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Putting the graphic into photographic » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Putting the graphic into photographic » Gale Photography This is a post about composing your image.  Some folks go on about the so-called “Rule of Thirds” as if it was the law.  Spoiler alert: it’s not!  By all means compose your images carefully, but don’t get caught by the “it’s the rules” trap.  Sometimes images cry out to be treated as graphic design rather than a record of what’s there. Take this Christmas present.  The box was made from corrugated…

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First (Street) among equals? » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

First (Street) among equals? » Gale Photography Last weekend I was up in Manchester for a social event.  I stayed in the First Street district, which is all shiny new office and entertainment buildings.  There’s a lot of glass, and a lot of rectangles.  I popped out one morning with my Lumix TZ-100 compact camera to try and capture the feel of the area. Some of the architecture is a bit disturbing, such as this, the INNSIDE hotel.  It’s a…

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Things are looking up, and down. » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Things are looking up, and down. » Gale Photography A few days ago I was out for a walk in the glorious countryside near the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avebury in Wiltshire.  There are various Bronze Age barrows/burial mounds in the area, (some as old as the Pyramids!), that are almost ignored due to the amazing Avebury stone circle and Silbury Hill nearby.  Quite a few of them have clumps of beech trees on them, and they are atmospheric…

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7 Tips For Shooting More Interesting Travel Photos With Your iPhone – iPhone Photography Article

7 Tips For Shooting More Interesting Travel Photos With Your iPhone How do you capture more interesting travel photos with your iPhone? How do you avoid taking the same cliché vacation photos that everyone else takes? I recently interviewed Steffen Geldner – a talented iPhone photographer with a passion for travel. In this article, Steffen reveals 7 tips for shooting beautiful travel photos that will preserve the amazing memories of your trip. Read on to discover how to take better…

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10 Secrets For Extraordinary Architecture Photography On iPhone – iPhone Photography Article

Are you often disappointed with your iPhone architecture photography? Taking stunning photos of buildings may seem challenging. But it doesn’t have to be! You just need to know a few creative shooting and editing tricks. In this tutorial, you’ll discover 10 secrets for jaw-dropping architecture photography with your iPhone. 1. Focus On Strong Elements Of Design In Architecture How do you approach architecture photography more creatively? How do you capture awe-inspiring photos of buildings that really stand out? Here’s the…

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A Closer Look at the Iconic Cyclist Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson – Photography Article

What’s up photography fans? It’s Martin from All About Street Photography, and today I want to talk about Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic photo of a cyclist, titled Hyères, France. I am going to take a closer look at the composition as well as at the story behind the photograph. If you are not familiar with Henri Cartier-Bresson, make sure to check out this video I made about his life and photography: What we are looking at is a black and white…

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4 Ways To Use Symmetry For More Interesting Images – Photography Article

Symmetry is defined as “the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.” Or “correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing.” Or “similarity or exact correspondence between different things.” The fact that symmetry provides a sense of balance and harmony is primarily why humans are drawn to this particular geometric characteristic. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need…

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5 Reasons To Consider Using A Square Crop – Photography Article

Last Updated on June 29, 2019 by Angie To crop or not to crop. Every photographer has to make a decision about this vital facet of editing an image. Some do it in camera and refuse to crop after the fact. Others crop — either out of necessity or preference — in post-processing. A case can be made for both techniques, and I don’t believe one is inherently better than the other. I think a more interesting consideration revolves around…

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Three Ways To Use Negative Space To Make Captivating Images – Photography Article

Negative space is probably a term you’ve heard on numerous occasions. But if you have never been quite sure of what it means, it’s pretty simple: negative space is just the “empty” space surrounding the subject in a photograph. Of course, there’s something surrounding the subject — a blurred background, a blue sky, patterns on a wall. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need it – when you’re out…

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Creative Photo Challenge No. 7 – Collage Portrait – Photography Article

We all need fresh ways of exploring the same creative outlet. New angles, inspiration or even a completely new way to compose and construct a final image. Its this newness that keeps us inspired, on our toes, and ultimately (and hopefully) doing our best work. For this next round of the Creative Photo Challenge – we are pushing the envelope and asking you to do the same. By combining multiple images, angles and maybe even camera settings from multiple images…

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Beach Photographs – How not to make them boring – Timelapse Travels – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Shooting landscapes or timelapses at the beach is one of the most difficult things to do in my opinion in travel photography. This is beacause the beach and a sunrise/sunset are so beautiful but the images can be so boring! Here are my two tips: 1) Explore the beach about 2 hours before sunset and find a composition 2) Photograph a foreground element that tells a story with the sunset How often do you just see the image of water,…

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