A Compact Wedding

Back in May I finally treated myself to a Canon G12, a piece of kit that I’ve wanted since it was released the previous year, and I set myself a challenge: use it to photograph a friend’s wedding.

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Composition: A Parkour Frame of Mind

This is a guest post by Andy ‘Kiell’ Day. He is a renowned Parkour photographer, practitioner of parkour himself, and rock climber / builderer. His book “The Moments Between” (see our review) is possibly the first ever book featuring parkour photography, and shows off why his images are so sought after by magazines such as Focus, … Read more Composition: A Parkour Frame of Mind

Stop reading this… and take some photographs.

Well, the rest of this post is not necessary, I’ve said it all in the title. However, if you happen to be reading this late at night, you’re tired, and don’t mind a bit of baloney, read on… Why did I say this? 1. When you have to shoot, Shoot! Don’t talk. Tuco Says it … Read more Stop reading this… and take some photographs.

Symmetry In Photography: A Guide

Symmetry in Photography is an extremely strong compositional tool that can be used to draw the attention of your viewers. It declutters the image, and makes them visually simple, yet intriguing. Beyond Photo Tips has a running project about SYMMETRY; and you’re welcome to join us in its exploration. What is Symmetry? Does it just mean a ‘reflection’ of … Read more Symmetry In Photography: A Guide

Steady that Point ‘n’ Shoot

Point and Shoot cameras are notoriously difficult to keep steady in low light situations. This is mainly because they’re so light. Every slight movement of your hand also influences the movement of the camera. In comparison, larger (and heavier) camera users can find that the weight of the camera can be a steadying factor although … Read more Steady that Point ‘n’ Shoot

Lessons in Creativity that you can learn from Parkour

You’ve watched Casino Royale, or Babylon A.D.? Yes? Then you’ve seen traceurs in action. Photo: amfdesigner   They’re the guys who run around cities, jumping over walls, climbing the outsides of buildings and generally doing ‘impossible’ stuff. Their ‘sport’ is called “Le Parkour” or “FreeRunning” and the practitioners are called ‘Traceurs’. Their goal is to … Read more Lessons in Creativity that you can learn from Parkour

Kung-Fu For Your Photography

Master Photography with lessons from Kung Fu masters.

Kung Fu is the martial art weapon of the masses. It’s inception took ‘force’ out of the exclusive domain of the rulers, and empowered the common man. The basic ideas are simple, but powerful. You can use these lessons to master photography today! With amateurs putting their work alongside professional photographers on the internet, the … Read more Kung-Fu For Your Photography

It Pays to Know Your Equipment

Three weeks ago, my MacBook Pro crashed. It had seen a year of good service, and because it was my first ever Mac, I’d just about set it up to workexactly the way I wanted it to; and it crashed. The Apple service provider in my city said that the logic board had died, and … Read more It Pays to Know Your Equipment

Tiny Tips 15: Hyperfocal Distance in Street Photography

If you want to take really quick & sneaky photographs on the street without putting your eye to the viewfinder, here’s a sneaky trick. Setting your lens in manual focus mode, and setting it at its Hyperfocal distance will allow you to take photographs with a great deal of flexibility, often allowing you to shoot … Read more Tiny Tips 15: Hyperfocal Distance in Street Photography

Selecting Photographs: What not to show

You’re an aspiring photographer or amateur photographer and want to show the world, or maybe just your relatives what you can do with a camera and some good ol’ light. But where’s that brilliant photograph in which you’ve managed to time the shot just perfectly? Lost in the quagmire of shots that didn’t make the cut? Here’s one small tip with an illustration to help you out.

Photography and Me

This is a guest post written by Aarathi Edward, an avid photographer and media relations expert. She is totally in love with the film dark-room and has, at my behest, consented to share the magic that she experienced when first introduced to the gloomy, un-illuminated side of photography. Photo: WhiskygonebadThe first time I really took … Read more Photography and Me