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December 2014 

Photographers Resource

ISSN 2399-6706

Issue No: 131

A View of Edinburgh from Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Merry Christmas

and a

Happy New Year for 2015

Your First Visit
Wildlife Photography In December
December Diary
It's the holiday season again, when all our local towns light up their shopping high streets and encourage us to spend, spend spend! Don't forget to take a look at Where to Photograph Christmas Lights to find something near you, but it's also a time for family and friends. Although it may appear that everything stops for Christmas there is still lots going on and an abundant array of photo opportunities to be had, including portraits or candid shots of those we are visiting or who are visiting us, Christmas lights in our homes or nearby streets and the crazy antics taking place in local communities on Christmas Day, or just just step outside your front door and capture the wildlife, nature and weather around us. So whether you are celebrating in the UK, in warmer climates away from home with family or friends, or just about anywhere in the world there are many photo opportunities just waiting to be taken.

This time of year I also start to think about what next years photo project might be. This year I decided for my project, not use my Nikon camera but to instead take photos only using my iPhone and iPad Mini. All the advertising blurb concentrates on the photo aspect of these devices both taking and sharing, and all the promotional images you see are bright sunny outdoor affairs, but the UK isn't that sunny all year round, so how would it cope, and as expected the results were mixed, but better than I first thought. I'll share more with you next year.

We haven't had a chance to get out and about this month, but things have still been just as busy trying to sort out the new website so haven't had a chance to write anything up. But we are hoping to have loads more new content for you to explore in the New Year.

Happy Holidays

and see you in 2015


Articles to take a look at this month

With what is covered in this newsletter this month in mind the following is a highlight of some of the articles and lists you might like to take a look at amongst this huge resource. They may also give you some ideas for next years project might be!

A Quick Look at the Direction of Lighting in Portraits

Introduction to Studio and Flash Lighting  

Photographing coloured lights in forest/woodland settings 

Photographing Street scenes at night 

Where to Photograph Christmas Lights

Ice Rinks - Winter Outdoor

Carnivals and Illuminations

Fire Festivals and Fire Events

Photography over the winter months

Wet weather photography

What To Do With Your Photos

Organising and Indexing Your Images

Backing up your photo collections

A Project For This Year

Possible Year Projects

Making People Disappear

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