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How I Took That Photo: Balcombe Viaduct (Ep 1)

In my new video series ‘How I Took That Photo’, we look at a different photo in each video, and how it was taken. We cover the thought process, location scouting, image progression, composition, and post-processing. This is the photo we’re going to be looking at in today’s episode. It’s

10 Weekend Photography Projects

10 Weekend Photography Projects

Weekend photography projects are a great way to try something new, or improve a certain skill, in a very short space of time. Like many of you, I live a busy life working behind a computer and a camera, that it’s often hard to dedicate time to photography for the

Top 10 Inspirational Photography Books

Top 10 Inspirational Photography Books

There’s nothing like some Inspirational Photography Books to reignite your interest in photography. There are just about a million reasons why photography is an amazing and moving craft. Many people—whether photographers or not—are drawn to the art of seizing life and capturing moments, and pictures truly have the innate capacity to

20 Fantastic Photography Documentaries On YouTube

20 Fantastic Photography Documentaries On YouTube

I don’t know about you, but I love photography documentaries. There’s just such a wealth of knowledge you can learn from those who have come before you. I’ve compiled this list, in no particular order, in an effort to help inspire you as a photographer, and help you to learn

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How to Sell Your Photos in Local Photography Galleries

A few months back, I sat down with a friend of mine who owns a local photography gallery, so that I could pick her brain on how people get space on her wall, and what sells the best. What resulted was a pretty comprehensive overview of how the majoirty of

How to Use Leading Lines to Improve Your Composition

How to Use Leading Lines to Improve Your Composition

Leading lines are one of the most effective and under-utilised compositional tools available to photographers. They’re used to draw a viewers attention to a specific part of the frame, whether it’s a person, or a vanishing point in the background of the frame. Our eyes are naturally drawn along lines

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3 Essential Camera Bag Setups for Beginner Photographers

When you first purchase a DSLR, it’s hard to know which accessories you really need, and which are a waste of money. That’s a problem a reader of this blog faced recently, which caused her to email me and ask about Camera Bag Setups.  FYI, when you sign up for my

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Review: Natural Light Couples Photography Workshop by SLR Lounge

SLR Lounge recently released their 8 hour workshop on Natural Light Couples Photography, which is otherwise known as engagement photography. This is my review of the Workshop on DVD. While the following isn’t the order in which things are presented on the DVD, they are the things that stood out as I

The Ethos of a Successful Amateur Photographer

The Ethos of a Successful Amateur Photographer

What does it take to successfully learn photography? I tackled this in an email that I sent out yesterday, and it got such a good response, I thought I’d better share it on here too. It’s all about the ethos of a successful amateur photographer. It’s about how to successfully

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Top 10 Henri Cartier-Bresson Quotes

Henri Cartier-Bresson is commonly considered a master of candid photography and street photography, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest photographers of all time, and one of my top 3. I recently had the pleasure of visiting a Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition, based around the phase he coined