Abstract Photography Techniques: Inky Swirls

Here’s a cool abstract photography technique, which creates intriguing burst of colour. The beauty of abstract photography is that it’s a bit like staring at white fluffy clouds floating across a blue sky. Where one person might see a pregnant lady on horseback, someone else might see a lama smoking a cigar! Abstract photography is less about what the photographer intended and more about how you ...

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Must Have Maternity Photographs!

Ever since Annie Leibovitz photographed Demi Moore, for the front cover of Vanity Fair magazine, maternity photographs have become increasingly popular. Maternity photographs come with a compelling narrative: an imminent birth. There aren’t many bigger stories in the family photo album than the arrival of a new born baby, so for a photographer maternity photographs are a real gift. The best time to take maternity photographs is when the ...

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Abstract photography: Embrace your inner artist!

All photography is abstraction to some degree or other. As a photographer you have the ever engaging task of selecting exactly what goes in your frame and what you leave out. The constant process of selecting and rejecting everything around you, is what photography is all about. Abstract photography chucks the proverbial 'photography rule book,' out of the window. It laughs in the face of conventional photographic wisdom. The ...

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3 Lazy Photography Techniques that Produce Fab Holiday Photos

The lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us. But if even the thought of picking up your hefty DSLR camera makes you perspire and lay back in your hammock- don’t sweat! Here are three top photography techniques to take the hassle out of your holiday photos. Hangout by the pool For me visiting amazing places is an essential part of the holiday experience. But sometimes you can’t ...

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DIY: FREE SHUTTER RELEASE FOR YOUR CAMERA

Do you ever get caught short wanting to do a long exposure but don’t have a shutter release cable with you? Most DSLR cameras have a built in maximum exposure time of 30 seconds. But lots of fun photo projects, that are featured on this site, like creating light igloos, light trails or even light painting need a bit more time. For really long exposures your camera needs to be ...

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DIY Light Painting Tutorial: How to Create Light Igloos

The slightly warmer evenings, (well in the northern hemisphere anyway) mean that you no longer have to freeze like an Eskimo to create an amazing light igloo. These temporary space age structures are sure to amaze onlookers and the good news is they are incredibly easy to light painting technique. This light painting project is all about drawing with a torch attached to the end of a stick, under the ...

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DIY: Create An Amazing Light Painting Tool

Have you ever seen those light painting photos, the ones with really uniformed spirals or orbs? Have you ever thought to yourself that you couldn't do it because it looks too perfect.  Well here's one way of achieving an exacting light painting look, without paying any attention to detail!  This light painting project combines power drills and your camera-surely that’s just fun squared!  The other thing is that using ...

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DIY: Stop Motion Animation – Animate Your Still Images

Do you find that your still photographs are a little still sometimes? Do you ever wish that you could give them a little movement? Stop motion animation is a fun way to bring old photographs to life. For this project you will need, some scissors, some images to cut up, a tripod a DSLR camera and some video editing software (Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro will ...

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Exposure Compensation: What does this button do?

Does your camera have some buttons that you are just too scared to touch? Thought so! When I was learning how to use the camera, there were certain buttons that I wouldn’t go near: I either thought that I’d never being able to undo my fiddling or I’d somehow break the camera! It took me several years to conquer those utterly irrational fears and to start experimenting ...

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