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Weekly Photography Challenge - Autumn

22 Mar 2019 - 18:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

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

This week's photography challenge topic is AUTUMN (fall)! Your photos can include anything includes anything that is autumn/fall. It can be motion-blurred, cropped, minimalist, color-based, use nature, objects or anything really! It doesn’t have to have autumn leaves - it could just use autumn colors! They can be color, black and white, moody or bright. You […]

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

3 Simple Tips to Help You Master Photography Composition [video]

22 Mar 2019 - 13:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 3 Simple Tips to Help You Master Photography Composition [video] appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

In this video, Nigel Danson shares three simple photography tips to help you master photography composition. He uses seascape photography to illustrate his tips. ? Here are the Three simple tips to help you master photography composition that Nigel covers in his video: 1. Tell the story You are trying to portray the story of […]

The post 3 Simple Tips to Help You Master Photography Composition [video] appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

Seven Steps for Post-Processing a Pure White Background

21 Mar 2019 - 18:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Seven Steps for Post-Processing a Pure White Background appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Kevin Landwer-Johan.

Photographs with clean, white backgrounds are extremely popular with Stock agencies Amazon Graphic Designers Magazines and websites Producing pure white backgrounds is imperative. A background that's not quite white looks terrible on a white page. In this article, I will walk you through one method of post-processing I use to isolate subjects and give them […]

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8 Pieces of Architecture Photography Equipment You Need

21 Mar 2019 - 13:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 8 Pieces of Architecture Photography Equipment You Need appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Bond.

A great subject for photography is Architecture. Whether you’re a commercial photographer, or you enjoy photographing interesting buildings for fun, this is a great area of photography to explore. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the essential equipment you’ll need. Through using this equipment, you’ll be able to get great results each time […]

The post 8 Pieces of Architecture Photography Equipment You Need appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Bond.

Get the most from the crop tool in Lightroom

21 Mar 2019 - 11:04 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Want to get more from the Crop tool to aid your compositions? Discover a host of tricks and useful settings with James Paterson's 20 top tips

Crop tool
Want to get more from the Crop tool to aid your compositions? Discover a host of tricks and useful settings with James Paterson's 20 top tips

Mastering Color Series - The Psychology and Evolution of the Color RED and it's use in Photography

20 Mar 2019 - 18:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Mastering Color Series – The Psychology and Evolution of the Color RED and it’s use in Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Megan Kennedy.

Photography was invented in 1839 as a black and white medium. Finicky and cumbersome, most proponents of photography were more concerned with perfecting the photographic process without the added complexity of color. Some pioneers endured, creating new methods to convey the colored photographic image. But it was only in the 1930’s, when companies like Kodak […]

The post Mastering Color Series – The Psychology and Evolution of the Color RED and it’s use in Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Megan Kennedy.

What to Write on Your Photography Website (So That People Will Hire You)

20 Mar 2019 - 13:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post What to Write on Your Photography Website (So That People Will Hire You) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Mat Coker.

If you want to sell your prints or get hired as a photographer, you can’t just put your photos on display. You’re going to have to use words too. Many photographers struggle to come up with words about their photography. At one point, that was my biggest challenge to grow as a photographer. I’ll show […]

The post What to Write on Your Photography Website (So That People Will Hire You) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Mat Coker.

The Best Fujifilm X-Series Kits for Travel Photography

19 Mar 2019 - 18:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post The Best Fujifilm X-Series Kits for Travel Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Matt Murray.

Travel has always been my first love. In 1994 I bought my first camera - a Pentax Zoom 90 WR point and shoot - because I was going to Europe for a two-year working holiday. The only way to share photos with family back then was to have the film developed and post the prints […]

The post The Best Fujifilm X-Series Kits for Travel Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Matt Murray.

How to Use Textures to Create Compelling Photographs

19 Mar 2019 - 13:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Use Textures to Create Compelling Photographs appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Glenn Harper.

Adding textures to photos is a fun way of creating new pictures. In some respects, it's not very different to printing your photos onto textured paper or choosing frames for them (or both), except the images needn't leave your computer. You can do this with photos you've already taken, though often it's best to create […]

The post How to Use Textures to Create Compelling Photographs appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Glenn Harper.

Wildlife watch: Eiders

19 Mar 2019 - 11:03 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The contrasting black and white plumage of eiders can make for challenging exposures. Oscar Dewhurst shares his top tips for how best to photograph these birds

Wildlife watch eiders
The contrasting black and white plumage of eiders can make for challenging exposures. Oscar Dewhurst shares his top tips for how best to photograph these birds

9 Creative Architecture Photography Techniques for Amazing Photos!

18 Mar 2019 - 18:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 9 Creative Architecture Photography Techniques for Amazing Photos! appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Bond.

It’s great to get a technically sound photo, and architecture photos demand this. Getting the technical side of your photo correct should be your first priority, but beyond that, it’s worth experimenting. In this article, you’ll learn about some creative photography techniques, and how you can apply these to your architecture photography. Whether you adopt […]

The post 9 Creative Architecture Photography Techniques for Amazing Photos! appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Bond.

How Mark Rothko's Paintings Can Inspire Your Photography

18 Mar 2019 - 13:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How Mark Rothko’s Paintings Can Inspire Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Megan Kennedy.

I first encountered a painting by Mark Rothko when I was a uni student, perusing the National Gallery of Australia. Seeking the wisdom of abstract expressionists like Lee Krasner, Clyfford Still and Hans Hofmann, I was somehow completely unaware of Rothko’s renowned canvases. So when I came across #20,1957 I was instantly mesmerized. In the reverent light of the gallery, the cells of […]

The post How Mark Rothko’s Paintings Can Inspire Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Megan Kennedy.

Advancing your image editing with Color Efex Pro from the Nik Collection by DxO

18 Mar 2019 - 11:15 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Nearly every photo you see today - on the web, social media, even in print magazines - has been edited. There are literally hundreds of tools on the market vying for our editing attention, from the super complex to the exceedingly simple. Today we are going to explore a simple yet powerful plugin for colour corrections, retouching, and creative effects: Color Efex Pro, from the Nik Collection by DxO. This is a creative plugin suite designed for photographers

The Nik Collection by DxO is a creative suite for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements. It contains seven plugins: Analog …Continue reading »

How to take better travel photographs

18 Mar 2019 - 11:03 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The winning images at the International Travel POTY 2018 contest are outstanding and inspiring. AP speaks to some of the winning photographers about how they shoot a whole world of subjects

TPOTY
The winning images at the International Travel POTY 2018 contest are outstanding and inspiring. AP speaks to some of the winning photographers about how they shoot a whole world of subjects

Getting the most from Content-aware fill in Photoshop

18 Mar 2019 - 11:02 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Martin Evening shows you how to fill selections with Content-Aware Fill and how to tame the results

Content-aware fill photoshop
Martin Evening shows you how to fill selections with Content-Aware Fill and how to tame the results

CP+ interview: Canon to combine in-body and lens stabilisation

13 Mar 2019 - 12:16 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

At the recent CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, AP's Deputy Editor Geoff Harris had an exclusive meeting with several top Canon executives, who gave some useful insights into the company's current and future mirrorless strategy. Geoff spoke to Go Tokura: Image Communication Business Operations Chief Executive; Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi: Image Communication Business Operations Group Executive; and Naoya Kaneda: Image Communication Business Operations Group Executive

 AP: Do you continue to see Canon DSLRs as being an integral part of the business? Recently Canon Chairman & …Continue reading »

DIY home-lighting solutions

12 Mar 2019 - 17:44 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

You don't need to spend a fortune to get professional-looking results. Claire Gillo shares her DIY home-lighting hacks for those on a budget

Home lighting
You don't need to spend a fortune to get professional-looking results. Claire Gillo shares her DIY home-lighting hacks for those on a budget

Glorious gardens

12 Mar 2019 - 17:43 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We speak to the photographers behind our favourite shots from the prestigious and most recent International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

IGPOTY gardens
We speak to the photographers behind our favourite shots from the prestigious and most recent International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

Second-hand classic: Canon EOS 5D

12 Mar 2019 - 17:42 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We look back at the iconic Canon EOS 5D - a camera that transformed full-frame DSLR photography

Canon EOS 5D classic
We look back at the iconic Canon EOS 5D - a camera that transformed full-frame DSLR photography

Baby Love

12 Mar 2019 - 12:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Newborn baby photography is now a thing. Sussex-based pro Lisa Beaney talks to AP about her work and passes on a few tips for success

Helped by high-profile celebrity mums on social media and the huge upsurge in women getting behind the camera, newborn baby …Continue reading »

Fujifilm X-T30 Sample Image Gallery

8 Mar 2019 - 07:08 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

View a selection of high resolution images taken using the latest member in the X-series - the Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm X-T30, XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR, 1/200sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400
The Fujifilm X-T30 is the successor to the popular X-T20 – the model that Fujifilm recently told us has been …Continue reading »

Leica Q2 Sample Image Gallery

7 Mar 2019 - 13:59 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Take a look at our high-resolution sample images from the 47.3MP Leica Q2 full-frame compact

Leica Q2 sample image
1/160sec at f/8, ISO 100
Take a look at our high-resolution sample images from the 47.3MP Leica Q2 full-frame compact

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport sample image gallery

1 Mar 2019 - 12:05 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We've been testing the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport - the company's latest telephoto zoom in its Global Vision series. View a gallery of shots, including links to full-size images below

Canon EOS R, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport, 1/1250sec @ f/2.8, ISO 100
View full size images taken with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport

CP+ news: Canon shows off concept cameras

1 Mar 2019 - 09:31 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

From the cute and child-like to the intriguing, this new range should develop in an interesting way in the next couple of years

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As well as lots and lots about the Canon EOS R and RP, the Canon stand was showing off working …Continue reading »

CP+ news: Nikon shows prototype of fastest-ever lens

1 Mar 2019 - 09:08 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

As well as ton of interviews with the big makers and opportunities to get hands on with some of the hottest new cameras, we got the chance to ogle over Nikon's monster Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

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Although no release date or pricing was forthcoming, a highlight of the Nikon stand was its prominent display of this …Continue reading »

CP+ show news: Fujifilm reveals more details of 100Mp GFX

1 Mar 2019 - 06:20 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Deputy Editor Geoff Harris gets to spend some quality time with this 100Mp medium format monster during a hands on-meeting with Tomohide Yazawa, Shin Udono and Makoto Oishi from Fujifilm's Sales and Marketing Group.

During a meeting with AP at CP +, Fujifilm executives confirmed more details of the eagerly awaited 100Mp medium format …Continue reading »

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM sample image gallery

28 Feb 2019 - 17:31 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

See our image samples shot with this new full-frame fast portrait prime, taken at Sony's launch event in Gleneagles, Scotland

Sony Alpha 7R III, Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM, 1/1000sec at f/1.8, ISO 100
AP’s technical editor Andy Westlake was lucky enough to be invited to try out Sony’s latest fast portrait prime, the …Continue reading »

CP+ news: Samyang announces new Canon EOS R and EOS RP lenses

28 Feb 2019 - 13:32 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Samyang becomes first independent maker to offer lenses for the full-frame mirrorless EOS R and RP models

Samyang used CP+ to announce two manual focus prime lenses for the EOS R and RP, the 85mm f/1.4 telephoto and …Continue reading »

AP at CP+ camera show in Japan

28 Feb 2019 - 10:01 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Deputy Editor Geoff Harris reports from this key camera show on the makers' home turf

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CP+ is the most important photography trade show in Japan, so all the big makers were there in force. The …Continue reading »

Sony reveals FE 135mm F1.8 GM

26 Feb 2019 - 15:45 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Fast portrait prime for full-frame mirrorless

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM
The Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM, shot with the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM
Sony has announced a large-aperture portrait prime for its full-frame mirrorless system, the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM. As a …Continue reading »