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Here's another photography competition along the theme of 'eyes'. Picture complete are running it with a first place prize of $200.
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.
Here's another competition to get your cameras into. The kennel club in the UK have launched the dog photographer of the year competition for 2013. It's a free to enter competition and its open to amateur and professional photographers alike.
It doesn't look like there's a wealth of prizes if you're the chosen winner, namely trophies, rosettes and possibly a lovely dog collar, but the prestige and warm feeling knowing you've taken a brilliant photograph appreciated by the masses must be reward enough surely!
Light painting is not difficult to learn, doesn't require much experience and is a lot of fun! The idea behind this technique is really simple: while shooting a long exposure photo, move a source of light around, this gets recorded onto the sensor of the camera as an abstract drawing or 'light painting'.
Somerset house in London is running a free landscape photography exhibition up until 28th April 2013. It's titled, Landmark: The Fields of Photography and it comprises a set of 130 different photos taken from around the world. Check out the Guardian article which previews a few of the photos. Well worth a look if you're in London.
To be able to photograph the Northern Lights, a bit of planning is required. In fact, the Northern Lights are only visible in the "Auroral Oval" at high latitudes around the Polar Circles, and where there is no light pollution, far from the big cities. Some well known areas for photographing the Northern Lights include Lapland and the north of Scandinavia, Alaska and Iceland. It's more difficult to find a good spot in the Southern hemisphere around the Antarctic Circle. In the Southern hemisphere the Southern Lights are called the Aurora Australis.
Adobe Photoshop is the number 1 graphical editing and post processing application available. It's often possible to improve an average photo, through post processing, into a stunning image, and below is a list of some of the most common techniques.