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photographic reflectorsI had an email on Sunday from Christine Monkton (one of our first Digital Photography Exposed clients) asking how she should begin with using photographic reflectors for portraiture. Great idea for a photography tip -­ so thanks Christine, this one’s for you...

You can make a photographic reflector from just about anything that’ll reflect light. I frequently use the large white envelopes my lab (ProAm imaging) sends my prints back in, as well as a purpose built Lastolite.

iso-800-no-flashIn this photography tip we'll look at Digital Camera ISO settings which are a tremendously handy tool which is often overlooked or misunderstood. Correct use of your ISO settings means cleaner, sharper and more evocative photos.

The ISO settings on your digital camera are a measure of sensitivity which back in the days of film were also called ASA.

sharp photosHave you been in the right place at the right time, in perfect light, got the composition spot on ­ but when you get home the photo’s not sharp? Countless thousands of great images are spoilt because of sharpness.

Using our Photography Video request form Coen, Rob Lyle, Peter Mentall and Romas Majus (to name but a few) have all asked us to make a ‘how to get sharp photos’ video - which we will. For now here are some tips to help you get sharp photos every time.

waterfall photographyBlurry waterfall photography is one of the great classics of shooting landscape ­ - but how do you control it so the blur is just right?

photography tips - photographic compositionA different Point Of View is what makes a photographic composition powerfull because it's a new way of seeing something we'd ordinarily not give a second glance to. Like the boot of a car for instance.....

landscape lensWhich is the best landscape lens? In this photography tip I’ll show you how to get high impact landscape photography by choosing the right Landscape Lens for the job.

focal length lensesChoosing the appropriate focal length for the image you want to achieve is part of the creative process as well as the technical.

There’s more to using focal lengths than just zooming in to make far off things come closer.

depth of fieldDepth of Field is one of the main creative tools in photography. ­ It’s where you get to control what’s sharp and what’s not in your photos. But there’s more to controlling depth of field than just apertures....

portrait-lightingGreat light isn’t about quantity - ­ it’s about quality! But where do you find it and how do you use it?

As humans we rarely notice the quality of the light around us, we just notice if it’s really bright or really dark and that’ll do nicely thank you! These portrait photography tips will help you find and use the right light.

Sony-AwawdsFrom seasoned professionals to amateurs fresh from taking a photography course, the creative world is gearing up for the annual Sony World Photography Awards and World Photography Festival taking place in Cannes in April.

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