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I mpr oveYourPhot ogr aphy wi t ht he s es i mpl eque s t i o ns Nodoubtwheny oul ookt hr oughi ma gesony ourmobi l ephonei twi l lbef ul lof s na psy ou’ v et a k ena ndnev erl ook eda ta ga i n!Pr et t ys uns et s , c ut ea ni ma l s , mea l sy ou’ v eenj oy ed. Wea r eas na pha ppys oc i et ynowa da y s , t a k i ngs hot sof ev er y t hi ngwes ee.Tha t ’ st hegr ea tt hi nga boutmobi l es . I t ’ squi c k , ea s y , a ndt he fil esdon’ tt a k eal otofha r ddr i v es pa c e. Ont heot herha nd, I ’ dl i k et ot hi nkt ha twepul lt heDSLRoutoft heba gf ora muc hbet t erpur pos e. Ar ey ougoi ngt os ha r et hei ma gesy ouphot ogr a phed t oda y , ora r et heydes t i nedt ol i v ei npur ga t or yona next er na lha r ddr i v e?Af ew s i mpl eques t i onsc a nhel py out hi nkdi f f er ent l ya ndi mpr ov ey ourDSLR phot ogr a phy . 1. Thenumberoneques t i ont oa s ki s‘ Whya r ey out a k i ngt hi sphot o’ ? Youra ns wert ot hi sques t i onwi l lhel pdet er mi ney ourc a mer as et t i ngsa nd c ompos i t i on.Forexa mpl e, i fI ’ m phot ogr a phi ngas uns ett oa ddt omyc ol l ec t i on ofs k i est ha tI ’ l lus ef oredi t i ngc ompos i t ei ma ges , I ’ l ls etf / 13a per t ur et o c a pt ur eawi dedept hoffiel d. I fI ’ m phot ogr a phi nga na ni ma lt ha tIpl a nt ous ea sac ompos i t ei ma gel a t eron, I ’ l lwa ntt hewhol ea ni ma li ns ha r pf oc us . I fI ’ m notus i ngi ta sac ompos i t e, t hen Imi ghtwa ntt ous eac r ea t i v ebl uronpa r toft hebodyt oma k et hei ma gemor e i nt er es t i ng. I fy ouri nt ent i oni st os ha r ei tonFa c ebookorI ns t a gr a m, t heny ouneedt ot hi nk a bouthowy ouri ma gei sgoi ngt os t a ndouta ga i ns tt hehundr edsofs uns et s y ourf r i endsa ndf a mi l yha v et a k ent hems el v es ?Youma ywa ntt ot hi nka bout us i ngal ongs hut t ers peedt os l owdownt hemot i onoft hec l oudsorf or egr ound wa t er .


2. Wher ei st hel i ghtc omi ngf r om? Longt i mephot ogr a pher sunder s t a ndt ha taphot oi snot hi ngwi t houtl i ght . I t i swha tma k esa ni ma gel ookt hr eedi mens i ona l . Onc ey ounot i c ewher et he l i ghti sc omi ngf r om, y ouc a nwor ki ti nt oy ourc ompos i t i on.

I ft hel i ghti sa ta nuni nt er es t i ng, ma y bey ouc a nr et ur na tadi f f er entt i meof t heda y ?Ofc our s ei fy oua r et r a v el i ngt her ei s n’ ta l wa y sa nopt i ont oc ome ba c ka ta not hert i meofda y . Howev era r oundy ourhomet own, Ir ec ommend l ook i nga ts c enesea r l ymor ni nga ndl a t eev eni nga st hes unl i ghtda nc es a c r os st hes k y .


3. Al wa y sa s ky our s el f , i st hi st hebes ta ngl ef ort hemes s a geI ’ mt r y i ngt o c onv ey ? I fy oua r epr es s edf ort i me, s ur e, t a k et ha ts hota ndmov eon. Buti fy ouc a n, t a k et i met ot hi nka boutwha ty oua r et r y i ngt oc ommuni c a t e. Tr y i ngdi f f er ent a ngl esc a nhel py oua c hi ev et hes hoty ouwa nt . Ta k et hes ei ma gesbel owf or exa mpl e. Themes s a geIwa swa nt i ngt oc ommuni c a t ewa st hedr ygr a s si nt he f or egr ound. I nt heďŹ r s ti ma ge, av i ewerc oul dea s i l ymi s t a k et hemes s a ge, t hi nk i ngi twa sa boutt heol ds ha c k . Thi nk i nga bouti tmor e, Ic ha ngeda ngl e a nds hotmuc hc l os ert ot hegr a s ss ot oc ommuni c a t et hemes s a gebet t er .


4. Wi l lmyCa mer aCa pt ur et heFul lDy na mi cRa nge? Whi l eourey esa r ea bl et os eedet a i l si ns c enest ha tc ont a i nbot hl i ghta nd s ha de, c a mer a ss t i l lha v eal otofc a t c hi ngupt odo. Howma nyt i mesha v ey ou t a k enaphot oofal a nds c a pet ha tha ss ha dei nt hef or egr oundt oďŹ ndt he hi ghl i ght si nt heba c k gr ounda r eba dl ybl ownout ?

I ft hes c enec ont a i nst oomuc hdy na mi cr a nge, t heny ouneedt oc ons i derwha t t odowi t hi t . Doy ouwa ntt oexpos ef ort hehi ghl i ght s , t hes ha dowsori n bet weent het wo?Anyoft hes ec hoi c eswi l ls a c r i ďŹ c et hedet a i l si nt he oppos i t es el ec t i on. Ora l t er na t i v el yy ouc a nt a k eones hotf ort hehi ghl i ght s a nda not herf ort hes ha dows , t henmer get hem i nt oaHDRi ma gel a t eroni n pos tpr oc es s i ng. Thes eques t i onsneedt obea s k edwhi l ey oua r e phot ogr a phi ngt hes c enei nf r ontofy ou.


5. Shoul dIbeus i ngat r i pod? Howma nyt i mesha v ey ous t oppeds hoot i ngbec a us et hes unha ss et , t hel i ght i sf a di ng, a ndy ou’ v ea l r ea dyma xedouty ourI SOa shi gha sy oua r e c omf or t a bl ewi t h. Butwa i t !Thec ol or si nt hes k ya r es t i l lbr i l l i a nta ndt her e a r epl ent yofi ma gesy ett oc a pt ur e. Us i ngat r i poda l l owsy out ok eepy ourI SO a sl owa spos s i bl e. Youneednotwor r ya bouts hut t ers peedwheny ourc a mer a i sonat r i pod.

6. Wha tc oul dha ppeni fIwa i t ? Howma nyt i mesha v ey ous eenaphot ogr a phert r a v elt oapr i mev i ewi ngs pot , s na pt hei rpi c t ur ea ndl ea v e?Ida r ey out ot hi nkl i k ea na r t i s ta ndnota phot ogr a pher . Ha nga r ounda nhourormor ei nonel oc a t i on. Soa ki nt he s c ener ya nda t mos pher e. Ev eni nt hequi et es tofmoment s , a nds t i l l es tof s c enes , l i f ek eepsmov i ng. Whi l ewa i t i nga ndwa t c hi ngy ou’ l ls oondi s c ov er a not hers c enet ha tt r a ns pi r esi nt oawonder f uli ma ge.


7. Ha v eIs eta na ppr opr i a t edept hofďŹ el d? Ther ei snor i ghtorwr onga ns wert ot hi sques t i ona si tdependsony our c r ea t i v ev i s i onf ort hei ma ge. Notev er yphot os houl dbes upers ha r pf r om f r ontt oba c k , nors houl dev er yba c k gr oundbebl ur r edwhens hoot i nga por t r a i t . As ky our s el f , i st hea mountofobj ec t si nf oc usa ppr opr i a t ef orwha t y oua r et r y i ngt oc ommuni c a t e?Forexa mpl e, i fIwer et ophot ogr a pha weddi ngpor t r a i tononeofourbea ut i f ull oc a lbea c hes , c ha nc esa r et hec oupl e c hos et hi sl oc a t i ons pec i ďŹ c a l l yf ort hes c ener y . Ther ef or ei ti si mpor t a ntt o ens ur et heba c k gr ounds c ener yi ss omewha ti nf oc usa swel la st hec oupl e. On t heot herha ndas t r a t egi cbl urc a nhel phi ghl i ghtt hes ubj ec t .

8. DoIwa ntt os howi nt ent i ona lmov ementbl ur ? Sl owi ngdownt hes hut t ers peeda ndc r ea t i ngi nt ent i ona lmov ementc a nt a k e aphot of r om a v er a get oWHOA!


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Hel en Bi ssel lBl and ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t p: / / www. he l e nbi s s e l l bl a nd. c o m WhenHel enfir s tj oi nedourphot ogr a phyc our s eba c ki n2015i twa sc l ea rf r om t heout s ett ha ts hewa sdes t i nedt obeoneoft hebes t . Hel enwa sr ea dyt os oa ki n a smuc hi nf or ma t i ona ss hec oul dgetherha ndson. Onc es hegotagoodgr a s pon us i ngherc a mer a , Hel enmov edont oot herphot ogr a phygr oupsa ndwor k s hops , s ur r oundi ngher s el fwi t ht hebes ti nt hefiel d, peopl es hec oul dc ont i nuet ol ea r n f r om a ndbei ns pi r edby . Twoy ea r sl a t ers hes t i l lpa r t a k esi nourPr i v a t e Phot ogr a phyGr oup, i nt ur ni ns pi r i ngot her sj us ts t a r t i ngoutont hei rownc r ea t i v e j our ney s .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v ea l wa y senj oy edt a k i ngphot osoff r i endsa ndf a mi l ya ndha da‘ poi nta nd s hoot ’ c a mer af orma nyy ea r s . Aboutfiv ey ea r sa go, Is t a r t edt a k i ngphot oswi t h myphoneofmyl oc a la r ea , s omeofwhi c hIwoul dpos tont hel oc a lc ommuni t y Fa c ebookpa ge. Peopl el i k edt hem, a ndaf ewgr oupmember st ol dmeIha v ea ‘ goodey e’ a ndenc our a gedmet ot a k et hi ngst ot henextl ev el , s oIboughtmyfir s t DSLRc a mer a . Tobegi nwi t h, Iwa sa f r a i dofmyc a mer aa ndonl yev erus edi ti na ut omode. Asa r es ul t , t hepi c t ur esIt ookwer ev er yhi ta ndmi s s , a st hec a mer awa sc hoos i ng wher et of oc us , t hes hut t ers peeda ndt hedept hoffiel d. I twa sa tt ha tpoi ntt ha tI s t umbl eda c r os sTa ny a ’ sonl i nec our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht mlIt ookt hepl ungea nd s i gnedup!


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? I nt heea r l yda y sofmyI ns t a gr a m pa geIus edt het a gl i ne‘ c a pt ur i ngi ma ges t ha ti ns pi r eorpl ea s eme’ a ndt ha ts t i l ls umsupmyphot ogr a phy . Il ookf or bea ut yi nt heor di na r ya nds eekoutwa y st oel ev a t et heor di na r yi nt os omet hi ng s pec i a l . Il i v ei nLondona nds t a r t edof ft a k i ngs hot sofur ba nl a nds c a pes , wi t hal i t t l e bi tofs t r eetphot ogr a phy . Howev er , t her ea r el ot soff a nt a s t i ci ma gesofLondon outt her e–i t ’ sac r owdedma r k et . Inev erf el tt ha tt ha tgenr ewa squi t er i ghtf or me, a sIwa snev erf ul l ys a t i s fiedwi t ha nyofmys hot s .Is a wt hea wes ome l a nds c a pes hot st ha tot hermember swer epos t i ngont heGr oup’ sFa c ebook pa ge( pa r t i c ul a r l yMel i s s aYuenWool f )a nds t a r t edt of eelabi tdi s i l l us i oned. Byc ha nc e, af r i ends entmeal i nkt oaJ or da nMa t t erwor k s hop, whi c hwa s t a k i ngpl a c ei nLondon. Fort hos ewhodon’ tk nowhi m, J or da nMa t t eri saNew Yor kba s edphot ogr a pherwhos pec i a l i s esi nda nc ephot ogr a phy . Att hi s wor k s hopIwa sgi v ent heoppor t uni t yt ohea rt hei ns pi r a t i ona lJ or da ns pea ka nd t ophot ogr a phs omepr of es s i ona lda nc er s . Thi swa sl i t er a l l yal i ght bul bmoment f orme. Iha df oundmy‘ t hi ng’ !It hent ookev er yoppor t uni t yIc oul dt o phot ogr a phda nc er s ;f or t una t el yt her ea r eanumberoft hem wi t hi nmygr oupof f r i endsa ndIha v egott ok nowmor es i nc e. Il ov ephot ogr a phi ngda nc er ss omuc h, a st heyt r ul yi ns pi r eme. Il ov et he dedi c a t i ont heyha v et ot hei ra r t , t hebea ut i f ulwa yt hei rbodi esmov ea ndt he exqui s i t emus c ul a t ur eoft hos ebodi es .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Ta ny a ’ sexc el l entc our s ewa saga mec ha ngerf orme. Iwa suna bl et ous emy c a mer aoutofa ut omodeunt i lIt ookt hec our s e. Sheexpl a i nsev er y t hi ngr ea l l y c l ea r l y . Thel es s onsa r es hor ta ndt ot hepoi nta ndi nal ogi c a lor der , s oy ou bui l dupony ourk nowl edgea ndgr owi nc onfidenc ea sy oupr ogr es st hr ough t hem. Thec our s et a ughtmeev er y t hi ngIneededt ok nowa boutt het ec hni c a l i t i esof myc a mer aa ndhowt ot a k eaphot o. Thi sk nowl edgega v emet hec onfidenc et o mov ei nt oma nua lmodea ndt oha v ec ompl et ec ont r olov ermys hot s . Ionl yev ers hooti nma nua lmodenow, whi c hIwoul dnev erha v ebel i ev ed pos s i bl eac oupl eofy ea r sa go, I t ’ sat r ul ya wes omec our s e!


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Whi l s tmyfir s tl ov ei sda nc ephot ogr a phy , a boutay ea ra go, Iwa nt edt o c ha l l engemy s el ft ot r ys omet hi ngnewa nds odec i dedt oha v eagoa t f a s hi onphot ogr a phy . I twa swi t hami xt ur eoft r epi da t i ona ndexc i t ement t ha tIs i gnedupf oraphot ogr a phyev entwhi c hwa st ot a k epl a c ei na s t a t el yhomei nt heEngl i s hc ount r y s i dedur i ngt hes ummer . Andwha ta nev enti twa s !Ther ewer et wel v ephot ogr a pher s( mos tof t hem pr os )a ndf ourmodel s , a l lofwhom wer ebea ut i f ul l ydr es s eda nd s t y l ed. It ea medupwi t hac oupl eofpr ophot ogr a pher swho, l i k eme, pr ef ert ous ena t ur a lda y l i ght . Theywer es ohel pf ula ndenc our a gi nga nd t a ughtmel oa dsa boutt heus eofl i ghti nt ha tt y peofphot ogr a phy . Ia l s o gott oc ha tt ot hepr of es s i ona lmodel sa ndwa sgi v ent i psonhowt o di r ec tt hem t ogett hebes tf r om t hem whenonas hoot . Thewhol eda y wa sa ma z i ng. Iha dl ea r neds omuc ha ndenj oy edev er ymi nut eofi t . Pl us , Iwenthomewi t haf a nt a s t i cs etofi ma ges !


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Myphot ogr a phyi speopl eba s eda ndIpr ef ert os hoott hem out door soron l oc a t i on. Whi l s tt hes t a t el yhomeexper i enc ewa sa ma z i ng, Iha v ea l s o obt a i neds omegr ea ti ma gesf r om unpr omi s i ngl oc a t i onsbyus i ngabi tof i ma gi na t i ona ndexper i ment i ngwi t ht hea v a i l a bl el i ght . Ia l s oenj oys hoot i ngmodel sa ndda nc er si npa r k s , ga r densa ndpubl i cs pa c es , i nc l udi ng( onoc c a s i on)i nt hec ent r eofLondona ndont heLondon Under gr ound!


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Mya mbi t i oni st omov ei nt ofinea r tf a s hi ona ndda nc ephot ogr a phy , a sI findt hi st y peofphot ogr a phybot hexc i t i nga ndc r ea t i v e. Ienj oyt he edi t i ngpr oc es sa l mos ta smuc ha st a k i ngt heor i gi na lphot os–Il ov e howc ol our s , huesa nds ha dowsc a nc ompl et el yc ha nget hemoodofa n i ma ge. Is pendma nyaha ppyhoura thomea tmyc omput er‘ pl a y i ngwi t h myphot os ’ a smyy oungers onput si t( Iha v et woboy s , a ged11a nd13) . Iha v es i gnedupt odoawor k s hopwi t hLa r aJ a de, t hewonder f ulf a s hi on phot ogr a pher , t hi ss ummera ndIa mr ea l l yl ook i ngf or wa r dt ot ha t . I nt he mea nt i me, Iwi l lt r ya nda t t endas hoota tl ea s tonc eaweekf ormor e pr a c t i s ea ndexper i enc e. Iha v ea l s or ec ent l ybec omeamemberoft heSoc i et i esofPhot ogr a pher s . Ii nt endt ot a k ea dv a nt a geoft hei rment or i ngs y s t em a ndpl a nt owor k t owa r dsga i ni ngmyfir s tf or ma lqua l i fic a t i oni nphot ogr a phy .


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Pr a c t i s e, pr a c t i s e, pr a c t i s e–y ouc a na l wa y sdel et ei ma gest ha ta r enogood. I t ’ s t r uet ha ty oul ea r ns omuc hmor ef r om y ourmi s t a k es .Ques t i onwha ti swr ong wi t ht hei ma ge, a ndmor ei mpor t a nt l y , why . Al s o, expl or edi f f er entt y pesofphot ogr a phy–y ouwi l lk nowwheny oufind‘ t he one’ f ory ou. Ur ba nphot ogr a phywa sa nobv i ousc hoi c ef ormewhenIfir s t s t a r t ed, buti twa s n’ tunt i lIs t umbl eduponda nc e, a ndt henl a t erf a s hi on, t ha tI t r ul yf oundmymoj o. Ia m al a wy era sada yj ob, whi c hi sr ea l l ydr ya nds er i ous . Phot ogr a phyha s enha nc edmyl i f ei mmea s ur a bl ya ndl i ber a t edac r ea t i v es oult ha tIdi dn’ tev en k nowIha d. I t ’ sbot hat ec hni c a la ndc r ea t i v epur s ui ts ot her ei sa l wa y s s omet hi ngnewt ol ea r nort r y . Il ov et ha ty ouc a nnev ergett ot heend!Good l uc kev er y one! Tos eemor eofHel en’ swor kv i s i tht t p: / / www. hel enbi s s el l bl a nd. c om Lea r nmor ea boutourphot ogr a phyc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


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SLR Photography Guide - February Edition 2018  

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Courses over at https://www.slrphotographyguide.c...

SLR Photography Guide - February Edition 2018  

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Courses over at https://www.slrphotographyguide.c...

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