Printing your images — how to prepare and print successfully

Printing your images -- successfully prepare for printing

Printing your images — how to properly prepare and print your images

Printing an image requires more thought and preparation than printing a document. It’s not difficult, you just need to be aware of a couple of extra steps…

  1. Sizing for print
  2. Setting the correct colour profile
  3. Final sharpening

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My photography ebook is finally here – #ProudMoment

Photography Ebook: 10 Top Tips for Better Images -- Start making better photos todayAfter 2 years in the making, today is a very proud moment — my photography ebook is finally here.

I wrote about it first on this post a looooong time ago and this morning I finished it, compiled it and published it through theLightMatters.com eshop.

I’ve called it 10 Top Tips for Making Better Images and it’s aimed at new and aspiring photographers alike who want to improve their photographic skills and start to make better images. The goal was very simple: to write a book that’s easy to read and free from as much technical jargon as possible. Of course, there has to be a bit or the reader would never know which control to adjust but I’ve kept it to an absolute minimum.

It’s also camera agnostic too. By that I mean it’s valid for any DSLR camera and most of the content is also applicable to bridge cameras, compact cameras and even camera phones.

My ebook is available for immediate download when purchased through theLightMatters’ shop and is available in both EPUB and PDF formats

Grab your free copy of my photography ebook with these voucher codes before they run out!

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Panning – The Photographic Art of Motion Blur

Panning – The Photographic Art of Motion Blur

Panning Technique in Photography
1/50th f/20 ISO100 — Slower shutter speeds give better background blur

Have you ever seen a panning shot and thought ‘Wow! I wish I’d done that”?

Want to freeze a moving subject with an awesome background blur?

Tried panning with your camera but disappointed with the results?

Panning is one of those photography techniques most people shy away from. I don’t know why because it’s very easy. You don’t need any special equipment, just a bit of ‘know how’ to set your camera up and a little bit of practice. Once you’ve perfected the technique I’m going to share with you, you’ll be panning like a pro in no time. Continue reading Panning – The Photographic Art of Motion Blur »

What equipment do I need to photograph weddings?

What equipment do you need to photograph weddings?

 

What equipment do I need to photograph weddings?

Photographing weddings is easy. Don’t be put off by the illusion of stress on the wedding day because it’s just that, an illusion. The secret is having a plan and having the right equipment to do the job. In this post, we’re going to talk about equipment. (If you’d like to talk about planning the day to make it stress-free, leave a comment and let me know).

OK, so what do you need?

This list is what I believe to be the absolute minimum. Can you do it with less? Of course you can, Continue reading What equipment do I need to photograph weddings? »

Developing your photographer’s eye to make better photos

Develop Your Photographer's Eye

Developing your photographer’s eye to make better photos…

There’s a big, big difference between taking a quick snap on holiday and making a photo that’ll really “wow” your family and friends. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with snapshots. They usually have a huge emotional attachment with them — your kids growing up, fond holiday memories, a great nigh out (especially if it’s something to embarrass the groom with at his wedding). Trouble is, they’re just not that interesting for everybody else.

We’ve all seen the stereotypical sitcom matriarch (Hyacinth from the BBC’s ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ is a classic example) who strikes the fear of God into anyone nearby when she gets her holiday snaps out — they know they’re into several  hours of mind numbing boredom as she recounts fond memories of holidays past. It’s a great comedic element, but it’s probably not who you want to be or how you want to be perceived.

So what can you do about it?

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