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Food photography tips: 7 things I learnt from a watermelon

Watermelon stock photo

“Is this any good for a stock photo?” said Rachael, as she produced a large watermelon out of a shopping bag.

On this latest shoot, prompted by Rachael’s fruity purchase, I set about trying to make slices of watermelon look interesting. It proved to be quite a challenge and I learnt a few things about food photography along the way.

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How I worked through a backlog of 70,000 photos

Venice in winter

If you have a passion for photography, then there’s a good chance you shoot more photos than you’ll ever manage to work on. In this article I offer a practical way for you to work through a backlog of photos using Adobe’s Lightroom Classic. And with the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting travel and keeping us all at home, there’s no better time to take on the challenge.

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Can the human eye see 8K, and do we really need 8K TV?

Just as we’re getting used to the idea of watching (and shooting) 4K video, now manufacturers are trying to convince us that 4K resolution just isn’t enough. It turns out that 4K is only Ultra High Definition (UHD), and pretty soon we are going to need Full Ultra High Definition, or 8K. So is 8K really the next big thing, or are we being sold a dud? Time to investigate.

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The best folder and file naming conventions for photographers, and more

Being organised and efficient is a key ingredient to success in any business. This is especially true of photography, where we deal with thousands of digital assets on a daily basis. Here’s a rundown of the best practises for storing, organising and naming photos. I also share my own unique folder and file naming convention.

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