Education, Tips and Advice
Like any profession, hobby or past-time, photography has its challenges. Little problems crop up all the time. Perhaps you forgot the right filter, or you your flash is just too harsh, or you are off to explore somewhere new but want to say safe.
Here’s a ramdom selection of tips and articles addressing a few of those little problems and suggesting simple solutions.
Tripods are great for keeping a camera steady - but only if you've actually got a tripod with you! If you are shooting hand-held, and sans-tripod, you need to control three types of movement; up and down,left to right,and backwards and forwards. As anyone who has...read more
Manufacturers love customers to promote their products for free. For photographers this usually takes the form of a camera strap emblazoned with the manufacturer's name, and usually the camera model too. Consequently everyone around you knows what camera you've got,...read more
It protects your camera and lenses, but it can do so much more. Here's a few additional uses... Hang it from the underside of your tripod to add weight and make it more stable, especially in windy conditions. 2. Use it as a windbreak when photographing...read more
Photography in cold climates can be challenging enough, with condensation, batteries going flat in minutes, numb fingers and steamed up glass, etc. You slip on your gloves, warm up a little, then discover that the touch-sensitive controls of your camera refuse to work...read more
Photography reflectors are usually white,silver or gold coloured sheets that are positioned to reflect light onto the subject. They are great for filling in shadows , highlighting a model's hair, etc, but they aren't always easy to carry around with you. They tend to...read more
Some situations benefit from a little more light, not in general illuminate everything way like a flash gun does, but in a more specific 'highlight that beetle' sort of way. A cheap and effective way is to use a modern LED torch/flashlight. In the past this wasn't...read more