Different techniques and situations.

Although photography can sometimes quickly become very technical, especially when subjects are to be photographed in certain styles, it’s still worth remembering that at its heart photography is a creative art, and that therefore many of the same rules and techniques that apply to art in general also apply to photography, and that these creative skills and techniques can be practiced and learnt.

Practice . . .

Here is a list of primers concerning various techniques and situations, they were written mainly to compliment Berlin Photography Meetup skills practice events, but the information contained within them is general, and not location specific.


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Practice Most beginners bitten by the bug of street-photography dream of quickly becoming the next Henri Cartier-Bresson, or Eric Kim, ...
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A wholesome threesome. Quite often when we go out photographing we are looking for interesting motifs to photograph, and if ...
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The static camera and the moving light. Photographing light trails can be one of the easiest and most fun methods ...
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Bokeh, the quality of blur. Bokeh is often mistakenly taken to mean the blur or the amount of blur in ...
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All kinds of light. Xmas and the festive season with its mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and peace on earth and ...
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Isolation “Abstraction” means to draw or pull away from, of removal, of isolation. Abstract photography can therefore be where the ...
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Let’s go crazy Also known as the Dutch Tilt, this is mainly a cinematic technique involving the tilting of the ...
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Careful. Reflections are tricky beasts, because depending on the situation, they can both make or break a photo. A good ...
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A lack of light. Where there is light, there are also shadows, and whereas we usually concentrate our attention on ...
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The visual field. Humans have a forward facing horizontal arc of visual field approximately 210° wide, of that however only ...
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The human eye. Many photographs can have relatively uninteresting touch, and that’s probably because they have almost all been taken ...
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Machines for living in. Architecture defines our environment, it’s to us what a collection of simple cave dwellings was to ...
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An experience. Colours don’t actually exist, they are purely the way we experience the different wavelengths of light which enter ...
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Vary the shot. It’s easy to walk around with a digital camera just “machine gunning” away, taking as many photos ...
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Society's texture. Urban photography is a great way of collecting some really gritty images, and it’s also a good opportunity ...
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The moment is fleeting. “Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are ...
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Colourless. Monochrome photography is where the image contains only one hue rather than all the colours of the rainbow, this ...
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The static light and the moving camera. When an artist applies paint with a brush, he does so in order ...
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