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Better Digital Photography Issue 8

It’s packed with superb, expert advice – from taking gorgeous shots in low light to mastering metering modes. We’re here to help you take better pictures, and bring you tips and advice on everything from finding locations to editing your images – even advice on the right camera to buy in our Essential Christmas Buying Guide.

This is a fantastic free resource for anyone with an interest in photography at any level. Make sure you pass it to a photographic friend this Christmas – they’ll thank you for it!

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– your FREE resource for anyone with an interest in photography. As you have signed up to receive copies of BDP, you will automatically be entered into the draw to win a Nikon D3100! Competition closes 30 September 2011.

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  • Top underwater cameras
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Selling Your Photography


Selling Your Photography to Magazines |
By TJ Tierney

The magazine market is by far the biggest market for the freelance photographer, with millions of pictures published each month. If you would like to see some profit from your pictures, its really important to make the right approach.

Taking pictures for the magazine market isn’t about taking nice shots that your friends will admire or that will look nice on your wall at home. It’s about taking images that will sell to a selective audience, and to accomplish this you must understand the market.

Assuming that your photography ability is to par – there is no reason that you can’t start sending your images to photo editors straight away. Start off by selecting the markets that you may have interest in. Pick a market that you like to photograph.

Go to your nearest magazine outlet and buy 3 or 4 magazines that you are interested in submitting to.

Study each image that has been used by the photo editor and then compare the images in the magazine to your own.

This is were honesty comes in.

If your images are every bit as good as the images in the magazine, feel free to submit them. Write or send an e-mail to the photo editor telling them about your work. If you have a website, add it to the e-mail so that the editor can view a sample of your work. If you do send your images by post make sure you include a stamped addressed envelope to get your images back.


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Magazines have standard prices for photographs and will pay you after the magazine has gone to print. This differs from magazine to magazine; magazines that sell more normally pay more for their images – the cover picture is normally the best paid, with the double centre being the second.

If you sell an image to a magazine don’t submit it straight away to a different magazine – the chances are that they’ll find out and won’t use your images again.

It doesn’t hurt to know the law when selling your images to magazines. The minute you hit the shutter button you own the copyright. As standard practice magazines normally pay you for the right to use your image once. If they use the same image in five months time, they must pay you a second time.

If your images aren’t as good as the images that are used in the magazine don’t submit them. You will be wasting your own time and the time of the photo editor. Photo editors are very busy and get hundreds of submissions every month. Try to improve your photography and submit at a later date.

Photo editors are always looking for new material, but first study the market.

It’s a fantastic feeling to see your images published for the first time.

TJ Tierney is an award winning photographer and a freelance writer. To find out more information visit his photography site and his photography forum.

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Proven Tips For Finding The Best Digital SLR Cameras

How do you choose the best digital SLR camera for your needs? People buy certain cameras based on their needs and preferences, but basically the SLR allows for greater definition photographs. You’ll find they’re available in a good range of prices, but overall they’re more expensive; so your budget will of course determine much. OK, now we’ll discuss a few points for finding a digital SLR camera that you’ll be happy with.


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When choosing a digital SLR camera, you have to look at the maximum aperture of the camera you are considering. When you talk about aperture, what you’re really referring to is how much light is allowed into the camera. The wider the aperture, the faster the shutter speed, and this can be important when you are photographing scenes where there is motion. A camera with maximum aperture allows for smoother manipulation of the photo elements when getting rid of the blur caused by capturing moving objects. They tend to soften the backgrounds better and highlights the subject of your photo. In general, it is preferable to have a wider maximum aperture, but this is more expensive. Therefore, if you anticipate only doing stills, then this feature won’t be terribly important to have.

Believe it or not, but the feature that many people don’t think about, right away, is the size of a digital SLR camera. Electronic device manufacturers are constantly trying to make our things ever smaller each year. If you have a cell phone, then you know they routinely come with a built-in camera, and lots of people just use that. By today’s standards, digital SLR cameras are fairly large, but they come in various sizes. Obviously, the points to consider are what you’ll be comfortable using, and of course there are considerations for where you’ll be taking the photos. You’ll most likely buy from an offline store, maybe, and if so then think about the size and weight with regard to the amount of time you may have to carry it.

You may be able to find good deals on digital SLR cameras on Ebay or other online auctions. Obviously, these are auctions, and that implies the cameras will be used, just be careful. If you choose this route, then be totally sure about what you want to buy, and be aware that you’ll need to have a lot of trust in the seller. Be certain that you read the fine print, and read it very carefully. For a camera, we probably would only consider this at Ebay, but it’s up to you; and take a close look at the sellers ratings and feedback.

All cameras have their meaning in life, and that’s true of digital SLR cameras; but you need to educate yourself and do research. So if you’re new to it all, it matters if you know what is needed, or not. These great points, plus others, will arm you with solid information so you will be happy with the kind of camera you eventually do buy.

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How to Photograph Birds in Flight

How to Photograph Birds in Flight Using a DSLR Digital Camera – Picture Tips and Techniques | By Clive Anderson

Being able to capture good images using a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera can be extremely rewarding and some of the best pictures that we can take tend to sometimes be the hardest. Once we have a pretty good understanding of some of the cameras functions both on automatic and manual we can focus on the job of putting this information to good use. One of the hardest images to capture tends to be of something that is moving, but there are ways to make it a little easier to master…


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Photographing inanimate objects really is the place to start and by using the same object in totally different settings and light can give us a lot of information and feedback. It is also a good idea to place some objects up high so as to see what is needed to make these a clear and focussed picture.

Moving on from static objects with more knowledge we now want to explore the world of moving objects and photography. The technique of photographing a moving object is known as panning, this involves levelling the camera with the subject, finding it in the viewfinder (This is best done by first having the zoom completely in showing the object furthest away) zooming in and then focusing either automatically or manually.

When starting out using panning photography it is best to first revert back to the automatic settings until confident that being on manual will not be the difference between capturing the shot and missing a great shot. Once you have the image firmly locked on start to follow the images motion slowly with the camera, while at the same time zooming until the image is now the size that you want for your picture. Take the shot and review.

Learning to take good pictures panning can be achieved on a gradual progressive basis like this. Find a road that you can stand a reasonable distance from and not be in any danger from passing cars. For best results you want to find a fairly long road where you will have plenty of time to locate a car in the viewfinder focus, zoom and shoot.

A good result should show the car as clear as if it was standing still and you captured the image using a tripod, while the foreground and background should be blurred from camera motion and not aperture settings.

Try the same method on a motorbike, this is improving your technique as it is not only a smaller object to focus on, but also tends to be moving a lot faster. Taking pictures of anything outdoors on the ground is always made better when the sun is behind you and certainly Not in front of you, this is essential to great results for panning photography, unless you want the images to be silhouettes.

Moving on again we are now going to focus on objects that fly. With anything flying it is always best to try where possible to capture the image from a side angle and with the subject as low down as is possible. This is because whether the sun is behind you or not if you photograph something in daylight looking straight up in will more than likely have the silhouette effect.


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A good way to hone your panning skills of flying objects is to visit air-shows, or even by getting close to an airport. Air-shows are good as they have a variety of aircraft that you can practise on, not only that, but you can get some really good photograph sessions from air-shows.

One of the main reasons it is a good idea to start photographing flying objects by using aircraft is due to their overall size, this in itself tends to make panning photography with them a great starting and learning point.

Now onto birds in flight, using the car and aircraft theory we want to start off with something that is not only big, but also slow and graceful. That way we will find it much easier to keep track of and photograph while also making sure we can get the timing and lighting right. One of the best birds to start learning panning skills on is the seagull; they tend to tick all the boxes when it comes to getting a great shot.

The seagull is fairly slow in flight and tends to glide more than fly, not only that but they also do a lot of low level flying when it comes to catching fish or hovering in a bay on the thermals.

Moving on from the seagull should be a natural progression, but as a rule of thumb, the bigger the bird the easier it is to capture in flight. When you move down to smaller birds it can often be the case of hit and miss many times, but one little trick I have learned is that if there is a specific bird in your area that you are trying to photograph it is well worth simply watching his/her movements a few times before you actually try and photograph him/her.

By knowing which tree he/she is going to fly to or from can often give you an upper hand due to knowing the direction or target of his/her flight. Also setting up shots for birds is a good way of getting great pictures too. Using food to entice them or even a stick strategically placed on a riverbank can reward the photographer with a stunning image of a kingfisher.

Panning photography is certainly an art, but if the photographer studies and learns from initial attempts the end results can be pretty staggering in a relatively short period of time. Keeping the camera steady and smooth at all times is critical to the overall results, and it is even possible to use a mono-pod in some instances for even more clarity, but panning free hand should be mastered first.

Photography is not just a great hobby and interest that people can enjoy and share with each other, it can be seriously relaxing and in some cases therapeutic. Expressing the many aspects of some great photography is myphotographblog.com.

A blog that allows visitors to explore the many boundaries and wonders of modern day photography with some amazing photographs and links for added enjoyment. So whether you are a professional or a complete novice to photography make your way over to myphotographblog.com and be truly inspired.

Clive Anderson

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Tips For Digital Photography

Tips For Digital Photography | By Surinder Sharma

It is easy to take good pictures but to experience the best in digital photography, here are a few tips and ideas that can make your work look not just good but excellent.

1. Focus on what kind of photography interests you. Choose a topic that you understand fully and something that is of curiosity to you. You must have sound knowledge about the subject you want to click.

2. Find a good digital camera that has all the features and characteristics required for your kind of photography. You must understand the basic needs the camera must have therefore invest into a good quality camera that assures great pictures. For example, in case you decide to take pictures for the print media, the requirement should be of a high quality camera and if it is web photography you are looking at, a normal digital cam should create the magic.


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3. Familiarize with your digital camera by more and more practicing. Step into your backyard and take pictures. Try and focus on the subject and think about how you want to compose the shot. Try taking pictures from different angles and different modes. This experimentation will give you a chance to know your camera and you can then be a pro in using it professionally. You could also upload your pictures on many social websites for photographers to be shared with your contacts.

4. Consider using a tripod for better stability. Pictures taken with the use of tripod come out a lot better than free hand pictures for the simple reason that the camera is steady and you can try various angles with it. The subject can be framed into the shot easily and the balance on the tripod makes it helpful to click great photos.

5. Lighting plays a very important role in photography. There is a great difference in photos taken outdoors and indoors. Thus, you must know how to fix the lighting. Try and learn about artificial lighting and adequate brightness needed for the genuine color of the photograph. Flash is there in most cameras to support the brightness, however, in some cases it might not be sufficient. Therefore you must know how to play with false lights and get the right image.

7. Once you get expertise in the photography than it is the time to move on the business part. It is advisable to have a custom design portfolio website. As it will be your online entity and it will help you to showcase your work as well as getting future assignment.

Taking these simple steps into consideration, you can perk up your hobby of digital photography. Your work of taking brilliant pictures will be admired among friends, family and photographers and who knows you might get a chance to pursue your favourite past time as a profession.

Author is a mature wild life photographer and has vast experience in digital marketing expertise. Currently he is associated with Pixpa – an custom design portfolio website solution provider which provide portfolio website for photographers, artists and designers.

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