Tutorials and articles about basic photography aspects, for beginners and novice photographers.

Why don’t my photos come out the way I want them to?

2017-08-25T14:43:27+00:00 By |Basic Photography Aspects, Mini-Tutorial|

This is a common complaint I often hear in our workshops. I think almost every photographer has experienced this at some stage of their photographic journey. The good news is that asking this question is usually a sure sign that you are entering an exciting new developmental stage of your photographic journey!


Camera Maintenance | How to keep your Sensor and Lenses clean

2017-08-01T14:09:25+00:00 By |Basic Photography Aspects, Photographic Equipment|

Your photography equipment is precious and expensive! It should be handled with care. Camera sensors and lenses are susceptible to gather dust and grime. The extra bit of effort to regularly clean your lens and camera's sensor, can save you time and money and also improve its lifespan. Here's some advice from the DPC team..


Standard Print Sizes

2017-07-14T15:34:20+00:00 By |Basic Photography Aspects, Printing & Output, Retouching, Editing and Workflow|

Photographers are often confused when it come to standard paper sizes. Few people know that we are using two different systems. Firstly, the standard print lab sizes provided by local print shops i.e. the local Fujifilm, Kodak, Foto First etc. Then there is the standard iso sizes offered by modern ink-jet printers. Here's a breakdown of the various print sizes available


How to Critique a Photo

2017-07-14T15:38:21+00:00 By |A Photographer's Attitude, Advanced Photography Aspects, Basic Photography Aspects, Photo Critique|

I would like to expand on the importance of giving people good, useful and most importantly honest feedback. As beginner photographers embark on their journey they amass a huge number of images. Generally they produce prolific quantities of work, which inevitably ends up on social network pages. When you upload to a site such as Facebook and tag friends and family members the comments start rolling in. These comments offer great self-esteem boosts causing us to add more images to get our fix of ego stroking.


Insects In Flight – Macro Photography Special

2017-08-08T14:12:41+00:00 By |Basic Photography Aspects, Macro Photography|

Digital photography courses has seen a great improvement in the submitted macro images on the Photo Critic website. The standard of work is getting better and better with more challenging subject matter being submitted every week. One thing which certainly caught my eye was the work Chris Jones has been adding within the macro group page. What is unique about Chris’s work is the amount of images depicting insects mid-flight.


Accepting Criticism of your Photographs

2017-08-08T15:34:49+00:00 By |A Photographer's Attitude, Advanced Photography Aspects, Basic Photography Aspects, Photo Critique|

I often work with new photographers and when I ask to see their work they become shy and introverted “no, I’m not showing you that”. This is surprisingly common, and if you think about it, it is also a surprisingly counter intuitive stance. As an artist or a photographer specifically, you have chosen a solely visual medium and its very purpose is to be seen.


Cleaning Camera Lenses and Sensors

2017-08-14T11:47:18+00:00 By |Basic Photography Aspects, Photographic Equipment|

Cleaning Camera Lenses and Sensors... Using your time to fix spots on every photo you take over the duration of a shoot, uses more time than cleaning your equipment before every shoot. Your photography equipment is very expensive and so this needs to be done with great care.


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