Always use the Rule of Thirds. Always use the Rule of Odds. Always shoot with your back to the sun. We’re bombarded with rules that try to dictate our photography from the moment we begin learning, but creativity should never be bound by concrete and inflexible rules. Here, we tear up the rulebook and enhance our photographic creativity!
Autumn may feel a long way off in the height of summer, but it can creep up on the unprepared photographer quickly and be over in the blink of an eye. It’s not just for nature photographers either - Portrait, wedding, and street photographers can all take advantage of the season. Make the most of the beautiful autumn colour with our Ultimate Guide to Autumn and Fall Photography.
What do you do when it’s raining? Batten down the hatches and wait for it to pass? Most people do that, but they’re missing a wealth of photography opportunities out there in the rain, and that applies across the board to all photography genres. Read on for all our tips and ideas for making the most of that rainy day.
The days are longer and the temperature warmer. It can mean just one thing - Spring is well on the way! After months of enduring the dark and cold of the winter it's a welcome arrival, and us photographers have plenty to look forward to. From bluebells to baby birds to springtime street photography - There's something for everybody in spring!
This week on Behind the Lens we meet Frank Bell, a Chicago based street photographer originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. Frank's beautifully evocative black and white images from The Windy City have attracted clients such as VSCO and Apple. We look into one of his stunning street shots and discuss his passion for shadows and his future plans. Read on...
Light is the most important factor in photography. Without light there is no photograph, and the presence of aesthetically pleasing light is almost as important! Using natural light takes a lot of patience and research, but when you master the art of predicting the light the rewards will shine through in your photography.
Composition is the most important tool in a photographer's arsenal, and when used correctly it can be the difference between an average image and a world class one. There are no dead-set rules in composition, but there are a few guidelines that are useful to use as starting points in your photography adventure.
Composition is the single most important aspect in photography. Without great composition you simply cannot get a great photograph. No matter how gorgeous the scene is, it will look two dimensional and boring without some compositional thought, so we've put together a beginners guide to thinking about composition!
There's just one thing you need to learn in order to understand how a photograph is taken - The Exposure Triangle. Each of these three variables affect the brightness of an image, but also bring with them some other key components to photography. Everything you need to know about the Exposure Triangle is right here!