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5 Tips for Gorgeous Nature Photography Lighting

22 Nov 2019 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 5 Tips for Gorgeous Nature Photography Lighting appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

In this article, I'm going to show you how to use light to create nature photography masterpieces. And I can guarantee that they work. Why? Because they're the tricks that I use myself. All the time. In fact, these nature photography lighting tips can be your photography secret weapon. They'll get you creative, original photos, […]

The post 5 Tips for Gorgeous Nature Photography Lighting appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Why You Should Prioritize Spending on Experience Before Gear

22 Nov 2019 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Why You Should Prioritize Spending on Experience Before Gear appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by John McIntire.

So, why should you prioritize spending on experience before gear? Yearning for new equipment is something that almost all of us, as photographers, go through. For some of us, that desire for the newest and shiniest camera body or lens is near-constant. By now, you should know that new equipment will have little effect on […]

The post Why You Should Prioritize Spending on Experience Before Gear appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by John McIntire.

How to reduce noise in your photos with DxO PhotoLab 2

22 Nov 2019 - 08:07 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

DxO's powerful raw editor has a reputation of being one of the best noise-fixing tools. James Paterson shows how to reduce noise in photos with PhotoLab 2

PhotoLab 2
When reducing noise in DxO it is important to retain details
DxO's powerful raw editor has a reputation of being one of the best noise-fixing tools. James Paterson explores the impressive feature set

Learn these Two Techniques for Dramatic Light-Painted Photos

21 Nov 2019 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Learn these Two Techniques for Dramatic Light-Painted Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Rick Ohnsman.

“Wherever there is light, one can photograph.” – Alfred Steiglitz You will find many quotes from famous photographers about light.  They know it is the very essence of photography.  The word is from the Latin roots, “phos” for light, and “graphe” for drawing or painting.  So, photography is quite literally, drawing or painting with light. […]

The post Learn these Two Techniques for Dramatic Light-Painted Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Rick Ohnsman.

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony - Thoughts and Field Test

21 Nov 2019 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony - Thoughts and Field Test appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Suzi Pratt.

The Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 lens is a brand new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens intended for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Launched in August 2019, this lens follows in the footsteps of the Sigma 45mm f/2.8 prime lens. Similar to that lens, the Sigma 14-24mm is available for Sony E-Mount cameras, or L-Mount mirrorless cameras made by Panasonic, Sigma, […]

The post Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony - Thoughts and Field Test appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Suzi Pratt.

Capture Epic Photos Outside the Golden Hour with these Easy Photography Tips

20 Nov 2019 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Capture Epic Photos Outside the Golden Hour with these Easy Photography Tips appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jeremy Flint.

The golden hour is one of the most magical times of the day for photography with wonderful light at sunrise and sunset. Yet, have you ever challenged yourself to photograph around these times? You can still capture amazing photos outside the golden hour and here are some ways you can achieve this: Shoot during the […]

The post Capture Epic Photos Outside the Golden Hour with these Easy Photography Tips appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jeremy Flint.

How to photograph black & white winter landscapes

20 Nov 2019 - 10:44 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Three of the UK's top landscape photographers deliver their top tips for capturing stunning black & white landscapes

Winter photos texture and form
Credit: David Clapp
Three of the UK's top landscape photographers deliver their top tips for capturing stunning black & white landscapes

6 Tips for a Faster Lightroom Workflow So You Can Get Back to Taking Photos!

20 Nov 2019 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 6 Tips for a Faster Lightroom Workflow So You Can Get Back to Taking Photos! appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth.

Many photographers rely on Lightroom to organize, edit and share their photos. While this software has a vast array of tools to help people in several key areas, it has not always been known for speed. Recent updates and GPU acceleration have helped, but if you really want to have a faster Lightroom workflow, there […]

The post 6 Tips for a Faster Lightroom Workflow So You Can Get Back to Taking Photos! appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth.

News: Demand for DSLRs is Still Strong, According to Canon

19 Nov 2019 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post News: Demand for DSLRs is Still Strong, According to Canon appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

  If you were hoping for a flagship, pro-sports mirrorless camera from Canon, you may be waiting for longer than expected. Earlier this month, DPReview sat down for an interview with two key Canon representatives and came away with some key information regarding Canon’s transition from DSLR to mirrorless. The number one takeaway: The demand for […]

The post News: Demand for DSLRs is Still Strong, According to Canon appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Lessons from the Masters: Sally Mann

19 Nov 2019 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Lessons from the Masters: Sally Mann appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Adam Welch.

Photography can be mischaracterized as a "safe" medium. More often than not, photographs are geared towards improving the way we view the world and ourselves. Generally speaking, photography appeals to the lighter side of our senses. Whether it's the calm aesthetics of a serene landscape or a hauntingly sublime portrait of an elegant model, when […]

The post Lessons from the Masters: Sally Mann appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Adam Welch.

News: Could This Sea-Thru Algorithm Be the Future of Underwater Photography?

18 Nov 2019 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post News: Could This Sea-Thru Algorithm Be the Future of Underwater Photography? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Underwater photographers may soon have a way of "removing water" from their photos, based on research done by Derya Akkaynak and Tali Treibitz at the University of Haifa (read report here). As explained by Akkaynak and Treibitz, "An underwater photo is the equivalent of one taken in air, but covered in thick, colored fog." And […]

The post News: Could This Sea-Thru Algorithm Be the Future of Underwater Photography? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Create Awesome Reflections in Photoshop with Ease (Step-by-Step Guide)

18 Nov 2019 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Create Awesome Reflections in Photoshop with Ease (Step-by-Step Guide) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Kevin Landwer-Johan.

Attractive reflections can be challenging to capture naturally in your photographs. Sometimes it's easier to create reflections in Photoshop. You will have more control over how the photo looks and you can avoid the difficulties that photographing reflections can bring. Often you can't find just the right place to stand to catch the best reflection. […]

The post Create Awesome Reflections in Photoshop with Ease (Step-by-Step Guide) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Kevin Landwer-Johan.

On Your Bike

15 Nov 2019 - 14:13 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

AP teamed up with MPB to challenge some of our readers to get some great shots at the Peaks Tour Sportive, here's what they came up with.

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It takes a special set of skills to take great action and sports photographs. The pressure to deliver is intense …Continue reading »

How to make scanner art: techniques and ideas for experimenting with scanography

13 Nov 2019 - 10:01 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Claire Gillo reveals her creative top tips and tricks for making a digital photographic image using a flatbed scanner

scanner art
Claire Gillo reveals her creative top tips and tricks for making a digital photographic image using a flatbed scanner

Large format photography with the Intrepid Camera Company

8 Nov 2019 - 11:50 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The Intrepid Camera Company is a small manufacturing company shaking up the world of large-format photography from a workshop in Brighton. Ailsa McWhinnie finds out more

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The fourth generation of the Intrepid 5x4in - the camera that started the story
In a workshop in Brighton, a small manufacturing company is shaking up the world of large-format photography. Ailsa McWhinnie finds out more

Win a £5,000 photography bursary!

4 Nov 2019 - 13:32 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Amateur Photographer has teamed up with used specialists, MPB, to announce the very first MPB Rising Star Bursary. It's open to amateur photographers of any age or experience level

MBP-Photographer-Hero
Amateur Photographer has teamed up with used specialists, MPB, to announce the very first MPB Rising Star Bursary. It's open …Continue reading »

The top 3 filters you need for superb landscape shots

28 Oct 2019 - 14:17 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Verity Milligan shares why you only need three filters in your kit bag and how to get great results with them

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To reduce the glare and make the rainbow pop, a polarising filter is the best option and one that Verity likes to use most of the time. Olympus E-M5 Mark II, 40-150mm, 1/60sec at f/14, ISO 200.
Verity Milligan shares why you only need three filters in your kit bag and how to get great results with them

Second-hand classic: Nikon D7200

27 Oct 2019 - 14:20 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

It might be four years old, but the Nikon D7200 still presents its own advantages over the new D7500

Nikon D7200 front
It might be four years old, but the Nikon D7200 still presents its own advantages over the new D7500

How a national cancer campaign was created with an old camera and no photography experience

27 Oct 2019 - 10:55 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Lorraine Milligan had just taken up photography when her partner was diagnosed with male breast cancer. With little experience and only the most basic gear she created a national awareness campaign. She tells Nigel Atherton the inspirational story

In March 2018, Lorraine Milligan's father gave her his old Nikon D40 for her birthday, with its kit lens and …Continue reading »

Our best documentary, street and architecture photography tips

26 Oct 2019 - 14:19 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We share top tips and techniques so you can catch amazing images

Documentary moment
Credit: Claire Gillo
We share top tips and techniques so you can catch amazing images

Michael Topham: should we lease rather than buy pricey cameras?

25 Oct 2019 - 14:22 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Buying a camera outright is an expensive thing to do. Could leasing cameras in the future be the way to go?

Viewpoint Panasonic Lumix S series
Panasonic is currently offering photographers the chance to try Lumix S series cameras for free
Buying a camera outright is an expensive thing to do. Could leasing cameras in the future be the way to go?

The biggest photo disasters and how to avoid them

25 Oct 2019 - 14:18 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Think you're having a tough week? Kick back with - and learn from - these 24 painful and funny photographic fiascos

Photo disasters Caron Steele pelicans
Credit: Caron Steele
Think you're having a tough week? Kick back with - and learn from - these 24 painful and funny photographic fiascos

New Canon RF-mount lenses arrive

24 Oct 2019 - 05:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Canon introduces the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS into its lineup of RF mount lenses

Canon has bolstered its lineup of RF-mount lenses by adding the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L …Continue reading »

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III on the way

24 Oct 2019 - 05:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Canon announces development of its new flagship full frame DSLR, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Canon announces development of its new flagship full frame DSLR

IBIS for next Canon EOS R model

24 Oct 2019 - 05:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Canon has revealed a high-end Canon EOS R model is in consideration

Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R
Canon has revealed a high-end Canon EOS R model is in consideration

An infernally good day out

23 Oct 2019 - 15:51 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Queen guitarist Brian May has teamed up again with long-time collaborator Denis Pellerin and American researcher Paula Fleming to publish the complete collection of Victorian 'Diableries' stereo photo cards. There is a free public viewing and movie in Soho on Monday, October 28th.

A Diablerie is a unique stereo card with demonic scenes of the underworld, designed for stereoscopic viewers in Paris in …Continue reading »

Our best-ever wildlife, travel and macro photography tips

22 Oct 2019 - 11:21 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We share top tips and techniques so you can catch amazing images for these ever-popular genres

Portrait get to know subject
Credit: Claire Gillo
We share top tips and techniques so you can catch amazing images

Our best-ever landscape, portrait & still life photography tips

22 Oct 2019 - 11:19 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

To celebrate our recent 135th issue, we share top tips and techniques so you can catch amazing images

Portrait stage lighting
Credit: Claire Gillo
We share top tips and techniques so you can catch amazing images

IET photo competition winners show the diversity of the engineering and tech industries

20 Oct 2019 - 15:26 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The winners of this year's IET photo competition have been revealed. Launched by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to challenge some of the negative stereotypes of the industries that they represent, the contest is now it its third year, and has been supported by AP since its inception.

Crumbling power station desk at sunrise, by Dibs McCallum, which won both the Adult Environment & Energy category and the overall IET Engineering & Technology Photographer of the Year title
This year the IET received over 450 entries from young people and adults across the world, who submitted photos to …Continue reading »

The most important cameras of the last 135 years

15 Oct 2019 - 10:44 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

To celebrate our 135th anniversary, Andy Westlake takes a look at how the camera has evolved over the past 135 years. Read on to discover some really iconic and innovative designs which helped to change photography forever

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Andy Westlake takes a look at how the camera has evolved over the past 135 years, focusing on some iconic and innovative designs