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The Wedding Bus

So, having had a lovely breakfast in The Crown Inn B&B, we set off for Compton Chamberlayne to look at a church that I thought had early family …

Slow Life Down by Doing Some Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography can take time, planning, and patience in waiting for the right conditions to develop. In this 13-minute video blog, Thomas …

Photography

Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO

By Viktor ElizarovHow important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the …

Introducing Backup and Sync for Google Photos and Google Drive

You probably keep your most important files and photos in different places—your computer, your phone, various SD cards, and that digital camera you …

Google

15 Essential Apps for Every Photographer's Smartphone

There are many good photography apps available for smartphones running iOS or Android. Apps like Instagram and VSCO Cam make it easy to take, and …

Time-lapse Photography

This Interactive Exposure Tool Helps You Understand the Exposure Triangle

Understanding the exposure triangle of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is one of the first steps in learning photography. To help people wrap their …

Digital Photography

Auto White Balance: Yay or Nay?

So what exactly is white balance and why is it so important to digital photography?The rudimentary answer is that light (the foundation of …

Tutorials

Clear or UV Filters – Essential or a Waste of Money?

In this video from Phil Steele he discusses the debate over whether or not you should use clear or UV filters on your lenses. It’s a highly heated …

Photography

iPhone Photo Academy Course – Black Friday Discount!

Do you want to be able to take incredible photos with your iPhone? If so, I have some really exciting news for you. I am briefly opening registration …

iPhoneography

What Everybody Ought To Know About Photographing Sunsets and Sunrises

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Landscape Photography

How to Make Your Photos Shine Using Clarity, Sharpening, and Dehaze in Lightroom

Tips for how to use the Clarity, Sharpness and Dehaze sliders in Lightroom to help make your images stand out and shine.

Why Lightroom’s Gradient Filter Tool Might Be Better Than The Real Thing…

Happy Monday everybody – I’m back from my trip out West (although the shots I’m using here are from last year’s trip out there). Anyway, a …

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Spring has sprung

Not the most original of titles, and not the most photographically exciting of subjects I suppose, but I couldn’t resist taking this shot of the …

How to Take Good Photos at a ‘Bad’ Time of Day

What do you do when you find a good location to photograph, but the time of day isn’t right due to strong sunlight and harsh shadows? That’s the …

Photography

What Actually Happens When You Stop Down a Lens

I got an email the other day that got me thinking. A guy simply asked “How far do I have to stop down a lens to get maximum performance. I’ve heard …

Cameras

Flying home between Wanaka and Queenstown

Photo Tip – Shooting from Planes or the Air in the Daytime<p>My technique for shooting from the air is pretty simple. It actually took me a while to …

New Zealand

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

The Drama of Light

Andrew S. Gibson is the author of Mastering Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Digital Cameras. There are two sides to learning photography, …

Aperture

Zooming In: Using Telephotos In Landscape Photography

If you’re anything like me, when presented with a beautiful landscape, your first instinct is to reach for the wide angle lenses and take it all in. …

Landscape Photography

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Aperture

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

5 Ways to Take Better Smartphone Photos

When you think about smartphone photography what comes to mind? My guess is you probably think about Instagram, photo filters, bad selfies and any …

Sony Officially Debuts Two Revolutionary Lens-Style Cameras for your Smartphone

Earlier today, after weeks worth of rumors and leaks, Sony finally announced the ‘lens cameras’ we had heard so much about. No need to parse through …

Cameras

Sony launches QX10 and QX100 smartphone cameras

After multiple leaks, Sony has formally launched its innovative Cyber-shot range.<p>Sony's strange new range of Cyber-shot cameras might have been …

How to Restore Old, Damaged Photos

Perhaps one of the most important things we do as portrait photographers is preserve memories. While the digital era and its ever-evolving technology …

The Magic of Natural Light: Twilight

One of my favourite times for taking photos is at twilight. Especially during the spring and summer, the seasons when the light is at its most …