7 Ways To A More Observant Life

Every single person can benefit from being more observant. Not just photographers, though photographers have the most to gain from being observant… (this is such a ‘duh’ moment… but humour me and do read on) This is the second part of a two-post series on why a good photographer is also a good observer. In … Read more 7 Ways To A More Observant Life

How did you all get so good?

This is a guest post by Podcaster, John Arnold. Photo: Floyduk There’s no fighting it – the standard of modern day amateur photography is way better than it was even just a decade ago. The quality of the submissions I see on the PhotoWalkthrough flickr group is excellent – occasionally spectacular. You, dear reader, are … Read more How did you all get so good?

Colour it Black (& White)

Photo:Vincent Boiteau Black & White photography is obsolete. It is antiquated, and exists for no reason at all, save our desire to see the world as we can’t see it. In Black & White. Of course, history has it’s reasons why Black & White photography had to come first. Even when Colour Photography was first … Read more Colour it Black (& White)

11 Things To Do With Your Cameraphone While You Wait

Waiting is difficult to put up with in today’s fast paced world. There’s a tonne of things to learn out there, and we’d never get to learn all we want to learn, or do all that we want to do if we sat around waiting – doing nothing in that time. But what of those … Read more 11 Things To Do With Your Cameraphone While You Wait

Photoshop Process – Edit Brian’s Picture

A couple of days ago, Brian Auer posted a project on his blog where he invited people to use a photograph that he would supply and process it in Photoshop (or any other image editing software). The idea was to see how different people take an image and work on it.

 

 

 

Brian was kind enough to give us the option of starting from the original RAW file from his camera as long as we reminded ourselves time and time again that we did not own the photograph, but were only borrowing in for purposes of this project.

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Point n go shoot

by The JohannEspiritu™ Hi there… I need a bit of help; for a change, I need you, yes You… to share some information with me. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to photography or not, your opinion is welcome. What information? Well, do read on… All these years I’ve been taking pictures with SLR and … Read more Point n go shoot

8 Microstock Websites and "What the Hell is Microstock anyway?"

by Maria Rosa Micro stock, is that stock photography of only Macro photographs or photos of microscopic thingies? Nope, its the new rage across the photography scene. They’re websites which accept photographs from everyone, and their babies, given some very simple quality criteria. These photographs are accepted over the internet and are given a looking … Read more 8 Microstock Websites and "What the Hell is Microstock anyway?"

8 Ways to Keep your Compositions Simple

Keep It Simple, Stupid Remember the K.I.S.S. principle… It needs no introduction. Then, why do we forget it when taking photographs? by Zamm First the why Why would you want to leave things out of a frame? More the merrier, right? The bigger, the better, right? Umm… sometimes, yes… But not here. You see, when … Read more 8 Ways to Keep your Compositions Simple

8 Good Habits for Creative Photographers

How do you get inspiration for your photography? How do you stay creative? How do you get ‘creative’ to start with?

I’m hoping to open up some answers here, but you’re welcome to help me add to this list in the comments section.

Keep Your Mind Open

discarded roses on concrete by ‘SeraphimC

There’s nothing on this planet that can ‘not inspire’. If you look at a piece of trash and say “How could I possibly be inspired by this?” you’re not looking beyond the obvious. Here’s a couple of different ways in which to look at a piece of trash:

Strobist – Hobby goes Pro

I’ve wondered about it for a long time… I’ve marvelled, and been Inspired by his apparent ability to do more than 3 tasks at a time, but I guess this day finally had to come. Baltimore Sun Photographer David Hobby has finally taken his ‘hobby’ and turned it into a life changing possibility. David started … Read more Strobist – Hobby goes Pro

Brian Auer’s Photo Resource List

Brian Auer of the Epic Edits Weblog complied a list of Photography sites that were created or maintained by his readers. Complied over a short period of time, the list has a surprising number of interesting links. I recommend you take a look at as many of these links as you can… Divided into three … Read more Brian Auer’s Photo Resource List

How Do I Keep My Cameras Working Well?

Maintenance is an important part of any mechanical device’s life. Film and Digital Cameras are no different. Whether your camera body costs $350 or $3,000, these camera maintenance ideas will keep your equipment in ship-shape and humming in tune all the time. 1. Keep Using Your Camera Equipment Keeping your gear in use is one … Read more How Do I Keep My Cameras Working Well?

Tiny Tips 4 – Study Highlights!

by David The earlier two tips were about attributes of light that may well be avoided. Here is one aspect of light that you would do well to utilise constructively. While a light source from behind the camera helps you take sharp and colourful photographs, light from behind the subject may help you take pictures … Read more Tiny Tips 4 – Study Highlights!

Why am I asking you to use Firefox on a Photography Blog?

The Back-Story Right now, I’m a semi-professional photographer, apart from taking photographs, I also do some graphic design, advertising design and web design. Over the years, I’ve always had trouble with designing websites because of the complicated tables that people used to use for web design… My print design experiences have led me to think … Read more Why am I asking you to use Firefox on a Photography Blog?