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Tricycle Taixs Action Portrait taken during a Chiang Mai Photo Workshop

How to Make the Most of Depth of Field

Depth of field (DOF) is the part of your composition which is acceptably in focus. Knowing how to control it is essential if you want to make the most of it.Having too little or too much of you photo in focus can mean it does not have the impact and meaning that you intended.

Orange and yellow sunset with a silhouetted bird flying on Cook Strait, New Zealand

Learning How to Photograph People [Book Excerpt]

I’m busy writing a book. As yet, it is untitled. The topic I am covering will be of most interest to photographers who struggle with feelings of shyness when it comes to making portraits. It’s based on my own experience. Here’s a short excerpt:

How To Overcome Unwanted Motion Blur in Your Photos Kevin Landwer-Johan Photographer

How To Overcome Unwanted Motion Blur in Your Photos

A common cry emanates from photographers when they find their photos are blurry. This anguish is most frequently heard when we sit at our computers with an image at 100% zoom. Sure that it looked sharp on the camera monitor the life-size version appears as one big unsharp smudge.

Elle Macpherson photo by Kevin Landwer-Johan

Be Prepared to Make the Most of Every Photo Opportunity

Know your camera well and be prepared for whatever might happen when you least expect it. If you are ready to seize at an opportunity you will probably get better photos than you expected.This means checking your attitude as well as your camera gear. If you approach a photo opportunity with a negative preconceived idea of how it will be, you are not so likely to get great results.

Nikon D800 DSLR Camera

Stop! What Is That?

‘Stop’ is an important piece of photography jargon. If you understand what it means, controlling your camera settings will be easier and more effective.

Pwo Karen Man Portrait in an outdoor daylight studio How Self Assignments Will Make You A Better Photographer

How Self Assignments Will Make You A Better Photographer

Taking pictures now is easier than any other time in history.Easy doesn’t usually equate with excellence, especially in the arts. Making good art takes, among other things, dedication and intention. It won’t just happen because you have the latest camera or phone.

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