Photography

New Zealand… Plants & Animals

Since New Zealand drifted away from the super-continent, a unique flora and fauna has evolved, leaving a land full of interesting plants and creatures.   Animals Before humans settled in New Zealand, it would have been an extremely noisy place! Large tracts of lush native bush supported an incredible variety…

How To… Take Great Wildlife Photos

Taking pictures of animals in the outdoors can be an exciting way to experience nature, but it can also be challenging to get really great shots. To capture beautiful images of animals, it first helps to have an understanding of fundamental photography concepts. Once you understand the fundamentals, there are…

How To… Edit Photos

Once you’ve got the hang of understanding your camera, exposure basics and how to compose a great photo it’s time to learn a few photo editing essentials to put the finishing touches on your artistic vision. The steps below will get you started on the photo editing process right away….

How To… Understand Exposure in Photography

Now that technology has given us tools that photographers of yore could barely imagine, millions of people have the means to take stunning photos of the great outdoors. But having an advanced camera won’t help you become a more accomplished photographer unless you know a few basics about the craft….

How To… Take Better Sunrise and Sunset Photos

How many times have you tried to capture photos of a gorgeous sunset or sunrise only to be disappointed when the results were nowhere near as spectacular as you’d hoped?  All too often, pictures just don’t seem do justice to those magnificent displays of colour in the sky. To improve…

How To…  Take Better Photos

You can be standing in front of the most picturesque mountain vista with your camera ready and all the technical know-how to use it, but without an understanding of photo composition, your images may not completely capture the magnificence of the scene. Photo composition refers to the way visual elements…

How To… Take Great Landscape Photos

Taking pictures of landscapes may seem simple when you’re surrounded by so much natural beauty in the outdoors. But to really take a great photo, one that you want to share with friends or hang on your wall, there’s more to it than just pulling out your camera and snapping…

How to… Take Great Photos

Whether you’re a regular outdoor photographer or just the occasional snapper, these top tips will help you improve your shots.   Use the light: Light is the key to all photography – whether you’re indoors or out. See how it hits your subject, and more importantly see where the shadows…

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