Photography Archive

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 …

The French Alps through my Lens

The end of this year had a nice surprise, a week in the French Alps in Saint Gervais near Mont Blanc.  An email I received, offered a return trip out to these mountains with food, board and travel all included for quite a good price.  How could I resist?  Passport, snowboard, boots and camera equipment packed, off to Dover I went to meet up with …

Some Instagram Pointers

Understanding a bit about Instagram can help save a load of wasted time, especially when the expected hundreds of followers do not appear.  Everyone has their own reason to use Instagram, some to show off their photography skills, others to get thousands of followers and potentially make money.  So let us have a look at how this app functions. I have used the below ideas on …

Improve Photos with 5 Photography Ideas

We all want to take sharper, more exciting and dramatic colorful photos and continually improve our photography skills as time goes by. I know I do, and I also realize that it is not possible to have every single photo I take to be a wonderful image.  Personally, I expect about 1 in maybe 5 or 10 photos to make me smile, although some days it been …
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