Samuel Curtis Photography

  I take the photos, So you can enjoy the moment 

Hints and Tips

Ever wondered about something photography related? Would you like to ask me a question about how to improve your images? Or would you like to share your own knowlege with the world? 

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Seashore at Twilight

Posted on 11 February, 2017 at 19:50 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

Not all the best photographs are taken when the sun is up. Next time your at the beach, try getting there early or leave later so you can see everything at twilight, when everything is calm and light is soft. Put your camera in manual, ISO 100 and start at a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. If your image is too bright, think about using a ND filter or increse your apature. I would aslo reccomend using a Tungsten white bal...

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Reflections

Posted on 1 February, 2017 at 16:00 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

Finding a viewpoint isn't always about repositioning your camea. Using reflections in glass or mirrors can help you to give a new prespective on things. Coffee shops, restaurants, and tall glass-sided buildings are brilliant set-ups for this. Don't get too focused on the reflection, sometimes the detail is whats beh...

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Timing is everything

Posted on 1 February, 2017 at 15:50 Comments comments (0)

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In photography, you can tackle things in two ways; The spray and pray method or by taking your time. For a not so fast paced situation, i would take my time and wait for the right moment where subject and light match.

I would reccoment by first finding a spot where light is goog and garanteed that y...

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Hip shooting

Posted on 1 February, 2017 at 15:40 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

While out and about, try giving the world a new perspective. Hold your camera by your hip as your subject walks by, or as you walk along. Don't woory about wonky images or blur lines, they may add for a creative image. I would not reccomend looking immediatly at your screen as it could draw attendion to you.

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Private & Public Places

Posted on 1 February, 2017 at 14:40 Comments comments (0)

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Public Places do not require you to gain permission to photograph in. You can photograph private buildings however, but you must be standing on public land.

Private Land requires you to gain permission to photograph or to the owners discressi...

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Security!

Posted on 1 February, 2017 at 14:35 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

Security guards have no powers to stop and search you. However, if on private land, they can ask you to leave and use reasonable force if they deem fit.

Model Release

Posted on 1 February, 2017 at 14:20 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

A model release is a small legal document that a subject of a photograhy may sign that allows the image to be published in one form or another. However, you do not need a model release when you've taken an image of someone on the street, unless intent is to be used for commerce.


Police, Stop and Search

Posted on 1 February, 2017 at 14:10 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

When out and about, taking photos in public, it might be handy to know that the law is on your side. Police in the UK have no powers to stop you from taking photographs if you are in a public place. A police officer can search you in connection to a "stop", but they cannot go through, delete or ask you to delete your images (section 43...

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Tripods & Remote Release

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 16:05 Comments comments (0)

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I am forever being asked why I use a tripod and what is/ when would I use a remote sutter release. To answer this, I will give three situations when I would use both. Firstly, a remote shutter release is a device (wire or wireless) that will trigger your camera's shutter without touching the camera and risk moving it.

  • Landscapes - For landscapes, you'll typically be using a narrow apature to ens...

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Butterfly Wings

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 15:50 Comments comments (0)

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For those who want to capture nature in its finest detail, nothing can beat the sophistication of the butterfly wing, but combining macro and wildlife photography is not to everyone's taste. So here is a couple of tips to help you achieve those wonderful photos that you see in the magazines. I would use a longer macro lens of 100mm or more; you can shoot from farther away and avoid spooking the insects. If poss...

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