How To Take Flat Lay Photos Without Harsh Shadows

Shadows can be tricky, especially in overhead photography. This post will make it easy for you to control your shadows, so your flat lays come out exactly as you want them to. Follow the tips below and most of the harsh shadows can be avoided when you take flat lay photos from above: Prevent Shadows …

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12 Tips To Photograph The PERFECT Pour Shot Every Time

Whether it is a flat lay or flying food, there are so many ways to get interesting shots in food photography. Today I’m going to share useful and actionable tips that can help you take the perfect action shot in food photography. So, if you have been wondering how to photograph pouring liquids, then this …

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How To Shoot Splash Photography Using Just One Speedlight Flash

If you’ve ever wanted to recreate amazing splash photography shots with drinks, then this post will help you. In this example we will use an ice cube dropping into water but you can use anything e.g. fruit dropped into a cocktail. This is what you’ll need: Settings for Splash Photography Summary: How To Set Up …

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Drinks Photography Tips – 18 Secrets Used by Pros

Drinks photography is a subset of food photography where you photograph beverages in the most appealing way possible. This is all to make the audience wish that they had the drink in their hands. To do this, the professionals use a range of secrets to make sure their photos are a cut above the rest. …

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Why Does A Circular Lens Capture Rectangular Pictures? Explained

This might seem like an obvious thing to some people, but for others it can be mind boggling!  The short answer is: 💡 Photographs and images from cameras are square or rectangular in shape because the image sensors or photographic film that we use is always square or rectangular in shape. The shape of the …

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What Is Advertising Photography?

Advertising photography is the art of using photography to create images with a focus on selling or promoting a service, product or brand.  Sometimes you may have ad campaigns that aren’t necessarily there to sell but to raise awareness. For example, governments might commission ad campaigns to get certain information out to the public which …

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What Are The Main Parts of a Camera? In Detail

Well it can get quite technical but we’ll try to define it simply for you into 3 main components of a camera and all the important parts within each one:  Depending on whether it is a DSLR , mirrorless or even a point and shoot, will effect the individual parts within these three components. For …

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What Are The Qualities Of A Good Photo?

I always found it hard to figure out how to take a good photo when I first started out, but I always found it easier when I had a mental checklist of things I should consider. This list below will give you the fundamentals that can apply to pretty much every type of photography.  Use …

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What Is Framing In Photography? How To Use Framing (With Examples)

I like using easy hacks to improve my photography and framing is one of them. Framing is when you use composition to focus attention to your subject by forming a frame around part of your image.  An example would be using a doorway with your subject standing within the frame of the doorway. What Is …

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What is The Reciprocal Rule in Photography?

The reciprocal rule in photography states that your shutter speed should be at least as fast as the reciprocal of your focal length (1/focal length).  Meaning if you have a 50mm lens you need a shutter speed of 1/50th of a second and if you have a focal length of 100mm you need a shutter …

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19 Food Photography HACKS – Learn These Tricks of The Trade

If you have been wondering how to improve on your food photography then this post will help you.  We list some tips and tricks that you can use to hack your way to better food photography.  Food photography is different to a lot of other types of still life photography since the subject can actually …

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What Is Frames Per Second (FPS) in Photography?

💡 Frames per second (FPS) in photography describes how fast a camera can take consecutive images in quick succession. For example, if the camera has a FPS of 12 FPS then that means the camera can theoretically take 12 pictures per second.  A photographer may see this as a selling point if they are likely …

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What Does ‘Blown Out’ Mean in Photography?

The term ‘blown out’ in photography is used when people are referring to a part of an image which does not retain any detail and instead just shows up as a glaring plain white spot. This happens when the blown out area is too bright compared to the rest of the image and the camera …

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How Long Do DSLR Camera Bodies Last?

Here’s a quick summary: Do DSLR cameras wear out from normal use?  I guess the first question on your mind is probably do cameras actually wear out. After all they’re not cheap right? So surely they need to last. But exactly how long do they last and do they actually wear out? Well the short …

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How To Mount A Camera For Overhead Food Photography Without A Tripod

Shooting overhead photography means you will probably want something which is perfectly level and this results in you needing to mount your camera overhead. One of the best ways to do this is by mounting a camera to a c-stand. Things you’ll need: To attach your camera to a c-stand you’ll need these things. Accessories Choose …

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What Is The Zoom Setting For On A Speedlight / Speedlite Flash?

The flash zoom setting on speedlights can confuse a lot of people and there are a few things to consider to make sure you’re using it correctly.  Let’s go through the important things that you need to know and make sure that speedlight zoom is explained. Summary of flash zoom settings: What Is The Flash …

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Why Do Black Spots Appear On Photos From My DSLR

If you have a digital camera like a DSLR you might one day be taking photos and notice that there are black spots that show up in every picture. If you are new to taking photos with a camera like a DSLR or mirrorless camera you might just put it down to a bad camera …

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Why Do I Look Better In A Mirror Than I Do In Pictures ?

You see a picture of yourself and you just know that something is off and you feel like you don’t look your best. But then you look in the mirror and you think you look fine. You think ‘Is the mirror or camera more accurate?’… So, why is that? Why do your friends think you …

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How To Use A Speedlight Flash To Freeze Motion

Pretty much anybody who gets into photography has probably wondered how to photograph action shots and freeze motion as if it is stuck in time. An example would be in splash photography where you can capture the splash in detail and freeze the motion of it within the image. Most people may assume that the …

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What You Need To Know About Fake Ice For Food Photography

Fake ice is a staple in many beverage photographers’ kits and in this post I go through why you might want to use fake ice in your drinks photography as well as some of the options you have. Why Should You Use Fake Ice In Drinks Photography? First of all why should you consider using …

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How To Upload High Quality Photos To Instagram

This post will show you how to optimise your export settings so you can achieve high quality Instagram posts.  You take these amazing pictures on your camera, edit them to look even better and you can’t wait to post it on Instagram to start racking up the likes and shares.  BUT then you do upload …

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