Tag Archive: tog tips

Exploring the edges; Using creative constraints to develop your photographers voice

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How to develop your creativity by constraining it.

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.

5 pointers that help you with panning

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Building on the previous how-to posts, this piece describes how to achieve successful panning shots

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

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

ISO on #WordyMonday

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One of my students at a recent City Academy photography workshop asked me what ISO was so I thought I’d talk about it here for #WordyMonday. To accompany it I’ve chosen this recent… Continue reading