10 Professional Photography Tips Guaranteed To Make Your Photos Amazing!

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You love photography, right? You snap lots of life’s memories to cherish, enjoy and share with friends and family but how do you ensure you’re capturing the ‘type’ of photos you want? Thankfully, photography is subjective and very personal – one type of shot will work for certain situations (or people) but not in others, which is great… but also tricky!

Recently, we had a good old natter with our close friend, Robert Gershinson – who is one of those amazing professional photographers that has managed to make his hobby a career! Robert took a moment out of his busy shooting schedule to help put together a guide to understanding the best ways we can all improve our photography skills and muster up that pro-photo beast that’s within each and every one of us!

Who is Robert Gershinson?

Robert is a London-based photographer and video director who has photographed a who’s-who of musicians: Alice Cooper, Spandau Ballet, Florence + The Machine, Everything Everything, Foxes, The Treatment, Culture Club, Royal Blood, Vintage Trouble, Haitus Kaiyote and oh so many more.

He also blog and podcasts under the banner SHOOT FIRST TALK LATER. Each guests sits for a portrait session, photographed by Robert. When not pointing his camera at people, he can usually be found at the cinema or burying his face in a variety of comics.

Take a look at some of his top suggestions below.

Things to consider before we start

The camera is merely a box that you let light into. The light travels down the lens, passes a shutter (more on that below) and hits a digital sensor that records an image.

Aperture (Av): The is the size of a hole (usually at the back of the lens), that allows light into the lens to hit the sensor. We measure the Aperture in f-stops. Take a look at this info-graph.

The smaller the f-number, the wider the hole – (yes it seems a little backwards) – so obviously, the wider the hole, the more light entering the lens. This is why your camera will call Aperture ‘Av’– aperture value.

Aperture also controls the Depth Of Field (DOF)

DOF is essentially how much of the image is in focus. The wider the aperture (smaller f-stop number), the less of a DOF you have. So in the info-graph above, an f-stop of 1.4 means the background will be super blurry. And vice versa for a narrower (i.e. larger f-stop number) aperture.

Shutter Speed (Tv): So aperture controls how much light enters the lens, shutter speed controls how fast that light enters – this is why shutter speed is often known as ‘Time Value’, hence ‘Tv’ printed on your camera dial.

Watch this 20 second video:

This is what’s happening, when the shutter button is pressed, the camera’s mirror lifts up and we can see the first shutter sitting over the lens, that shutter moves, exposing the sensor to however much light is coming into the lens (set by Av), very quickly the second shutter moves across the sensor, stopping any light hitting it.

If we break it down, the action is this:

– Shutter button pressed
– Mirror up
– First shutter moves allowing light to hit the sensor. Pause
– Second shutter chases the first, covering the sensor, blocking light.

When we set the ‘shutter speed’ it is the pause we are controlling.

As you can see from the info-graph, shutter speed (or to be more specific, the pause) can be either super quick (1, one thousandth of a second) or really rather slow (half a second). My camera can actually allow me to make the shutter speed even slower and even faster.

To freeze super quick action, like someone running, without any blur, use a super quick shutter speed like 1/250 or 1/500. To capture something moving fast with blur, for example, a car going fast, use a slower shutter speed like 1/100 or 1/50. When using a slow shutter speed, you’ll want to mount your camera on a tripod.

A side effect is this. Using a fast shutter speed means less light is being allowed to hit the sensor, so you’ll want to compensate this by setting the aperture wider (smaller f-stop number). And when using a slow shutter speed (i.e, the sensor is exposed to light for longer), use a narrower shutter speed (larger f-stop number).

Understanding Av and Tv are the basics of photography. Play about, experiment to find your own style and remember, there are no right or wrong answers.

Follow these steps below to capture much more emotive and dramatic photography for yourself:

1.) Freeze using Shutter Speed

I took this image of The Water Tower, in Cardiff. In order to freeze the flow of the water that constantly streams down the tower, I used a shutter speed of 1/320. (How did I reach that number? I experimented with a few different speeds until I was happy with the results).

Because Tv controls how fast the light enters the camera, a fast shutter speed lets in less light than a slow shutter speed. To compensate, I opened the aperture to f3.5 to increase the amount of light (so the image did not appear too dark) but without compromising the ‘freezing’ nature of the Tv.

Drop the blacks to purposefully lose detail – makes for a more dramatic image.

I captured this image under a walkway at Cardiff Bay. Look at the wooden poles, there is a lack of detail – you cannot see the wood grain, just areas of solid featureless black. I do this often in my live concert images as it add a certain level of drama. It totally works in travel photography too.

I used Adobe Lightroom (LR) to increase the amount of black and shadows in the image (see below).

On the ‘BLACKS’ and ‘SHADOWS’ options, I slid the arrow towards the lowest points and played around with the levels until I was happy with the image.

Find a great spot, frame up and …. wait for someone to walk by. Typically a shutter speed of 1/200 or 1/250 should be fine to stop people walking fast becoming a blur (unless you want that blur?)

Don’t be afraid to use the crop tool to get rid of anything in the frame you don’t like and/or to make the image neater and more powerful. (‘Before image’ above &‘after image’ below)

For certain shots I have a style that I call, ‘Flat / Depth’.

If we look at my photo of Roue de Paris below in a two-dimensional sense it looks rather flat. I’ll explain: The image has been framed so everything sits on various horizontal strips.

Along the bottom of the frame are the chairs and a few people dotted about. Above that is the pond, then some more people and trees and then the wheel and sky.In reality you are actually looking at an area about 50m deep, but my framing makes the area seem reasonably flat. I often create images like this as I find it pretty pleasing. To do this yourself, look out for patterns  in the photos and perhaps even get down on your knees (or lower) to create that perspective.

All cities have a rich history with many stories to find. Understanding those stories and adding your own spin is a great way to create images. I shot this image at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial. I spun around and noticed a woman looking like she had just stepped out of war-time Europe; black coat, head scarf – really timeless, a ghost from the past. I quickly raised my camera, filled the frame with those concrete slabs, and pressed the shutter. I managed one single frame before she was gone.

The image was quite eerie and speaks a lot about who the memorial is dedicated to.

7.) Use the Big Light in the Sky

Nine times out of ten, your travel photos will be taken using available light (i.e. you wont be adding any flash) so use The Sun to your advantage. You don’t always have to put your back to it, turn towards it a little and get some cool lens flare. Real lens flare is infinitely better looking than the fake stuff added in post.

Is a photo the truth? Not really no – only a version of the truth. So with that in mind, get extreme. This statue base already had some graffiti sprayed on it so I went full comic book punk by using the Split Toning feature in Adobe Lightroom (See below).

The split toning feature allows you to add colour/tone individually to the highlight and shadows. For this image I chose a pinky/red colour for the highlights and a blue-ish colour for the shadows.

9.) Achieve depth by shooting through things

Add depth to your frame by shooting through things. You’re showing a narrative and/or an environment with one single image, so do so by having multiple things in your shot but find a creative way to do it. This image is super symmetrical – I levelled it by eye on the day. I used Split Toning to add some teal to the shadows and some light orange/slight tan to the highlights. I also dropped the blacks giving the image a very subtle cinematic look.

10.) Shallow Depth Of Field

Use a wide aperture to create a shallow DOF to highlight something in the frame.

The image above is f3.5 1/125. It was a particularly dull, over cast day in Barcelona when I visited so there wasn’t a super great amount of light to worry about flooding into my camera which could cause over exposure. But if it had been a bright summers day, I definitely would have had to increase the speed of the shutter to above 1/250.

Using Split Toning, I added teal to the shadows and a very subtle orange to the highlights. I also dropped the blacks

Top tip

There are no right or wrong answers. Experiment. Play around. Have fun and find your own style. You don’t need lots of fancy equipment. Remember: every cool and iconic image taken in the past was created using equipment that is less technically superior than the camera you hold in your hands. It’s imagination and individuality that counts, so have the confidence to create your own images in the way you want to.

Check out my podcast SHOOT FIRST TALK LATER here: and be sure to keep in touch with me via Twitter and Instagram – @ShootTalkPhotos. 😉 I’d really love to hear what you think and check out your images too! 🙂

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  • I love your photo tips, the picture of the pyramid is gorgeous!

    • We’re so glad you like Robert’s pictures, Angie! He’s an awesome photographer, right!

    • So glad you like them Kate! xx

  • Thanks for the post! I really like the picture where you dropped the blacks!

    • It’s a really cool technique, right! We loved it too Yasmin.

    • Thanks Shelby – really glad you like Robert’s tips.

  • This was awesome, thank you!! And I’ve been looking for podcasts so I’ll check this one out. 🙂

    • Yay! You might find a particular podcast we did with Robert too! 😉

    • Glad you found Robert’s tricks useful! They’re some great ways to capture the perfect shot.

    • So glad you found it helpful. Robert has shared some really great tips. We loved it too! 🙂

  • This was probably one of the best and most helpful explanations that I’ve come across. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Will be saving this!x

    • So glad that you found Robert’s tips helpful! He’s such a great photographer so it’s been great to grab so inspiration from him.

  • I’m not a professional photographer myself and always doubt whether the photos I take to include in my blog would be attractive for the readers who visit my blog. However after reading this post, I realized that I shouldn’t doubt my abilities anymore. Thanks a lot for the tips and the encouragement you build up within the readers who are interested in this field.. great work…🙂

    • So happy that you found it useful. Don’t doubt your abilities, you have some amazing photos – especially your Sri Lanka pics. We visited this year and we LOVED it! 🙂

Las Vegas Youngster Digital Photographer|LJHolloway Photography|Montana Summers

As a Las Vegas Youngster Photographer, it is such a happiness for me to be able to photo my very own sweet children during our summer journeys to our residential or commercial property in Northwestern Montana. We took a trip to Montana for the very first time 2 1/2 years earlier as well as it was love prima facie! We at some point bought a little cabin on 11 stunning, private, wooded acres regarding 30 miles from Glacier National Park. It is our house far from house, and when we are not there, we are longing to go back. It is one more world from our desert home in Arizona, as well as something that I hope assists to create stunning memories for our youngsters that they will bring with them throughout their lives.We invested June as well as July this summer at our home away from residence. It was a fun trip filled with fishing expedition, hiking, kicking back, time at the lake, good friends, as well as adventure. Certainly, I did some digital photography too. How could I not? It is like a desire being in such a spectacular area loaded with hills, lakes, as well as forests.

Our very first quit on our means to our cabin was a ghost town we fell in love with the previous year. I did a shoot with Octavia there then. You could see it RIGHT HERE. This year, I chose to do some images of Sylvie in the old hotel. She isn’t really virtually as cooperative of a model as Octavia was, yet I still like these photos! She had simply learnt how to stroll before our trip north, and was having a lot enjoyable exploring this impressive place! The light from these enormous windows in the old resort was haunting as well as beautiful!The daisy fields in Montana are SO lovely! And why not stick a little boy in them? Gabriel is fast turning into one of my favored little models!This stunning forest packed with bear lawn was expanding not half a mile from our cabin. I dressed Sylvie up in a vintage gown and also took her there– you truly get an excellent viewpoint on how tall these blossoms are when you see little Sylvie standing in them!Sylvie’s name actually implies ‘one who stays in the woodland.’I have actually always intended to do a

fairy shoot with her, yet the brown deserts of our home don’t exactly shriek’fairy dream land.’ Luckily, Montana has simply that. Just how cute is she?The lakes and also rivers in Montana are simply spectacular. The following 2 images were fired on the very same lake, with the very same boat

, not more than 20 minutes apart. Crazy, isn’t it?My little cowboy!We invested our Fourth of July in Montana as well. We had identified this remarkable and also BIG flag holding on the side of an old barn. I could not withstand doing a couple of images in front of

it with my little patriots!Back to the sissies– one of my favored wildflowers! Montana has lots of magic! Up until following summertime … Keep tuned for Elliott & Mia’s fantastic Montana wedding celebration! Suzy as well as I travelled over 4 hrs to the farmland of Eastern Montana to an old neglected church where we fired this fun session with our little love birds! Coming soon!Lisa Holloway of LJHolloway photography is a Las Vegas Youngster and Household Professional Photographer. Lisa lies just southern of Las vega, Nevada. At LJHolloway Photography you will discover art portraiture. Specializing in maternity, newborn, kid, household and also high school seniors.

Lisa operates in Las vega, Rock, Kingman, Laughlin, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead city, and surrounding locations. Including Flagstaff, Williams, Prescott, Phoenix metro and also Sedona areas. Please make inquiries for traveling rates to other areas.LJHolloway Photography specializes in photographing and also. Lisa Holloway also enjoys shoots, pictures, as well as baby pictures. LJHolloway Digital photography likewise enjoys high school elderly photography. To see more of Lisa’s work, please go to or visit her Facebook web page at. You may get in touch with Lisa by e-mail at ljhollowayphotography@gmail.com!.?.!. Spaces arevery limited and fill early.

Scheduling in advance will guarantee a spot on LJHolloway Digital photography’s schedule.Lisa Holloway additionally provides numerous digital photographer training sources and instructional Photoshop and Lightroom video clips. For more details, please visit her STORE. The post Las Vegas Youngster Photographer|.

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Analogue Photography Reference Guidebook: A Tome for Film Photographers

Analogue Photography: Referral Handbook for Capturing Movie is a must-have publication for today’s generation of movie photographers.Analogue Photography: Referral Handbook for CapturingMovie is more than likely the most extensive film digital photography source to find in printed kind in a very long time. A task by Andrew Bellamy as well as published by Rome-based Ars-Imago, the book celebrates both the beauty of analog digital photography and the wonderful cams from several decades past.”A few years ago, it would have been unimaginable for you to be reading these words published with genuine ink on actual paper,”composed Supersense Creator Florian Kaps on the foreword. This insight could not be more true, as most movie digital photographers sourced info regarding their video cameras and also movies online, barely via books and also handbooks. Hopefully, this publication will certainly alter that.This guidebook is a beautiful quantity that will definitely delight visitors that delight in the weight and also feeling of an actual publication in their hands. I specifically like the distinctive cover and the somewhat thick off-white web pages. The ideas from classic video camera handbooks is most definitely existing from cover to cover, from the layout, to the pictures, down to the illustrations.Analogue Digital photography is strictly a technological handbook for shooting film. If you want to know your movie cam’s functions by heart, this publication is absolutely for you. If you’re a person who started with point and also fire cams, however have just recently advanced to movie SLRs and also rangefinders, this publication will certainly aid you learn the ropes of the manual controls. Nonetheless, if you’re seeking suggestions on ways to take much better images, have fun with appearances as well as patterns, or enhance your make-up, you won’t locate them here.The focus on every technological detail there has to do with movie digital photography goes over. I’ve been shooting film for a number of years now but undoubtedly, I’m not a really technological snapper. Still, I discovered it interesting to see some terms and methods I’ve never ever heard of in the past(or avoided in my passion to just produce images, my bad ). For the ones I’m familiar with, I discover that they were succinctly and clearly explained.Despite being a technical manual, the objective of this book is not to turn today’s movie digital photographers into technical whiz kids. Instead, it urges them obtain more familiarized with the features that are essential and also details to the procedures associated with film photography.Nothing beats finding out just how your electronic camera collaborates with its committed manual. But if you require something easy, straight to the point, as well as suitable to a lot of cam models from the 1930s to the 1960s, this publication produces an important resource.Cleverly made to be checked out in either straight and also non-linear way, viewers have the option to surf throughout or choose sections as the need requires. I can see just how this book will have a prime place in every film photographer’s shelf, both as a best recommendation material, and something to flip through and also admire as soon as in a while.Grab a copy of Analogue Digital photography: Referral Guidebook for Capturing Movie from the adhering to resellers: Italy and also Europe: ars-imago international Switzerland: ars-imago GmbH France: Labo Argentique Spain: Foto R3 UK: Firstcall Photo US: Freestyle Asia: Video Camera Film Picture

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