How to Take Portraits with Blurred Backgrounds – Beginners Guide

Want to get stunning portraits with blurred backgrounds but not sure how? This post will help you to achieve this.  In professional portraits you will often notice a blurred out background effect. This allows the subject to stand out more. We’ll go through the things that you need to consider to get that bokeh-licious look …

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This 1 Tip Will Help You Become a Better Photographer Faster

You are reading a post on improving your skills on photography. So clearly you are someone who seeks knowledge and wants to improve, that is the first and most essential step of getting better at something.  Now let’s get straight into it. Take Your Camera Everywhere You Go Seriously, treat your camera almost like an …

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What Is a Remote Shutter Release?

A remote shutter release is a device which connects to your camera to allow you to remotely trigger the shutter on it without physically having to press the shutter down on the camera body itself. While this can be a very useful accessory to have as part of your kit, there are different types and …

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What Is Chimping In Photography?

Chimping is when you check a photo on your LCD screen straight after you have taken it.  This is only possible on digital cameras since you can instantly see your photos. So if you’re a film photographer then you can’t really ever be caught chimping because you can’t review your pictures until the film has …

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What Is Advertising Photography?

Advertising photography is the art of using photography to create images with a focus on selling 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 into the public which might be …

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What Is Focal Length? A Beginners Guide

Why Is Focal Length Important?  Focal length is important because it has the greatest effect when it comes to the overall look of the photos that you take. The main things to consider are the following: Field of view Perspective  Magnification Before we cover the 3 topics above, let us quickly describe how focal length …

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What Is A Camera? The 3 Main Components

If you are reading this there’s a very high chance that you’ve either seen a camera or used one. But how do you actually define what a camera is?  Well it can get quite technical but we’ll try to define it simply for you into 3 separate components:  Lens Body Sensor / Film Let’s start …

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What Are The Qualities Of A Good Photo?

When you ask yourself how to take a good photo you may think of different techniques and tools that can help you achieve that.  While there are specific techniques that could work very well for certain genres, this list below will give you the fundamentals that can apply to pretty much every type of photography.  …

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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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How To Shoot A Time-lapse On A DSLR Or Mirrorless Camera

Time-lapses are a cinematic technique that every photographer should know and try at some point. They’re not too hard to learn and can look awesome if done correctly. Follow this quick guide on how to shoot a time-lapse so you can shoot your own! What Is Time-lapse Photography? A time-lapse is a sequence where time …

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