Handy and Useful Photography Tips
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Knowledge is King
We all have a certain amount of knowledge with photography within us but there is always more to learn. There are plenty of photography tips or "Nuggets" of information that you hear that probably make you think:
"Hey, that's a good idea!"
There isn't a day that goes by where I don't study a new technique or read an article on something new. Maybe a product review or upgrade to some software I own. As a result it's a never ending learning curve.
Many of us like to think we have got it down to a T and know as much as we need to. But, ask any professional photographer if they "know it all", and most will tell you that they are constantly learning. Most of all, learning things such as:
Even professionals look out for new and exciting photography tips on weddings, new lighting kit for portraits and commercial shoots. Therefore, enjoy the sections below and please comment where you can as it helps to share the love!
Beginner Photography Tips
The Digital SLR
Learn the ins, outs and buttons of the modern DSLR. Includes short quiz and link to a Mini Course at the end.
A beginners intro to the wonderful world of new photography skills and photo editing.
15 Quick Photo Tips
15 Essential tips to creative, better digital photography. A short course for those just getting into photography.
General Photography Tips
Basic tips and mini course on photographing small children with sample images.
Use your flash with confidence after reading these starter flash photography tips.
Basic Wedding Tips
A few beginner or amateur tips and advice on how to photograph weddings.
Photographing birds can be tough. You need patience, good technique and the right kit.
Confused as to which camera to buy? See our guide to basic, pro DSLR's and mirrorless cameras.
Have you bought a camera with changeable lenses? Check out our guide to the best glass.
Advanced Photo Tips
How to shoot and sell a stunning time lapse video including seamless day to night.
A more in depth look into the world of profitable, professional wedding photography.
Learn to shoot and sell stock photography. We may include some stock video tips later.
Make a living shooting properties for agencies, magazines or private owners.
Advanced Photo Tips
Here we take things a little further and add some more in depth tutorials.
Now you are "in deep" with photography, here are some extra bits you might need...
Digital Imaging and Editing
Start your editing journey here with some simple editing tips and techniques.
Wow! If you process a lot of images in Photoshop, you are going to want to see this.
Fantastic plug ins for Adobe Photoshop to give your images an added Je Ne Sai Quoi!
Money, Reviews, Drones
Make Some Money
How to make money with your camera and a little know how. Read our tips.
A comprehensive list of camera, video, software, gadget and accessory reviews
Learn how to to shoot quality photos and videos from a drone or UAV.
By no means do I want you to think that I know it all, far from it. In this photography tips section, there is over 30 years experience on general photography, Photoshop and many other areas.
It seems like I have done my fair share of research over the years. From reading magazines, going to seminars and more importantly from hands on experience. Everything else from first apprenticeship at 16 to photographing Princess Ann exclusively. Weddings to pet portraits and from passports to large magazine editorials.
More recently I have worked with the BBC, Channel 4, a superb team from Pinewood Studios and many local businesses. For the past few years, I've been working with drones as a qualified UAV pilot filming on some fantastic jobs. I will be adding a new section on aerial photography and cinematography soon so be sure to bookmark us. And join our newsletter.
Photography has been a passion of mine since I first tried my fathers' SLR (Single lens reflex) way back in 1978. Back then I must have read every magazine and gone to endless photo exhibitions. Now with the internet and this website along with my offline business, well...my wife and children hardly see me.
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