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10 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made as an Intermediate Photographer

10 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made as an Intermediate Photographer

These are common mistakes for photographers, and I’m a big believer in learning from other people’s mistakes, rather than your own. That’s what this post is all about. You may remember last year I wrote an article called 10 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made As An Beginner Photographer, which was all about

10 Quick-Fire Questions to Critique Your Photos in The Field

10 Quick-Fire Questions to Critique Your Photos in The Field

Critiquing your photos is one of the best ways to learn from your mistakes, and improve. When you study what’s not so great about them, it becomes pretty clear what you need to do to fix them. These questions to critique your photos will help you to take better photos

The 1 Hour Photo Challenge - Train Yourself to Take Better Photos, Faster

The 1 Hour Photo Challenge

This post is going to help you to focus, set yourself a photo challenge task, complete it, and take better photos, all in less time. It’s about preparation, and thinking about your desired result, before you even leave the house. Who actually has the time to go out and take

The Essential Guide To Filters For Digital Cameras

The Essential Guide to Filters for Digital Cameras

When it comes to filters for digital camera, you’re mainly dealing with UV, Polarizing, and Neutral Density filters. There are variations of these filters, such as a graduated ND filter, but these are the key filter that you would want to use. There are plenty of gimicy special effect filters,

5 Tips For Great Outdoor Photography

5 Tips For Great Outdoor Photography

It’s summer (although perhaps not in the UK), and that means it’s time to practice your outdoor photography a little bit more. The trouble is though, it’s not as easy as you may think. There’s a few factors you need to be aware of, but I’m not talking about aperture,

The 10 Step Process To Capturing What You See

The 10 Step Process To Capturing What You See

I know the frustration, I’ve heard it before, and I’ve said myself. “How do I just capture what I see through the viewfinder, on the screen?” When you buy your SLR, your first thought is quality, and control. That’s what the camera gives you. So it can be incredibly frustrating

How to Reduce Digital Noise in Photography

How to Reduce Digital Noise in Photography

What is Noise and Where does it come from? Lets cover this, just so that we’re all on the same page and can get it out of the way. In digital photography, noise/grain is made up of lots of small dots that are created when you boost the ISO in

How & When to Use Aperture Priority Mode

How & When to Use Aperture Priority Mode

It dawned on me yesterday that I’ve written about shooting modes, and I’ve written about exposure, but I’ve never written about how and when you might use certain modes. Treat this topic as if you’ve just moved from full-auto or program mode, into aperture priority, and I’ll walk you through

Take Fewer, Better Photos

Take Fewer, Better Photos

Is this you? You don’t want to miss a potential photo thinking, ‘I can’t retake this, I better take lots of photos’, so you end up with a card full of duplicates and constantly put off processing them, because there’s just too damn many! They’re also not that interesting, and you’re having

Why Are My Photos Too Dark?

Why Are My Photos Too Dark?

This is a common question that I’m often asked, and one that I’ve asked myself in the past. The problem can range from a simple lacking of knowledge about exposure, to being unfamiliar with metering modes, or how to calibrate your camera and monitor. Here is a list of problems and how you can fix them; learn from my mistakes, not your own!

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