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How to Shoot Product Photography: Tips

How to Shoot Product Photography: Tips

Whether you have an online shop or you’re only displaying a collection online, the importance of high-quality photography cannot be overstated. Too many brands consider this an afterthought: as long as their product description is good, and the product itself is quality, nobody will care what the picture looks like, right? They couldn’t be more […]

Mastering Instagram Photography, Like a Boss

Mastering Instagram Photography, Like a Boss

Ensuring that your Instagram page looks as professional and appealing as possible is highly important to your brand’s image these days. A well-constructed, eye-catching page will draw followers and social interaction, which can skyrocket sales or drive traffic to your business site. All it takes is the right knowledge of what you’re photographing, where you’re […]

Beginners Guide to Portrait Photography

Beginners Guide to Portrait Photography

Taking the best shot when it comes to portrait photography can be pretty difficult. When you consider that there are so many camera settings, cameras, and even framing options for you to choose from, it can get confusing to know just where to get started. But just because it can get confusing doesn’t mean it […]

Creating a Relaxed Photo Shoot with Mario Testino

Creating a Relaxed Photo Shoot with Mario Testino

The most unforgettable shots are the in-the-moment-of-the-moment ones: unrehearsed, unposed, and completely natural. Internationally renowned photographer Mario Testino built his career on the concept of capturing his subjects’ subtle nuances through a single, offbeat smile or unplanned lapse of posture. Celebrity, model, and newcomer all have one thing in common through Testino’s lens: irreplicable individuality. […]

Beginners Tips for Product Photography

Beginners Tips for Product Photography

Product photography is an integral part of making your products look appealing to consumers. If you don’t use proper lighting or take care to create a desirable impression with your photographs, your products won’t look their best. If you leave it the sole responsibility of your product description, that’s going to end up lowering your […]

Instagram Perfect Picture Tips

Instagram Perfect Picture Tips

A beautiful photograph invites someone into an experience. Taking a photo is an art. It is perspective and it is full of emotion. Pictures are a form of expression and are a way to capture and handcuff time as it stands still on canvas or in a frame forever. Pictures are also becoming a powerful […]

Getting Started in Commercial Photography

Taking a favourite hobby and turning it into a career is something most people dream of doing, especially for those who have a love for photography. The demand for commercial photographers is growing and while it is a competitive field, there are ways to make it easier for those looking to get started. Here are […]

Production Photography: Behind the scenes shooting

Production Photography: Behind the scenes shooting

People have a common misconception that shooting behind the scenes documentaries, videos and production photography is an easy task. While it is true that these sometimes do not require the normal polish that photographers are used to when in terms of video work, production photography is not a walk in the park. To help reduce […]

What Is The Pantone Colour Of The Year?

What Is The Pantone Colour Of The Year?

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY. For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Colour of the Year 2016. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing […]

Contemporary Photographers and Endorsement Possibilities

Contemporary Photographers and Endorsement Possibilities

Every professional photographer strives to make sure each of their photographs tells a story. This is true of those photographers that coordinate live models, fashions and objects into a designer tableau. Displaying your work While all photographers take pride in their work, making a living as an independent photographer is tricky. Unfortunately, the economic waters […]

Property Photography Tips from our Location Library experts

Property Photography Tips from our Location Library experts

Photographing the interior and exterior of a property can be a challenge, but you can accomplish great photos when you follow a few tips. To get started, you will need the right kinds of photography equipment for quality photos. These tips can help you choose the equipment, use natural lighting, prepare the home and edit […]

Tips for shooting your work in the most flattering light

Tips for shooting your work in the most flattering light

You put your all into that project; you worked very hard to get it exactly right. The last thing you want is to take a less than perfect photograph of it. The most common cause of poor photography is improper lighting on the subject. Here are a few easy and inexpensive tips that anyone can […]

Snow on the Way: Taking Photos in the Snow

Snow on the Way: Taking Photos in the Snow

The magical snowy days of winter lure the photographer outside to glittering city streets, snow shrouded fields and jolly scenes of children at play…….”you get the idea!” Get the best snow photos by following a few tips to keep your shots bright and clear in the lovely but tricky light of winter’s wonderland. Photography Tips […]

Photography Trends from the Past Year

Photography Trends from the Past Year

Just like with everything else in the past year, there have definitely been some changes when it comes to photography. It’s no surprise that technological advancements have made certain features more sought after than ever, but there are also some great artistic trends that have recently emerged “or reemerged” that have given photography a new […]

Getting started in Architectural Photography

Getting started in Architectural Photography

Wanting to try your hand and eye at architectural photography? Buildings are a huge part of our lives, and have been for centuries. The majority of us spend most of their time in buildings, without really stepping outside and considering the potential art of the structure that surrounds them. Architectural photography highlights the beauty of […]

If You Want to Make It as a Photographer

If You Want to Make It as a Photographer

Working as a professional photographer can be a great career choice for those willing to work at it, but you should always remember that it does take a lot of work. Photographers work as self-employed freelancers more often than not, and that is never an easy life for those who are just starting out. Then […]

Basic Tips for Starting out in Food Photography

Basic Tips for Starting out in Food Photography

Basic tips for starting out in food photography Pick the freshest ingredients: Use the best and freshest ingredients, this will show up on the photographs and images. Lighting: With a backlight you can make food look amazing and can highlight steam coming of the plate. This is true whether a chef prepares a simple salad […]

High Key Photography : White Background in Photography

High Key Photography : White Background in Photography

Pulling off the perfect high key photograph can be a daunting proposition. For one thing, the very technique itself is so new. Older techniques such as painted muslin may be tried and true, but come off as too traditional and stodgy compared to the exciting modernity of the high key technique. So, as there is […]

The Basics to Mastering Interior Photography

The Basics to Mastering Interior Photography

Shooting interior photography might seem easy, but it takes a lot of consideration and thought for the perfect photo. As with any type of photography, there are specific rules that photographers follow to get the best shots. We look at five guidelines for beginning to shoot interior shots.   1. Use Natural Lighting Natural lighting […]

Inspire Your Photography: Motivational Ideas

Inspire Your Photography: Motivational Ideas

Every photographer experiences an inspirational rut from time to time. Although it can be discouraging, there are many ideas and techniques that can help you get through the challenges of artist’s block. If you’re looking to reignite your passion for photography and bring a flow of new ideas and images to your work, consider some […]