Category Archives: Tutorials

Photography Tip Number 31 – Keep Believing


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. Welcome to my final tip in march madness. I hope you enjoyed all my random bite sized tips throughout the month. My final tip is more of a philosophical one. If you’re trying to make a living from photography, and we all know it’s hard, I am struggling the same as you are if not more in some ways. Find your niche and stay true to your passion. Keep believing in yourself even if it feels like no one else does. Keep pushing towards what you want to […]

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Photography Tip Number 30 – Continuos Shooting


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. All the latest DSLR cameras have some kind of continuos shooting mode. Some faster than others and some that last for a lot more photos than others in a sequence of shots. Here is a simple little tip to get more out of your continuous shooting mode. Instead of shooting in RAW as you might prefer most of the time in your photo shoots, switch the camera photo settings to FINE or JPG. in a lot of cases this will speed up your frames per second for continuous […]

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Photography Tip Number 29 – The Reflector


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. If ever you are stuck for a light source during an outdoor shoot during the day, it can be very handy to have a reflector on hand. They are compact, light and easy to pack and unpack. They are not expensive and come in multiple colors like gold, silver and white for diffusing the sun light. Even as a solo shooter with a friend or a model a reflector is easy to manage and use by attaching to another tripod or lit stand. Follow all the madness here, […]

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Photography Tip Number 28 – Photo Library


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. If you are like me and take a lot of photos. We’re talking many thousands of photos. Then it’s time to invest in some photo management software. In specific something to help you create and manage a library. My favourite at the moment is Lightroom, but I was once an advocate of Aperture by Apple but found that became a bit too slow once the libraries of photos became quite big. With Lightroom you can manage your libraries and do everything you need to do to edit your […]

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Photography Tip Number 27 – Simple Time-lapse Tips


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. Some of the latest DSLR cameras have an intervelometer built in which is just a fancy way of saying it can take multiple photos in a time-lapse sequence. Here are some simple tips to help you create some cool time-lapse sequences. The first tip is to try your best to set the camera and lens on manual modes. Set the exposure settings for your camera and leave the settings on manual. This will stop the camera from adjusting the exposure over your sequence creating a flickering effect in […]

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Photography Tip Number 26 – Changing Your Lens


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. It can be a tricky prospect at times to change your lenses out in the field. Here are a couple of tips for you to follow so you don’t do any damage or limit any potential dust entering the camera. When removing a lens from on the camera always have the replacement lens ready to go nearby. As you remove the lens from the camera, point the camera body down to restrict any potential dust particles entering the body and landing on the censor, it’s not a fun […]

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Photography Tip Number 25 – Don’t Be Lazy


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. For those landscape lovers or lovers of the early morning golden light. Don’t be lazy. Set the alarm and get your butt out of bed. You’re not going to get this shot from the comfort of your bed. Even in situations of an afternoon when you are sitting on the fence about getting the sunset shot. Just do it. It’s the worst feeling in the world not taking a chance and missing an amazing sunset. Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here.

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Photography Tip Number 24 – Be Aware of Your Settings


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. If you’re like me and always changing your settings to suit a shot then make sure before each photo shoot you check your settings. Don’t go all auto in your head and just start shooting. Make a routine to check your settings each time you shoot. So many times I have screwed photo shoots by not double checking my settings I used from previous shoots. The ones to watch out for the most are your ISO, your exposure and your F stop settings. Follow all the madness here, […]

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Photography Tip Number 23 – Filters


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. I have a few filters in my bag and I want to share some examples. I have a Polarising filter which helps reduce reflections and darken the sky in landscape photos. I also have a nice set of Cokin filters I use for landscape photography. They are great for creating effects like golden sunrises or to blur out running water in waterfall photos. Really nice filters to have. If you can’t purchase either of those then I recommend at least buying a UV filter to protect your lens. […]

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Photography Tip Number 22 – The Photo Walk


Follow all the madness here, or sign up for the notifications here. If you’re stuck for inspiration and struggling for creativity, it’s a good idea to just grab your camera and go for a walk. You can do this alone or organise a group of people. This can be a good opportunity to meet with some like minded people and bounce questions off and just generally share in the fun of photo hunting. Also it’s good to do your own photo walk by yourself as well. Spend a few hours trekking around your community photographing people and places. You might […]

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