What is Low Key Photography – And When To Use It

A low key photograph of a young girl dressed as a clown

In this post I am hoping to sell you on the attractions of low-key photography. Before I tell you what I like about it let me try to answer the question “What is Low Key Photography?” An obvious place to start would be with the official definition – official definitions can be boring but in … Read more What is Low Key Photography – And When To Use It

How To Shoot The Moon – For That “WOW” Factor

Silhouette of a tree with the moon in the background

“Can you teach me how to shoot the moon?” someone asked me when I posted the image above on FaceBook.It’s not even a great image but it is an interesting one – especially when zoomed in. As result, I thought I would write an article on camera settings and general techniques for taking photos of … Read more How To Shoot The Moon – For That “WOW” Factor

Calibrate Your Monitor for Photography – Using Screen Calibration Software

A composite and dark photo of a woman and her dead cat showing her fond but memories but reflecting on her loss

Computer and other screens vary in their resoultions, color components, brightness etc. and for consistent results you really need to calibrate your monitor for photography. This is particularly important if you print your photos. It can be extremely frustratingand expensive to order prints and find that they don’t look like what you thought they would. … Read more Calibrate Your Monitor for Photography – Using Screen Calibration Software

35mm Versus 50mm Prime Lens – Which Will Suit Your Needs Best?

35mm Versus 50mm Prime lens

Deciding between 35mm versus 50mm prime lens can seem a hard decision to make – especially for the newbie photographer buying their first prime lens. It needn’t be difficult and I will show you an easy method to decided which will suit your needs best by using your 18-55mm kit lens. Before I go any … Read more 35mm Versus 50mm Prime Lens – Which Will Suit Your Needs Best?

How to Use Exposure Compensation – And Understanding What it Does

A magnolia shot from below against a white sky

Very few photographers know how to use “exposure compensation”.  Understanding what it does is the first step to learning how useful it can be.The “Exposure Compensation” function is indicated by the little plus/minus button normally situated near the shutter button.In this post I explain how to use exposure compensation to add more depth to your … Read more How to Use Exposure Compensation – And Understanding What it Does

What is White Balance in Photography – Not All Lighting Is The Same

A photograph taken in a studio using Auto White Balance

“What is white balance in photography?” – I think this is such a great question.  Not all lighting is the same and an understanding of the different types of lighting, and how to adjust for them, is essential to good photography. Read more about colour balance and the effect light has on colour here. I … Read more What is White Balance in Photography – Not All Lighting Is The Same

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MyPhotoSkills.com … About Lawrence and MyPhotoSkills.com Welcome to MyPhotoSkills.com.  Firstly the name of the site was chosen because I wanted “photo skills” to be included, I chose  “my” because the domain was available and it is nice and short. The name wasn’t chosen because I think my photography skills are better than anyone else. This site … Read more About

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