Laura Fletcher

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Creativity

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners

by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly …

Chroma Keying

Manual Labour - How Pros Get Better Results Shooting in Manual Mode

Today’s cameras are marvels of modern electronics, their ability to compute the correct exposure and lock focus onto the fastest of moving objects …

Cameras

Learning From My Mistakes: 5 Okay Shots That Could Have Been Great

I am incredibly lucky. It’s taken me a decade, but I have built a portrait photography business that depends solely on word-of-mouth marketing and …

Photography

Where to Position that Horizon?

Horizons can be quite divisive, both in terms of composition and opinion. If used correctly, a horizon will either add to a composition or go …

Digital Photography

Thinking Outside The Rule of Thirds

Chances are, at some point in your training as a photographer, the rule of thirds was embedded into your mind as an axiom of composition. The rule …

5 Essential Considerations for Sharpening Your Street Photography

Street photography tells a story in ways that other types of photography can't. They are spontaneous, interesting, and perfect mementos of a moment …

Street Photography

6 Techniques to Draw the Eye to an Object in Your Photograph

Sometimes, as a photographer, you're going to want to lead people to look at a specific part of your images. There are a lot of various techniques …

City Photography Techniques for Various Times of Day

Photographer Mike Palmer was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For years he’s been photographing the street of his hometown, and he’s …

Photography

How to Blend Exposures to Enhance Your Composition

Exposure blending is a popular technique often used to create high dynamic range photography. This article is about using the same technique but for …

Photography

How to Get Great Prints from your Digital Darkroom

One of the great joys of digital photography is the ability to quickly and simply produce large, stunning prints from the comfort of your own home, …

Tutorials

Why Some People Almost Always Take Awesome Photographs

If you have ever spent serious time working or learning from a well-known professional photographer, then you will come to realise that some of them …

Photography