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Grouping your photos for presentation

There’s no point in taking photos if you’re not, in some way, shape or form, going to display them. This might be online, in albums, on your walls, or as a portfolio. But however you […]

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Blogging about a photo's back-story

Not every photo blogger is a natural storyteller. After all, our pictures are supposed to be worth a thousand words and usually tell stories themselves. But, narrative can bring a beautiful element of personality and […]

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Use your blog to exhibit your photographs

Your blog will, ideally, contain a mixture of different types of posts: tutorials, opinions, stories or behind-the-scenes insights, reviews, and showcases of your work. For photographers, your blog is a perfect platform for displaying what […]

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Creating a tableau image

In art, a tableau is an arrangement of several figures who appear to be functioning in some way together, with a suggestion of being deliberate and formal. Inevitably, there’s an element of the theatre in […]

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Know your image licensing options

Image licensing can be a complicated process. There are many ways in which images can be licensed, so to understand licensing you must first be clear about the options available to you. The copyright holder […]

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Capturing autumn's colours in abstract

Autumn’s complementary colours are perfect for creating beautiful abstract images, where colour, rather than an identifiable subject, becomes the main component of the shot. You might want to use a slow shutter speed to blur […]

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Turn an ordinary scene into an extraordinary photograph

What does ‘ordinary’ mean to you? It’s the question that can be quite complex, not least because it’s a double-edged sword. ‘Ordinary’ can be a polite way of saying ‘boring. But ordinary doesn’t have to […]

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Choosing and using images on websites

Whatever type of website you’re building, you’ll need to include images. Even for the most serious business website, you’ll need some visual interest to engage your visitors. Images break up long pieces of text that […]

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Capturing the Moment

There’s the thing that happens, and then there’s what we see happening, and it’s the second that makes a photograph. Here’s an example of a bad moment. You’re on one side of a street photographing […]

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Getting great group shots

Posing groups of people for photos can be daunting for the uninitiated photographer (and sometimes for the initiated, too!) but with practice comes confidence and experience in dealing with multiple people in one shot. In […]

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Toeing the line: from infinity points to leading lines in your photos

While it might feel a bit peculiar or contrived to search for lines to insert into your photographic compositions, they’re an important design element that you shouldn’t overlook or dismiss. Lines have the potential to […]

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You've got the photos – now to show them off in a WordPress gallery

WordPress has a neat feature that lets you create a gallery of images on your page. Step 1 Go to the page where you want to add the gallery, and then click inside the text […]

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