Winter Photography Tips & Hints

Winter Photography Tips & Hints

Winter Photography Tips & Hints Whether you’re out walking in a Winter Wonderland, creating your very own Frosty the Snowman or soaking up the heat in front of the fire, Christmas is a time for feasting, happy greetings and festive fun – but it’s even better with your camera and our winter photography hints and tips! With all this excitement and enchantment filling the air, it would be a shame to waste those precious little moments. For instance, hot mugs of mulled wine, children glowing with joy, glittering lights across the town. So why not use your newfound photography knowledge to capture the best memories yet? Winter photography presents us with the harshest weather to work in. What’s more, the days are shorter, which limits our time to capture great images. Combined with a low hanging sun, which creates longer shadows, our photographs can become more high-key than we may desire. But how do we retain our highlights, whilst not sacrificing our shadow detail?! Don’t worry, we clever little Christmas Elves at iPhotography Course have compiled the perfect guide to taking stunning photographs in the harshest conditions to make sure your photos glisten like tinsel! So, pull out your bobble hat and let’s get ready for our ‘Wonderful Winter Adventure’! Prep for the Arctic Firstly, it is vital that your camera is in tip-top condition before heading out into the cold, as winter weather forces us to operate differently with our kit. After all, condensation is the biggest killer of cameras in the cold months. Do not place your camera under your coat in hopes of warming it up. In...
5 Quick Light Tricks

5 Quick Light Tricks

5 Quick Light Tricks Confused or intrigued by the phrase ‘Light Tricks’? Well step inside and let us cure that curiosity with our 5 quick light tricks that you can master in just one day! 1. Light Tracing Light Tracing – the art of tracing around an object, with light! If you’ve seen examples before of this light trick, then you’ll know it’s a visually stunning way of re-creating the form of any object. You’ll amaze yourself by how easy it is to make a simple household object look futuristic! All you need is an object with a distinctive shape – headphones, bicycles, flowers or a toaster for example. It’s best to get behind the object as opposed to in front. The camera needs to see the object constantly so find a decent space to work in and make sure it’s fairly dark. 2 Second Tip – Don’t choose objects that have narrow outlines such as forks, it’s hard to trace the outline precisely. It depends on the size of your chosen object, but a shutter speed of 30 seconds should be more than enough. When tracing small objects use a small light source such as a laser pen or penlight. However, you may need to go bigger with larger items and use a torch or smartphone light. Above all, make sure there’s enough battery life in it! Steady the camera, keep the ISO low (200 max) and use shutter priority mode so the aperture is taken care of. But if you prefer to use manual mode then start at f16 and adjust depending upon your results. You may...
New Course iPhotography Light Tricks

New Course iPhotography Light Tricks

Discover over 70 Brand NEW Creative Light Manipulation and Night Photography Tricks. Learn More Join Now What are Light Tricks? We’ve got all the answers right here in our introductory guide to the iPhotography Light Tricks Course. This is going to be the most fun you’ve ever had with your camera! You’ll discover over 70 mind-blowing, light manipulation tricks and techniques! Fireworks, light trails, city lights, starburst effects, night skies, star trails, lightning, wire wool, light orbs, light painting, HDR landscapes, abstract blur, creative portraits… and that’s just to start with! The ancient Greeks first used the word ‘Phos’ ‘Graphe’ (meaning light drawing) many years ago and this basic principle has been the cornerstone for creating photographs since the birth of the camera. Our cameras can only create an image when light is present but the ability to trick light in different directions, shapes, qualities, and colours makes our love of photography soar with possibilities. The Light Tricks course is all about just that – we have compiled amazing techniques, ideas, practical exercises into a fun and interactive online learning experience. Is This Course For Me? YES! It’s for everyone, including you! Whether you have just bought a camera or have spent years behind the viewfinder, this course is insightful, comprehendible and cutting edge – there is no other course like it! You’ll find thousands of new techniques, tricks and training tutorials to push your photography forward. Maybe you are getting a little jaded of taking the same landscape or portrait and want to spice things up – we’ve got all the spice you need! Ultimately this course is for...
Basic Editing Workshop

Basic Editing Workshop

Basic Photography Editing Workshop Basic editing of photographs can be seen by some people as a betrayal to the pure simplicity of photography. But in truth, basic editing, retouching and manipulations have been applied to images since the birth of photography and it can be a great way to enhance your picture if it wasn’t perfect the first time around. For this basic editing workshop, we asked our lovely iPhotography students to send in some of their favourite images in their original state and also a version they’ve edited so we could compare and contrast the results. We’ve tried to pick a mixture of photographs to retouch so you can learn more about editing for specific genres. We will look at basic editing techniques for Black & White, Landscapes, Portraits, Still Life, Wildlife and Creative photographs throughout this workshop.   Top Tip – Before we begin, this basic editing workshop is all subjective. It has been designed to offer you alternative ideas on how you may edit your photos already or actions to add to your current workflow. Hopefully, it will give you little shortcuts and helpful hints for your photo editing. Black & White  The problem with a lot of black and white images is that they are simply desaturated using editing software and then nothing else happens. Black and white photographs are designed to show contrast, texture and emotion but far too often beginners use it to cover up messy colours, white balance or focus issues. Landscapes and portraits are often very good subjects to use with black and white as they are abundant with texture and emotion. With...
Top 100 iPhotographs

Top 100 iPhotographs

The Top 100 iPhotographs A Collection of the Best Images Captured by iPhotography Students from 2012-2018 Over 100,000 photos have been uploaded to the private iPhotography™ Photo Feedback Gallery by our students since our inception in 2012. It’s an integral part of the learning experience where you can earn points, medals and get your photos reviewed, critiqued and rated by world-class photographers and fellow learners alike. These images represent a collection of the best 100 photographs that have been uploaded to iPhotography™ over the past 6 years. There is no order or ranking to this gallery, it’s simply a celebration of the amazing creativity produced by our wonderful students. Luckina Staykov iPhotography Student Melissa Harding iPhotography Student Lindsay Gaspero iPhotography Student Melissa Glister iPhotography Student Phillippa Griffiths iPhotography Student Ian Nicholls iPhotography Student Kerry Hutchinson iPhotography Student Martin Knight iPhotography Student Zoe Jane Penlington iPhotography Student Deborah McPhail iPhotography Student Creo Hines iPhotography Student Ramya Ranganathan iPhotography Student Esther Rodriquez iPhotography Student Adrian Atkins iPhotography Student Andrew Nelson iPhotography Student Anne-Marie Forrest iPhotography Student Sue Hamblin iPhotography Student Dawn Ponick iPhotography Student Felicity Svensson iPhotography Student Linda Gagnon iPhotography Student Ben Chang iPhotography Student Randy Wayman iPhotography Student Nicky Thomas iPhotography Student Hilary Cooper iPhotography Student Laura Clark iPhotography Student Lynette Gittings iPhotography Student Tim Archer iPhotography Student Neil Watkinson iPhotography Student Tina Cooper iPhotography Student Nicholas Salt iPhotography Student Volodymyr Gorbunov iPhotography Student Ann McDonald iPhotography Student Maureen Nicholls iPhotography Student Kevin Clelland iPhotography Student Marc Pickard iPhotography Student Ekaterina Pokotilo iPhotography Student Elizabeth Burk iPhotography Student Chris Halton iPhotography Student Jessica Nightingale iPhotography Student Alan Parkin iPhotography Student...