British Academy of Photography Blog

Improve your focusing technique
22 Sep 2017

Improve your focusing technique

by Philip Leonard (Course Tutor)

Improving your focus accuracy and technique can help bring your photography to the next level. Modern DSLRs are constantly improving in terms of resolution and sensor quality and can test your focusing skills due to the extreme level of detail they are capturing. In this blog, I’ll provide some tips to help improve your focusing technique.

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Working with pets
19 Jun 2017

Working with pets

by Noel Phelan (Course Tutor)

Pet photography is the ultimate test of a photographer’s patience and professionalism. The main reason for this is that animals have an inability to take directions from a photographer. Even the most well-trained animal cannot be completely relied upon to remain still or look in a certain direction.

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Balancing the demands of personal and commercial photography
02 Jun 2017

Balancing the demands of personal and commercial photography

by Emma-Jane Lewis (Course Tutor)

As a photographer, it can be hard to make the transition from building a portfolio to working in the commercial world. We all want to make a living from photography, but there are times when it can feel like we are abandoning our creativity for the needs of our clients. I believe this can be viewed in a number of ways and that it is possible to balance your own creative process with the more structured demands of the industry.

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