Posts in ‘Ken’s Tips On Your Pics’

Swivel the camera

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Every so often someone sends in a photo that I find really hard to comment on as there just isn’t anything wrong with it. This week Ainsley has given me a hard time by sending in this incredibly cute pic of Poppy. Poppy is sitting on the bed with a lovely expression, looking really happy […]

Simplifying your photo

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Katie, who is sixteen, has sent in this tender photograph of her cousin, Max. It is a lovely capture of a slightly truculent four year old, obviously in a domestic setting with lots and lots of colour. Katie likes Max’s cute expression but thinks he gets a bit lost in the distracting background. Personally it […]

Ken’s Tips on Your Pics: Post processing or finishing off

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Michelle has sent me this very tender photograph of her four year old twins. The expressions and stances shows the already developing and differing character of the boys. This is a beautifully taken shot but I feel it could be improved with a little bit of post-processing to make it even more captivating. I will […]

Ken’s Tips on Your Pics: The main focus


The photo in this tip doesn’t really have a fault in it but I have chosen it to show the difference the background makes to what you are trying to say in a picture. Christina is a very accomplished photographer, especially as she has only been doing it seriously for the last two years. As […]

Ken’s Tips on Your Pics: Through the looking glass


Olga has sent in this very tender photo of her friend’s daughter Dasha reflected in a mirror. Olga had just finished doing a photo-shoot of Dasha and had put her camera away when she saw the opportunity for this photo and pulled it out quickly to grab the shot. Olga is a very keen and […]

Ken’s Tips On Your Pics: Natural posing.


Elodie has sent me in this lovely photo of her children and she has asked me about a very specific problem concerning the focus of the picture. I will address this problem in a moment but first I would like to talk about the posing of the children in this pic. I often use a […]

Ken’s Tips On Your Pics: Watch the background

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Aimee has sent in this charming photo of her daughter saying she had almost done editing it and could I give her any tips on how to edit it further. Judging by the table and the Buzz Lightyear cup, I would guess that this pic was taken at a restaurant or diner. The fancy hat […]

Ken’s Tips On Your Pics: Move your feet!

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An old friend of mine has sent in this lovely photograph that he took when on holiday. The strength of this image comes from the beautiful colours and the natural pose of the little boy. I really love the visual joke of the boy holding the lid of a paint tin and that he is […]

Ken’s Tips On Your Pics: Keep it natural

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I have enjoyed seeing all of the ‘starting school’ pics that have been appearing on Facebook recently. Seeing the children dressed up ready for their first day at school and full of optimism takes me back to my own schooldays and shows how important photography is in recording our lives. Bruce says he is pleased […]

Ken’s Tips On Your Pics: Natural v studio?


Frank has sent in this very nice picture of Morgan. He tells me that he has been taking portraits for six months and that he has recently started using Photoshop. This is a very accomplished photograph for someone so inexperienced and wouldn’t look out of place in most High Street photographers’ windows. He has used […]