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Table Of Contents, WaddenCC Photography

TOC: Royalty Free Stock Photos
This page contains links to all my free stock photographs related to human anatomy.
This page contains links to all my free stock photographs related to foods, whose various nutrients support the various systems within the human body. These photos are available to supplement the research contained with the human anatomy stock photos.
TOC: Pro Photography Tips
This page contains links to all the free photography tips and advice from a variety of professional photographers. I've spent many hours, over a couple of months, trawling through YouTube for the best videos. B & H, DigitalRev TV and uploads from Phase One have tons of great presentations, useful insights from the pros, and advice on how to get the best out of your camera(s).

Photography Tips: Basics / Fundamentals

Credits: Jeff Cable, B&H
Jeff Cable gives his advice about a variety of different issues, from working with light and shadow, to positioning your camera relative to your subject, and he speaks about "The Triangle" (the relationship between ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed). At the end, Jeff takes questions from the audience.
Credits: Jeff Cable, B&H
Among the various topics, both Focusing Modes and Shooting Modes feature quite a bit in this presentation, including Fixed vs. Follow Focus; assigning a Back Focus Button; Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual modes; plus Single Shot vs. Burst mode). This was also the first time I'd learnt about "The Blinkies".
Credits: Jeff Cable, B&H
Light & Shadow issues, errors in choosing the appropriate location for your subject, bad composition, and trying to shoot at night without a tripod, are among the 15 Mistakes that Jeff Cable speaks about (as well as teaching how to correct them).

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Photography Tips: Composition & Creativity

Credits: Allan Weitz, B&H
It was this video where I first learnt about Bridge Cameras (two months later I ordered the newly-released Panasonic Lumix FZ1000). It's also where I heard about Allan's tip for making good photographic art ("if you can't make it good, make it big; if you can't make it big, paint it red").
Credits: David Brommer, B&H
David Brommer starts his presentation with a look at Artistic Progression and how it relates to photographic composition. Then he talks about the Rule of Thirds ("3" and More "3" in Images), after which he delves into different compositional techniques, such as using Positive & Negative Space; Square Compositions; and Shooting at Different Angles.
Credits: Frank Doorhof, B&H
Frank Doorhof speaks about photography in terms of telling a story; about being different; about finding different angles to shoot a subject; street photography (asking vs. not asking); composition; shooting in bad conditions; lighting; photographing fashion models; and more.

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Photography Tips: Lighting & Light Painting

Credits: Syl Arena, B&H
Syl Arena's guide to using Off-Camera Flash isn't solely applicable to users of Canon Speedlites; the majority of tips in this video are transferable regardless of the brand of flash (or "speedlite") you use. It's only the features specific to Canon's range of speedlites that may not work with another brand of flash. But, when it comes to concepts such as where to position your flash unit(s) and the consideration of lighting conditions, this applies to ALL off-camera flash users.
Credits: Bryan Peterson, Adorama TV
Bryan shows how to use Flash to deliberately kill ambient light, outdoors during the day. The subject is a green leaf. Bryan takes you through his camera setup for this shot, the equipment he's using, and the camera settings to get the desired result.
Credits: Bryan Peterson, Adorama TV
Bryan shows how to use Flash to illuminate interiors when exposing for the ambient light outside. This example is situated inside an old farmhouse, in Tuscany, Italy. Bryan takes you through his camera setup for this shot, the equipment he's using, and the camera settings to get the desired result.

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Photography Tips: Filters

Credits: Tom from Photoix
Tom covers six different types of filters that enable you to produce different types of effects captured in-camera. Filters covered include: UV Filters; Skylight Filters; Circular Polarisers; Neutral Density Graduated Filters (both circular/screw-in and rectangular varieties); Neutral Density Filters; and a couple of special Effect Filters (soft focus; startburst).
Credits: Joshua Cripps
Joshua begins by showing three different types of Long Exposure photos ("silky rivers"; "whooshing clouds"; and "misty oceans"). He takes us through a 5-Step procedure for taking Long Exposure photos using a 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter, including the Camera Settings that need adjusting and tweaking to get the desired result.
Credits: Scott Kelby, Weekly Photo Tips
Scott shows how to use a 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter for shooting Long Exposures during the day. Scott's example long exposure shot lasts for 2-minutes, but it helps him to achieve a "silky smooth" look to water. He talks about two requirements for Long Exposure photography: Equipment & Camera Settings.

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Photography Tips: Landscape Photography

Credits: Antony Spencer, Phase One
Antony Spencer takes credit for introducing me to The Photographer's Ephemeris (the smartphone app for working out the position of the sun - this'll be great for timing Magic Light shoots). In this video, Also among the 10 tips: S-Curves for Composition; the importance of removing your camera strap; not trying to capture everything in one photo; 3 In-Camera Settings; and more.
Credits: Kai Wong, DigitalRev TV
This was actually the very first DigitalRev TV video I watched. I was looking for serious videos about stuff needed for Landscape Photography. I thought this was just a piss-take, so I went to search for something else. Fortunately, I found other DigitalRev TV videos and started watching them, and found the humour is actually backed up by some really solid advice. Kai knows what he's talking about when it comes to photography, and this 20 Essential Things video is no exception. It's worth watching it all the way through.
Credits: Jason Hines
Landscape photographer, Jason Hines, shows why he prefers to use the Golden Ratio, to crop his photos, rather than using the more widely recommended Rule of Thirds. Jason takes one of his photos that he admits he wasn't happy with (composition wasn't good), and uses Photoshop to crop it using the Golden Ratio.

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Photography Tips: Travel Photography

Credits: David Brommer, B&H
David Brommer talks about the "Mission" of the Jet Set Travel Photographer, using examples taken during his trip to Mexico to photograph the "Day Of The Dead" celebration. He talks about the benefits of using Mirrorless Cameras; about using both the iPad and Snapseed for editing on the go; and he talks about his Workflow, both in the field and once you've returned home. There's also a great tip about using Instant Cameras to "break the ice" when in a foreign country, to overcome social and language barriers.
Credits: Lorne Resnick, B&H
Lorne Resnick speaks about the "Big Concepts" that he believes helps to creat travel images that move people on an emotional level. The concepts Lorne talks about apply as much to photography in general as is does to travel photography. He talks about what he sees as the 3 Different Levels of Travel Photography; about the importance of asking "Why?"; looking for Emotions in your images. He also gives 8 Keys To Creating Emotionally Compelling Images, as well as 5 Keys To Creating Emotionally Powerful Images Of People.
Credits: Luke Ballard, B&H
This is the first of a two part video presentation, in which Luke Ballard talks about the six main Elements of a Memorable Travel Photograph; before moving on to explain in detail his 13-Step Travel Photography Process (tasks to do, both "Before We Travel" and "On Location"). Luke also speaks about shooting at Sunrise vs. Sunset (and why he believes the former is generally better). Luke then talks about finding locals to have in your shots. And there's also a great money-saving tip for taking your camera gear on commercial flights.

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Photography Tips: Macro Photography

Credits: Tim Cooper, B&H
Tim starts by explaining why he enjoys Macro Photography, and he gives his definition of what Macro Photography is. Then he moves onto specialised equipment for Macro Photography (Filters vs. Extension tubes vs. Macro Lenses). And then he delves into more of the technical aspects of doing Macro (Background Distractions; Magnification Ratios; Exposure Concerns; etc.). Finally, Tim gives some Composition Tips for Macro Photography.

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TOC: Camera Basics
This page contains links to articles about all the boring, tedious, but unavoidably essential stuff related to cleaning, maintenance, storage, and generally making sure my Panaonic FZ1000 and accompanying photography gear functions properly and is kept in good working order.

Camera Basics: Camera Care

Following advice given in a video by Canon, I'll show you the quick and easy process I go through to clean and maintain my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, which I do regularly after coming back from any trip out with my camera.
In hindsight, I now know when on the cusp of purchasing a camera bag, you should also think about WHAT ELSE you might want to carry around with you, besides the camera itself. The first camera bag I purchased for my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, was the Lowepro 110 AW; it's a good quality bag, but a bigger one would've been better.

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