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...

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...

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...

Guest Post: Visualization In Photoshop

Guest Post: Visualization In Photoshop

Jan 2, 2012

The following in a guest post by Villian, from Villian Conception. You can also follow Villian on Twitter and Facebook – thanks for your guest article, Villian! Visualizing in Photoshop is a skill that very few learn, it is something that pros do daily.  You must see before you can reveal to your audience.  Visualization in Photoshop is the process of...

How To Make Eyes Pop In Photoshop

How To Make Eyes Pop In Photoshop

Nov 6, 2011

It’s really, really easy to make eyes pop in Photoshop – it can literally take 10 seconds! There are lots of different ways of doing it, but this is the process that works best for me, and all it involves is a bit of use of the ‘Dodge’ tool. By the way, I did this post because someone actually contacted me and asked for it (thanks,...

How To Plan An Outdoor Shoot With The Perfect Light

How To Plan An Outdoor Shoot With The Perfect Light

Oct 13, 2011

The Photographer’s Ephemeris is a totally free desktop application (PC & MAC) that can help you plan an outdoor photoshoot to perfection. Well, I say perfection, but that may be a little bit of an exaggeration, as lots of things can happen on a shoot that are outside of this little programme’s control! But, that little point aside, The...

How To Brighten Faces Lost In Shadow (Lightroom Tutorial)

How To Brighten Faces Lost In Shadow (Lightroom Tutorial)

Aug 19, 2011

I imagine you’ve come across this more than once: a strong lightsource behind your chosen subject causes your camera to severely underexpose your subject’s face, leaving it far too dark. Well, with Adobe Lightroom, you can fix this little problem in a few seconds. Yep, it’s that quick, that simple, and that effective. And I’ll show you...