Ships and wrecks: the UK’s best coastal photography – in pictures

Photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their best images of the sea in an annual photography competition run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society. The competition, which closes on Monday 13 August, encourages amateur and professional photographers to submit pictures that best encapsulate Britain’s enduring connection with the sea, to celebrate the nation’s proud maritime heritage and our reliance on seafarers. The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, now 179 years old, is on the lookout for images including ships and wrecks, seascapes, industry and leisure for its sixth annual photography competition, sponsored by the Fishmongers’ Company and supported by Nautilus International

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Avoiding Tropes and Being Original in Photography

Photography is full of tropes and established looks, and that’s fine; after all, they’ve become mainstays at least partially because they’re solid, effective styles. Nonetheless, if we never work outside those common styles, we’re losing out on a lot of creativity.

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17 Types of Photography: Which Niche is Right for You?

 

The best thing about being a beginner and aspiring photographer is that you are free to explore virtually every photography niche there is. Fashion, photojournalism, sports, events—armed with a camera, you can try it all out and improve your skill at the same time.

But as you gain more experience in photography, you’ll find that it’s hard to master a specific style if you don’t stick to it. In fact, it may be the very thing that could be holding you back from being successful in a particular niche.

In this article, we’ll help you understand some of the most popular niches in photography, what they’re like, and how you can excel in each of them.

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Myths of a Successful Photographer

Myths of a Successful Photographer

When it comes to being a successful professional photographer, there are certainly many misconceptions. Knowing what some of these misconceptions are and how to avoid them can help take your business to the next level.

When a photographer finds a passion for photography and decides that they want to take that passion and make a living out of it, photo enthusiasts can be zealous to start their own business. If a photographer doesn’t have a strong background in business and marketing, the journey to becoming successful can take many detours and ultimately may result in frustration and abandonment. Here are a few common misconceptions about successful photographers and what you can avoid on your road to success.


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