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For people with an
interest in photography.
The UK’s favourite online guide to Digital Photography
Help & Tips and easy to follow practical advice for beginners and
Our aim is to inspire digital photographers to take
better photographs by providing access to a huge variety
of technical advice, including purchasing cameras &
equipment, and a Royalty-free stock photo section.
In short justphoto.co.uk has brought together an
enormous amount of Photographic information, Tips &
Tricks into one
website that takes care of the Photographers needs.
Whether you are just beginning, the
serious hobbyist or the well informed digital professional, all
you need can be found here.
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The Basic Ingredient
- ‘Quality of
A photograph that looks just standard at noon in mid
summer may look dramatically different in late winter at
dawn or sunset. Try to visualize what different lighting
and weather conditions may do to each scene or subject
that you are interested in. Lighting is extremely
important in your pursuit to obtain those special
digital Photographs that will stand out against others.
Mid day or bright sunlight is usually not the best light
for taking colour photographs. The range between the
deepest shadows and very bright highlights is impossible
for digital sensors or film to capture. On a sunny day
the light conditions about 3 hours after sunrise and the
same before sunset is usually the best time for taking
colour photography. Slightly overcast days can offer
lighting that produces nice saturated colours without
loosing too much shadow and highlight detail. Try to
avoid grey overcast skies in landscape and scenic shots.
Most landscape compositions will look better with some
blue sky areas showing through the white clouds. Patchy
clouds can give texture, shape and content to the sky
portion of your composition.
The lighting and conditions just before and just after a
storm can enhance and add a dramatic look to landscape
photos. The 'colours' of a good sunset begin in the
direction the sun is setting and gradually move across
the sky to the opposite horizon if there are a few
clouds in the sky. This movement of 'colour' is active
between 15 minutes before sunset to 15 minutes after
sunset. Timing can be critical to capturing the best
Top Tips & Tricks from the
to your image, wait
Plan to arrive 'early' at your photographic
destination and take a sequence of pictures to select
that best shot at the end of the day. Remember,
until the lighting/conditions are right, select
the format and
steady the camera on a tripod or other support.