Monthly Archive: January 2018

How to use your iPhone for Photography

The majority of people on this planet have a phone and pretty much all of these phones have a camera built in so, here we will talk about how we can use the embedded camera to take awesome photos. I will be focusing on an iPhone 7 because that is what I have but the same principles pretty much apply to most smartphone cameras.

A Macro Early Spring At Wakehurst Place

Macro Nature Photography at Wakehurst Place in the UK. It is the end of January 2018 and the temperature this weekend shot up to 12c.  The crocuses and snowdrops took this warmth and the rain that fell in the preceding week as a hint, it is time to pop up.  The Wakehurst Place gardens in Sussex are coming to life, colours are popping out everywhere and life …

What is Adobe Lightroom

This is a brief introduction to Adobe Lightroom and its use in photography.  Tutorials will follow in due course.  This software I absolutely recommend to any photographer whether just starting out or established. This Gallery here shows various presets that I have used. Gallery. Lightroom, what is it? Lightroom is a catalog of all your photos The actual photo is NOT changed in post editing.  Non-Destructive.  …

Photography Composition 3: Lines, Curves and Useful Bits

Photography Composition 3 This is the third part of the series about composition in photography.  For this one, we are going to chat about lines and curves.  The previous two articles can be found below. COMPOSITION PART 1 COMPOSITION PART 2 Everything is a Line or a Curve Everything we see is made up of lines or curves.  From buildings to wheels to an egg, everything …

Grab those Gorgeous Colours. Lighting in Photography

Photography and Lighting This article is a thought-provoking post rather than a how-to.  Understanding light in photography and its effects can be very useful more just saying grab this and that and do this. Turn a dull photograph into a vibrant, colourful photo Let us have a chat about light.  The stuff that leaves the sun and a few minutes later arrives on our planet and illuminates the world …

Instagram: A Closer Look at Followers

It is so frustrating when building a following on Instagram.  During the day we get all these new followers and it looks like we are getting somewhere, then we go to bed and wake up with fewer followers than when we went to sleep.  We keep our photos consistent, our theme runs solidly through our profile but still, people leave.  But there is a core group …
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