Photo & Video Learning Guides

Collections of posts that take you through a particular topic or project.
  • Enviro portraiture

    Environmental portraiture is a the practice of making pictures of people out in the world, in uncontrolled situations. It is a naturalistic, engaging, contextual way of portraying people. In this learning guide you'll learn how to make portraits in a natural environment.

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  • Everything colour

    Photography is the art of light, and light is a composite of colours.

    A deeper understanding of colour and colour management results in better photography. Images will better capture what you perceived and felt when you took the photograph, and your ability to use colour to your advantage will improve the emotional impact of, and interest in, the photograph.

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  • Pv open assignments

    Open Assignments are learning exercises inspired by our courses

    There's a bit of a chicken-and-egg scenario with creative work: in order to get work (or better work) you have to prove that you are reliable. To prove you are reliable you have to have made creative work. These assignments will help you build up that critical photography and video experience. 

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  • Jpeg restoration tutorial

    Retouching and restoration are the parts of the post-production process where an image is cleaned, corrected, and, in some cases, made usable again. In this learning guide you will learn how to remove unwanted dust, scratches, camera malfunctions, lens deficiencies, exposure problems, and more.

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  • Making it happen

    In our article for International Women’s Day we looked at the contributions women have made to photography and how they’ve shaped photography for their own goals. Inspired by the women we profiled, we're continuing with the 2015 theme for International Women’s Day and, over the year, will profile women who are currently “making it happen” in photography and video.

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  • Street photography guide

    Street photographers use the general public and public spaces as their subject matter. Street photography is closely tied to the spontaneous and unpredictable. It requires more improvisation and intuition to execute than many other types of photography.

    This series will to help you decide who you are as a street photographer, what you want, and how you plan to get it. How you handle yourself on the street, your methodologies for taking photographs, and your motives for being there are unique. We encourage you to experiment with a variety of approaches, equipment, and settings until you find what works best for you.

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