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Do you fancy yourself as something of a photographer? Are you an aspiring professional, or perhaps a keen amateur? I love photography, and am always on the lookout for hints and tips to make me better at it.
If this sounds familiar, you might be interested to learn that, on Saturday 17th November, The Guardian will be issuing an 84 page guide to photography, drawing on the experience of the photographers from both The Guardian and Observer. Included in the guide will be seven masterclasses, where the photographers reveal their techniques and inspirations.
I sometimes find that pure guides are little difficult to get into – the most progress I made with my photography was when I was being set assignments on an evening course that forced me to get out there and push myself. Each masterclass in the upcoming Guardian guide also includes reader assignments which will help you put what you’ve read into practice.
Here’s the really good bit, though: if you send your photos in to The Guardian, you could win a place on a photography masterclass of your choice. There’s nothing better than actually being taught by a photographer, able to ask questions and experiment while there’s someone with experience in the room… so I reckon this is going to be well worth going for.
So, why not pick up a copy of The Guardian on the 17th, enjoy the photography guide and, if you’re up for it, send in your photos? You’ve nothing to lose and, the way I see it, a whole load to gain. If you do get the guide, why not drop back in here after you’ve had a look and let us know what you think of it?
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