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A Basic Look at the Ethics and Rules for Photographing Graffiti

A Basic Look at the Ethics and Rules for Photographing Graffiti

Back in university, in an early morning class, a lecturer held up a large photograph and asked, “What could be wrong with this image?” We craned our necks to have a good look and a student said brightly “It’s underexposed!” “Nope” the lecturer shook his head. Another student piped up, “It’s the perspective that’s wrong!” […]

Weekly Photography Challenge – Your Best Smartphone Shot

Weekly Photography Challenge – Your Best Smartphone Shot

Likely you have a smartphone as well as your main camera – whether that be a DSLR, mirrorless or other. This week your challenge is to come up with the best shot you can using just your smartphone. So you can’t rely on fancy lenses or advanced settings – you’ll need to use light and […]

5 Ways to Develop Your Photography Style

5 Ways to Develop Your Photography Style

Finding your photography style can be a somewhat daunting task especially when you are just starting out. But let me assure you that this also is a problem some of the veterans face from time to time. Do you know why? Because we are human and our likes, dislike, and attitudes do change over time. […]

Aperture Versus Shutter Priority – Which Shooting Mode to Use and When

Aperture Versus Shutter Priority – Which Shooting Mode to Use and When

I too was once a beginner and I completely understand that how difficult it is to move into using Manual Mode directly from shooting Automatic. Thankfully camera manufacturers have also thoughtfully provided us with Aperture and Shutter Priority modes. These two camera shooting modes are possibly the best ways you can understand the nature and […]

Why a Nikon Shooter Bought a Fuji X100F as a Second Camera

Why a Nikon Shooter Bought a Fuji X100F as a Second Camera

In this article (I don’t want to call it a review because) I’ll share my thoughts on why I picked up a Fuji X100F as a second camera alongside all my Nikon gear. And why I love this little camera! My journey into serious digital photography began in the spring of 2012 when I realized […]

9 Water Photography Ideas to Make a Splash

9 Water Photography Ideas to Make a Splash

So you want to make a splash in photography, well photographing with water is a great place to start. This is a broad area of photography, with many creative possibilities. In this article, you’ll see a selection of ideas for water photography, and how you can try those out yourself. Will you want to turn […]

8 Ideas of What To Do With Your Vacation Photos

8 Ideas of What To Do With Your Vacation Photos

Going on vacation is one of the best opportunities to practice travel photography. But the problem persists that more often than not, those boatloads of vacation photos that you snapped end up going nowhere other than maybe scattered about on Facebook. Sound familiar? You’re definitely not alone! If you’re looking for ways to actually use […]

How to Make and Fold a Little Photographic Zine

How to Make and Fold a Little Photographic Zine

Basically, a zine (pronounced “zeen”) is a low-budget DIY booklet. The word stems from the shortening of the word magazine and was developed as a rejection of commercialism and mainstream publications. In stark contrast to the mass media industry, zine artists don’t seek to make a profit. Instead, they are designed to share ideas, stories, […]

Weekly Photography Challenge – White on White

Weekly Photography Challenge – White on White

If it is still winter and is blustery and snowy, this one will be easy for you. Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash Your challenge is to photograph a white subject on a white background. The trick here is to use light to your advantage. Usually, with a white subject, you’ll want to create a high-key or all light […]

6 Tips to Master Panning Photography

6 Tips to Master Panning Photography

You must have seen those photos where the car or the motorcycle appears sharp and in focus whereas the background appears to be in motion with a blur effect. At first, you might have thought that it is a Photoshop trick or assumed it to be something only a professional sports photographer can achieve. Well, […]