Monthly Archive: January 2018

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 …

Composition 2: Another Rule, Framing

This is the second article about composition in photography. The first ‘Rule of Thirds’, is here. I am not very keen on the idea of rules in a creative subject like photography, kind of strangles the idea.  So from here on, I will refer to any such things as guides.  And this guide is about ‘Framing’, framing a subject or object within a photograph. So what …

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 …

Snowbound: The French Alps with a Camera

Two weeks before the end of the working year, an email dropped into my inbox from Snowcoach offering last minute deals to Saint Gervais in the mountains of the French Alps for some Christmas Skiing and a nice snowy vacation.  As with all good things in life, there is a downside to the offer, spending ten hours in a coach with the best skiers in the …
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