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High Contrast - We can cope but our camera needs help.

Our eyes can cope with high contrast but a camera's sensor or film has a limited range so some of the light and dark parts of an image may be lost.

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Depth of Field - Separating the subject from its surroundings.

Using the camera's aperture to obtain the best depth of field is not always possible.

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Monochrome - Sometimes known as Black and White, Greyscale and Other Variants.

In photography, monochrome means single colour. It often refers to black and white, greyscale or other single colour images such as sepia.

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Image Sizing - It's too easy to get this wrong if you don't know the basics.

Image sizing is not complicated but it is sometimes confusing. Understanding the basics is all you need to get it right every time.

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White Balance - Getting the colours right.

You need to set the correct white balance for the camera to see what you see.

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Panorama Photography - The All Around View.

Panorama Photography enables you to capture the total grandeur of the scene that a single wide angle lens setting simply misses.

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Landscape Photographs - Lovely shots whatever the weather.

Advice to help you achieve the finest landscape photographs whatever the weather - and you don't need an expensive camera to do it.

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Room for Improvement ... ?


"Springboard to Success"

"An opportunity to improve your travel and landscape photographs in 2016"

A larger theatre means you are invited to apply for tickets to attend The Royal Photographic Society's one-day event in the London area on 16th April.

The internationally renowned Travel and Landscape Photographer, David Noton will be the main speaker.

David’s new 2016 audio/visual show is a must for anyone seeking inspiration and wishing to learn how to improve their technique.


There will also be a talk on the use of Smartphones in travel photography by a much travelled photographer, Tony Smith and the RPS President, Walter Benzie Hon FRPS will be describing his vision for the Society and presenting the awards for the Annual Projected Image Competition.

RPS Springboard to Success

The venue is the Runnymede Hotel, which is easily accessible, has bedrooms for those travelling from afar and is close to alternative accommodation if preferred.





Free downloadable photographs, free Wallpaper and Facebook Timeline Covers for your collection.

At Better Photographs you can get free help from fellow photographers, learn from master photographers and receive free downloadable photographs as well.

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RPS Travel Group - Improving the Quality and Reputation of Travel based Photography.

The RPS Travel Group provides a forum where members of the RPS can improve their knowledge, and exchange views relating to travel related subjects.

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Full Frame - Photography Essentials

Full Frame - The second book in David Noton's Photography Essentials series.

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Travel Photos - Dare to be Different

Travel photos can be much more interesting if you dare to be different.

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The Best of Yesterday and Tomorrow


"WOW"



Camera Focus - Controlling the Lens to your Advantage

Focus of the Lens - How to take advantage of the lens' shape for better photographs with Depth of Field.

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Smartphones - Are they the future of photography?


"Smartphones"

Are smartphones the future of photography?

A BBC TV programmeis asking whether smartphones are the future of photography. What do you think?




Photography Exposure - What it means and why it is so important to get it right

Do your photographs always turn out just right or are they sometimes too light or too dark? Discover what photography exposure means and why it is so important to get it right.

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Photography Lighting - A Critical Element, though often forgotten

Photography Lighting - If there is one element that can make or break a photograph it is lighting and yet, it is often the least considered element, even if it is thought of at all.

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Photo Composition - What is in the picture and where it is

With photo composition, deciding what to include and where to place it can turn a snap shot into a better photograph.

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Photography Techniques - How to take better photographs.

Learning and understanding the basics of how to set up the camera yourself actually takes you a long way towards improving your photography techniques and therefore taking better photographs.

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Using a New Camera - Preparing your Thoughts.

Having chosen it you are possibly about to experience one of photography's more frustrating times; having to wait before using a new camera - well until it's delivered or you receive it, maybe as a Christmas gift, anyway. NOW is the best time to prepare for getting the most out of it ...

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