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Weekly Photography Challenge – Panoramas

Weekly Photography Challenge – Panoramas

Gorge Heritage Walk in Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria in Winter on a sunny day by Caz Nowaczyk This week’s photography challenge topic is PANORAMAS! Panoramas are a fantastic way to capture the vastness and detail of the subject that you are shooting. Whether it’s a dynamic landscape or cityscape, panoramas always have an impact. Check […]

6 Tips For Photographing Better City Scenes

6 Tips For Photographing Better City Scenes

Towns and cities can be noisy, busy, stressful and congested but provide excellent subjects for photography. Taking great photographs of cities is not easy so here are six ideas to help you capture city scenes: 1) City Skyscrapers Urban photography offers a great opportunity to document a cities environment. On a sunny day, most photographers […]

5 Tips for Using Continuous Lights in Your Photography

5 Tips for Using Continuous Lights in Your Photography

Lighting is an essential building block of photography. Learning how to use light to your advantage can transform an ordinary photo into an extraordinary one. Many photographers begin their journey working with natural light and I firmly believe this is is a great place to start. But depending on the circumstance, artificial light may be […]

How to Create Dark and Dramatic Backgrounds Using High-Speed Sync

How to Create Dark and Dramatic Backgrounds Using High-Speed Sync

The Usefulness of High-Speed Sync Among other things, high-speed sync lets you underexpose your backgrounds for dramatic images. High-speed sync (HSS) is easily one of the most useful features in lighting. Not only does it let you overpower the sun for more flattering light in the middle of the day, it also lets you use your […]

How to Find the Best Kinds of People to Photograph While Traveling

How to Find the Best Kinds of People to Photograph While Traveling

Photographers often struggle to make portraits of strangers while they’re traveling. They’ll have wonderful photos of all the picture postcard views and landmarks, but none of their pictures will have faces. We often encounter this with people who join our photography workshops. © Kevin Landwer-Johan One of the keys to returning home with a good […]

Gear Review: Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens

Gear Review: Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens

  Sony has very quickly risen to be a photography power horse in the professional world. With their collection of impressive mirrorless cameras and fantastic cinema products, Sony has carved a name for themselves among the photography legends such as Canon, Nikon, and Leica. As such, it is of no wonder that the company has […]

Balance Exposure in Adobe Camera Raw to Improve Your Photographs

Balance Exposure in Adobe Camera Raw to Improve Your Photographs

Want to know how to balance exposure in Adobe Camera Raw to improve your photographs without causing white or black clippings? Have you ever faced a scene so contrasted that it’s impossible to achieve balance in the exposure? If you shoot in Auto mode, you may have seen this quite a bit. If you were […]

Side-by-side Comparisons of Basic Studio Light Modifiers

Side-by-side Comparisons of Basic Studio Light Modifiers

Have you ever wondered what difference studio light modifiers make to your portraits? Are you even convinced that they make a difference in the quality of light? I thought I’d do a little experiment to show you the effects that a few basic studio light modifiers can have on your portraits. For some, the right […]

Real Estate Photography: Get Better Results with the Right Equipment

Real Estate Photography: Get Better Results with the Right Equipment

Real estate photography throws many challenges your way, just like any type of photography. You deal with perspective issues and light and shadow extremes that confound even the best cameras. You also need to be critically aware of your surroundings and probably have very limited time to do the job. The good news is, creating pleasing photos […]

How to Get Kids Interested in Photography

How to Get Kids Interested in Photography

Kids are fickle creatures. One day they’re into painting and drawing, the next day they want to learn to play guitar, and pretty soon they’ve moved on to something else entirely like soccer or basket-weaving. For parents who want to get kids interested in photography, it can seem like a losing battle. They are competing […]