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How to Take the Perfect Macro Photo (Step-By-Step Guide)

21 Jul 2019 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Take the Perfect Macro Photo (Step-By-Step Guide) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

In this article, I’m going to show you exactly how you can take the perfect macro photo. I’m talking about macro photos that are unbelievably good - the kind of photo that professionals strive for. Because it turns out there are a few simple macro secrets. And if you use them regularly, you can practically […]

The post How to Take the Perfect Macro Photo (Step-By-Step Guide) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Get your own great lunar landscapes

21 Jul 2019 - 11:42 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The Apollo 11 commemorations might have got you thinking of your own 'lunar' challenge - including the moon in your landscape shots. It can be technically demanding, but Ollie Taylor knows how to get 'out of this world' results

Lunar photography Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle at 2am shrouded in mist. Nikon D810, 14-24mm, 15sec at f/3.2, ISO 1000, Gitzo tripod and L-bracket
Including the moon in a landscape image has its challenges, but Ollie Taylor knows how to overcome them and make the most of two popular passions

How to Use the HDR Panorama Photo Merge in Lightroom Classic CC

21 Jul 2019 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Use the HDR Panorama Photo Merge in Lightroom Classic CC appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Adam Welch.

Not long ago I wrote about Four of the Latest Updates to Lightroom Classic CC. In it, we talked about some of the fresh features Adobe has recently added to Lightroom. One of those great new additions was the single-step HDR Panorama Photo Merge. That’s a mouthful of a name, but it’s an incredibly useful […]

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Weekly Photography Challenge - Opposites

20 Jul 2019 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

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

This week's photography challenge topic is OPPOSITES! Go out and capture absolutely anything from still life to pets, street photography, still life, landscape, and portraits. They can be color, black and white, moody or bright. Just so long as they have opposites! Opposing colors, opposing objects, light and shade, opposing shapes - You get the […]

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How to Shoot Animal Portraits [video]

20 Jul 2019 - 11:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post How to Shoot Animal Portraits [video] appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

In this video from the crew over at Cooph, Vincent Lagrange, shows you how to shoot animal portraits that have style and tell the story behind the animal. ? These are the key things Lagrange points out in the video: Purity Animals don’t need makeup or a stylist – they have their own unique look […]

The post How to Shoot Animal Portraits [video] appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

A Brief introduction to GIMP Software

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

The post A Brief introduction to GIMP Software appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Ana Mireles.

Whether you are looking for a free program to start learning photo editing or you want a lighter alternative to Photoshop, GIMP may be the software for you. You can create graphics, text, and manipulate photos, but first, you need to understand how it works. Keep reading for a brief introduction to GIMP software and […]

The post A Brief introduction to GIMP Software appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Ana Mireles.

Apollo 11 anniversary special: the first camera on the moon

19 Jul 2019 - 12:24 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Without cameras, there would be no record of the amazing landing, or other aspects of the space race. John Wade takes a look at the fascinating evolution of cameras used for lunar missions

NASA photography on moon
John Wade takes a look at the fascinating evolution of cameras used for space missions

4 Tips for Achieving Flattering Portraits

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

The post 4 Tips for Achieving Flattering Portraits appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Lily Sawyer.

Flattering portraits rarely happen as a default. Some people are photogenic, yes, and look good at every angle. But often, we work hard to get flattering photos that the sitter loves. There is no one-trick as every person’s face, form, and shape are different. We have to tailor our angles to each portrait sitter. However, […]

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Apollo 11 anniversary special: new Brian May 3D book

19 Jul 2019 - 08:44 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

You'd think there was some kind of big moon-landing anniversary or something... Dr. Brian May, Queen guitarist and stereo/3D photography obsessive, has co-authored a fascinating new book called Mission Moon 3-D: Reliving the Great Space Race.

According to the publishers, The Mission Moon archive team scoured the NASA archives and Russian sources to obtain lots of …Continue reading »

Apollo 11 anniversary special: the role photography played

19 Jul 2019 - 00:06 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

On this special day where we remember the historic Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, Steve Fairclough speaks to science author Piers Bizony to discover the role of photography in documenting this amazing feat of science, technology and will power

NASA Apollo 11 crew
The crew of Apollo 11 was cordial, but not especially close. Buzz Aldrin (right) expected to leave the Lunar Module (LM pronounced 'Lem') before Neil Armstrong (left) because Gemini commanders had stayed on board while co-pilots made spacewalks. Historians still debate why the decision was made for Armstrong to exit Apollo's LM first
NASA's early years culminated in the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Steve Fairclough spoke to science author Piers Bizony to discover the role of photography in documenting these pioneering missions

Fujifilm lenses for X-series and GFX range (lightest GF so far)

18 Jul 2019 - 16:06 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Fujifilm has announced two new lenses for its X series and medium format GFX camera ranges: the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR 5x zoom and the GF50mm f/3.5 R LM WR. The 16-80mm offers the highest amount of stabilisation on any Fujifilm lens.

First up is the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR 5x zoom. This lens is relatively light and compact, weighing …Continue reading »

Makeup Essentials for Photographers Part 2 - Application

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

The post Makeup Essentials for Photographers Part 2 – Application appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Mark C Hughes.

In part 1, we explored the tools you need to be able to help your subjects. Once you have all those essentials for applying makeup, the next step is the hard one - application. Again, this overview is intended for photographers and not makeup artists. The approach should be about helping your portrait subjects look […]

The post Makeup Essentials for Photographers Part 2 – Application appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Mark C Hughes.

The ultimate guide to tripods

18 Jul 2019 - 12:06 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Choosing the right support for your needs doesn't have to be difficult. Andy Westlake talks you through the options

Tripods explained
Choosing the right support for your needs doesn't have to be difficult. Andy Westlake talks you through the options

This Back-to-Basics Photography Exercise can Improve Your Photography

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

The post This Back-to-Basics Photography Exercise can Improve Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Rick Ohnsman.

The digital age has made photography easier, cheaper, and more accessible than ever before.† Even people who wouldn’t call themselves “photographers” now carry a camera in their pocket in the form of their cellphone. However, has the ability to snap a picture without skill or knowledge made photography too easy? Even for you reading this […]

The post This Back-to-Basics Photography Exercise can Improve Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Rick Ohnsman.

Sony Announces Incredible 61-Megapixel Full-Frame Camera: The A7R IV

18 Jul 2019 - 06:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Sony Announces Incredible 61-Megapixel Full-Frame Camera: The A7R IV appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Sony just recently announced its latest mirrorless camera: The Sony A7R IV, which has already generated a massive amount of anticipation, excitement, and discussion. Note that the A7R is the latest mirrorless body in Sony’s immensely popular A7 series, which includes the likes of the A7R III (which is no slouch when it comes to […]

The post Sony Announces Incredible 61-Megapixel Full-Frame Camera: The A7R IV appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Big Issue "apologises deeply" for Nadav Kander cover

17 Jul 2019 - 23:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The Big Issue, the 'street newspaper' sold by homeless and insecurely housed vendors, has apologised after a recent cover featured a portrait of US film director, David Lynch, taken by celebrated portrait photographer, Nadav Kander. It turns out the image was actually a cropped photo of Kander's original (hanging in a gallery), taken by another photographer and included on the Alamy stock site...

We recently ran a story on Nadav Kander’s furious reaction on his Instagram page (see below and @nadavkander), where he …Continue reading »

Ten easy ways to get great shots of UK landmarks

17 Jul 2019 - 20:05 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We are pretty lucky in the UK to have so many iconic buildings and landmarks to shoot, providing a great opportunity to sharpen our photography skills without the expense and hassle of jumping on a plane. However, when shooting The London Eye, Edinburgh Castle or Stonehenge, it can be hard to know where exactly is best to take your shot.

F7AAXE Stonehenge, prehistoric monument, set against the groups of visitors and a blue sunny sky.
Professional photographer Daniel Lewis and Premier Inn have teamed up to provide some useful advice and insights, so here is …Continue reading »

Fujifilm to open major new store in Covent Garden

17 Jul 2019 - 17:54 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Fujifilm has announced plans to open a new "concept experience centre" (aka a major store and product showcase) in London's Covent Garden. Spread over three floors, this new centre is designed to promote all aspects of Fujifilm's photography and imaging brands

†The centre's 'zones' will focus on Instax instant cameras and printers, an increasingly important area for the company, plus specialist …Continue reading »

Times still tough for big camera makers

17 Jul 2019 - 16:20 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Canon and Fujifilm see sales up inch up from 2017, while Nikon and Sony have less to celebrate

A report on the state of the digital camera market in 2018 published by the Nikkei, Japan's biggest business news …Continue reading »

New Sigma E and L mount lenses

17 Jul 2019 - 16:05 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

In the same week as announcing the Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera, the company unveiled three new full-frame lenses designed specifically for the Sony E and Leica L mirrorless mounts: the 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art (£1,459), 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art (£1,459) and the 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary (£549).

The 35mm is the fastest AF lens released for L- and E-mounts. The lens is not light (1,090g) or diminutive …Continue reading »

Sigma to release smallest, lightest full-frame camera

17 Jul 2019 - 16:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

It's been a relatively quiet year for big camera surprises, but Sigma has pulled a rabbit out of the†hat by announcing what it claims†to be the 'world's smallest and lightest' pocketable full-frame model - the Sigma fp

The new Sigma fp mirrorless camera measures just 112.6×69.9×45.3mm, weighs a†mere 370g, and†is based on a 24.6-million-pixel BSI-CMOS Bayer sensor …Continue reading »

Steps For Better Product Photography in Natural Light

17 Jul 2019 - 13:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Steps For Better Product Photography in Natural Light appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by John McIntire.

Taking photos of products can seem like a daunting task. If you look at a lot of advertising, you will find yourself inundated with a lot of high-end product photography that can seem (and probably is) out of reach for a novice. The thing is, not all product photography is equal. In many cases, a […]

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Second-hand classics: Canon EOS 6D

17 Jul 2019 - 12:06 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The 6D was a stepping stone into full-frame photography for many and remains hugely popular today

Canon EOS 6D front
The 6D was a stepping stone into full-frame photography for many and remains hugely popular today

Biggest autofocus mistakes and how to avoid them

17 Jul 2019 - 12:05 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Understanding how your AF system works and how to avoid pitfalls will really help you get sharp shots, says Angela Nicholson

AF mistakes challenging circumstances
Learning how your camera's AF system works will enable you to capture sharp shots in challenging circumstances
Understanding how your AF system works and how to avoid pitfalls will really help you get sharp shots, says Angela Nicholson

Sony Alpha 7R IV 61MP high-resolution powerhouse arrives

16 Jul 2019 - 15:28 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Sony has announced its successor to the popular A7R III in the form of the Sony Alpha 7R IV. Michael Topham reports from the official launch event in Dublin, Ireland

Sony Alpha 7R IV
Sony Alpha 7R IV
Sony introduces the Alpha 7R IV - the world's first mirrorless camera to boast a 61MP full-frame sensor

Marilyn Stafford photojournalism award winners announced

11 Jul 2019 - 16:36 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We were honoured to recognise veteran photojournalist, Marilyn Stafford, for her lifetime's achievements in photography at the recent AP awards, and you can now see the winners of her own Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award.

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This award is granted annually to "a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive …Continue reading »

Lightweight prime for Sony full-frame mirrorless

11 Jul 2019 - 15:53 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Sony has announced the FE 35mm F1.8, a lightweight, large-aperture prime for its full-frame mirrorless system. It fills a gap in the firm's range between the large and expensive FE 35mm F1.4 ZA and the compact FE 35mm F2.8 ZA.

Measuring 63mm in diameter and 73mm in length, and with a 55mm filter thread, it's the lightest lens in its …Continue reading »

Best Camera Backpack 2019: top models revealed

8 Jul 2019 - 12:31 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

In need of a backpack that offers excellent adaptability? Michael Topham looks at six modular options for outdoor photographers

Lowepro Powder BP 500AW
In need of a backpack that offers excellent adaptability? Michael Topham looks at six options for outdoor photographers

Get great-looking landscape shots today

8 Jul 2019 - 12:30 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

From Lightroom to Luminar, James Paterson explores some of the finest options for processing and enhancing your raw photos

Landscape editing
Raw files look very flat straight out of the camera, so to get results like this you need to boost tone and contrast.
From Lightroom to Luminar, James Paterson explores some of the finest options for processing and enhancing your raw photos

How to avoid clichťs in your photography

6 Jul 2019 - 14:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Bagging an iconic landscape is great for many photographers, but knowing when to explore alternatives is vital for expressing identity as an artist, says David Clapp

Avoid the cliches
Bagging an iconic landscape is great for many photographers, but knowing when to explore alternatives is vital for expressing identity as an artist, says David Clapp