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Joshua | 50mm 1.8 Portrait Photography

Joshua | 50mm 1.8 Portrait Photography

We all have that favourite portrait lens, and I’m sure we will dream of that lens that will take our photography to the next level. I’ve always dreamed of a 35mm 1.4 for portraits which I’m trying to save my pennies for. I know a lot of photographers prefer an 85mm but for me, it’s just a little too close and I prefer to capture a bit more of surrounds to tell the story.

For the time being, I’m using what I have and that is currently a 50mm 1.8 but the one I have is a brand out of China that is as light as a feather, not weather-sealed and it seems made from plastic. It doesn’t fill me confidence.

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Using a Lensball for Photography

Using a Lensball for Photography

Every so often photography goes through a phrase of different things that are popular. Some last a while and others fade as quickly as they came.

One of these is the use of a lensball, they have been around for the best part of a year and if used correctly that can create some effective photos. The norm is for the photographer…or assistant to hold the globe in front of the subject and snap the photo.

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How to Take Advantage of the Golden Hour for Great Photos

How to Take Advantage of the Golden Hour for Great Photos

The golden hour is a magical time of day for photography. It spans roughly the hour right after dawn, and the hour right before sunset – though its length varies depending on the time of year, weather, and other factors.

The reason the golden hour is so magical hour is simple: Lighting. The lighting during that time right after dawn and right before sunset is warm, diffused, and directional – all of which are traits that you can use to capture truly impressive photos.

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My Photos from Last Week

My Photos from Last Week

This time of year it is hard work to get the motivation to leave the house especially on the cold mornings. The effort is well worth it though and you can get some wonderful sunrises or misty photos.

There is a real lack of colour in this weeks photos, I can’t be the only one wanting Spring to add some colour to the landscape.

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Bateman's National Trust | Getting Some Fresh Air

Bateman's National Trust | Getting Some Fresh Air

Our aim as a family this year is to visit more National Trust properties than we did last year. In 2018 we were very bad at visiting places but we want to correct this for 2019. The first one that we ticked off the list was Bateman's National Trust which is the former home of Rudyard Kipling.

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#MySundayPhoto - My Photos from the Week

#MySundayPhoto - My Photos from the Week

I thought I’d try something a little different this year. With #MySundayPhoto ending at the end of 2018 I wanted to keep posting on a Sunday and so I think I’m going to post my photos from the previous week that I’ve shared on Instagram.

My focus this coming year really is on Instagram and growing that. It’s the social media platform that I enjoy the most. Instead of sharing photos everyday what I’m finding works for me is sharing a photo every other day.

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