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what do you want as a photographerWhat Do You Want From Your Photography?

  • Ability to shoot perfect images instinctively
  • Recognition as a great photographer by friends, family and peers?
  • To see your images published or wining awards?

how to take good photosHow to take good photos is a question we get asked a lot. It's not your camera that matters, it's your understanding of composition, light and how to use your zoom. Once you know these things taking good photos is easy with any camera.

Our Ultimate Beginners Course will help you with this.

child and cameraWe all want great photos of our children growing up and with digital it’s so easy to create a photo record of them as they grow.

understanding-lightTo get powerful images you have to have an understanding of how different light will affect your pictures. Here's an exercise to help you.

mike-and-boatIt's not so much a case of good and bad light - all light is good. It's more about what's appropriate!

aperture priorityWe’ve had lots of requests on our ‘Tell us what you want’ page for a film about how and when to use aperture priority (also called ‘AV’ for Aperture Value).  So we’ll certainly be making a film about it for our photography videos section soon.

When you set aperture priority mode you’re telling the camera that the aperture you’ve set is the most important thing and you’ve chosen it for a reason (more on that in a moment) and that it must use it.

Adam-ScoreyThis month I'm handing the reins to a Adam Scorey, editor of Digital SLR User Magazine, to take us through some of the basics for monitor calibration - and why we should do it regularly.

Photography Videospost-productionWe’ve had a lot of people use the form on our photography videos page to ask about post production and photo editing, what programs to use and where to begin. so this months photography tip is all about photo editing.

travel photography tips 1As an addicted traveller myself ­ here are my top ten travel photography tips to help you get the very best out of your travel photography.

photographing-interiors-2Jane Shattuck from Planet Barbados recently filled in our  video questionnaire and asked us about photographing interiors - which I thought was a great idea for one of our tips as well as a series of films for our forthcoming video section.

Whether you’re doing it because you enjoy it or because like Jane it’s part of your business - photographing interiors can present it’s own set of tricky situations.