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The Glitch? … how the mistake is becoming cool


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I was going through my email this week, I get a lot of emails from the organisations that I deal with for my stock images, to whom I submit. One of those is the well known Getty Images. Usually I am not so fussy about reading these mails but this weeks gave direction to a […]

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Tell us another story?


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  OK I think I covered the basics of how we can go about telling a story with photographs. However today in this short post I would like to go a step further now that you are all becoming that pretty well practiced and eager photographer and all. Lets look at more, say advanced ways of […]

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Tell us a Story


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In this final part of my mini course we are going to discuss what we mean by using  story within our Photographs or collection of Photographs. So what do we mean by story? well it isn’t actually a full tale with beginning middle and end necessarily but you images or collection of images could give […]

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Get Organised


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I already talked about taking control and this is what this second phase is all about for me. I mentioned that it was important to get some control even in situations where you are mostly reacting to your environment or subject. We also of course have many situations where we have complete control. I will […]

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Manipulating the Light

Manipulating the Light

Shoot it like you’d paint it 2 Manipulating the light. The classic painters studied the light and often painted their subjects reflecting that knowledge of light. They created a duplication of realistic light fall and that made the world of difference to their works. They moved on from painting everything on what appeared to be […]

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“Shoot it like you’d paint it”

Shoot it like you'd paint it

  Shoot it like you’d paint it … Says it all really.  Take control. Here I am talking about the thought process before making the picture, trying to be involved in the organization of all the elements that come together to make a wonderful image, hence shoot it like you’d paint it. As a Painter […]

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Seeing the Light


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Seeing the Light … Now, this is most important. Do I have your full attention? Photography derived from the Greek photos- for “light” and -graphos for “drawing” is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, […]

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Ways of Seeing


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Where were we?  Ah, Ways of seeing. In the last post we used the analogy of a Landscape image to start thinking about how we look and then decide what our image will contain. But we don’t always shoot pretty post cards. Whatever the genre the same applies regards the content of the image, it […]

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Learn to see differently


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  Hi ! Now we are to begin to discuss Composition aren’t we? Before we start, I’m going to make a statement… Now I believe, in fact I know, I can even prove, that at one time in your life all of you were ‘Masters’ of composition. I mean it, and I will prove it. […]

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Probably the coolest Photography class ever … starts here!


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Well, Hello. This is my first post here at Lightism and I guess I should introduce myself. Why? Well, I am going to be around a lot and hopefully help you along your ways. So, my name is Martin and it will come as no surprise that while I am a photographer, I am also […]

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