Author Archives: Phil Maddocks

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The A-Z of Common Photography Acronyms

As humans we always want to make things easier which is probably why acronyms exist in the first place. However, when you are learning something new being bombarded with acronyms you do not understand can […]

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13 Tips to Help You Photograph the Stars

Ever since I got my first DSLR camera back in 2018 I wanted to try and photograph the stars. I got my first opportunity in February 2018 while in Australia and was super excited. I […]

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16 Camera Accessories Every Beginner Must Have

If you have just bought your first DSLR or Mirrorless camera you might now be thinking “What accessories should I be buying for my new camera?”. The problem is that there are some many that […]

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7 Tips to Stay Motivated as a New Photographer

When I came up with the idea of writing this post, I couldn’t help but sense the irony in it. It has been an incredibly slow couple of months, both in terms of the website […]

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5 Things I am Doing to Improve My Photography in 2019

It’s a brand-new year and the perfect time to begin thinking how 2019 can be the best year yet. If you are anything like me, you’ve probably put a lot of thought in to this already.

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My Top 7 Photographs of 2018

And just like that, another year has gone by! 2018 was a pretty good year for me and my photography. I travelled to some amazing places and even had the opportunity to tick a few […]

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7 Tips for Building an Engaged Following on Instagram

As a photographer, Instagram is likely to be one of the main ways of sharing your photography with the world. But building a large and engaged following is no easy feat. Sure, you could buy […]

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How I Photographed the Milky Way (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of this guide on how I photographed the Milky Way. If you haven’t read the first part of this guide I would recommend you do so before reading this. In […]

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7 Things I Learnt From Photographing New York From a Helicopter

If you follow me on Instagram, you’d have seen recently that I ventured over the pond to New York for a long overdue holiday (they’ll be more on this in a later post). Not wanting […]

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How I Photographed the Milky Way (Part 1)

Have you ever seen those amazing photos of the Milky Way and thought “how would you photograph something like that?”. As soon as I got my first DSLR I asked the same question. Turns out […]

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