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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

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

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

9 Tips for Safely Travelling With Your Camera

9 Tips for Safely Travelling With Your Camera

Summer is coming, and for many photographers, that means travelling with your camera, and taking lots of photos everywhere you go. The problem is though; how can we be sure that all of our equipment is going to be safe? Is it worth the hassle of carrying around all of

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10 Photography Lessons From Ansel Adams

Over the weekend I visited an Ansel Adams exhibition in London, and having found his work to be even more breathtaking in print, I purchased a documentary about the man himself, in an effort to learn more about the artist I admire so much. What I learned has helped me

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10 Ways to Get Your Photos Noticed

Do you want to gain recognition for your photography and get your photos noticed? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place. However, it’s becoming increasingly hard to make your photography stand out as photography has become much more accessible to the masses. So you need to

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How to Respond to Requests for Free Photos

For a lot of amateur photographers, it’s usually only a matter of time before you’re approached by someone looking to use your photos for free. But how do you respond to these requests for free photos? While it’s great that you’re getting their attention, there’s something inherently wrong about allowing someone to use your photos,

10 Cures For The Unmotivated Photographer

10 Cures For The Unmotivated Photographer

Are you looking for tips to motivate you as a photographer? Are you finding that you’re often unmotivated? Is that hurting your photography? From time to time, we all hit a wall with our motivation. You may even feel a pang of guilt about this when you do so. You