Tag Archive: fundamental photography

To Crop Or Not To Crop

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This post discusses cropping and helps you understand the pros and cons of cropping for those who are learning more about photography

Five Fundamentals of Composition for Photographers

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This post explains the five fundamental rules of composition and how you can develop your own personal style.

10 ways to incorporate the background into your photograph’s narrative

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One of the things that differentiates a ‘snap’ from a professional-looking photograph is how the photographer deals with the background. This post discusses how awareness of your background can make your photographs better.

What Settings Should Be Used for Motion Blur?

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This post builds on the last two #togtips posts. It discusses how to achieve motion blur and gives a few practice questions

Getting The Light Right – understanding exposure

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This builds on the last how-to post with a way of thinking and useful practice tool for getting to grips with how aperture, shutter speed and ISO can be combined to get the narrative you want.

Why there are no ideal camera settings

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Don’t let the camera take the artistic decisions in your photography! This post for beginners talks about basic camera settings and how to get the correct exposure.

Starting Safari Photography

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An increasing number of people on my regular City Academy photography courses want to learn to take better shots for an upcoming safari. Shooting on safari is very different to a London-based travel,… Continue reading

shutter speed with London Busses

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A couple of weeks ago my Level One City Academy students asked if I could post something on shutter speed. The example I use in the lessons is one of a toy windmill… Continue reading

If you’re good enough to get published you’re good enough to be paid

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I sporadically read PictureCorrect photography posts. Sometimes I find them interesting, sometimes not. Sometimes I laugh at the lack of experience unwittingly betrayed by the writer and sometimes writers provide perspectives I’ve never… Continue reading