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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...

Guest Post: Summer Photography Does and Don’ts

Guest Post: Summer Photography Does and Don’ts

Jul 5, 2011

The following is a guest post by Expansys. Do you have some photography tips or tricks that you’d like to share with our readers? Contact us and we’ll look to get your article up on the site! When summer arrives the world is full of colour, daylight hours are longer and many people head off on holiday. It is this time of year, along with Christmas,...

‘The Speedliter’s Handbook’ Review

‘The Speedliter’s Handbook’ Review

Jun 26, 2011

The Speedliter’s Handbook, by Syl Arena The Speedliter’s Handbook, by Syl Arena, is the best book about off-camera flash photography that I have ever read. Go buy it – it’s that simple! (It’s available from Amazon US and UK, by the way). If a three-sentence review isn’t quite good enough for you, though, you may want to...

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...

Photography Terms Explained: ISO

Photography Terms Explained: ISO

Jun 4, 2011

Welcome to the second post of my ‘Photography Terms Explained’ series, where I try to explain some of the technical-sounding photography terms so that anyone can understand them – well, that’s the plan, anyway! By the way, the first one I did was all about demystifying focal length, which you may find useful too. So what is ISO,...

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...

Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Review

Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Review

May 11, 2011

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II was the second lens I bought for my DSLR, right after I got my first telephoto (the Canon 55 – 250mm zoom, which you can also read my review of, should you wish to). I wanted a lens with a really wide maximum aperture so I could take photos in lowlight without a flash, and I didn’t want to break the bank – so the...

How To Tell If You’re ‘The Photographer’ In The Family? No Photos Of You!

How To Tell If You’re ‘The Photographer’ In The Family? No Photos Of You!

May 8, 2011

If you have a DSLR and love taking photos of your family and friends, you’re soon going to be known as ‘The Photographer’. Now, this is no bad thing – indeed, it’s nice that people think you can take some good shots – but one of the things this means is that you never end up having any photos that you’re actually in...

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,...

Lots Of Cameras + Creativity = The Matrix

Lots Of Cameras + Creativity = The Matrix

Apr 19, 2011

What do you get when you cross a whole bunch of cameras, a lot of willing photographers, and a massive amount of creativity? The Matrix on a budget, that’s what! Check out this fantastic...