposure problems or perform any number of other …Continue reading »

CameraWorld Live's back - see new gear and save money

14 Sep 2019 - 10:47 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

If you are able to get to London on Saturday 26th October, it's well worth checking out CameraWorld Live, a day-long event organised by the eponymous retailer

CameraWorld Live, which is back for a third year, provides a great chance to see the hottest new camera gear, …Continue reading »

How would you cope with a 24 hour shoot?

13 Sep 2019 - 16:36 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

From day to night and back to day, Dave Fieldhouse shares his experience of a 24-hour photoshoot in London

24 hour photography battersea
1.50am: Battersea Power Station in London in the middle of the night Fujifilm X-T2 with 16-55mm lens, 0.6sec at f/8, ISO 50
From day to night and back to day, Dave Fieldhouse shares his experience of a 24-hour photoshoot in London

Astro Photographer of the Year winners are out of this world

13 Sep 2019 - 10:59 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Enjoy some amazing images from a record-breaking number of entries to this year's Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition

The winners of this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 have been announced, with the top prize of £10,000 …Continue reading »

Remembering Robert Frank (1924-2019)

11 Sep 2019 - 16:49 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We're sad to report the death of US documentary photographer Robert Frank, who is forever assured a place in the photographic pantheon for his pioneering 1958 book, The Americans.

Robert Frank died on September 9 at the ripe old age of 94, and his seminal book remains a big …Continue reading »

Fantastic shortlisted images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year

9 Sep 2019 - 17:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Highly commended images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 competition are to be exhibited at the Natural History Museum in London from this October 18 to May 31st next year. The overall winners will be announced on 15 October at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall.

The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism. "Through their ability …Continue reading »

Get superb-looking portraits in Photoshop

8 Sep 2019 - 09:14 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Discover a host of tips, tricks and techniques for natural-looking portrait enhancements. James Paterson shows you how

Retouch after
Create professional looking results using basic tools in Photoshop.
Discover a host of tips, tricks and techniques for natural-looking portrait enhancements. James Paterson shows you how

Second-hand classic: Fujifilm X-T2

7 Sep 2019 - 09:13 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Fujifilm's X-T2 mirrorless powerhouse was a game-changer. Remarkably, it can be bought for a pretty reasonable £519 in excellent used condition today.

Fujifilm X-T2 gold
Fujifilm's X-T2 was a game-changer. Remarkably, it can be bought for £519 in excellent used condition today.

Take your best-ever street photos

6 Sep 2019 - 16:12 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

A new book sees leading street photographers share their words of wisdom. Geoff Harris takes a look at current trends and best practice

Masters of Street Photography Ed Peters Untitled Manhattan
'Untitled', Manhattan, New York, taken by Ed Peters
A new book sees leading street photographers share their words of wisdom. Geoff Harris takes a look at current trends and best practice