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Daily Archives: June 26, 2013

55+ Great Photography Tutorials

From Tripwire a host of tutorials covering a vast array of different photography subject areas

By following detailed photography tutorials you can learn new techniques and be inspired by experienced photographers.

Photography is a great passion for many people and the possibilities for creating stunning shots are endless with the right equipment and skills. Some photographers are exceptional at capturing time and situations forever. While a bit of luck and good timing is required, many technical elements need to be just right. In many cases it requires patience, planning and a good sense for details to capture the best photo. In addition, many photographers today use after processing in tools like Photoshop. I personally think that learning some image enhancement techniques is useful as well.

Since we have been presenting various showcases of photography styles over time, I thought it would be a great idea to share some useful tips, tricks and tutorials. The availability of free material online for learning various techniques of photography is impressive but it takes time to filter out the useful stuff. I made an attempt by collecting more than 55 great photography tutorials.

Catch all 55 tutorials here

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Chloe Dewe Mathews’s best photograph – Uzbek migrant workers

The Guardian has a best shot feature and now it is showing this beautiful picture by Chloe Dewe Mathews

Uzbek migrant workers in Kazakhstan

Photograph: Chloe Dewe Mathews

Chloe is currently  the artist-in-residence at St John’s College, Oxford University.

So very big thumbs up to St John’s

Here is the start of the article about this picture as found in the Guardian

In 2010, I hitch-hiked from China all the way back to Britain. At one point, I found myself near Aktau, on the Caspian coast of Kazakhstan, after thumbing a lift with a Dutch oil worker. I glanced out of the window and saw an almost celestial group of figures, dressed from head to toe in white, moving silently between great columns of chalk. It was quite blinding and I wondered what was going on. We whizzed past, but the scene just played on in my mind. I thought: “I’ve got to return to this place and find out what it is.”…..READ MORE