Photographing Cosplay and Costume Portraits

Photographing cosplay has become huge over the last few years. Lots of photographers are trying it out and heading along to conventions to meet cosplayers and take pictures. But what about trying it in a more controlled environment? Either your home studio or out and about on location? I love …

photography competitions in January

Photography Competitions in January 2020

Towards the end of last year, I participated in a Facebook thread about competitions. Someone said “wouldn’t be it great if there was a newsletter that reminded us what competitions to enter” and I said… “I could do that.” And so the idea of a newsletter about photography competitions in …

Architecture Photography and Storytelling

Architecture photography is one of those genres that seems to be often overlooked. But buildings are all around us, and they make a great subject to practice many different kinds of photography. They’re useful for far more than just a simple lens test. Architectural photography can enable you to practice …

New Year's Resolutions for Photography

New Year’s Resolutions for Photography

Every year I try and make some new year’s resolutions for photography. At some point in January, I sit down and take stock of what I achieved last year, and where I want to go in the next twelve months. It’s a cathartic process, one that always seems to reinvigorate …

quote graphics for social media

Quote Graphics for Social Media

Most photographers just post their images on social media. But have you considered breaking it up with a few words from someone you admire? Posting a quote every now and again on your social media can reveal your personality and motivations as a photographer. The best thing about it is …

Fine Art Photography

Creating Fine Art Photography Images

My very first article for Digital Photography School was an article on fine art photography. Many people that I’ve talked to over the years believe that you need highly elaborate setups or expensive props in order to shoot fine art. I wanted to show that this wasn’t the case. So …

2010-2020: The Decade of Change

It seems traditional for people to post looking back on the last decade, and with good reason! It’s a great opportunity to take stock of what you’ve done and where you’re going. Nowhere is this truer than in the creative professions where in order to keep moving forward we have …

Robots for Product Photography

Is this the future? Will robots help us with product photography in our studios before too long? Perhaps even with other kinds of photography too. Maybe eventually we’ll have robotic studio assistants who do a multitude of different tasks for us. I’ve never got that excited about the prospect of …

The 5 Best Gifts for Photographers

It’s coming up to Christmas now so I’ve got no doubt that many of you will start to think about either buying gifts for the photographers in your life, or making wishlists for other people to buy you things! Now, I’ll let you into a little secret. No photographer wants …