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Photography Terms Explained: High Key

Photography Terms Explained: High Key

Aug 29, 2011

Welcome to another ‘Photography Terms Explained‘ post. This week I’ll be explaining just what is meant by the phrase ‘High Key’. High Key means, basically, a photo that is predominantly bright/light – generally with hardly any shadows, and not very contrasty at all (although that’s subjective: a photo can still have...

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...

Free Photography eBooks – The Ultimate Collection

Free Photography eBooks – The Ultimate Collection

Aug 21, 2011

Welcome to the ultimate collection of totally FREE photography eBooks! Whether you’re after some general digital photography advice, looking to increase your photo editing skills, want some specific street photography tips, or even have a desire to take amazing shots of dragonflies – whatever you’re looking for, we have you covered. As well as...

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...

Learn From The Experts: An Interview With David Charlwood

Learn From The Experts: An Interview With David Charlwood

Aug 16, 2011

I’m really thrilled to bring you an interview with David Charlwood today, a fantastic wedding photographer from the UK. David was one of the very first photographers I started to follow on Twitter (follow him here), and he also featured in my very first ‘I Wish I’d Taken This Photo’ article back in March 2010. So, without further ado,...

A Bit Of Link Love For Our Facebook Followers

A Bit Of Link Love For Our Facebook Followers

Aug 15, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I asked our followers on facebook if they had their own website, blog or Flickr stream, and I was really, really impressed with the quality of the sites people had. So I thought I’d link to their sites here, just as a small thank you for following us on facebook, and for taking part and communicating with us there. (By the way, if...

SimpleSLR: Hands-On Photography Training Review

SimpleSLR: Hands-On Photography Training Review

Aug 12, 2011

 SimpleSLR: Hands-On Photography Training, is a fantastic book from Andy Lim – well known in the photography world for his photography classes and tutorials (as well as great images, of course!). His new book (which is available to buy here) is an extension of his classes; fitting in lots of practical lessons and examples to get the new DSLR-owner up to...

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...

Learn From The Experts: An Interview With Emma Case

Learn From The Experts: An Interview With Emma Case

Aug 8, 2011

Emma Case I’m very excited to announce the first of what will be a new series of posts on LearningTheLight.com: ‘Learn From The Experts’, where professional photographers will share their tips, tricks, anecdotes and words of wisdom for us all. And I’m even more excited that our first expert on board is none other than Emma Case, of...

10 Great Photos Shot With A Canon T3i / 600D (And How They Were Taken)

10 Great Photos Shot With A Canon T3i / 600D (And How They Were Taken)

Aug 6, 2011

The Canon Rebel T3i (also knows as the 600D in Europe) has been out for a fair few months now, and has garnered fantastic reviews around the web. It’s a great DSLR, and one that I would thoroughly recommend for both the enthusiast and beginner photographer. Below you’ll find 10 great examples of just what this camera can achieve, as well as how the...