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 I got this Photo | Lensball Lake Windermere

How I got this Photo | Lensball Lake Windermere

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. 

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Capturing The Shard | Photography Project

Capturing The Shard | Photography Project

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. 

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Lights, Camera, Action! How To Shoot Sports

Lights, Camera, Action! How To Shoot Sports

Being a snap happy individual, there’s no doubt that you have your trusty DSLR on your back wherever you go. You might even pack a spare lens or two, some filters, your tripod and a backup battery in your Lowepro backpack. Any opportunity that arises for a great shot or two and you're there. Whether street photography, landscape shots or portraiture is your thing, you can always try your hand at something new.

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Getting the best out of dual slot memory cards

Getting the best out of dual slot memory cards

Today we're talking memory cards...more specifically dual memory cards. 

If you've recently bought yourself a new high-end camera you would have found it's more often than not got dual card slots. 

With the professional bodies from Nikon, Canon or Sony you can pick which card type you'd prefer such as XQD, SD or Compact Flash. Normally you can buy a version that has two slots the same which is perfect but for some reason, Nikon thought it would be a good idea to have one XQD slot and one SD slot in the new D850 meaning you've got to purchase two different types of cards. 

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London Photography using the Google Pixel 2

London Photography using the Google Pixel 2

I love visiting London, I'm only an hour outside of the city and don't visit it as much as I should. This will change in the next school holidays as we're taking the girls up there for a little trip and a hotel stay, this will be the first time they've really visited.  

Last week I planned a day in London to take some photos. When I set out I took both my Pixel phone and also dSLR, and the thinking was that I would see if I could take photos that I'd be happy with just with my phone. My Nikon was simply there as a back-up option. 

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Taking Photos of the Moon | Quick Tips

Taking Photos of the Moon | Quick Tips

It's really no secret that I love taking moon photos, with this in mind I thought I'd write a little post about Taking Photos of the Moon and the settings I use and the results I get from my little camera. I'd like to point out that I am no expert, I'm not the greatest photographer but I seem to get pretty good results from my simple point and shoot camera. If you look at my Instagram profile you'll see that every week or so I will be standing outside taking a photo of the moon.

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My Gear

My Gear

It’s 2017 and in the past my kit has changed, at the moment I am settled on this set up but as things change I will try to keep this updated. 

Most of these things were purchased myself and I have added a link to Amazon for these item. These links are “affiliate links”, this means if you click on it and buy it, I make a small 3% – 8% commission. 

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