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18 Aug 2011 | 37 Comments | 23,770 views
Wild Bird Photography

It is just not possible to do full justice to a topic as specialised as this in a brief blog – this has been my prime photo interest for over 15 years and I am still learning (and who knows, hopefully improving), but I hope I can give you an outline of a few things that will help you. So where shall I start then? At the end of course!

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28 Jul 2011 | 30 Comments | 14,087 views
An Introduction to Street Photography

Street photography is all about making a visual record of our era and I think it does this better than anything else. Television is filtered and polished and often there’s an agenda. So too with newspapers and magazines. But street photography is honest, unposed and speaks volumes

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28 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 16,291 views
Tips for Getting Started as a Wedding Photographer

Wedding photography is big business these days. Thatʼs why so many wishing to earn a living as a photographer (either part or full-time) want to become a wedding photographer. However, wedding photography is not all about taking some images on a day. Itʼs more work than most people realise and before they know it, it is too late! Here are my top tips to help you get started…

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20 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | 11,090 views
Event Photography Gear and Guide

Posters advertising county shows, fetes, gala days and various sporting attractions will be popping up on lamp-posts and telegraph poles across the country, and from a photogragrapher’s point of view many of these events can be an absolute photo goldmine. This blog post assumes that you’ll be at these events and one of potentially thousands of spectators and looks at some of the gear and techniques that may come in handy.

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4 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | 5,853 views
Long Exposures with an NDx1000 Filter

Yes, I imagine there are a handful of industrial photographers in this world who wish to take photographs of the inside of blast furnaces and/or incinerators from time to time, but there are many more “normal” photographers who wish to use long-exposure techniques for artistic and creative purposes. For these photographers, the solution is the NDx1000 filter.

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22 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,508 views
Potion Bottles Photoshop walkthrough

Hopefully you’ll have already read the Simple Glass Still Life post on the blog. If you haven’t, you might want to, or this one will make very little sense. Following that post there were several requests for a more detailed step-by-step description of the Photoshop process used to create the digitally manipulated images, so that’s what this is. Don’t say we never listen!

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22 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,194 views
Neon Glow Photoshop walkthrough

Hopefully you’ll have already read the Simple Glass Still Life post on the blog. If you haven’t, you might want to, or this one will make very little sense. Following that post there were several requests for a more detailed step-by-step description of the Photoshop process used to create the digitally manipulated images, so that’s what this is. Don’t say we never listen!

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22 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 2,278 views
Tinted Glasses Photoshop walkthrough

Hopefully you’ll have already read the Simple Glass Still Life post on the blog. If you haven’t, you might want to, or this one will make very little sense. Following that post there were several requests for a more detailed step-by-step description of the Photoshop process used to create the digitally manipulated images, so that’s what this is. Don’t say we never listen!

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22 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 1,254 views
Textured Bottles Photoshop walkthrough

Hopefully you’ll have already read the Simple Glass Still Life post on the blog. If you haven’t, you might want to, or this one will make very little sense. Following that post there were several requests for a more detailed step-by-step description of the Photoshop process used to create the digitally manipulated images, so that’s what this is. Don’t say we never listen!

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29 Nov 2010 | 7 Comments | 3,875 views
The lowdowns and high-ups of flip-out screens

But what options do flip out screens offer? Are they just a gimmick, or do they really give more creative freedom? I decided to go to extreme lows and highs with my Canon G11 to see what difference this variable-angle screen could make.