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Are you using your zoom lens properly?

Posted: July 26, 2016 by Anthony Epes   -   No Comments

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Or are you suffering from Zoomlazia? Zoomlazia – adj; a condition that occurs in photography when using a zoom lens. Instead of composing with a new position, the photographer instead zooms in and out trying to frame the shot. A misuse of zoom lens that results in photographers being rooted

5 ideas for awesome street photography

Posted: July 24, 2016 by Anthony Epes   -   No Comments

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Photography has chosen you! Do it! On my workshops, taking photographs of strangers seems to conjure up a wild mix of terror and excitement. Most people are naturally drawn to photographing people, and I understand. I love it too. I think it’s a tremendous honor to photograph people, as they

Photo challenge: photographing emotions

Posted: July 4, 2016 by Anthony Epes   -   No Comments


Note: I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from people asking for some shorter workshops. So Di and I have developed some weekend workshops in my favourite cities. They are going to be like giant shots of espresso – 48 hours of total photography – skills, fun, tonnes of image

Istanbul at Dawn exhibition

Posted: June 20, 2016 by Anthony Epes   -   No Comments

Photography project by Anthony Epes, Part of the East End Film Festival June 22nd-28th 2016 Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA Further details/exhibition link here. Dawn, particularly in the spring and summer months, brings something incredible to our cities – beauty, serenity and emptiness. Even in Istanbul, home to over

Fear and photography (it happens)

Posted: June 17, 2016 by Anthony Epes   -   No Comments

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I’m sitting at my computer and having a one-sided argument. The computer is not doing what I want it to do and all I feel is despair. I am organising my files that will eventually become prints, that will eventually be the exhibition that will be on show to thousands

Using natural framing in your compositons

Posted: June 13, 2016 by Anthony Epes   -   No Comments


Partial framing with two different elements I love the composition technique of natural framing, and although it doesn’t crop up that much in my images, when it is the right technique for the shot I think it makes for very simple and elegant composition. I’m not really a fan of

6 things Henri Cartier-Bresson can teach you about photography

Posted: May 29, 2016 by Anthony Epes   -   1 Comment


  © Henri Cartier-Bresson “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life. ” Henri Cartier-Bresson I hope you are all doing well and you are doing some great things with your weekend. As you read this I’m off camping with

Creative possibilities

Posted: April 21, 2016 by Anthony Epes   -   No Comments


This week I have two things for you:  an idea (a possibility) and some of my photos from the past few days. It’s hopefully a little light mind-and-eye refreshment, with a tinge of inspiration for you on this weekday-day. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I

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