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Using the Rule of Odds in Your Street Photography

There are certain photography types, looks, and styles that fall out of fashion and can make your work look dated at some point in the future.

And then there are eternal composition tips that pre-date photography and will never not be effective. The rule of odds is one of those.

Come learn what it is, why it works, when to use it, and when not to. It can help you improve your street photography from today, and that improvement will last forever more.

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Automate Your Blog Social Media for Free with RecurPost

Being a photography blogger means making photographs and usually writing something about them too. However, that doesn't mean shooting and writing are the only things you have to do.

You also need to get your work seen. There's nothing revolutionary about telling you to do that via social media, but could you be doing it more efficiently? If you're posting everything in real time then yes, you could.

RecurPost allows you to set a recycling schedule of posts, and you can use it for free. Once set up it'll leave you with more time for doing what you really want to be doing - creating your masterpieces. So come learn how.

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Selling Your Street Photography on Print-on-Demand Websites

If you're not selling your street photography on any print-on-demand websites - and have never considered doing so - then I'm going to suggest you should be.

I'm also going to tell you it's not a get rich quick scheme. Think of it as a piece of your overall long-term money making strategy.

It requires some time in the beginning to get everything uploaded. Sales might be slow. But, for me, doing it is better than not doing it. Come learn exactly why.

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Captivating Color – a Photography eBook Review

If you want to improve your colour street photography, it's essential to understand what makes a good colour photograph.

It takes more than just shooting in colour. You need to know how to deliberately use colour. The question is how, and some of the answers lie in this Captivating Color eBook.

I always want to improve my street photography, which is why I picked it up. But did it help me? And can it help you too? Come find out in this review.

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The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli – a Book Review

If you want to make better decisions in life, you don't need to learn any extraordinary new tips or techniques. All you need is to understand *why* you may be making bad decisions and then use that knowledge to cut them out.

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli outlines 99 cognitive biases that affect us all, causing us to unknowingly do the wrong thing or feel the wrong way all too regularly.

I recommend you pick it up and give it a good read through. In this review, I'll tell you why and also explain how it helped me with my photography and blogging.

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How Much Are Lightroom Presets Worth?

Here's the truth. The real worth of Lightroom presets is governed by how much value the buyer will get from them.

That means, depending on the type of photography you do and how it rewards you, any given pack may be worth more to you than it is to me. Or less. I can't possibly say.

But I can get you to ask yourself some questions to help you figure out if that Lightroom presets pack you've got your eye on is really worth the asking price. Come read, come learn.

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Understanding (and Using) ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed

Understanding (and Using) ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed

Understanding what ISO, aperture, and shutter speed are isn't essential in making good photographs, but it can help you to make better ones.

However, for that to happen, simply understanding what they are isn't enough. You'll need to know how to use them too.

In this actionable post, you can learn both. Grab your camera and a cup of coffee and come follow along.

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How to Install Lightroom Presets

How to Install Lightroom Presets (And Also Make Your Own)

Lightroom presets will dramatically streamline your post-processing workflow. However, before you can use any you've bought or downloaded, you'll have to install them.

The good news is, that's pretty simple to do so. All is explained in this post. And because installing them is so easy, I felt guilty about only giving you that information.

To remedy that, I'll also tell you how to make your own Lightroom presets. Bonus! Come read, come learn.

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How Can Lightroom Presets Improve Your Photography?

Looking to improve your photography? Who isn't?! But seriously, we'd all like to be better at what we do. The question is how.

Pounding the streets and shooting often is one way to improve your photography. It's the hard work - the graft - that we all need to put in.

Using Lightroom presets to improve your photography is smarter. And it works. Want to know how? Come read, come learn.

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Are Lightroom Presets Cheating?

Is using Lightroom presets cheating? I'm going to say no. No, it isn't.

So how about Lightroom and Photoshop themselves, and all the other photo editing software out there? Is that cheating? Nobody wants to think an image has been, gasp, 'photoshopped', do they?

Of course, some dishonesty can happen when processing your images. But in most cases, I don't see it as cheating. Come read and learn why.

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Why Nobody Cares About Your Street Photography

Nobody cares about your street photography. Not your friends or family, not the people who only 'like' your Instagram posts because they want you to check their work out, and certainly not the general public who have no idea who you are.

But if you do street photography, you probably do want people to care. The question is, how?

The answers lie in this post. Come read. Come learn. Come get people caring about your street photography.

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Vintage Film Lightroom Presets Pack

Looking to give your digital street photography a cool, classic film style? Then you should probably come check out this Vintage Film Lightroom presets pack.

Featuring 30 colour and 30 monochrome presets, it allows you to achieve the look you want within minutes of downloading.

They're not free, but at just £12 they're a bargain compared to the time they'll save you.

Come take a look.

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Why Use Lightroom Presets?

Post-processing. How do you do yours? For me, it's all about the Lightroom presets. If you've never tried them yourself, I think you're missing out on something that could transform your workflow.

That's quite a bold statement, but this article explains all, with the main points being that Lightroom presets can save you time, help you find consistency and your own style in your work, and actually improve your editing skills.

Why wouldn't you want to do all that? Come read to learn how. To learn exactly why you should use Lightroom presets.

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Why I Use Lightroom to Edit My Photographs

If you're a photographer or blogger, or even a photography blogger, you probably want to use photo editing software that you know gives you the best results.

I certainly do for the images I post on here, which is why I use Lightroom. It's not free, but it does save me time and gives me peace of mind. Both of which I value highly.

Come learn more about why I use and recommend Lightroom in this piece here. If you're struggling with some other software, it might just change your whole workflow.

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The Most Important Camera Setting for Street Photography

If you're new to street photography or have been shooting in 'Auto' mode, there are probably more settings on your camera than you know what to do with.

It's useful to learn what they all do, but not all of them are essential for what you want to achieve.

So to save you time, I'll tell you which is the single most important camera setting for your street photography.

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