All posts by Melissa Kee Tin

Side by side comparison of the same scene zoomed in and not zoomed in

To Zoom Or Not To Zoom

One of the first things I was told in photography basics was to not use zoom. The reasoning behind this was to get a beginner photographer to walk around more with their camera, to get in closer to their subject, and to find different, interesting

Image by Jan Hutter

Panning. Emphasising movement and speed

Panning is a great technique to really get across that feeling of movement and speed in an image. It is very easy in theory, but in practice it’s much harder. Not because the technique is hard, but because it’s hard to get just right. The idea is

High Key Photography. Clearing It Up.

What is high key photography? If you Google it, you get a lot of mixed and seemingly inconsistent results. Some are black and white, some colour; some are low contrast, some high contrast; some are overexposed, some underexposed; some have white backgrounds, some don’t; some have