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Friday, March 29 2019
Ready to up your game and test your skills in Photoshop?

Ready to up your game and test your skills in Photoshop? Our Level 2 course goes beyond the nitty-gritty and gives students a deeper insight into image correction, image retouching, and working with layers, paths and vector shapes.

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Friday, March 22 2019
Need a crash course in layers, retouching and filters? We've got you covered.
Perhaps you're after a refresher course for the basics of Photoshop, or maybe you need to hone in on a few techniques you've been experimenting with. Whatever the area, our Photoshop Level 1 course will provide beginners with an in-depth look at the fundamentals of the program Adobe is best known for. Are you located in Melbourne? Book in for our Photoshop class for beginners on Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th April 2019. Contact us to receive a discount and reserve your place now!
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Tuesday, November 08 2016
Photoshop Fundamentals

Photoshop Fundamentals

The main principle in Photoshop is understanding Layers, Layer Masks, Effects, Adjustment Layers, and Smart Objects. Find out more fundmental tips for Photoshop here.

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Friday, July 22 2016

8. Back Up as you Go

Finally, not exactly a travel photo tip but equally as important. Storing the only version of your photos on the memory card in your camera while you’re travelling is asking for trouble. Cameras are prime targets for theft. Ideally, you should always have two copies of your images on separate external storage devices and keep them in separate locations. If you don’t want to carry a laptop and external drives you can upload your images to online backup and storage facilities (whenever internet connection is possible), which provide an easy way to add a high level of security to protecting your precious travel photos.

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Friday, July 15 2016

7. Study the Light

The ability of light to transform a photo from the ordinary to the extraordinary is one of the most powerful tools at the photographer’s disposal.. The keys to the right light are its colour, quality and direction. As you settle on a potential subject, note where the light is falling and if it enhances your subject. There is an optimal time of day to photograph everything, so you may want to wait or return at another time if you can’t find a viewpoint that works. As a rule of thumb, most subjects are enhanced by the warm light created by the low angle of the sun in the one to two hours after sunrise and before sunset, so plan to be at the most important places early or late in the day.

Village elder, Karsha, Zanskar, India - Richard I'Anson Photography Tips & Tricks

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Monday, July 11 2016

6. Compose for Impact

Make sure your photographs have a clear point of interest. This is usually the thing that caught your eye in the first place and should be the element around which your composition is based. Focus carefully on the subject to ensure it is sharp and aim to place it away from the centre of the frame. Don’t assume that your eye level or the first place from where you see your subject is the best viewpoint. A few steps left or right, going down on one knee or standing on a step can quickly improve a composition.

Novice monk Paro Dzong, Paro, Bhutan - Richard I'Anson Photography Tips & Tricks

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Friday, July 08 2016

5. Perfect your Photography Technique

There’s no better way to learn shooting DSLR for travel photography than getting out there and doing it. Planning and executing a shoot in your own city is a great way to practise your research skills, test your camera equipment, perfect your technique, develop your eye and get a feel for changing light. As a bonus, you’ll be rewarded with a fresh insight into your home town. You’re sure to see it in a different light, literally, and to discover subjects and places you didn’t know about.

Salt terraces, Maras, Peru - Richard I'Anson Photography Tips & Tricks

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Thursday, July 07 2016

4. Research and Plan

Research and planning go a long way to getting you to the right place at the right time. You’ll want to ensure you have enough time to cover all the important sights, as well as extra time to explore lesser known subjects and to experience the daily life of the people. Most importantly, check out the dates of special events such as festivals, public holidays and weekly markets. The spectacle, colour and crowds that are the hallmarks of these special days provide so many great photo opportunities that it’s well worth planning your trip around them.

Lantern shop at night market, Hoi An, Vietnam - Richard I'Anson Photography Tips & Tricks

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Tuesday, July 05 2016

3. Learn the Technical Stuff

No matter what camera you use, make sure you play around and get to know the ISO, shutter speed and aperture controls so that the mechanics of taking a photograph become second nature. You’ll then be able to concentrate on, and enjoy, the creative side of travel photography. When you come across interesting subjects and great lighting, you’ll have a much better chance of capturing those fleeting moments and expressions that make unique images.

Novice monks Maha Ganayon Kyaung Richard I'Anson Photography Tips & Tricks

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Thursday, June 30 2016

2. Carry a Tripod

Tripods can be a hassle to pack and carry, but along with a shutter release cable or remote wireless switch, can be invaluable. During most of the day there’s plenty of light, and hand-holding the camera should be fine. In low-light conditions indoors or on city streets, increasing the sensor’s ISO setting will let you continue hand-holding the camera. But if you want to achieve images with minimum noise in low light, maximise depth of field and use slow shutter speeds for creative effects, a tripod is necessary.

Valparaiso, Chile - top travel photography tipsSand dunes at sunset, Huacachina, Peru - DSLR Travel Photography Techniques for Beginners

The most common travel subjects that call for a tripod are landscapes and cityscapes. Many of the most successful pictures of these subjects are taken early or late in the day, when light levels are low and maximum depth of field is required to render the whole scene sharp.

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