Monthly archives: March, 2013

Basics: Understanding Simple Lighting

 

Lighting your image properly is  often key to getting the correct feeling and style in your image. Any photo you have ever taken will have been lit (obviously!), but how much did you think about it at the time?

This is a BASIC guide to understanding a little bit about lighting in your photos and how……


Basics: Understanding your camera

Understanding how your camera works is really key in getting the most out of your kit – and thus the most out of your images

 

The truth is: you don’t need to know everything. The design, the choice of sensor type, the interlacing electronic protocols or the type of glass in the lens is interesting for some (and often……


How To: Shoot Hair Swooshes using Creative Lighting

As a technical photographer I shy away from most “traditional” portraits. I like to shoot high impact creative shoots, as is evident from my galleries. This article explains how to shoot one of my favourite styles, remembered affectionately as The Swooshy Hair shoot.

 

Theory

We are going to refrain from lighting the model directly in this shoot……


How To: Shoot Star Trails

The Earth is spinning with jaw-dropping haste whilst the universe around us goes about its own little dance. Star trail photography allows us to show how static landscape can contrast the enormity and rapidity of the universe around us – and it looks awesome too!

As Spring is here (apparently), and as the days get longer and a……


forward, forward, skip, skip…

I’ve had a few requests over the last month or so for contact details for photos that I have had published, and I realised that my old website was VERY dated. I REALLY loathed the idea of having to redesign and built it again – hours in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, notepad, waiting on ftp clients, optimising……