Inspire Me…!

This link is for the posting of articles, blog entries, essays, or any other item which may be of interest to photographers of all levels of talent…!  Additions to this page for inspirational links are welcome from all BCC members.  Send them to websec@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk.

 

THE GIFT OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE

ALAN TAYLOR writes “In 1829, a French artist and designer named Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre struck a partnership with fellow inventor Joseph-Nicephore Niépce to develop a method to permanently capture the fleeting images visible in a camera obscura. Niépce passed away suddenly in 1833, but Daguerre kept experimenting, finally achieving ...
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8 TEXTBOOK PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS NONE OF US REALLY FOLLOW…!

If you’re looking for photography tips, tricks and techniques, Digital Camera World is a fantastic resource. They serve up fresh photo advice daily and have a back catalogue of tutorials to cater for beginners and more experienced photographers alike.  But how much of it do any of us really put ...
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10 THINGS ALL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEIR CRAFT…!

A good landscape photograph doesn’t just capture what you saw when you took the shot.  It brings back a whole host memories and the emotions that you felt when you first saw the scene. It might sound a tall order, but achieving that isn’t as hard as you might think ...
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8 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER MAKES…!

Automatic flash exposure systems make using flash easier than ever before, but there are some problems that crop-up on a regular basis. In the latest article in her series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make,, Digital Camera World’s head of testing Angela Nicholson explains some of the ...
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THE 12 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITES…!

This is just one of many, perhaps tens of thousands!, of websites about photography, and will give any keen photographer literally hours of pleasure as they search through the stories and images behind the stories.  The accompanying photo was captured by Kaspars Ciematnieks who took advantage of a sleepless night to ...
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Another Winner from Digital Camera World Magazine…!

This is one magazine that I’ve relied on for several years for ideas and tips about how to get better at photography.  And recently on the web was a list of 77 photographic techniques that you may have thought of and tried, or maybe not…!  The posting covers portraits, landscapes, ...
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Inspire: Weekend Landscape Shoot

How to Make the Most of a Weekend Landscape Shoot Amateur Photographer is one of my ‘must read’ publications each week.  Lots of helpful tips, insightful reviews of kit, and certainly some interesting articles.  This week’s edition was no different, so I call your attention to a list of very ...
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Expressive Black & White

Five Simple Ways to Create Expressive Photos in Black & White The Digital Photography School occasionally offers tips on how to create better images, and the list shown here is all about getting better at black and white.  Suggested by Cliff Harvey 12th August 2015 ...
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National Geographic – Traveller Photo Contest

Looking for some inspiration? The National Geographic Magazine “Traveller Photo Competition” results for 2015 are online and worth a few minutes browsing. Ian Whiting – 13th August 2015 ...
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Thoughts, from the Eric Kim Street Photography Blog…!

Suggested by Cliff Harvey: I’m not into the Zen or Taoism philosophies at all, but when I happened onto this specific post by eminent street photographer Eric Kim, I thought it had some great ideas and thoughts that might be taken on board to make us all better photographers.  See ...
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