Behind The Scenes Of a Christmas Lights Photography Session Are you a Christmas lover? The excitement, the anticipation, the planning for the big day? Christmas tree fairy lights are the perfect backdrop for your holiday cards, and this tutorial will show you exactly how to make your fairy bokeh effect sparkle! As a bonus, it’s […]

Fairy Christmas Lights Bokeh Photo Tutorial

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5 Dramatic Lighting Photography Techniques

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5 Dramatic Lighting Techniques and How to Use Them When we’re new to photography, we tend to avoid dramatic lighting and instead look for flat, soft light. And why not? It’s a perfect place to start as this type of light allows you to create flattering and beautiful portraits. But flat soft light lacks depth […]

What is bokeh photography? Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image, and is made out of little circles of colour and light. Making photos more pleasing to the eye, bokeh effects can be so pretty sometimes that not only do they make gorgeous backdrops for portraits, […]

How To Shoot Beautiful Bokeh Photography

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Shadow Photography – Embrace Hard Light

How To Create Shadow Pictures Using Dramatic Lighting Hard light is much maligned in portrait photography for various reasons. But what do you do when you can’t avoid it? Embrace it…in the form of shadow photography. It’s a thing, and it’s addictive!   Let Hard Light Be a Superstar! Those of us who love taking […]

Mastering your camera in manual mode is the key to perfect photos and one of the foundations of photography. It gives you total control over the technical aspects so that you can say goodbye to accidentally blurry, out of focus photos that are dark and dingy or jarringly overexposed. But once you’ve done that…  composition […]

23 Photos Using Magical Light for Impact

Natural Light Photography Tips – Garage Light

Natural light is beautiful and abundant, we know that. When you’re trying to take photos at home, I bet you’ve been here before… struggling to find the perfect light, then when you do, the background is cluttered or ugly. I bet you’ve tried every spot in and around the house at every time of day […]

What Is Golden Hour Light Photographers are, by nature, light lovers at heart. For this reason, the golden hour is a much loved time of day. It’s warm, beautiful, consistent, and you can take dreamy portraits with it. Shooting during the golden hour is particularly perfect for beach photography, with open expanses of sea and […]

How To Shoot Golden Hour Photography

18 Creative Photos Using Twinkle Lights

Today’s highlights reel brings you a blast from the past! This sparkling collection of images has come from last year’s Exploring the Creative Workshop, plus Grad group challenges. Our talented Grads created light bokeh in various ways to take artistic abstracts, and bring sparkle to their holiday photos! And that’s the focus of our brand […]

How Do You Do Light Painting? Have you ever wondered what is light painting mode or how do you capture photos with sparklers? Paint photography is a super fun effect which uses slow shutter speeds to capture the trail of a light source. It looks fantastic, and… it’s easier to achieve than you might think! […]

Learn Light Painting And DIY Sparkler Photography!

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How to Capture a Starburst in Your Photos

How to Capture a Starburst in Your Photos Have you ever wondered how to create a starburst in your photos?  Or maybe you’ve taken some accidentally, and you’re not sure how to do it again, on purpose? It adds an awesome sparkle to a photo and can become the focal point of your composition… whether that’s including […]