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    How to Improve Your Chances Of Winning a Photography Competition

    How to Improve Your Chances Of Winning a Photography Competition

    Each month I hold a photography competition. I am very proud of my subscribers. They try hard and work at their photography. Like all who do photography, my subscribers can sometimes find the themes challenging and yet rewarding. I always give feedback on why the winner won, and, hope that others can benefit from my […]

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    Beautiful Lighting for Studio Portraiture

    Beautiful Lighting for Studio Portraiture

    What makes a beautiful portrait? Is it the person being photographed? Is it the colour? Perhaps it’s a good lens. In fact there are lots of factors to why a portrait turns out nicely. I can give you one clue as to why a portrait turns out beautifully. The light. Light, especially in portraiture, helps […]

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    How To Get Beautiful Colour In Your Photos

    How To Get Beautiful Colour In Your Photos

    White balance is probably one of the most underestimated aspects in photography. White balance falls under the category of colour management. Colour management is simply a process used to describe attaining accurate colour in your photos. White balance is a crucial part of your colour management. White balance represents the colour hue or tone in […]

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    What Shutter Speed Is Better To Use For Handheld Shooting?

    What Shutter Speed Is Better To Use For Handheld Shooting?

    Once you start photography there are many things that become clear. The first is that lighting is essential to creating a good image. The second thing is that the digital medium has made things much faster and easier. Thirdly, we realise that camera usage is crucial to getting good photos. Once these three things come […]

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    The Correct Way To Use Your Camera

    The Correct Way To Use Your Camera

    My name is Amy and I am a photographer from Australia. I started photography about ten years ago and I remember it was really confusing. The difficulty was knowing exactly what information was really important and how to bring it all together to create some stunning images. If this sounds like familiar then please read […]

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    How To Understand The Flash

    How To Understand The Flash

    Using the flash is not easy to begin with. In fact flash photography can take time to learn. With time and practice and a solid understand of how the flash works you can create lovely photos for the years to come. The best use of the flash is to create a photo where it doesn’t […]

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    April 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    April 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “All Things Pink” Photo by Deborah Pugh Canon EOS 100D, F5.6,  1/100, ISO 400, 43mm Judge’s Feedback: Deborah’s photo of these pink boots ticks all the boxes. It’s well exposed, it has nice side light from a window and the composition is beautifully balanced. The subject matter is very simple, with […]

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    March 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    March 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “Flora and Fauna” Photo by Wendy Reid Nikon D90, F5, 1/250, ISO 500, 46mm (18-200mm lens) Judge’s Feedback: Lighting is everything in photography. The better your light is, the better the photo will be. In this photo Wendy has managed to capture some beautiful warm light for this scene. The light […]

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    February 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    February 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “Hidden” Photo by Marion Darlington Nikon Coolpix 510, F4.6, 1/1000, ISO 100, Exp -0.7,  40mm Judge’s Feedback: Marion has done a wonderful job capturing this little guy, who is trying to camouflage himself in the bushes. The hard light make’s it difficult to see at first but as our brain distinguishes […]

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    Choosing The Best Photographic Paper

    Digital photographic paper has come a long way in recent years thanks to universal compatibility of a single manufacturer’s paper to many other printer manufacturers and improvement in ink technology making it easier than ever to print high quality photo reproduction. No longer are you limited to a small selection from your printer manufacturer’s own […]

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