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3 Reasons Your Photographs Look Bad and How You Can Fix Them

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Many people seem to be born with a natural ability to take a good photograph. They seemingly point their camera lens at an object and the resulting picture is always amazing. Then there are those of us who simply don’t appear to have the knack for capturing photographs; even still objects seem to stump us!

However, it is possible to take good pictures, and more often than not, there are reasons why your photographs don’t look great. Are you making some of these mistakes and ruining those perfect shots?

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Flash vs. Continuous Lighting: Which Should You Use?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Adequately lighting your studio for a photo shoot is important; after all, you want to make sure that you’re creating the perfect atmosphere in your photos, not only to create a great looking picture, but reducing the time you will need to spend editing later on!

There are a variety of different ways to light a space ready for a photography shoot, but there seems to be a long running debate in the photography world as to which one is the best; flash or continuous lighting.

In order to help settle this debate, we’ve decided to look at the advantages and disadvantages to help you make up your mind!

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The Golden Hour

Friday, April 8th, 2016

The bitter cold bites at unprotected fingertips as you walk determinedly. The sun isn’t up yet. The rest of the world is asleep. Not you, though: you’re on a mission to capture that famed golden hour. That special time of day when the sun hasn’t reached the height of its power yet and is softer for it in your photographs, bathing your subject in the kind of light that creates a flurry of butterflies in your stomach.

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Should You Keep Your Shots Natural?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

With the never-ending deluge of filters on apps, like Instagram, and programs which get rid of imperfections in photographs, such as Photoshop, many photographs uploaded to Flickr and other image sharing sites can look artificial.

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Best Free Photography Competitions to Enter

Monday, March 7th, 2016

As avid photographers ourselves, we love looking around for fun things to do which involve getting our cameras out and taking part in something fun!

Photography competitions are a great way to showcase your skills as well as learn some new techniques along the way! Believe it or not, there’s a fair few free competitions that you can enter – no matter what skill level you are! Take a look at some of our favourites which are running right now!

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The Photo Experiment Inspiring Creativity with Blank Space

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Inspiration can be a very fickle thing. Sometimes it strikes you at the perfect moment and you are able to act upon it, others you might not have the means to channel it into your work…and sometimes it just doesn’t seem to come at all.

Inspiration is one of the main driving forces behind many creative industries, including photography, so it is a crucial to the success of many different art forms that some form of inspiration arises at some point of a project.

However, Canon Australia believed that there was more to gaining inspiration than meets the eye, and set up an experiment to put 6 photographers to the test by inviting them to a studio and giving them no information as to why they would be there.

This experiment is known as the BLANK challenge.

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Take Stunning Snaps with Your Smartphone: a Beginners Guide

Monday, December 14th, 2015

These days, there’s no need to fork out for a fancy camera full of the latest features when you’ve got the most accessible and versatile pieces of equipment sat in your coat pocket. With constant upgrades in mobile devices more focussed on their camera and photography features, people may be less inclined to invest in a clunky DSLR and current snappers may even be looking sell their Pentax camera for something slicker.

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3 Ways to Tell If You Are the Perfect Travel Photographer

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Many people make the mistake of presuming that all photography is the same. Whether you specialise in event photography or portrait photography, the skills required for each style differ, albeit slightly.

Travel photographers, however, require a certain set of specific skills in order to be successful in their photography. Apart from being an incredibly focused person who can sacrifice a large portion of their lives to their craft, there are certain skills which can determine how successful you will be in travel photography.

Want to know what they are? Here are 3 skills that you need to have in order to be the best travel photographer.

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Landscape Photography: 3 Mistakes You Should Avoid

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Landscape photography can be incredibly difficult to master, especially as it’s extremely hard to capture the moment with a point and shoot attitude.

This isn’t to say you can’t get a great landscape scene from your mobile phone, but it’s incredibly rare to capture the raw beauty without changing some settings or thinking about the composition first.

Because it can be quite a difficulty form of photography to master, here are 3 mistakes that you should avoid when trying to capture the dramatic landscape in your photograph.

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The Golden Hour: The Best Times for the Best Photos

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

 

We love taking photos. From live action shots to subdued subtle landscapes and dramatic portraits, snapping pictures is an art form we can’t help but admire. Every photographer, however, will know that what makes or breaks a photo isn’t necessarily the subject or the angle, it’s the lighting. (more…)