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10 Ideas for Creative Lockdown Photography
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10 Ideas for Creative Lockdown Photography

It's feeling like forever since the start of the global pandemic, and many of us have been locked down in our homes and local areas for quite a bit of that time. But being restricted in where you can go doesn't mean that you can't be creative with your photography! Here are ten ideas for things that you can do to really start pushing the boundaries of your creative imagination while remaining safe and away from other people during the pandemic! Shoot what you eat Food has been a real hot-topic during the pandemic. From shortages to health issues, there are lots of things that you can pick up on in your photography. Try shooting some images that tell the story of food during the pandemic. You can get started by putting a table next to a window and using some natural light to c...
Julie Cockburn: Balancing Act (Exhibition)
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Julie Cockburn: Balancing Act (Exhibition)

The Photographers Gallery, London9th Sept - 25th Oct 2020 On the 9th September 2020 business will begin to return to normal at The Photographers Gallery in London. They will be showing an exhibition of new works by Julie Cockburn. Julie Cockburn is known for re-imagining and re-configuring found objects and vintage photographs. At first glance, her subjects appear to be shrouded in randomly placed coloured blobs. However, closer inspection reveals a series of carefully placed and meticulously stitched embroidery. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDZPTbOF5y7/ The graphically embroidered alterations to the original images sometimes completely cover the subject, other times they playfully jump into frame in an otherwise tranquil landscape. Their placement may often seem random, but ...
How to Become a Better Photographer (Is YouTube the Answer?)
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How to Become a Better Photographer (Is YouTube the Answer?)

In the fifteen years that YouTube has been around it has changed the way many people think about education. Now if you want to learn something new (such as how to become a better photographer) then you can just navigate to YouTube and find a video on just about everything you could ever want to learn. Perhaps the most impressive thing about YouTube meteoric rise and the sheer volume of different videos that creators have uploaded is that it has democratised education. Learning and education has become free and is now for the masses, rather than something that is expensive and kept for just those that can afford it. It seems like learning how to become a better photographer for free couldn't possibly have any downsides. But that isn't the case. So here's the run down of pitfalls ...
How I Saved my Photography Business with Lizzie Peirce
Business

How I Saved my Photography Business with Lizzie Peirce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5VEtA-DRcM Being overworked in your photography business might not seem like the worst problem to have. After all, we live in a culture where we're taught that the harder you work, the more successful you are. But what if you could get rid of the tasks that you don't enjoy by outsourcing them to other people, and instead focus on doing the things you really love in your photography business? Wouldn't that be great? Lizzie Pierce talks here about saving her photography business and increasing her income by focussing on the things she loves. Has this approach worked for you in your photography business? Let us know in the comments!
Should You Buy A Photography Table?
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Should You Buy A Photography Table?

Time and time again I get asked "should I buy a photography table for my product and still life photography?" And my answer is always the same - no, I don't think you need one. Let me tell you why. The advantages A product photography table does have some advantages. For example, some of them fold up which enables you to quickly put your shooting area away and get it back out again. That's pretty useful if you don't have a dedicated studio space to use for a photo shoot. The more expensive, top of the range product photography table models have an opaque white perspex background. This means that you can light them from behind and get rid of all shadows quite easily. Very useful if you're shooting in a very tight space. Models like this Walimex Pro Tavola shooting table ...