Surprisingly perhaps, you can improve your own pictures by learning how to critique other peoples’ images. Being specific about, and putting into words, what you do and don’t like will help when you come to create your own images.... continue reading.
When you start out it sometimes feels like other photographers are deliberately hiding the details of their craft from you. It takes a little time to realise that the most important feature of the camera is the viewfinder.... continue reading.
Do you need to tell people what your photograph is about? As ever it all depends on circumstances – what does your audience need to make the most of your images?... continue reading.
Nick Prior Photography has been invited to join Crossing Borders, a group representing artists and craft makers throughout the Borders.... continue reading.
Being clear about your intentions for a photograph before you actually press the shutter button is the first step in creating images that say what you want them to say.... continue reading.
Working in monochrome means you can’t rely on colour contrasts to separate elements in your photographs. You have to use the light and capture differences in luminance to produce an image with impact.... continue reading.
One of the hardest lessons to learn when starting with photography is not how to fit everything relevant into your pictures, but how to leave everything else out. Here are three steps I follow when I’m trying to create images with impact.... continue reading.
How the obsession with camera hardware gets in the way of creating interesting photographs.... continue reading.
Well, that’s an easy question to answer isn’t it? It’s a picture of natural beauty somewhere in the countryside. There, done. We’ve put that in its box, move on.
But not so fast. That just raises more questions than it answers. You really need to tell me what “natural”, “beauty” and “countryside” are.... continue reading.
“Seeing Things” by Joel Meyerowitz was conceived as a “Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs”, but it works for older kids too. And why is this just a kids’ book? If you can get past the sub title on the cover page, this is a well written introduction to photographs that might just trigger a few of your own brain cells into action.... continue reading.