How not to ask for help

How not to ask for help

As photographers, we often submit our work to the WWW. We share our work, not really for free because for some it heightens our exposure and brings in business. Thanks to the wonders of the internet it is easy to share our work with the whole world. Popular...
Like riding a bike

Like riding a bike

If you remove the hair and skull from the back of your head and used 2 mirrors and a strong torch, you might be able to see your cerebellum, just below your cortex. And if you got someone else to split your head down the middle (so that both sides have an eye), you...
Mastering Depth Perception

Mastering Depth Perception

This is an ironic thing for you to be reading because while you are reading this you are using very little depth perception – everything in your field of attention is at the same distance away. The task of reading this doesn’t require any depth perception....

Face perception

Aaargh! Faces are everywhere! Look deep into this glacier ice close-up photograph. How many faces you can see? Face perception is thought to be a skill we are born with, faces play a huge role in our survival, so we have a part of the brain dedicated to recognising...

The Photographer’s Genie

Watch this Ted Talk… The main idea of the talk is to challenge modern ideas of Creative Genius, where we attribute the individual with Genius. This in turn leads to many artists becoming manic alcoholics and killing themselves early in life. Elizabeth refers...

Critique

Spending time critiquing other photographer’s work is the best way to fast track your photography when you’re not taking photos. Being able to recognise a good photo does not necessarily mean that you will be able to take a good photograph, but if you...