How to photograph moving subjects

Stationary subjects are pretty easy to deal with, you compose the image, focus the lens, set the exposure and take the shot. Moving subjects make things a little bit more trying. For a start, the composition keeps changing if they move around the frame and, if you follow them with the camera, the background is [...]

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How to compose images with central subjects

One of the very first things that you learn about composing photographs is usually to follow the ‘rule of thirds’. This asks you to mentally divide a scene into three equal sections horizontally and vertically, to create nine rectangles, and then position key elements of the image along the lines or where they cross. The [...]

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Documentary photo ideas: shoot your day

Amateur photographers sometimes feel that they aren’t able to devote enough time to their hobby because it has to be squashed into the hours outside of work and fitted around other commitments like running the kids to school, doing the shopping, making dinner and a million household chores. In this week’s challenge we aim to [...]

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