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Weekly Photography Challenge - Funny

24 May 2019 - 20:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

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

This week's photography challenge topic is FUNNY! Go out and photograph your pets doing something funny, kids laughing or doing something funny, laughter in general, or anything that is funny or quirky at all (as long as it isn’t distasteful). As usual, they can be color, black and white, moody or bright. You get the […]

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

See your photos featured in AP's Reader Portfolio

24 May 2019 - 18:12 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

See your images appear in AP's Reader Portfolio pages.

Portfolio Henrik Spranz featured
Portfolio Henrik Spranz featured
Appear in AP's Reader Portfolio

7 Ideas for Creative Lens Ball Photography [video]

24 May 2019 - 15:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 7 Ideas for Creative Lens Ball Photography [video] appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

In this video by our friends over at Cooph, you’ll learn 7 great ideas for creative lens ball photography to have fun with. The 7 ideas for creative lens ball photography include: 1. Typography Type some text and print it out (or find some text you already have) and photograph the lens ball on top. […]

The post 7 Ideas for Creative Lens Ball Photography [video] appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

Mirrorless Users Will Switch Back to DSLRs, Ricoh Executive Claims

24 May 2019 - 07:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Mirrorless Users Will Switch Back to DSLRs, Ricoh Executive Claims appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Imaging Resource recently released an interview with a group of executives from Ricoh, the company that produces Pentax cameras. When discussion turned to mirrorless cameras versus DSLRs - and decreasing DSLR sales - things got especially interesting. Said Hiroki Sugahara, General Manager of the Marketing Communication Department: Currently, mirrorless is a newcomer, so of course […]

The post Mirrorless Users Will Switch Back to DSLRs, Ricoh Executive Claims appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Don't Create Detail, Just Reveal It - How to Reveal the Hidden Details in Your Photos

23 May 2019 - 20:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Don’t Create Detail, Just Reveal It - How to Reveal the Hidden Details in Your Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Herb Paynter.

Have you noticed how many individual tools are available in your favorite editing software for changing the values of pixels? The array is dazzling, and most of this editing involves “localized” procedures (dodging, burning, painting, cloning, masking, etc.) affecting specific areas. But here’s something to consider. Unless the image you are working on is either […]

The post Don’t Create Detail, Just Reveal It - How to Reveal the Hidden Details in Your Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Herb Paynter.

Understanding Broad and Short Lighting in Photography

23 May 2019 - 15:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Understanding Broad and Short Lighting in Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by John McIntire.

There are a lot of lighting patterns for you to use in your portrait photography. Some of these are covered quite well. Rembrandt and butterfly lighting are two that are both easy to set up and yield great results a lot of the time. Of course, you can use just one lighting pattern all of […]

The post Understanding Broad and Short Lighting in Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by John McIntire.

Dazzling reptile photographs from stunning new book

23 May 2019 - 12:28 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Back the Kickstarter to get your hands on this beautiful nature book by Matthijs Kuijpers

Tokeh (Gekko gecko)
The first book to be released by celebrated amphibian and reptile photographer, Matthijs Kuijpers, Cold Instinct celebrates a diverse group …Continue reading »

Fujifilm GFX100 unveiled: 100MP medium-format for 10K

23 May 2019 - 06:59 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Fujifilm has officially announced its much-anticipated GFX100 medium format-camera, based around a 102MP back-illuminated, image-stabilised sensor

Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm has officially announced its much-anticipated GFX 100 medium format-camera, based around a 100MP back-illuminated, image-stabilised sensor

How to Build a Bench Prop for Great Portrait Photos

22 May 2019 - 20:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Build a Bench Prop for Great Portrait Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth.

When I got started with family and child photography, I thought I had all my bases covered. Between my cameras, lenses, locations, and shot lists, I figured I was all set to create some amazing portraits that families would treasure for generations. Then I ran head-first into a practical problem for which I didn’t really […]

The post How to Build a Bench Prop for Great Portrait Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth.

Your Guide to Posing Bands in Photography

22 May 2019 - 15:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Your Guide to Posing Bands in Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Anabel DFlux.

Getting your favorite band into your photo studio might sound like a dream come true - but could quickly turn into a disaster if you don't know what you're doing! Not all bands know how to pose or position themselves for photographs, and it's your job as a photographer to direct them. So before you […]

The post Your Guide to Posing Bands in Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Anabel DFlux.

Godox TT350 Flash Review - the Little Flash that Can

21 May 2019 - 20:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Godox TT350 Flash Review - the Little Flash that Can appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sean McCormack.

Godox - the mighty Chinese brand that's sweeping the lighting world, bringing fear to long-established premium brands. And their quality has reached the point where they can now be trusted. One thing they’ve done well to push the brand forward is their system integration. Any of their X-series triggers will fire any light in the […]

The post Godox TT350 Flash Review - the Little Flash that Can appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sean McCormack.

How to Add Functionality to Photoshop CC with Free Extensions

21 May 2019 - 15:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Add Functionality to Photoshop CC with Free Extensions appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Glenn Harper.

Using extensions in Photoshop is like putting scaffolding on Mount Everest. The program already has more features than you probably need. But you can add more functionality by using free extensions. Photoshop CC even invites you to “Find Extensions on Exchange…” on the Windows menu. Finding Photoshop extensions When browsing the Adobe Exchange site for […]

The post How to Add Functionality to Photoshop CC with Free Extensions appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Glenn Harper.

How to Pose Grooms and Groomsmen Effectively

20 May 2019 - 20:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Pose Grooms and Groomsmen Effectively appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jackie Lamas.

Wedding days aren’t just about the bride, even though it might seem that way. As photographers we must also take photos of the groom by himself and with his groomsman buddies - whether they like it or not. Posing the groom alone When posing the groom alone you often see stiffness and shifting eyes because […]

The post How to Pose Grooms and Groomsmen Effectively appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jackie Lamas.

Opinion: What can we do to achieve gender equality in photography?

2 May 2019 - 15:58 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Founder of SheClicks, Angela Nicholson, talks about how female photographers can do more to help achieve gender equality in a male-dominated industry.

The SheClicks Facebook group has over 3,000 members and is growing every day.
With 2018 marking 100 years of women's suffrage, it was fitting that the Royal Photographic Society launched its Hundred Heroines …Continue reading »

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners

30 Apr 2019 - 21:03 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The winners of Food Photographer of the Year 2019 have just been announced! Feed your head and nourish your creative photography skills with some of our favourite winning images and exclusive tips from the photographers (where provided)

The results of the prestigious Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition have been announced and what a sumptuous …Continue reading »

Win a unique chance to capture images of geisha

26 Apr 2019 - 18:04 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Love Japan and Japanese culture or just fancy sharpening your portrait skills with an expert tutor? Why not enter our unique competition to take portraits of Japanese geisha in London, with in-depth tuition by top portrait pro, Dave Kai Piper...

SIGMA has teamed up with AP to offer 10 lucky readers the chance to attend a workshop in London shooting …Continue reading »

Use natural and artificial light for perfect portraits

24 Apr 2019 - 14:40 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

James Paterson explains how LEDs can work in harmony with natural light for beautiful portraits

Lighting portraits
James Paterson explains how LEDs can work in harmony with natural light for beautiful portraits

Location guide: Higger Tor, Peak District

24 Apr 2019 - 14:39 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

David Fieldhouse has the lowdown on Higger Tor, an accessible location perched high above the little town of Hathersage in the Peak District

Higger Tor location guide
David Fieldhouse has the lowdown on Higger Tor, an accessible location perched high above the little town of Hathersage in the Peak District

Top tips for shooting insects this spring

24 Apr 2019 - 14:39 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Andrew McCarthy shares his top tips for shooting insects this spring

Spring insects
Andrew McCarthy shares his top tips for shooting insects this spring

Heroic lighting with the Rotolight AEOS

15 Apr 2019 - 15:51 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Sports pro Terry Donnelly reveals how he captured his iconic Spiderman shot on the streets of New York using the ultra-portable and powerful Rotolight AEOS

Rotolight AEOS ad
Credit: Terry Donnelly
Sports pro Terry Donnelly reveals how he captured his iconic Spiderman shot on the streets of New York using the ultra-portable and powerful Rotolight AEOS

Digital Photographer Website closure

15 Apr 2019 - 13:32 from news.dphotographer.co.uk
Digital Photographer moves to Digital Camera World

Top tip for shooting wildlife this spring

14 Apr 2019 - 15:51 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Mark Sisson shares his tips on shooting wildlife this spring

Spring wildlife
Mark Sisson shares his tips on shooting wildlife this spring

Top tips for shooting landscapes this spring

13 Apr 2019 - 15:50 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Paul Mitchell shares his top tips on shooting landscapes this spring

Spring landscapes
Paul Mitchell shares his top tips on shooting landscapes this spring

Get your best-ever spring flower and foliage shots

12 Apr 2019 - 14:32 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

With spring finally upon us, it's time to dust off the camera and get outdoors. Annette Lepple shares her top tips on shooting flowers and foliage this spring

Spring flowers
With spring finally upon us, it's time to dust off the camera and get outdoors. Annette Lepple shares her top tips on shooting flowers and foliage this spring

World Press Photo winners announced

12 Apr 2019 - 14:27 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Crying Girl on the Border, a heart-rending picture of a Honduran toddler detained by border officials in Texas as part of President Trump's tough immigration controls, has been named the latest World Press Photo of the Year in a recent ceremony in Amsterdam

The image was taken by Getty staff photographer John Moore last April, and the resultant public outcry put pressure on …Continue reading »

Canon EOS 250D SLR has 4k and more for around 500

12 Apr 2019 - 14:17 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Canon has announced a new entry level SLR, the EOS 250D. The camera is a successor to the well-received EOS 200D, and is based around a 24.1Mp APS-C sensor and Canon's latest DIGIC 8 image processor, which adds 4k video recording at up to 25 frames per second, 4k time-lapse and stills grabbing. This is a big attraction at its circa 500 price point, and will appeal to vloggers as well as photo enthusiasts.

The DIGIC 8 processor also supports a range of improvements in Live View autofocus, along with Eye AF, an Auto …Continue reading »

Wildlife watch: Red grouse

10 Apr 2019 - 10:22 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird that can be found in heather moorland across the UK. Oscar Dewhurst explains how and when to approach these timid birds

Red grouse ww
The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird that can be found in heather moorland across the UK. Oscar Dewhurst explains how and when to approach these timid birds

Top tips for striking street photography

10 Apr 2019 - 10:21 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Time to get out and capture striking street scenes. Chris Porsz, author of four street photography books, shares his top tips

Street photography
Time to get out and capture striking street scenes. Paramedic Chris Porsz, author of four street photography books, shares his top tips

Second-hand classic: why the Nikon D700 is such a good buy

10 Apr 2019 - 10:19 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

A camera that was and still remains an incredibly popular DSLR today. We look back at the mighty Nikon D700

Nikon D700 front
A camera that was and still remains an incredibly popular DSLR today. We look back at the mighty Nikon D700

Take better woodland shots this spring

4 Apr 2019 - 08:29 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Woodland photography is all about finding order in the chaos. James Abbott explains how you can capture atmospheric shots with the minimum of effort

Woodlands photography
Woodland photography is all about finding order in the chaos. James Abbott explains how you can capture atmospheric shots with the minimum of effort