Category Archives: technique

Pen-F does Keystone Compensation

Funny isn’t it, how our brain interprets what we see, but a photograph needs some help? When we look upwards at a tall building, the top is further away than the bottom, so appears smaller, but our brain compensates for … Continue reading

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Olympus does Motor Sport….

Although I have some reservations about using my Olympus Micro-Four Thirds (MFT) cameras for landscapes, one area where they come into their own is fast action photography like motor sports. The sensor on all MFT cameras is just one quarter … Continue reading

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Coast and City…

Last week I had the opportunity to spend a few spare hours in the Liverpool area, so decided to check out the lighthouse at Perch Rock, New Brighton. This lighthouse has stood at the mouth of the River Mersey since … Continue reading

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Time for a fresh beginning…?

‘When subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision. Following rules of composition can only lead to a tedious repetition of pictorial clichés’ – Edward Weston In the almost 60 years since … Continue reading

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No Tripod Allowed

A combination of illness and family commitments means my Fuji cameras haven’t seen much action over the last month or two, but a couple of weeks ago I was booked on a Light and Land ‘Impressions of London’ workshop with Valda … Continue reading

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The best ‘street’ combo yet?

All photographers have their favourite cameras, and to be fair, their allegiance will often change over time.  Sometimes its a dissatisfaction or a bad experience with a particular model; sometimes its a case of ‘the grass is greener on the … Continue reading

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Landscape Lessons….

A few tips and suggestions from my ‘day out’ with a pro photographer on Skye.

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Digital Infra Red Photography

Infra-red photography has come on a long way since the days of film!

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Always Have A Camera Ready…

The moral here, is to always have a camera set and ready to go

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Do I need graduated filters?

There’s a groundswell of opinion that the way to deal with the extremes of contrast in sunset and sunrise images in particular is to use a graduated ND filter.

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