Digital Photography Exposed – DVD Review

Digital Photography Exposed – DVD Review

Sep 25, 2011

This is my first review of a digital photography tutorial DVD on LearningTheLight, as I’ve only ever reviewed photography books and gear before. It’s been really quite eye-opening for me to sit and watch a professional photographer talk about everything from depth of field and aperture, to composition and camera controls – I’ve found that...

An Inspirational Video For Budding Wedding Photographers

An Inspirational Video For Budding Wedding Photographers

Aug 25, 2011

If you’re a regular reader of LearningTheLight.com, you’ll have noticed that I like wedding photography – a lot. I’ve written a piece on why you can learn lots from wedding photography, for instance, and have recently been lucky enough to interview two top wedding photographers, Emma Case and David Charlwood. Anyways, I was lucky enough...

8 ‘How To’ Photography Videos For The DSLR Beginner

8 ‘How To’ Photography Videos For The DSLR Beginner

Aug 10, 2011

For a while now, I’ve been featuring a ‘how to’ photography video at the top-left corner of this site. Judging by various feedback left on our facebook page and twitter, some of the most popular videos have been Ethan Wilding’s ‘Photography in 90 seconds’ tutorials. They really are great little videos, especially for the...

How To Use Fill Flash For Backlit Situations (Video)

How To Use Fill Flash For Backlit Situations (Video)

Jul 24, 2011

It may seem strange to say that using flash outside, where there is plenty of light, can sometimes be a good idea – but it definitely can. One of the most common situations where you’ll find it useful to lighten up your subject with a bit of flash, is when you’re positioning your subject with a strong backlight behind them – if you...

10 Great Street Photography Tips Videos

10 Great Street Photography Tips Videos

Jun 14, 2011

If you’re anything like me, then you might really be interested in giving street photography a go, but are perhaps a little bit nervous at the thought. Well, I’ve compiled 10 great street photography tutorial videos below, so why not take in their advice, and then go out and give it a bash? I’ll be following my own advice soon – photos to...

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...

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...

12 Great Photography Video Tutorials by Bryan Peterson

12 Great Photography Video Tutorials by Bryan Peterson

Jan 25, 2011

Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, and author of the fantastic Understanding Exposure book (which you can read my full review of here). He’s done some great photography video tips/tutorials – from how to choose your ‘creative’ exposure, macro photography, storytelling, taking shots after sunset (lowlight photography),...