In my camera bag, there is, of course, the usual things you’d expect, camera, lens, batteries, filters etc etc etc. There is also two pouches that I always keep with me if I swap bags these two pouches come with me and you should have them as well.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
With the dark days, it's easy to lack inspiration. Here are some ideas to keep you occupied in the Winter months.Read More
The ability to use filters is a real skill and not something that you can pick up quickly…but using them especially a 10 stop filter can massively change your photography and open up a whole new World of creative.Read More
The Autumn/Winter crossover is possibly the best time to get out with your camera, the slight issue is that the weather is often poor. Rather than sit indoors and dream of the photos you could capture, the memories you could make…wrap up warm and enjoy.Read More
Another part of the Aurora HDR 2019 series, this time I edit a jpeg photo from a Google Pixel 2. I hope this shows that you don’t need to just use this software for RAW bracketed files.
This was the photo that I started with, unedited and straight out of the phone.Read More
I've had a lensball for a while but never really used it before. I didn't want to just take a photo with me holding it in front of the subject, it seems like everyone is taking a photo like that.
I must admit I did take a photo like that when I first got it and it received a lot of likes on Instagram but I wanted to step away from that.Read More
The idea of travelling on the London Underground with children might send shivers through some people it is actually a fun way for them to travel. It might be one of the only times they get to travel this way and there are a few things you can do to make it a little more enjoyable.Read More
One of my favourite things to do during spring and summer is just to walk around London and take photos, capturing things I hadn't seen before or just trying a different angle of a building.
This got me thinking about a photography project that you can join in with and it might even keep the children entertained and you'll get to see different parts of London.Read More