Oxford School of Photography

insights into photography

Tag Archives: Mary Ellen Mark

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

Here is no 1 of 50

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.

Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers

WPGA announces the Winners, Honorable Mentions and Finalists of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. Awarded images were juried by the photographers Mary Ellen Mark, Vanessa Winship and Kim Weston; Magnum Photos’ members Alessandra Sanguinetti and Olivia Arthur; Zoom’s Editor in Chief Rosanna Checchi, and the Curator of the San Diego Museum of Photography Carol McCusker. The overall winners will be featured in ZOOM Magazine. All awardees, including finalists will be published in the Book “The Julia Cameron Award 2010”. The exhibition of the overall winners and categories’ winners–which was originally planned to be held in Berlin- will be finally held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in August 2011.

Winner of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award:

LIVIA CORONA, Baja California, Mexico

STELLA JOHNSON, Watertown, Massachusetts, United States one of the runner ups

If you would like to see all the winners in the different categories please visit this link