Weekly Photo Challenge: Shoot candid portrait photography

Candid photography is an integral part of documentary and street photography. It’s essential if we are to capture the world as we see it, without people posing or becoming self-conscious. Although the phrase candid photography has become slightly tarnished by some other seedy practices, some of the most iconic photographs taken in the 20th century [...]

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Best gifts for photographers under £100

1. A budget prime lens If you have only ever use zooms, a ‘nifty fifty’ 50mm prime lens is a valuable addition to your lens arsenal for not much extra cost. Even a budget model, such as the Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II, offers a fixed wide aperture, which lets the light flood in, [...]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shoot with a telephoto lens

For this week’s photo project we’d like you to pick up your favourite telephoto optic, ideally around 200mm, and give it a whirl for shooting non-sport and non-wildlife shots. If you don’t have a fixed focal length telephoto, feel free to use a zoom lens, but use it at a focal length that’s equivalent to [...]

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