Category Archives: advice for new photographers

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6 Essential Skills Every Wedding Photographer Needs

It goes without saying that a wedding photographer should be a technically competent picture-taker. When it comes to dealing with people there are many other skills a photographer needs to ensure he produces great work […]

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Wedding Photography Tips – How to use Auto ISO for great lowlight images.

Wedding photographers spend a lot of time shooting in low light. Auto ISO is a godsend in tricky conditions   Why is Auto ISO Useful? The average wedding barn or church is not evenly lit. […]

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How to Avoid Wedding Scammers

It’s a favourite news article. Every wedding season there are the same stories. Terrible wedding photographers, laughable wedding cakes, half-dead wedding bouquets. Although these stories may seem funny when you see them on Facebook, the […]

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Zooms vs. Primes for Wedding Photography

Zooms versus Primes is one of those topics that seems to really divide photographers. Some people swear by prime lenses and would never use anything else, others say they couldn’t do without the flexibilty that […]

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Canon 135mm F2L Lens Review – A Wedding Photography Favourite.

The Canon 135mm F2L is one of the older lenses in Canon’s line up, but is still an excellent performer. I had come to that time, usually at the end of a busy summer wedding […]

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Beginners Guide for Shooting Portraits on 4×5 Film.

    I love shooting portraits on sheet film. They have a lovely smooth tonality and uncanny depth to them. A classic style that makes anyone look fantastic.   Large format cameras can seem intimidating […]

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Portrait Photography Tips – Stop down for the close up!

Portrait photography is probably the most practised photographic discipline. One of the most common portrait photograhy tips given to beginners in portrait photography is to shoot with a long lens and shoot it wide open, […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Using your Large Format Camera for the First Time.

  Learning how to use a large format camera can seem a bit daunting if you are used to using a DSLR. There is no automation, and the camera is literally little more than a […]

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Aperture Priority – The Best Shooting Mode for Wedding Photography

  “Real Professionals Shoot Manual” If I had a penny for every time I had heard this in a photography forum, I could have given up wedding photography years ago and bought my own island. […]

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How to Load a Large Format Film Holder.

The need to load film in complete darkness is something that puts many photographers off large format photography. But it doesn’t have to be difficult or daunting and you don’t need a darkroom. Like most […]

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