Tip 5 – 1 June Last tip of the season
Want to practise what the Tips have been offering? But wondering how to do so at present?
Here are a selection of ideas for you to challenge yourself and experiment with over the summer.
Tip 5 – 18 May 2020 – Macro and Stacking
To master the art of getting up really close to objects and producing really sharp images:
a) The ‘Ultimate Macro Photography Tutorial for Beginners’
b) ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Focus Stacking’.
c) ‘Close up and Macro’ – how to do it, by David Bird.
Tip 4 – 4 May 2020 – Depth of Field and Differential Focusing
To master the art of getting the right parts of your image in and out of focus:
a) A practical guide on how to manage Depth of Field (DOF) in your photos
b) Differential Focusing for restrictive DOF
c) Make your image stand out with selective focus
Tip 3 – 20 April 2020 – Composition
Ever found yourself wondering how to compose your shot for best effect?
Whether you are learner or expert photographer, here you have:
A comprehensive review of 25 Techniques for perfect composition (https://phlearn.com/magazine/the-25-best-tips-for-perfect-composition/)
What a renowned professional photographer pays attention to in composition (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=7ZVyNjKSr0M&feature=emb_logo)
How to use composition cropping for storytelling, drama, and impact (https://www.companyfolders.com/blog/cropping-photos)
Tip 2 – 6 April 2020 – Exposure
Have you ever found that you struggle to get the right lighting effect and exposure in your shots? Here is a selection of Tips relevant to different levels of Members’ experience and expertise.
How to master exposure: A reminder of how to get the best out of your DSLR’s metering in any situation.
Controlling exposure through the histogram: Understanding and using the histogram to control exposure when shooting and in post processing.
Correcting key misconceptions about histograms: Because histograms can be misunderstood, this is how to really use them successfully.
Tip 1 – 31 March 2020
Deliberately our first PHOTO COACH Tip introduces you to one site where there is a wealth of information and ideas to help you decide what you could be photographing and how.
For general ideas go to – https://www.ephotozine.com/
For 52 things you can photograph at home go to – https://www.ephotozine.com/article/52-things-you-can-photograph-at-home–29764
For Photography projects whilst at home go to – https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/7194-12-photo-projects-you-can-do-from-home
(Our thanks to Mike Young for suggesting the ephotozine site to us.)
Future Tips will consider specific aspects of photography.