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50 photography tips from jobbing pros to famous photographers

Advice. It’s a funny thing. If we applied all of photography’s apparent rules and dos and don’ts to our work, there would be little, if any, room for creativity and surely that’s the point. So you’ll find no textbook photography tips here; instead we asked 50 top pro and famous photographers to share the secrets they’ve gleaned from years of shooting day in day out.Expect to be inspired and challenged by the advice of famous photographers like David Bailey and Mary Ellen Mark, as well as up-and-coming names and photographers who make it their business to take amazing pictures for their clients each day…..READ MORE

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6 – Bob Aylott
To never miss a street picture, always have your camera set to 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400. When the clocks change for summer, change the aperture to f/8 instead.

Bob is an award-winning former Fleet Street photographer who has gone on to interview the world’s best shooters.

 

Amazing Pictures: 50 tips from jobbing pros to famous photographers

Here is number 13

Amazing Pictures: 50 tips from jobbing pros to famous photographers

13 – David Loftus
I remember being told at art college: ‘Always shoot with the sun behind you or to the sides to avoid flare.’ Some of my favourite shots have been taken when I’ve allowed flare to happen – fashion shots, portraits and interiors have all benefited on occasion… Keep some thick black paper and a roll of gaffer tape in your kit bag so you can extend your lens hood into more of a funnel shape, so that the flare isn’t too excessive, and shoot away.

David is one of the big names in food photography, having worked with the likes of Heston Blumenthal and Jamie Oliver. He shot Jamie’s last six books.

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One response to “50 photography tips from jobbing pros to famous photographers

  1. Famous Photographers July 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Very useful first tip! I’d surely be following this blog for more upcoming tips!

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