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London has many great locations to take a decent photograph. After a day of exploring London I've put together a collection of some of the best places and example photos taken at each location.
I used a Canon 1DS Mark 1 digital SLR, with a Canon 17-40mm L lens for the majority of photos, I also used a tripod which was very handy once it started getting dark. It's possible to balance a camera on flat surfaces a lot of the time, however this isn't always the case.
In this article I will cover a couple of techniques on how to take photos at night. This includes: How to take photos in low light, how to take photos with both the subject and the background brightly illuminated, how to take photos of moving objects (traffic lights at night) and how to take photos of lights (the bokeh effect). In this post I have used the following equipment: Cannon 1000D DLSR, Canon 18-55mm Kit lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Joby Gorilla Tripod, Simpex 1200 standard tripod. Please note that the aperture has been opened up completely for all the photos, mostly f/5.6.
World press photo has recently published the 2013 photo contest winners. Some amazing photos and well worth a look.
The contest itself has been running for a staggering 55 years, and is a an excellent example of photojournalism at its very best. All the photos that win will tell a story and are always stunning examples of great photography as well as being thought provoking.
I stumbled across Alexandre's online photography course recently. He's a mountain adventure photographer which I'm reckoning affords him the opportunity to take some truly stunning photographs.
The online courses are very comprehensive covering technicalities such as ISO, metering modes, focal length up to the more subjective areas including composition and where to get inspiration.
Well, if you fancy having a good look at what's going on on Mars you can't go wrong by checking out Andrew Bodrov's panoramic photo. It's the result of stitching together 295 individual photographs from 2 separate cameras. A truly impressive accomplishment.
The annual landscape photographer of the year competition is now open and they're calling for entries to be submitted. The top prize is an impressive £10,000 and they're asking for photos submitted that fit into any of the following categories: Classic View, Living the View, Your View and Urban View
Now, how do you get to take photos of a Lion without getting eaten or by using a massive 800mm super telephoto zoom lens? You use a remote control car with a camera attached of course, cutely named Beetlecam.
Will Burrard-Lucas and his brother Matt came up with this great idea and have undertaken several trips to Africa to take photos of Lions, elephants, buffalos, you name it!
Pop photo run a monthly photography competition where the best shot wins a princely $300. As they mention on their competition page, there are no category restrictions, just submit a cracking photo. The deadline is May 1st so get entering.