How-to photography technique articles by professional photographer Philip Dunn

One-to-One photography lessons

I do enjoy doing the one-to-one photography lessons. It gives me a tremendous buzz when a photographer comes along in the morning gasping to learn and, just a few hours later, goes away with a…

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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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