7 Great ‘How To Take Group Photograph’ Videos

7 Great ‘How To Take Group Photograph’ Videos

May 18, 2011

I’m going to be shooting some weddings soon (gulp), which means I’ll have to take some dreaded group photographs – double gulp. So I thought I’d collate some good video tips on just how to get those great group shots – from choosing a simple background, to shooting in the shade, using your flash as fill if harsh sunlight is your...

How To Save Your Photos With A Crop

How To Save Your Photos With A Crop

May 2, 2011

This is going to be a pretty short ‘How To’, but it’s a tip that I think can be really, really useful – and one that should make you think twice before deleting any of your photos. Basically, I think we should all be aware of just how much detail our fancy DSLRs record; all those megapixels at our disposal shouldn’t go to waste. So,...

How To Hold Your Camera To Get Sharp Shots (Video)

How To Hold Your Camera To Get Sharp Shots (Video)

Apr 9, 2011

This is a great video from Joe McNally, fantastic photographer and author of the bestselling photography book, ‘The Moment It Clicks’ (available from Amazon US and UK). In this video, Joe shows us just exactly how he holds and supports his camera so that he can take sharp photos, even in situations where he needs a really slow shutter speed. Try it...

Photography Terms Explained: Focal Length

Photography Terms Explained: Focal Length

Apr 5, 2011

When you’re a beginner starting out in the world of photography, it can sometimes be a little daunting due to the amount of photographic jargon banded about – so I’m going to start a new series of posts on LearningTheLight.com explaining various photography terms, in a non-technical, simple way (well, hopefully!). I’m going to start by...

How To Change Your DSLR Lens Quickly (Video)

How To Change Your DSLR Lens Quickly (Video)

Mar 27, 2011

I stumbled across this video recently, which shows a pretty neat way of changing lenses quickly. Useful if you’re anything like me, as I seem to take far too long...

How To Blur The Background In Portraits (Video)

How To Blur The Background In Portraits (Video)

Mar 17, 2011

If you’ve been wondering how the pros get those lovely blurred background in their photos of people, then wonder no more, because I’ve found a nice little video that runs through just exactly how you can get those blurred backgrounds too. By the way, I did a whole tutorial on how to blur the background in your photos a little while...

Want Feedback On Your Photo? Post To Our Facebook Page

Want Feedback On Your Photo? Post To Our Facebook Page

Mar 14, 2011

Would you like to receive some feedback on a photo you’ve just taken? Perhaps you’d like advice on what camera settings you used, how it was composed, how it could perhaps have been taken a little differently – or perhaps you’d just like to show us a photo you’re especially proud of! Either way, we’d love you to post your...

How To Take Great Gig Photos: 5 Top Tips

How To Take Great Gig Photos: 5 Top Tips

Mar 9, 2011

I really enjoy gig photography, but it can be quite challenging at the best of times! So I thought I’d put together some of the things that I’ve found most useful when taking shots of local concerts – hopefully you’ll take something from this and go on to to take some great photos of bands in your area. So, without further ado, my 5 top...

How To Take Black And White Photos With The Canon Rebel T2i

How To Take Black And White Photos With The Canon Rebel T2i

Feb 8, 2011

It’s always interesting to look at the Google Analytics data for this website, seeing how many visitors the site is getting, which websites they are coming from, whether this is their first visit or if they’re a regular – that kind of thing. But what I haven’t been paying too much attention to – until now – is looking at what...