Click and Learn Photography aims to bring you a wide range of tutorials, news, and reviews on a regular basis, but we’re well aware there are a lot of other fantastic photography resources out there.
We’re constantly scouring the internet for the very best photography content out there, and every week we’ll give you a roundup of our favourite links of the past week!
Evan Kane brings us a thought provoking article here regarding landscape photography, and how much of it is simply down to being in the right place at the right time.
It’s a very interesting take on the skills of a photographer. I know plenty of landscape photographers who can make stunning images in all conditions, but the vast majority of landscape images we see online are largely down to the conditions. Of course, as a landscape photographer myself I go by the old saying:
“The more I practise, the luckier I seem to get.”
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Two Minute Masterclass in Wedding Photography Poses
If you’re short on time this week and want to improve your wedding photography skills we have just the link for you! Take two minutes out of your schedule, sit back, and relax.
Phil Chester and Sara Byrne take us through some of the most popular wedding photography poses in this quick video tutorial. There’s 18 of them in total, each of which they’ve named to help you remember them in the future. Even if you’re an experienced wedding photographer this is likely to have something for you!
Smartphone photography is understandably on the rise, but as DIYPhotography reported this week things could be about to move to the next level.
Cinematic International Co. Ltd have developed an adaptor to let you attach camera lenses onto your smartphone, and while no availability or price has been released just yet this could be a potential gamechanger in the world of smartphone photography
We’ve all been there. Work becomes overbearing, bills and chores are piling up and it seems like you’ll never get a moment to yourself. The urge to get out and photograph something scratches at your brain, but with so much to do how can you find the time?
Fstoppers don’t have the solution, but they do have a compromise – Develop a photography project at home. Find something, anything that could be vaguely interesting and try to portray it in an artistic way. Keep those creative juices flowing and get your photography fix, and before you know it you’ll be out shooting away from home again!
Fstoppers’ recent article gives you a number of excellent tips for developing this project, so if life is getting in the way take a look!
Take your Photography Plans with a Pinch of Salt
Thomas Heaton is a hugely popular landscape photography vlogger, not only in the UK but around the world as well. However, even his plans don’t always come together.
This is something that will resonate with anybody who has been involved with landscape photography for any amount of time. You can put hours into planning a shoot. You can visualise the sun rising in a certain location, you’re standing on a hill that you’ve seen in augmented reality and you know exactly what to expect.
And then the unexpected happens. You arrive on location and the weather isn’t quite right, or there’s an electricity pylon you didn’t notice on Google Street View. Maybe the composition you imagined just doesn’t live up to your expectations. Don’t fret though, it happens to the most experienced of us – Just go with the flow and scout for a better shot.
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A lot of photographers will try to gently encourage their children to take up photography as a hobby. Partly as a way to bond, but also because anyone who’s a photographer knows how much of a fantastic creative release it is!
But children aren’t quite so precious about their gear as adults are, so what should you start them off with? Fortunately, Chris Winter has you covered there!
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It’s no secret that photography is a costly hobby to have. Camera bodies and lenses regularly run into the thousands, and if you even attach the word ‘photography’ onto a gadget it instantly trebles in price.
The same is true of portrait backdrops, which can often cost over £500! Fortunately, Youtube star Jessica Kobeissi is here with a video on how to create your very own studio backdrop for the cost of a large coffee.
Give it a go. There isn’t much you can lose!
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Anybody that’s ever tried street photography will know how difficult it is. Not only do you have to deal with the self consciousness of photographing people without their permission, but you also have to either find a unique moment in the hustle and bustle of city life, or create something interesting out of the mundane.
If you’ve been struggling with street photography it’s worth checking out Light Stalking’s concise list of tips. You won’t find these on most of the street photography ‘tutorials’, and they really shed light on what goes on inside a street photographer’s creative mind!
Why Do Bad Photographers Think They’re Good?
Wow. Isn’t that a controversial question. But let’s be honest – It’s one we’ve all asked ourselves before, it’s just that DIY Photography have taken the next step and put some serious research into it.
It turns out that there’s a fairly regular pattern of new photographers thinking they’re much better than they are, which then progresses on to them thinking they’re worst than they actually are as their skills progress.
How many times have you said to yourself – “My God, what on earth was I thinking publishing that photo?” – I know I’ve said that countless times. That means that I was one of those people who thought they were better than they actually were, but it’s important to remember that it’s all part of the learning process!
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Anybody who has put any research into creating a website will have seen a lot of talk about SEO, or Search Engine Optimisation. It’s important if you want to be found through the likes of Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.
However, it’s also incredibly complicated and can be downright tedious. You might be stuck on what is actually relevant to your photography website, and if you are Rick McEvoy has just the article for you!
Bonus: A Free Ebook to Improve Your Photography
A shameless plug right here. Click and Learn Photography released their very first ebookthis week, and we’ve made it available for free to all of our loyal readers!
All you need to do is sign up to our email newsletter using the link above, and a book containing 12 excellent tips will be on it’s way to you. The ebook covers some basic compositional rules as well as introducing you to a number of different exercises developed to enhance your creativity.
These additional tips aim to get you to start teaching yourself about photography, so while they may sound strange they are exercises I have personally see work wonders with photographers!
Alex is the owner and lead writer for Click and Learn Photography. An avid landscape, equine, and pet photographer living and working in the beautiful Lake District, UK, Alex has had his work featured in a number of high profile publications, including the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, and Amateur Photographer Magazine.