F …. is for freedom

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in A-Z series, Blog
F …. is for freedom

Todays post is more of an opportunity for me to share one of the many revelations I’ve had over the years as a professional photographer and now teacher. There’s been a fair few but this one was a complete game changer for me. I’m not suggesting for a moment that this will be advantageous to […]

E …. is for expose to the right

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in A-Z series, Blog
E …. is for expose to the right

Before we get stuck into todays post, let me just clarify that the following words are designed to speak to the digital photographer not the analogue, and is only applicable to those of us that shoot in raw format. So what is ETTR, or expose to the right? ETTR is a fundamental rule if you […]

D …. is for developing your own voice

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in A-Z series, Blog
D …. is for developing your own voice

A voice is an outward expression of what’s inside. A result of everything we have ever been exposed to, the things our parents taught us, our education, our values, morals, likes, dislikes, and opinions. What we put in is a reflection of what comes out. This is so true of photography, and emphasizes the importance of […]

C …. is for constructive criticism

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in A-Z series, Blog
C …. is for constructive criticism

During the past 5 years or so, we’ve seen an enormous growth in the birth rate of “photography experts”. Camera owners that have a tendency of being immediately available the moment that you post your latest image on social media. And who, typically, don’t have the first idea of how to talk about a photograph […]

B …. is for background

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in A-Z series, Blog
B …. is for background

If there’s one thing that will improve your photography it’s getting your backgrounds right. Time and time again I see wonderful pictures ruined by badly, or lazily chosen backgrounds. We’ve all shot them, a beautiful portrait of someone that has a telegraph pole sticking out of their head, or a background that is cluttered with […]

A …. is for aperture priority

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in A-Z series, Blog
A …. is for aperture priority

One of the biggest misconceptions in photography, especially amongst novices, is that you must always shoot in manual. This, of course, is not true. In fact I’m convinced that the vast majority of photographers I know that shoot images for a living, are using aperture priority for nearly all of their work. It’s only when […]