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Starting out in photography – a beginners guide

Beginners photography Courses   Whenever I run a beginners photography course (I did one yesterday actually) I never fail to be amazed at how much a beginners photography can move forward when they are shown just a few fundamentals. Photography is really not that complicated a subject – many people like making it complicated (not for bad reasons I believe but because they enjoy the technical side of photography) and often new photographers sometimes feel they have to go through some pain in-order to become a real photographer but it really isn’t the case.   As I look forward to the second module of our beginners photography course that I am running today in St Albans I thought it would be nice to share just a…

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How to Get Into Photography: 5 Things To Know Before You Go Pro

Warning: What you are about to read could be create an addiction.   Because if you just landed on this page, you probably searched for “How to get into photography,” perhaps simply wanting to start a new hobby or even a new career. But once you’ve caught the photo-bug, there’s no stopping that bubbling passion to continue to make the next photo even better than the last. Still interested? Good, the photo bug probably already took a bite of you and there’s no cure for it now. Here’s what you need to know to get into photography.   Photography isn’t just about knowing how to use a camera. Sure, knowing aperture and shutter speed is essential to creating good images. But mastering photography is different…

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Kent Portrait Photography Course – Maidstone

Kent Portrait Photography Course – Maidstone   On Saturday some of our delegates had the fortune to spend the day with the brilliant Martin Higgs and learn how to take stunning studio based images on our Portrait photography course run in maidstone, Kent. On the day the delegates worked with professional model Kate using a range of lighting setups. Some really great work by martin and the guys.   Working with a professional model like Kate is a great way of being able to focus upon the lighting whilst she works on the posing.  Ultimately you need to work on both however when starting out it is comforting to work with professional models who can provide an additional insight.     All of the delegates…

Top 10 Key Tips for becoming a professional photographer

Turning pro – Key considerations and top 10 tips Becoming a professional photographer is a rewarding career choice, its not easy – chances are you will end up working for yourself and end up putting in plenty of hours of work but then again the rewards can be great.  The idea of becoming a professional photographer appeals to many people however few follow through with their dream instead giving up too early.   For many new photographers they will attend a few courses, build a portfolio, build a website, create a Facebook business page and then give up claiming there is no work out there and the world is full of photographers.  This is not true and intact the chances are that these same people…

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Getting your camera off fully automatic

Why turn fully automatic off on your camera   For many people a shiny new digital camera – whether that be a neat little compact, fancy looking hybrid or impressive DSLR offers a whole world of opportunity however that new piece of kit also presents a big problem. You open the box peer inside before holding your new gadget and then normally fire off a few shots feeling rather pleased. The big problem then presents itself – what do all the buttons do and what happens if I move away from fully automatic?     We tend to get five types of attendees on our beginners photography courses – see if you fit into one of the categories:   (1) Those paralysed with fear that…

How do I use my camera? Help!

January and February are the times when I get more blank faces staring at me than any other times of the year.  Our courses are jam packed with delegates fully equipped with shiny new gadgets and a couple of headaches. Getting that new piece of kit can be very exciting but also a little daunting so our course bulge with eager minds and willing hearts.  I enjoy this time of year enormously as we are helping so many people on their wonderful journey of discovery – Photography, a trip that goes on and on.   For some of our delegates photography is about catching and recording these precious life moments, it may be a family gathering, babies first steps or a once in a lifetime…