How-to photography technique articles by professional photographer Philip Dunn

Flash Powder

Flash Powder At the Advertiser, the photo-sales were printed by old Dougie. Way beyond the age of retirement, and certainly in his late seventies, Dougie was a formidable character; a former chief photographer on the…

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Rainy Autumn Photography Workshop

Autumn colours and people photography were at the top of the list for our photographers last Saturday. Shrewsbury is a beautiful town at any time of the year, but when the leaves fall in autumn,…

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Using Morning Light
Morning light in Fethiye, Turkey

Using Morning Light

The best photographers in the world understand the value of using morning light - and how to get the most from it. Landscape photography at dawn In fact, those top photographers are often in position…

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Black and White or Colour?
Venice 2013

Black and White or Colour?

So which is best - monochrome or colour? And can you simply desaturate a colour image to produce a wonderful black and white picture? When I spotted this woman in the streets of Venice, I…

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Photographing older people

Photographing older people can be a joy for many reasons. To start with, a lived-in face is usually more interesting than that of a callow youth. Also, older people are usually more generous with their…

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ISO Settings

With shooting modes, apertures, ISO settings, shutter speeds and white balance, it's not surprising novice photographers get confused - even before they point the camera. So what's the first thing to set on your camera…

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Photographing in fog
photographing in fog - colour saturation and shadows are drastically reduced

Photographing in fog

Foggy conditions can tranform almost any setting into a beautiful, mysterious or ominous scene. Photographing in fog can be hugely rewarding if you get it just right. However, there are some adjustments needed to your…

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Photographing sunsets
Even a poor Balinese fisherman gathering supper for his family will stop to appreciate the beauty of a sunset over the sea. Don’t be afraid to point your camera straight into the light in these situations. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Photograph by Philip Dunn

Photographing sunsets

There’s more to photographing sunsets than just capturing the colour. Philip Dunn reveals how you can inject more visual appeal, drama and romance into your sunset pictures.   Composition and good camera craft Sunsets have…

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