Educating Tina - Directors Cut

Featured Monday, 22 June 2015 11:18

Introductory Sale - Save 25% and win one of $1,000 in prizes!

Travel Photography HACKS

Featured Monday, 08 June 2015 16:56

Make the most of your travel with these tips.

It is great to collaborate - a source of richer ideas and results.

Wide Angle Environmental Portraiture tips

Featured Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:51

4 tips for using an ULTRA Wide Angle Lens to shoot environmental portraiture

The value of "Exposure"

Featured Monday, 25 May 2015 21:19

Every been offered a job for "Exposure"? Does it have ANY value? Should you even consider it??

Lightroom Tutorial & Season Finale - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:31

Season Finale - Tina takes on Lightroom - and season recap.

Nude Portraiture - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:43

Time for Tina's biggest challenge yet - a full nude portrait shoot. Her results are outstanding!

Pole Dance Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:25

Let's put Tina to the test with a solo challenge at DANCE FILTHY!

Street Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 22 April 2015 13:09

Let's take it to the streets!

Corporate Headshot Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Monday, 20 April 2015 03:03

Headshots is something many photographers will do at one time or another - here are tips to create a range of looks.

Parkour & Free Running Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:22

Wicked Parkour shoot in Sydney CBD.

Which colour space should you set your camera to, and what should you output your edited work to?

Photography & Business - Your questions answered

Featured Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:17

Your business questions answered! 

Nerd Talk - Inverse Square Law explained

Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:43

What is the Inverse Square Law? How does it work? How can you use it in your shooting?

City and waterscapes - peaceful? Not exactly - Tina was Frantic!

Copyright in Art - negotiating the blurred lines

Featured Monday, 23 March 2015 15:38

Copyright is tricky, and it is about to get even more difficult.

Fitness Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:19

2 models, lots of gear and a sunny Sydney Beach. Let's go!

How to Photograph an Eclipse

Featured Sunday, 15 March 2015 10:16

Top 5 tips for photographing an eclipse.

Macro Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 11 March 2015 09:41

Let's get up close and personal with some MACRO!

Educating Tina - Travel Photography Challenge

Featured Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:36

Episode 3 and we are to Tokyo for a Travel Photography Challenge!

Get Perfect Focus using a FOCUS TRAP

Featured Monday, 02 March 2015 10:14

Really handy technique that most DSLRs have - that few people know about!

THAT DRESS! 2 important lessons for Photographers!

Featured Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:53

Two important lessons to be learnt from the DRESSGATE phenomena.

Educating Tina - Beauty Portraiture Challenge

Featured Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:29

Episode 2 and we are into the challenges - create a beauty portfolio!

Educating Tina - Season 2 Premiere

Featured Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:26

Join us for another season of photography fun!

Native VS Extended ISO range

Featured Monday, 16 February 2015 15:49

What is the difference? Should you EVER use the extended range?

Focus & recompose - how, why and Risks?

Featured Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:23

What is focus and recompose? How do you do it? And do you risk getting it out of focus??

Educating Tina - Season 2 coming soon!

Featured Monday, 19 January 2015 05:29

Tell us, what topics and challenges would you like to see Tina undertake??

Underwater portrait photography - first time tips

Featured Sunday, 11 January 2015 06:39

Check it out - so much fun learning this new skill.

Photography Editing and Workflow

Featured Monday, 05 January 2015 18:00

Workflow, crowdfunding, editing for print and Photoshop vs lightroom.

Find YOUR UNIQUE Photography Style - Take on a project

Featured Wednesday, 31 December 2014 15:09

Challenge yourself, develop your skills and your own distinct style.

Exposure - Metering Modes vs Exposure Compensation

Featured Tuesday, 23 December 2014 18:53

There is more than one way to get the exposure you want - and there are times you will want to take over from letting the camera make all the decisions.

Photo Storage & Backup - Studio and Travel set ups

Featured Tuesday, 02 December 2014 01:06

How to manage thousands of RAW files taken in a foreign country?

What's in my bag - 10 day travel shoot

Featured Sunday, 23 November 2014 15:15

Believe it or not, I am packing light to rest my shoulder.

Creating a successful Photography Business

Featured Friday, 14 November 2014 21:59

Purchase before December 31 to enter the prize draw!

Best Lens for Portraiture - 85 v 105 v 135mm

Featured Wednesday, 12 November 2014 20:13

Distortion, compression, bokeh and working distance - which lens is best for portraiture? In studio and outdoor tests included.

How to make a triptych or photo collage

Featured Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:55

Step by step instruction, using photoshop and a free web based option.

10 iphone photography tips

Featured Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:20

10 tips tips to improve your mobile phone photographs

The best $10 accessory I ever bought

Featured Monday, 20 October 2014 21:32

Cheap, useful,.... and a little bit left field.

Simple Tip for Perfect Exposure

Featured Monday, 13 October 2014 10:13

Exposure is a personal choice - with this tip you can easily monitor your highlights and shadows at a glance.

Photographing a reluctant subject - Quick Tip.

Featured Friday, 19 September 2014 21:20


Ever had to shoot someone who really didn't want to be shot? Or wasn't comfortable?

How to take Astro Selfies!

Featured Saturday, 23 August 2014 12:15

 Step by step instructions!

How to take UFO & Bigfoot Paranormal Photos!

Featured Wednesday, 13 August 2014 06:14

Step into the exciting world of Paranormal photograply!

How to find a model - and should you pay?

Featured Wednesday, 06 August 2014 23:40


Some advice for getting started.

The Rules of Photography... and a bird attack

Featured Friday, 19 October 2012 12:18

What are the common 'rules of photography'. Where did they come from? Are they meant to be followed precisely?

Create the business / life of your dreams

Featured Saturday, 12 July 2014 08:33


Time management for success. How to set goals, order your work and set up systems to get results in the areas that are most important to you - whatever they are.

What Aperture should you use?

Featured Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:51

 It is not as simple as 'wide open for portraits' and closed down for landscapes' - give it some thought and make sure you get the best results.

Create pools of light with home made modifiers

Featured Friday, 20 June 2014 17:02


Clean up your shot with beautiful pools of light using cheap & simple home made modifiers.

Find the Best Portrait Angle - Your Good Side

Featured Monday, 09 June 2014 16:55


Faces are not symmetrical - angles matter - here I show you how to find the best angle for flattering portraits.

The Truth about HIGH ISO

Featured Saturday, 31 May 2014 17:43


So your camera can go up to ISO 100 million now - so what? Should you use it?

Zoom with your feet... NONSENSE!!

Featured Tuesday, 27 May 2014 03:41


Ever been told 'zoom with your feet'?

5 Steps to Great Portraits

Featured Wednesday, 21 May 2014 03:10


My 5 tips for dramatically improving your portrait photography.

Take Control of the Light with Matt & Tina

Featured Sunday, 18 May 2014 00:37


Now live! Over 6 hours of full HD content - Introductory price of $60 until end of May - save 20% (rrp$75)

When to turn Pro? Turn your hobby into your Career

Featured Monday, 28 April 2014 08:43

 Matt, Tina and Benjamin Von Wong talk about going PRO, and share their insights to inspire you on your path


#ChallengeJade yourself at: mattgranger.com/challengejade

Challenge Jade! New Photography series

Featured Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:07


This is your series - we want your direction to make it happen!

Single light street portrait tutorial

Featured Monday, 24 March 2014 21:30


Zeiss Otus 55mm + D800e + Elinchrom Quadras + Graffiti alley & Jade = Single light street portrait.

Clean backgrounds for Portraits

Featured Tuesday, 14 January 2014 23:22

How to find backgrounds and scenarios that make for nice portraits.

How much to charge for your photography?

Featured Friday, 03 January 2014 23:02

What to charge per hour, how much for prints?

Set meaningful goals & achieve them in 2014

Featured Wednesday, 01 January 2014 01:39

Here I share my 3 tips for goal setting, and time management.

Happy New Year - 2013 in Review

Featured Monday, 30 December 2013 21:20

A year in Review. Check out the featured videos here:

Intimate Portraiture Video Series

Featured Saturday, 23 November 2013 18:49


London Photo Walk - Saturday 23 November

Featured Friday, 15 November 2013 18:39

All welcome! Meet under the clock out front of Waterloo station at 2pm on Saturday 23 November.

How to take spooky halloween photos

Featured Saturday, 26 October 2013 00:50

Tina and I are back to show you some cool lighting & make up techniques to create spooky Halloween themed shots.

Understand your HISTOGRAM

Featured Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:18

The Histogram is an incredibly useful tool - you should learn it back to front to ensure you are getting the exposure and final image that you are seeking to create.

Natalie Tran portrait shoot - Orbis Ring flash

Featured Friday, 04 October 2013 03:06

Today I shot with Nat for a beauty fashion look. We show a couple of techniques for using the orbis ring flash.

Separation light options

Friday, 04 October 2013 03:03

Hair light, rim light, rear lights... there are many options to create a distinct separation of your subject from the background in studio shooting.

How to direct your model

Featured Friday, 04 October 2013 02:58

Here are some simple tips on how to guide your models for posing.

Portrait lighting ratios

Featured Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:51

Do you want contrasty shadows or flawless lighting? It is easy to control with just two lights.

Grunge fashion shoot

Featured Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:50

Part two of my shoot with  Cass. Here we mess up the glamour and go grunge.

1 light studio portraits

Featured Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:49

You don't need lots of equipment for lots of options.

Is Natural Light BEST for photography?

Featured Thursday, 22 August 2013 13:12

Are you a natural or 'available' light shooter?

High Fashion Photoshoot TUTORIAL

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:59

Full set up, lighting diagrams, explanation and images.

Telephoto Lens Compression EXPLAINED

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:57

There are 3 'forms of lens compression.

LIVE Photoshoot - Hair Flicks

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:55

Catch dynamic hair flick portraits with these handy tips - filmed live - warts & all.

Setting up a Photo studio - size, cost & FAQs

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:52

How big does it need to be? What costs are involved? What colour should you paint? What else needs consideration?

Setting up a Photo studio - size, cost & FAQs

Featured Monday, 05 August 2013 23:46

How big does it need to be? What costs are involved? What colour should you paint? What else needs consideration?

New HQ - Studio & Office set up

Featured Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:04

Setting up the new studio space - cleaning, painting, assembling, more cleaning and the Chinese good luck ceremony.

What are your rights and responsibilities? When do you need a waiver? When are you free to shoot? Can you sell the images?

Welcome to the EPIC conclusion to Season 1.

Planning a fashion photoshoot - Educating Tina #11

Featured Wednesday, 03 July 2013 22:57

How to plan and organise a complex shoot - including creating a complete call sheet (runsheet).

How to use a reflector with no assistant

Featured Wednesday, 03 July 2013 22:56

Reflectors are great to balance light, especially outdoor. Here I show how to use them when you have no assistant to help you hold it.

In this weeks video we discuss images that Tina and I both love - why they work, how they were shot etc - with the view to inspiration and learning.

This is a big one - we run through lens technology - what lenses are best for what usage, and demystify the lens terminology jargon.

Rear Button Auto Focus - How and why

Featured Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:31

How does the rear AF button work - and why is it handy?

A 12 step guide to pricing, designing, editing and printing your own photography book or album.

This is a big one! Exposure Compensation, Metering Modes AND Bracketing!

12 step guide to creating a photography book

Featured Saturday, 15 June 2013 11:34

A 12 step guide to pricing, designing, editing and printing your own photography book or album.

White Balance - Educating Tina #7

Featured Saturday, 15 June 2013 11:30

What is White Balance? How to set it, use it creatively and how to take accurate custom readings to perfect it in camera.

Educating Tina #6 - Travel Photography CHALLENGE!

Featured Friday, 31 May 2013 01:00

Half way through season 1 and time for a mini challenge -

ISO rounds out our trio of Exposure videos. What are the trade offs? It goes WAY beyond noise/grain.

Educating Tina #4 - Shutter Speed & Long Exposure

Featured Friday, 31 May 2013 00:58

Hong Kong long exposure bonanza! We name Tina's camera, she gets her strap and bag and we take long exposure shots in Mong Kok.

How to Calibrate your monitor

Featured Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:01

If you are a photographer or doing any editing involving colour - you really ought to properly calibrate your monitor.

Educating Tina #3 - Accessories - bags & straps

Featured Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:38

DARLINGS - it is important to accessorize - Tina has her D7100 and now needs a new strap and camera bag. Here we run through the options.

Educating Tina #2 - Aperture & DOF

Featured Friday, 03 May 2013 05:09

Suggest an original name for Tina's camera - and click LIKE to vote on suggestions.

Lacie Bunny - Conceptual beauty photoshoot

Featured Friday, 03 May 2013 05:05

We started todays shoot with a concept - lace + bunny + beauty. Tina worked out the make up and I sorted the lighting and posing to come up with a few final images.

Educating Tina #1 - Choosing a Camera

Featured Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:33

Welcome to Educating Tina - the series where I will teach Tina everything she needs/wants to know to get started as a photographer.

Prague workshops & photowalk May 2013

Featured Monday, 15 April 2013 16:47

Meet up, 1 day nude portraiture workshop and weekend Take Control of the light workshop.

You can find out more information and register at either website.

On camera bounce flash - control the direction

Featured Friday, 05 April 2013 13:43

** Please check out my Private Bodies nude photography book on Kickstarter: http://bit.ly/privatebodies - Featuring Tina!

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