Great photos might be down to a little bit of luck, but most of that 'luck' you make yourself. Don't believe us? Read on...Read More
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It doesn't matter what your subject matter you photograph: There's a few things that separates the men from the boys, and the women from the girls, however: The focus of how you approach your work - the core of what drives you to take photographs. What type of photographer are you?Read More
Lensational's founders realised how photography could bring an emotional and financial strength to women across the world, whether through giving them the ability to express themselves or the chance to generate a small income.Read More
Now to unravel the mystery of the photos. Other people have been able to identify the castle as Warwick, but that's as far as it goes. Do you recognise any of the women in the photos? It's all a bit of a long shot, but doesn't ask doesn't get.Read More
Having taken a look at exposure and composition, it's time to turn our attention to light and lighting in our short introduction to photography series. Here, we've broken down some of the terms that you're likely to encounter and given you some examples when it comes to natural light.Read More
Photography is a collaboration of the technical with the creative. Once you've negotiated exposure, and how to manipulate light to paint your photos, it's time to think about composition, or how you construct your photos and place your subject or subjects within the frame to create an image.Read More
Everything to have happened in photography has been iterative, slow, and gradual, building on technology that already existed, to create cameras that are slightly better than the previous generation. Not so with Lytro.
For all that our cameras are capable of rendering the world in glorious Technicolor, their light meters are remarkably simple: they can only 'see' in shades of grey. When a light meter attempts to judge the correct exposure for a scene, it does so under the assumption that the scene's average brightness is middle grey (18% grey), which is exactly half-way between absolute black and bright white.Read More
As a photographer one of the first things that you need to understand is exposure, or how to control light to create an image. If you're new to photography or have just picked up a camera with manual control for the first time, we suggest that you start here. Learning how to manipulate light to achieve the shots that you want is a life-long project, but these are the foundations.Read More
I've been to CES quite a few times now, and I can't help but notice that photography is starting to be less and less of a focus for the show. To wit: This year, like many years before, the PMA is hosting... well, in their own words, "Digital Imaging/Photography Exhibits and Sessions, presented by PMA, at 2015 International CES".Read More
New photographers are often admonished to disable their pop-up flashes and never engage them again. Sometimes, however, the light they provide is better than the alternative of no photo at all. If that's the case, how can you make the best of the situation?Read More