Flower Photography

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Spring is just about to burst out people! How good is that? I feel like with spring on the horizon, and Covid cases dropping that things might start feeling a little better here in London. One thing I am certain of is that London in Spring is a sea of Cherry Blossom and Magnolia. For a few weeks, the city turns pink before the petals rain down on the streets signalling warmer days ahead. Aside from parks and gardens, here are some of my favourite places to see Magnolia blossom in London.

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Are you eager to see London with Magnolias in full bloom? 
Throughout the months of March, April and May, thousands of magnolia trees across London and all over the UK bloom in different shades of white and pink, bathing the capital in pastel colours. Whether you’re looking for a magnolia in a specific shade or for one that is the closest to you, I have rounded some of the most Instagramable magnolia trees in the capital for you to enjoy.

Early Spring in London - Elizabeth Street in Belgravia

If you are like me and tired of winter, hoping for an early spring in London, you are in luck. While the weather, birds and bees haven’t quite caught up yet, there is a place in London where spring has sprung. In Belgravia, there is a pretty little street in London called Elizabeth Street, where spring is quite positively bursting from the seans!

mobile flower photography

When you come across a beautiful flower it is more than likely that the only camera you have available is your smartphone. Regrettably, many photographs being taken on phones turn out to be poor. On some occasions, it could be blamed on lower quality cameras – but more often it is a result of poor photographic technique. So how do you take Instagram-worthy pictures with your smartphone? What follows is a list of simple tricks that will take your mobile flower photography to the next level.

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Instagram has more than 600 million active users – this is double the U.S. population, yet, only a few manage to look Instagramable. So how can you improve your photography and get a more photogenic feed on Instagram? The secret is simple, start taking lighter and cleaner photos with High-key photography. What follows is a simple guide to lighter photography with the High-key technique for a DSLR camera.

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Spring arrived in London and flowering trees are now in full bloom and the ones that aren’t will be very soon. It is a great time to practice flower photography as there are so many free photography opportunities. Below is a guide on how to photograph flowering trees. That will help you to get high-quality images that won’t disappoint.

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Unfortunately most DSLR cameras ship with a 55mm variable zoom lens, these lenses are versatile, but produce results that are boring, predictable and sub-par. If you would like to take your photography to the next level I have a great suggestion get a 50mm prime. Here are all the reasons why this is a great lens:

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Photographing events is not as simple as it looks since you have to know in advance what you want to photograph, stay aware of what’s going on around you, and work around obstacles in order to get good shots. Great photographers, manage to take eye capturing photographs without disturbing the guests and seem invisible. However, getting good event pictures first time round is possible if you come prepared. So check out 10 tips for better event photos and don’t repeat common beginners mistakes.

How To Change The Color of PNG's In Photoshop

Changing the color of images in Photoshop so easy, you can do it in a minute. This little handy trick can save you a lot of time as there is no need to draw that same shape again when you need it in another color (or to pay for another download). I use this trick a lot in my clip art and other digital art when working with hand drawn images and not with vectors. In an ideal world every digital image would be a vector as it is much easier to work with, but when you’re working with hand-drawn images the vector files are usually non-existent. Read on for a step by step tutorial on how to Change The Color of PNG’s In Photoshop.

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Great photographs are so important today, no matter what you are trying to achieve with them. Even if you are taking them for yourself and not looking for internet fame, I bet you are still aspiring to take great shots that would make your friends go wow. Apps have come such a long way in ease of use and capability since Photoshop, read more Top 10 Best Mobile Apps to turn you into a Pro