8 More Tips for Improving Your Portraits

1) Shoot children at their height Get down to their level to shoot children, don't shoot the tops of their heads.

Fifteen Top Tips for Taking Great Christmas Photos

1) Get In Close - it's the faces your interested in, not the shoes. Fill the frame with the face or faces.

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Why 50mm Focal Length will mess up your face.

Following on from my earlier post comparing focal length's and full length figures I want to look at focal length and headshots.

Why f11?

Interesting question came up the other day - why do we go for f11 as the "preferred" aperture on our lens?

11 Tips for More Creative Portraits

1) Do something whacky Now, where to start with this. Let's say you've got a teenage girl wants some shots of her in the prom dress.

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5 Photography Technique Blogs

These are some of the photo technique blogs I visit regularly, in no particular order: http://www.digitalweddingforum.

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Easy Fixes for Exposure Problems (video)

A short YouTube photography tip

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7 Tips for Creative Portraits (video)

A short YouTube photography tip

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8 Tips for Better Flash (video)

A short YouTube photography tip

Why PPI is Pointless

I've just seen yet another article about PPI (and DPI) and how it relates to resolution that yet again completes misunderstands what PPI is about.