Info: Software and where to get it

Software and where to get it. Capturing images with a camera, although very satisfying in itself, is often only a single step in the process of creating a vision for your photography, the images still have to be tidied up, cropped and in many cases developed, but whereas in the analog era this all took place in the darkroom with bottles of rather dangerous looking chemicals, this process is now thankfully digital and a lot safer for it. But what software do you need, and where is the best place to buy it? Adobe Here are links to the cheapest versions of Adobe products available on Amazon.de, they are usually… Read More

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Info: Links to influential photographers

Doug Chinnery www.dougchinnery.com Flickr YouTube: Creative Landscape Photography 1 YouTube: Creative Landscape Photography 2 YouTube: Creative Landscape Photography 3 Chris Friel www.cfriel.com Flickr Interview: shots magazine Interview: black and white photography Interview: compulenta review russia Interview: on landscape magazine Interview: slices of silence magazine Interview: art magazine Interview: outdoor photography Interview: advanced photographer Others Alexey Titarenko Alexey Titarenko Fay Godwin Susan Burnstine Antoine D’Agata Valda Bailey Frank Grisdale Fay Godwin Kuki Walsch Multiple exposuree PDF © Andrew James Kirkwood – 2016

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Tips: Improving your photography skills

Composition I’m not a great fan of owning the latest and most expensive equipment as a method of improving your photography skills, as I think that learning to compose a photograph is a far wiser investment, and usually much cheaper. In my view a well composed photo taken with an old original iPhone One will always be more pleasing than a badly composed photo taken with the latest Canon offering. With all this in mind I’ve put a collection of links together here, with those I’ve found most useful and/or inspiring. Eric Kim Photography You can’t go wrong and start with his series about composition: erickimphotography.com/ www.youtube.com/ And he has… Read More

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Info: Galleries and competitions

List. Here is a list of useful links to websites and organisations in Berlin all concerned in some way  with photography . . . Exhibitions C/O Berlin Foundation www.co-berlin.org/ Willy Brandt Haus www.willy-brandt-haus.de/ Competitions Berlin Fotomarathon: fotomarathon.de/ www.facebook.com/groups/FotomarathonBerlin/ Urban Photo Race, Berlin: www.urbanphotorace.com/ https://www.facebook.com/urbanphotoraceberlin/ Information PiB Photography in Berlin featuring highlights from Berlin’s versatile photography scene: www.photography-in.berlin/ © Andrew James Kirkwood – 2016

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Tips and info: A good day’s shooting

Tips: A day out photographing can be a very rewarding experience, but it can so easily be ruined by not paying attention to the simplest of details, so, these may all seem obvious tips, but it’s better to be safe than sorry, so . . . 1: don’t forget to charge any batteries AND remember to put them back in the camera, 2: check any SD-cards, 3: wear sensible shoes, 4: if it shows signs of being a warm day, take, something to drink maybe, or 5: if it’s cold, wear layers. Info: It’s usually better to plan a day out with the camera, rather than just leaving it all… Read More

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