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Tips to Kickstart a Freelance Photography Career

Tips to Kickstart a Freelance Photography Career

Dec 18, 2013

Many people enjoy photography as a hobby, that’s certainly how I started. Some develop such a passion for it that they decide to take things a stage further and embark upon a career as a professional freelance photographer. Becoming self-employed can be a dream come true for those who crave the freedom to make their own decisions. Sound tempting? If you are...

How To Make It In Fashion Photography

How To Make It In Fashion Photography

Nov 25, 2013

Thinking of getting your photos onto the pages of Grazia or GQ? Well, you’re not alone. By entering into the world of fashion photography, you’re joining a highly competitive field in which time, talent and determination are a must if you want to end up on top. With that in mind, here are a few tips on breaking into the fashion photography...

How to Rake it in Big with Poker Photography

How to Rake it in Big with Poker Photography

Oct 31, 2013

Some tips to turn a steady hand into a winning hand Poker as a game is incredibly exciting to play but it unfortunately does not lend itself well to spectators, both live and broadcasted. This makes it particularly difficult for photographers to distill the essence of the game without resorting to a hundred and one shots of stony-faced players hidden behind...

Photography Books For Just A Penny!

Photography Books For Just A Penny!

Jul 17, 2012

Google Play Books have some fantastic offers on photography books at the moment, with a number of great books on sale for £0.01 – yep, just one, solitary UK penny! The books on offer include the fourth book in Scott Kelby’s great Digital Photography book series (the first of which you can read my review of over here). The books you buy on Google...

How To Photograph A Flying Cat

How To Photograph A Flying Cat

May 1, 2012

I came across this great video tutorial whilst browsing around YouTube, and thought it was definitely worth a share. In the video, he talks about camera settings, technique and photoshop skills too – and even more detail can be found on his blog post. If trying this with your cat at home, please do make sure the cat’s happy and you have a safe...

How To Create Animated Photos (Cinemagraphs)

How To Create Animated Photos (Cinemagraphs)

Apr 2, 2012

Created with cinemagr.am Notice my wife blinking in the photo above? Pretty Harry Potter-esque, huh? It only took about 5 minutes to create, and you can do it easily – and for free – by getting the Cinemagram iPhone app. These images where just a certain part of the frame are animated are also called ‘Cinemgraphs’; I remember finding...

Why Learning About Photography Rocks!

Why Learning About Photography Rocks!

Mar 23, 2012

I don’t tend to do much ‘personal’ posting on the site, as I tend to do more guides/interviews/tips/reviews etc – but I wanted to break that trend today. I’ve been looking back through some of my old photos, and comparing them to my newer ones, and it’s just so apparent how much better my shots have become since starting to...

Learn From The Experts: An Interview With Crash Taylor

Learn From The Experts: An Interview With Crash Taylor

Mar 4, 2012

I’m really thrilled to have another ‘learn from the experts‘ interview here on LearningTheLight.com, and this time with none other than Crash Taylor, one of the UK’s most inspiring and exclusive wedding photographers. If you’ve followed this site for a while you’ll know that I have the utmost admiration for wedding...

Sun Sniper DPH Strap Review

Sun Sniper DPH Strap Review

Feb 19, 2012

I’m really happy to be reviewing the Sun Sniper DPH (Double Plus Harness) Strap today; apologies that it’s been so long since I last did a post on here (the birth of my daughter has meant quite a busy time for me!), I’m going to be keeping the site more up-to-date from now on, honest! Anyway, I digress, back to the review. Here’s a shot...

How I Got The Shot: Pregnant Glow

How I Got The Shot: Pregnant Glow

Jan 15, 2012

Camera: Canon 7D Lens: Canon EF-S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM Aperture: f/8 Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec ISO: 100 Flash: Off-camera flash, using Lastolite Ezybox 24″ x 24″ Softbox Kit and 580 EX II Flash Focal Length: 35 mm Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority Post processing: Lightroom 3; increased fill light, slight increase in exposure, added...