Tag: photography basics

Basics: Depth of Field

One of those phrases you hear all the time with relation to photography is depth of Field (or DoF). This article offers a PHYSICS FREE explanation of what this term actually means in your photography, and how to control it, allowing the most basic of photographers the chance to deliberately improve their work.

As with all……


Kit: The Flash Gun

An essential to most, the humble flash gun can contain very sophisticated electronics to make the illumination of your subjects just right – but lets see if you need a bells and whistles models for what you shoot, or will an entry level flash gun do what you need.

This article is aimed at beginners who……


Basics: Choosing a tripod

Last week I was asked “I need a tripod, I’m sure I can get one for a tenner from the local electronics store, that’ll be good enough right?”. I realised that a lot of people who spend lots of time and money choosing the right camera simply don’t consider the quality or features……


How to: Shoot Sunsets

It doesn’t matter what kind of photographer you are, from pro tog to camera-phone twitter warrior, you will have, at one point, shot a sunset. As spring has sprung and the weather is giving us more opportunities to get out and shoot stuff, its time to open up the creative tool box on how to get the most out……


Basics: Composition – 5 Simple Tips for Better Results.

Spring has sprung and as we get out with our cameras a bit more it is time to consider Composition.

Whatever your subject, be it a landscape, a smiling baby, your car or pet or whatever, how you fit your subject (and other elements) into the image is called composition.

 

This article is for Beginners,……


Introduction to: Creative Lighting

Creative lighting is a critical part of creative photography. We refer here to photography were the the lighting is purposefully and tactically positioned to give your images the look you want.

This article is aimed at the BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE  to get them used to the concepts of deliberate lighting, which are effective across many areas……


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……