Category Archives: Photo Tips

Speed or speeding?

One of the fun things we do on my “The Creative Eye” photography course is a session about the creative use of movement.  There are two sorts of movement; camera movement and subject movement.  They can be used separately or used together.  In each case you need to choose a shutter speed that gives the […]

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Who needs flash?

There’s a common misconception that you need lots of light and lots of lighting to take great portraits.  Well, that’s not the case.  Modern cameras have excellent high ISO performance (ISO in photography is a measure of sensitivity to light), so the amount of light you need to get a practical exposure is reduced.  The […]

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Photographs with a certain flare.

According to Wikipedia, “lens flare” is, “the light scattered in lens systems through generally unwanted image formation mechanisms, such as internal reflection and scattering from material inhomogeneities in the lens.”  This definition implies that it’s unwanted all the time, and that’s not true in photography.  Flare can be used to add drama, to introduce a […]

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