Photography

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How to spot the Instagram cheats

Being able to recognize an Instagram cheat will stop you getting ripped off and taken advantage of by brands, models, and colleagues alike. Once...
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Why you can stop feeling guilty about editing your photos

Every time we reach the editing module of A Year With My Camera I have at least 1 in 10 students tell me that...
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Digital has robbed us of the end of the roll photograph

One of the lost arts of the digital age is the end of the roll photograph. These were the pictures taken, almost at random,...
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Photographing your home like those Instagram pros

Instagram in particular is supposed to be a repository of your most beautiful photographs. Juxtaposed with this fundamental truth is another: life is messy. Recently,...
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A Plucky Heroine and a year with her camera

One of the things I wanted to concentrate on this year is improving my photography. I am taking part in Emma Davies "A Year with...
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Read before buying a DSLR

What camera should I buy? “What camera should I buy to shoot flowers?” “I want a DSLR, what should I get?” “I need a new camera for...
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FREE photography workshop – A Year With My Camera 2016

I'm delighted to announce the launch of my new, free, year-long photography workshop for 2016: "A Year With My Camera". Join now, and get an...
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Photographing live performances

Photographing any sort of live performance, either indoor or outdoor, can be incredibly challenging. Not only will you have to be aware of the...
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How to take photographs of Christmas lights

Holiday lights brighten the mood no matter where they are. They might be in a downtown area, at a mall, or even at your...
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Develop your blog’s photographic style

I spoke at a blogging conference in Winchester about developing your own photography style. By this I mean a style that people can relate...
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86 viral images from last year that were fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos...
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10 photography techniques we’re probably overusing

It’s human nature to find something new and novel, then run it into the ground. We do it as kids with our toys and...

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Recipe for a #writing prompt

This week we'd like you to write about a dish or recipe that is close to your heart. For instance, butter, sugar and flour being...
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Silly season #writing prompt… (be warned)

Who remembers that silly game we played as children where you had imaginary fights between things or people? My siblings, friends and I would...
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Write a letter you need to read

I was speaking to one of my young people this week about the foundations of their blog. They said: "I'm just writing the letters I...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...