How to use a Polarising Filter

How to use a Polarising Filter

Reflections are often unwanted, and glare will wash out an image. Polarising filters counter the reflective measures and will deepen blues and add contrast to skies, reduce or remove reflections from water and windows and increase contrast and saturation. Let us go through the steps to get the best out of shooting with a Polarising Filter.

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We’ve updated our photography e-booklet

We’ve updated our photography e-booklet

We've updated our e-booklet again. Our comprehensive 124 page guide to everything photography related covers technical aspects, composition, portraiture and night photography. We've added new photos for better comprehension and added sections dedicated to aperture. Download it free from Aperture Tours.

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How to photograph Sakura - the Japanese Cherry Blossom

How to photograph Sakura - the Japanese Cherry Blossom

Even though the Sakura, Japanese Cherry Blossom, is in flower for a little over a week each year, it is a highly anticipated event. Walking along a river path, or catching the view from the metro window, they explode with colour, vibrant shades of pink drip from every tree, and you appreciate their brief but symbolic power. 

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Photography 101: Framing

Photography 101: Framing

If you put a box around something, people will want to look inside; It is one of the fundamental rules of photography, although, rules are meant to be broken. You do not need to consciously think about the law of gravity each time you go for a walk, although knowing it exists explains why your feet stay on the ground. 

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You don't need a new camera

You don't need a new camera

To be honest, asking a photographer which camera they shot an image with is about as offensive as asking an author which pencil they wrote with. I went shooting with my 20-year-old film camera the other day and brought home some fantastic images that hold up to the most modern digital cameras of today. So you need to ask yourself, do you really need a new camera?

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Get on the Pan Tram

Get on the Pan Tram

Panning is a simple and effective technique to bring motion inside a still image. Alexander breaks down how to get the perfect panning image by shooting a nostalgic memory of his childhood, the street tram.

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How to Shoot Fireworks

How to Shoot Fireworks

I have had a few people ask me to spill some of my secrets about shooting fireworks after seeing my Bastille Day images, so I thought I would divulge what I know to help you get the best from your fireworks wherever in the world you might be celebrating them. It is not an exact science, as every display is different, and even within the same show things will change, but I will set down the foundations from where you can start to play.

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Processing Images and RAW power

Processing Images and RAW power

Taking a good photo is only one part of the photography process. An excellent image is often worked on in a digital darkroom to get the most out of the original image. Darkroom is not a new procedure, although the technique is different with computers, the principals are the same as a chemical darkroom. We have a little introduction to the power of RAW images. 

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Composition Is Your Friend

Composition Is Your Friend

For some of us, the artistic side can feel much more daunting, expressing yourself creatively may not come naturally, but much like the technical, knowing the rules and applying them is what takes our photography to the next level.

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How to make a time-lapse video

How to make a time-lapse video

What would happen if we took one photo every minute, and then played them back at 25 frames per second? The result would be a magnificent hyper-realistic compression of time. We call this a time-lapse, and I've created a video that will explain all the steps you need to know so you can make your very own. 

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Is a full frame camera really worth it? D610 vs D7100 Real World Test

  Is a full frame camera really worth it? D610 vs D7100 Real World Test

I use my camera everyday for 6 years, that's a lot of clicks, 148,558 to be exact. So I am in the market for a new camera. My dilemma: full frame, or cropped frame? So I took both on a test drive around Paris to see the real world differences.

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Depth of Field Explained

Depth of Field Explained

Depth of field can be an easy concept to understand, but practicing it isn’t always straightforward. Which aperture you choose, which lens you use, what camera you are shooting with and even how close something is to your lens all play a large part of controlling Depth of Field. Throughout this post, the guys from Aperture Photo Tours in Paris, London, and Venice will be exploring all the elements that make up Depth of Field and how to take control of your camera.

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