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Prop Project: Venetian Masks

It’s been a long old while since I have written on this blog, and as Spring slowly pops its head out here in the UK, its time to get creative again… A few months back I went to Venice. It is an amazing city, and truly unique. Apart from the endless prosecco, coffee and cake,

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Basics: Prop Making II: Resins and Fibreglass

Last week  I started this short series of articles on making your own props for photoshoots. This mini-series was built on simple techniques using materials you can buy from your local crafts, hardware or car maintenance store. The techniques and materials I will discuss today are not scary and are hugely robust – the same techniques

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Basics: Prop Making I: Pepakura

For those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you will know that recently I have been making my own props for a couple of shoots I had planned this summer – (I wrote previously about sourcing props for your shoot, but in my case the props I want to use are not available commercially).

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How to: Shoot Sunsets

It doesn’t matter what kind of photographer you are, from pro tog to camera-phone twitter warrior, you will have, at one point, shot a sunset. As spring has sprung and the weather is giving us more opportunities to get out and shoot stuff, its time to open up the creative tool box on how to get the most out

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Watermarks (to mark, or not to mark)…

A watermark is a marque, symbol, logo or simple text that a photographer will place over their work in order to inform the viewer who shot the image – effectively standing in for a signature on the art. Sometimes watermarks are even used to obscure the image, and to prevent unlicensed use. At sponsored events

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Basics: Composition – 5 Simple Tips for Better Results.

Spring has sprung and as we get out with our cameras a bit more it is time to consider Composition. Whatever your subject, be it a landscape, a smiling baby, your car or pet or whatever, how you fit your subject (and other elements) into the image is called composition.   This article is for Beginners, and

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Basics: Understanding Simple Lighting

  Lighting your image properly is  often key to getting the correct feeling and style in your image. Any photo you have ever taken will have been lit (obviously!), but how much did you think about it at the time? This is a BASIC guide to understanding a little bit about lighting in your photos

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Basics: Understanding your camera

Understanding how your camera works is really key in getting the most out of your kit – and thus the most out of your images…   The truth is: you don’t need to know everything. The design, the choice of sensor type, the interlacing electronic protocols or the type of glass in the lens is interesting for some

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How To: Shoot Star Trails

The Earth is spinning with jaw-dropping haste whilst the universe around us goes about its own little dance. Star trail photography allows us to show how static landscape can contrast the enormity and rapidity of the universe around us – and it looks awesome too! As Spring is here (apparently), and as the days get longer and

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