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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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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Macro lens for under a tenner? No way!

Thought so! Well it’s not quite a new lens but it can be added to your existing lens and give you are whole new world to explore. Close up filters or macro filters screw into the front of your existing camera lens and act like a pair of reading glasses, magnifying everything in it's path. What's the big deal about a macro lens? A macro lens opens up a ...

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Exposure? What’s that about?

Sometimes exposure can be a little confusing for a newbie photographer. But basically exposure is all about controlling the amount of light coming into the camera. If you stick your camera in auto then the camera figures it all out for you – job done! But if you want to take creative control and have gorgeous photos, then you need to get your head around exposure. There’s three ways of ...

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Splash Photography DIY Tutorial

Ever wish you could hit the pause button and stop life flashing before your eyes? Well you can, by harnessing the power of your DSLR. Images produced using high-speed photography are awesome because they freeze moments of time, which can’t be seen with the naked eye. A whole world of smashing, dripping, crashing, cracking and bursting stuff, suddenly becomes visible. Not surprisingly, splash photography has had photographers gripped for ...

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Twisted Vision

Are you getting bored of looking at crisp, pristine images? Isn’t it about time your photo’s got a little funkier? Hell, you need to get your twisted vision, thang on! A photographer looks through layers of perfectly transparent glass, every time they take a photograph. As a result the viewer is mainly presented with a pristine image that is a clear representation of what the camera was pointing ...

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Transform your images from your DSLR into a flick book

Cave men are thought to have tried to capture the illusion of motion, by drawing bison - with many legs, on the walls of their caves.  But it wasn’t until the clever Victorians, that we managed to transform photographs into moving images. One of the earliest devices able to replicate motion, was the humble flick book. This natty little device, stacks sequences of images together, which when ‘flicked,’ created ...

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