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How to shoot into direct sunlight

    Shooting in direct sunlight can lead to images that have high contrast, blown out highlights, lens flare and colors that might even look overly saturated. If you’re shooting portraits they can also lead to the ‘squint factor’.   So what’s a photographer to do?   Here are eleven quick and simple tips at… Read More

Food Photography – An Introduction

Interested in learning about Food Photography?  Read on for some introductory tips.   Visit any bookshop and head for the cook book section and you’ll be overwhelmed by the array of books filled with delicious recipes accompanied by excellent photography of the dishes. Colourful stacks of vegetables drizzled with rich sauces on a clean white… Read More

Photography editing – How much is OK?

Some say a picture never lies,  yeah right!  There are a lot of lies in photography!   Of course we all know this but it’s not a subject that a lot of people openly talk about, unless it is someone famous on the cover of a magazine.  I’m not saying that there are a whole… Read More

Baby boom

Hi, It’s been far too long since my last post. It’s been a crazy few months for me. In January my Son Samuel was born, which obviously has kept me on my toes! And as fate always has it, as soon as home life got busy – So did work! I’ve been flat out photographing… Read More

End of an era?

Today it was announced that the Photographic retailer Jessops has gone into administration, the biggest photographic name to struggle since Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy almost a year ago. In an age where consumer competition is fierce among retailers, it is hardly a surprise that some will fall away from the pack. Jessops, which… Read More

iPro – The Instagram Army

Nowhere online is safe, you are never too many clicks away from a Instagram user! In this brave new world of digital photography with endless possibilities, we are now all subjected to the iPro’s endless stream of ‘interesting’ images. The iPro army specialise in two subjects;   Food – This comes in two forms.  The… Read More

Start shooting RAW part 2

Here’s 7 Reasons to go RAW.   1. To store the most from each photo. This is my number 1 reason why people should shoot RAW, even if they don’t know how to process a RAW file.  A RAW file contains all the information the camera sensor recorded.  Its the negative of the modern age. … Read More

Start shooting RAW part 1.

First, let’s start off with what a RAW image is compared to a JPG image. JPEG Equivalent to a PRINT (from a negative) in the film days.  Immediately suitable for printing, sharing, or posting on the Web.  Higher in contrast.  Sharper.  Compressed.  Smaller file size.  Takes up LESS SPACE on your memory cards as well… Read More

Exposure – A simple guide

In this post I have broken down the three key aspects that need to be understood to ensure you get the most out of your photography.   Aperture Aperture controls how much light enters the camera through the lens.   The more you open your aperture the less the depth of field.   The more… Read More

What DSLR should I buy?

I get asked this question at least a few times a week, and typically my answer is always the same: 1) Buy a entry level Canon or Nikon DSLR (body only!!!) 2) Buy a 50mm 1.8 lens 3) Start shooting immediately!   While this post will be outdated in a matter of a few months… Read More