I am a photographer and teacher, thank you for visiting my site.

I teach hundreds of photographers every year and I’ve noticed that most of them are missing two very simple but essential skills.

I’ve written a free ebook revealing these simple techniques – and I guarantee it will both inspire you and transform your photography.

 

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In my newsletter you’ll receive inspiring and practical articles that will help you:

  • Learn to see like an artist
  • Create photographs that move people
  • Create stunning compositions
  • Ignite your inspiration
  • Help you out of that photo rut
  • Kick you in the butt when you lose motivation
  • Show you how other creative mediums can inspire your photos (writers, philosophers, painters have also got some pretty good tips on creativity :))

 

In my writing about photography I dig deep into the creative aspects of photography (and occasionally the technical). Photography helps you live in a deeper, richer way – connecting you more closely to this beautiful and wild world. That’s what I love to explore and write about. 

“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” — Ralph Hattersley.

 

 

 

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“Seeing – really seeing – has nothing to do with photography. And it rewards you with pleasure…. You can feast your eyes on a daily basis, although I suspect the average man on the street goes through life with narrowed vision, not seeing the whole scope of what’s going on around him.” Don McCullin

 

My advice is culled from my years fifteen years being an award-winning photographer, photo book publisher and running sell-out photo workshops. I work with great people like the Guardian, I’ve been interviewed by BBC multiple times, my projects have been covered on CNN, French Photo Magazine and a host of other awesome places.

 

“This is a great Diane and Anthony; a compelling read and really inspiring. I think Plato said Awe is the start of philosophy. So you have followed in the footsteps of the greats and applied it to photography. I’m really fired up!” Simon

 

 

 

 

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And when you sign up for my weekly newsletter I will say thank you with my free ebook revealing the two essential skills that most photographers miss, but that will transform your images. This will inspire you and kick you in the butt in equal measure.

 

“Hi Anthony, Stumbled (Fate?) across your website and downloaded your thoughts in the Manifesto. Your words made great sense – especially how we stick to the simple things in making (not taking) photos but that we must get out of our comfort zone. Also we must always have our camera ready! You are right – we take millions of photos daily with our eyes before picking up the camera! I have been making photos since the age of 12 (now in my 60’s!)and I can’t imagine a day without images. Continue spreading the Word! THANK YOU.”  Peter

 

 

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“Dear Anthony and Diane. What an inspiring and soul warming Manifesto. So apt for our busy times we are living in. I had put away my camera 2 years ago because of my own pressure to achieve great pictures. With all the technology that’s to hand now I often feel over saturated with images, and don’t think that my photos are any good. So I do believe one has to take time and sit and wonder at all the beauty around us. It’s like a kind of life meditation on the go. My camera is now out, and I will start anew. Many thanks for your thoughtful words and advise.” Jackie

 

 

 

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Get started reading my blog here. Some of my favourite posts are:

 

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You can see the photos I take on my website anthonyepes.com – which you should definitely visit – don’t take photographer’s advice about your photos unless you think they are awesome at what they do. My series of photo books on Cities at Dawn is featured here.

You can even see me talking about photography! Here is an interview I did with BBC World. My work has also been featured in a bunch ton of other press (CNN, Atlas Obscura, Hyperallergenic, Economist, Telegraph, Guardian etc.).

And I run a small number of photo workshops in my favourite places on earth. Have a look here.

I write all of my articles with my beautiful wife Diana. After many years as ‘professionals’ (me in commercial photography and her running her own business) we decided to throw it all up in the air and start a business together. We started by taking our kids to Paris for 6 months. She is the business mind / writing guru – I am the photographer / teacher. We absolutely love teaching, talking and writing about photography and creativity. We also run my fine art site together, anthonyepes.com.

If you have any photo related questions or just want to say Hi, I’d love to hear from you! info@anthonyepes.com.

Happy photographing,

Anthony and Diana 

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P.S.

Here are my Social Media links:

Facebook /londonatdawn

Twitter: @citiesatdawn

Instagram: cities_at_dawn

 

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Michael
    May 12, 2016 @ 7:49 am

    Thank you for your generosity. I am already improved just reading some of your write up.

    Reply

    • Anthony Epes
      May 25, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

      Hi Micheal

      I am soo glad to hear that! Thank you. We will continue to keep posting good stuff for you.

      Reply

  2. David Trchala
    May 11, 2017 @ 11:19 pm

    Amazing compositional tips even though I subconsciously knew them all have seen them mentioned in many mags and posts etc. The way you presented these tips really brought them to light, scuse the pun, your insight and the examples were so spot on, I particularly liked the 3 elements which I had not considered before, Thank you Anthony. Cheers David

    Reply

    • Anthony Epes
      May 25, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

      Hi David
      That really made my day! thank you so much for your feedback. It means so much to us.

      Reply

  3. Julie Flick
    May 25, 2017 @ 12:22 am

    Thanks for your insight!

    Reply

    • Anthony Epes
      May 25, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

      Thank you for reading Julie!

      Reply

  4. John
    May 25, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

    I wish to join your newsletter

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    • Anthony Epes
      May 25, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

      Hi John

      That’s great news. You can find the signup on our front page citiesatdawn.com. Cheers

      Reply

  5. Diana
    May 25, 2017 @ 9:27 pm

    I look forward to this much needed kick in the butt, for motivation.

    Reply

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