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8 Core Lightroom Retouching Techniques to Enhance Your Photos

31 May 2020 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 8 Core Lightroom Retouching Techniques to Enhance Your Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Darina Kopcok.

Adobe Lightroom is the preferred RAW editor for many photographers. It’s user friendly, yet has many powerful features to help you get the most out of your photos. Here are the core Lightroom retouching techniques to get more out of your photographs. 1. Start with your histogram The histogram is the first step in retouching […]

The post 8 Core Lightroom Retouching Techniques to Enhance Your Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Darina Kopcok.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: Camera review

30 May 2020 - 12:19 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Samsung's latest smartphone offers impressive specs, but at a price. Andy Westlake examines whether it's one of the best smartphone cameras yet

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
The S20 Ultra's ultra-wideangle lens allows for some striking images
'This is the phone that will change photography'. So Samsung proudly declares about its latest Galaxy flagship, the S20 Ultra. …Continue reading »

Heaps of Fun Creative Photography Ideas to Keep Your Photography-Juices Flowing

30 May 2020 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Heaps of Fun Creative Photography Ideas to Keep Your Photography-Juices Flowing appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

This week, I thought I would compile a few videos of creative photography ideas that will get your photography juices flowing. These videos are from Jordi Koalitic, who shares some of his unique, fun ideas. Some of these you can do in your own home or out and about. Check them out, try them out, […]

The post Heaps of Fun Creative Photography Ideas to Keep Your Photography-Juices Flowing appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

Weekly Photography Challenge - Trees

29 May 2020 - 20:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Weekly Photography Challenge - Trees appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

This week’s weekly photography challenge - TREES! If you are still stuck indoors, photograph from your windows, or step out into the garden (if you are lucky enough to have one). Alternatively, go back through your archives and do some brand new edits on your photos, like false-color infrared or black and white. Use backlight, […]

The post Weekly Photography Challenge - Trees appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

Contessa-Nettel Ergo: Blast from the Past

29 May 2020 - 15:55 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

John Wade finds a camera from the age of clandestine photography

The Contessa-Nettel detective camera
The Contessa-Nettel detective camera
Launched 1924 Price at launch £15 Guide price now £600-900 Once upon a time there was a small German camera …Continue reading »

Black and White are Rarely Black or White

29 May 2020 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Black and White are Rarely Black or White appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Herb Paynter.

There are very few absolutes in this life. Most issues we face fall into more “gray areas” than the purely polar dictionary definitions of actual black and white. We use these terms rather cavalierly when expressing personal opinions even when real-life situations are anything but! This is also true in a number of photography-related issues. […]

The post Black and White are Rarely Black or White appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Herb Paynter.

How to Publish a Photography Zine to Promote Your Photography

29 May 2020 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Publish a Photography Zine to Promote Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Matt Murray.

Until a couple of years ago, I'd never considered publishing a photography book or zine. Years ago, the self-publishing options weren’t very attractive to me: they were either expensive and complicated or offered templated cookie-cutter style books that didn't appeal. In recent times, new publishers specialising in short-run zines have sprung into the marketplace, making […]

The post How to Publish a Photography Zine to Promote Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Matt Murray.

Unsung Hero: Mohit Ahuja

28 May 2020 - 16:23 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

For our second unsung hero, we celebrate Mohit Ahuja, a biker and entrepreneur who's using photography to change perceptions of disability in his native India

Pallavi, a Bikers for Good shot taken by the 'superhumans'
Pallavi, a Bikers for Good shot taken by the 'superhumans'
Many people with various physical and mental challenges find photography a hugely beneficial and therapeutic pursuit, a subject we have …Continue reading »

Loupedeck CT Review - Could This Be The Best Editing Tool?

28 May 2020 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Loupedeck CT Review - Could This Be The Best Editing Tool? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Carl Spring.

The Loupedeck CT is the newest device to enhance your editing. But, is the Loupdeck's price worth your investment? Read our review to find out.

The post Loupedeck CT Review - Could This Be The Best Editing Tool? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Carl Spring.

Panasonic Lumix Sync: How to connect your camera to your phone

27 May 2020 - 15:48 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

In the latest of our series on using your smartphone with your camera, Richard Sibley focuses on the features Panasonic's Lumix Sync app has to offer

connect your panasonic camera to your phone with the panasonic lumix sync app
Like other manufacturers, Panasonic launched a new connectivity app along with its latest generation of mirrorless cameras. As per the …Continue reading »

London Camera Exchange: 'Customers have been great'

27 May 2020 - 15:21 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

For the latest of our chats with major retailers to see how they are coping
with the pandemic, we meet Adrian Deary, marketing and communications manager of London Camera Exchange (LCE).

'We've had to adapt quickly, but everyone pulled together and now we are doing OK,' Adrian explains. 'The big challenge …Continue reading »

The New Corona Photography Workflow- Shoot Privately but Share and Participate Publicly

27 May 2020 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post The New Corona Photography Workflow- Shoot Privately but Share and Participate Publicly appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Herb Paynter.

In the current climate, this corona photography workflow is a great way to share your photography publicly and lift the spirits of photographers worldwide!

The post The New Corona Photography Workflow- Shoot Privately but Share and Participate Publicly appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Herb Paynter.

Test Drive Canon cameras and lenses for free

27 May 2020 - 12:26 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Canon has launched a new incentive whereby you can get hands-on and try out the EOS R system and selected EOS bodies and lenses for free. They'll even deliver them to your door

Canon has launched a new incentive that lets you try the EOS R system for free

Behind the scenes with RNLI photographer Nigel Millard

27 May 2020 - 11:36 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Professional photographer turned RNLI volunteer Nigel Millard has travelled all over the UK and Ireland to capture some of the most dramatic RNLI images. To tie-in with the RNLI's volunteers Week (1st-7th June) he reveals why he volunteers for the institution

Pro photographer Nigel Millard reveals why he volunteers for the RNLI

Ways to Use Lightroom to Find Photos Worth Revisiting

27 May 2020 - 11:20 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Ways to Use Lightroom to Find Photos Worth Revisiting appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Rick Ohnsman.

Find out the power of Lightroom as a DAM, so that you can easily use Lightroom to find photos you may have previously missed or are worth a second look.

The post Ways to Use Lightroom to Find Photos Worth Revisiting appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Rick Ohnsman.

Still-life photography: A moment of stillness

26 May 2020 - 12:19 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Why not use lockdown time to develop your still life photography skills? As Tracy Calder explains, it's a great way to refine your technique and sharpen your eye

There is something incredibly soothing about still life photography. When the world outside feels out of control, simply arranging objects …Continue reading »

Tips for Finding Beautiful Portrait Light at Home

26 May 2020 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Tips for Finding Beautiful Portrait Light at Home appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Charlie Moss.

Finding beautiful portrait light at home can open up a whole new realm of portrait possibilities that are stunning. See how to find it in your home.

The post Tips for Finding Beautiful Portrait Light at Home appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Charlie Moss.

Peak Design Donates 100% of Profits from Travel Tripod Launch to Charity

25 May 2020 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Peak Design Donates 100% of Profits from Travel Tripod Launch to Charity appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Peak Design, the camera carry company based in California, launched their Travel Tripod in early April. And they donated 100% of the profits to charity. The Travel Tripod has been making waves ever since it was funded on Kickstarter, where the promise of a stable, compact tripod drew in 12 million USD from nearly 30,000 […]

The post Peak Design Donates 100% of Profits from Travel Tripod Launch to Charity appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

110 Film Cameras: SLRs, non-reflex and novelty cameras

24 May 2020 - 10:36 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Certain SLR and other camera makers in the '70s and '80s took 110 snapshot film a little bit more seriously, as John Wade discovers

The Minolta 110 Zoom SLR - 110 film cameras
The Minolta 110 Zoom SLR
Back in 1963 Kodak introduced the Instamatic system with a cartridge film called 126. It was a great success and …Continue reading »

How to Photograph Wildlife From a Hide

23 May 2020 - 10:53 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Wildlife expert David Tipling reveals his secret to photographing some of nature's shyest species

Eurasian sparrowhawk - how to photograph wildlife from a hide
This photograph of an Eurasian sparrowhawk catching a male blackbird was taken a few feet from David's hide in Norfolk Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III, Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
Most of us are familiar with that fleeting moment when a sparrowhawk weaving through the washing line and over the …Continue reading »

No ordinary cowboy

21 May 2020 - 12:41 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Victoria Dempster needed a project when she moved to Utah - the result garnered a runner-up prize at Travel POTY, as Peter Dench finds out

Dominic and Ginger the horse
'I love Robert Capa's war photography and I think of these boys in this daredevil way, almost like they're going …Continue reading »

Going it on foot: Top tips for shooting locally

19 May 2020 - 12:10 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Virus lockdown is keeping us local, but these restrictions may revive your photography. Tim Coleman has been discovering the joy of local photo walks within a mile from his home

One idea is to pick a theme, perhaps document local dog walkers Sony A6100, 16-70mm, 1/640sec at f/8, ISO 1600
For a year now I've been going for regular local photo walks. I had been writing about my experiences in …Continue reading »

Capture delicious images with these food photography projects

18 May 2020 - 11:53 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

There is way more to food photography than fiddly studio shots. Claire Gillo shares food photography projects to try during lockdown, using images from the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year contest

If you're stuck at home a great way to keep yourself entertained is to immerse yourself in food photography projects. …Continue reading »

American Surfaces by Stephen Shore | Book Review

16 May 2020 - 09:15 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

This updated and revised edition of American Surfaces comes nearly half a century after the original, as Amy Davies discovers

Considered one of the most influential living photographers, Stephen Shore is often heralded as a pioneer of colour photography. In …Continue reading »

Major weather contest now open

15 May 2020 - 15:58 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Don't miss the opportunity to enter Weather Photographer of the Year 2019, from the Royal Meteorological Office

Entries are now open for the 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year competition, organised by the Royal Meteorological Society in …Continue reading »

Price is king at the moment: CameraWorld

15 May 2020 - 15:46 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

For our latest chat with key retailers to find out how they are coping with coronavirus and get their sense of where the camera market is at the moment, we meet Jason Mitchell, managing director of CameraWorld.

"We have found from day one that customers have got time on hands, which is good and bad," Jason notes. …Continue reading »

Death Magick Abundance | Book Review

15 May 2020 - 09:13 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The result of a nearly ten-year collaboration with the people of New Orleans, this is a photo book that celebrates a unique culture, discovers Amy Davies

Candi, from The Caramel Curves, 2014
Even those who've never been to the southern US city of New Orleans know it's a place that possesses a …Continue reading »

522 Cameras

14 May 2020 - 11:23 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Tony Kemplen's intriguing project 52 cameras in 52 weeks took on a life of its own - he extended it to a decade, using 522 cameras in total... as he explains here

For the past decade, my weekly rhythm has been dictated by a self-imposed project to use all the film cameras …Continue reading »

Food POTY winners exhibition goes online

13 May 2020 - 16:25 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Don't worry if you missed the recent 'virtual' awards ceremony, the winners of the latest Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year exhibition can now be enjoyed on your computer or phone

The winners of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, announced in an awards evening livestreamed on Tuesday 28 April, …Continue reading »

One vision: Brian May wants your 3D pictures

13 May 2020 - 11:18 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The Queen guitarist and 3D/stereo photography fanatic's global quest for 3D images is still going strong

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
When the lockdown started, Brian May’s London Stereoscopic Company put out a call for positive and uplifting 3D images from …Continue reading »