Top 5 Tips to Taking Amazing Wildlife Photos!

Wildlife photography can manage to be one of the most rewarding or frustrating types of photography. If done properly, you can create a wonderful document of our incredible natural world. It can tell a beautiful story. It can be moving. If not done well, it can leave you immensely dissatisfied and annoyed that you didn’t manage to capture a great photo. This is especially true if you have paid to go on a safari, and you are not going to be able to easily repeat your experience! These are 5 things you need to consider when going to capture amazing wildlife photos.

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Cityscape Photography and Luminosity Masking Tutorial

In this tutorial, I show you how to compose, set your camera to bracket and capture a period of time from before sunset through the end of blue hour. I cover how to focus on a tripod, and what you need to consider, so that you have the best images available for your post-production. I then show how you should edit your 5 exposure brackets within Lightroom, so that they easily blend in Photoshop. We then use Luminosity Masking within Photoshop, to make very specific selections, and use components of each of our exposures to create our final image.

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Discussing Photography: ‘Regarding the Pain of Others’

Regarding the Pain of Others is an intensive study on the effects and implications of the way that media has shared and created a method of understanding documentary photographs. It cleverly analyses the unrelenting, unreality of images of horrific situations that we, as comparably-comfortable and safe viewers fail to absorb the essence of.

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Don McCullin: A Tate Britain Retrospective / Review & Thoughts

The gallery is busy, but a strange hush has fallen upon the onlookers. People only speak in whispers, as if the photographs can hear your conversations. The atmosphere is one of respect and appreciation. Don McCullin’s work has captured the emotions of the crowd. The spectrum of humanity shown in the images commands the room to silently observe. Haunting, powerful and desperate; the photography moves you in its harsh reality. The onlookers slowly shuffle around the gallery in lines, following the narrative of each of Don’s collections. You either leave overwhelmed or amazed by humanities’ ability to bitterly endure…

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Photographic Inspiration: What can we learn from Rembrandt?

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age. As a modern day photographer, what can we learn from one of the greatest portrait painters to have ever lived? What can we use from his artistic thought process, approach and application in our own creative endeavours?

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Photography 101: The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is the most basic and widely taught ‘rule’ of composition within photography. The origins of this concept were heavily exercised within renaissance painting. It is a rule which can be applied to every image that you ever take, in any scenario. Learn how and when to use the rule of thirds in your own photography!

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