Category Archives: Tutorial

How to photograph traffic trails and light streaks

Light streaks or traffic trails are when lights moving through a scene leave a light trail. They are easy to do and for a beginner, can be very rewarding. London Tower Bridge traffic trails – ISO100, 10 seconds @ F/16 Let’s discuss some basic physics before we dive into camera settings and techniques. This background […]

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Travel Photography Essential Equipment

My essential gear and accessories for travel photography need to fit into one backpack that I can carry on to the plane. This image embodies what travel photography means to me. I planned and booked the hotel for this view, stayed on the roof for 2 hours during the sunset and used a tripod, polariser, […]

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Colour Correction | Landscape Photography

In this tutorial I will discuss colour temperature, white balance and colour correction as it pertains to light and photography (the capturing of light). This will be a gross over simplification on the theory but for the purposes of this tutorial, it will suffice. For the technical and physics minded, the internet has a wealthy […]

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Using Flash Gels to Colour The Light Output

I ordered a swatch book of lighting gels which are very useful as flash gels for speedlights, and cheap! The one I received had around 200 different colours and cost £10! They are supposed to be free so go and visit your local studio or stage lighting supplier and pick one up yourself. OK, so […]

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Light output from Flash Modifiers

There are different types of accessories that you can put on the end of your flash unit to control, limit or enlarge your light source. They provide various results depending on your creativity and lighting requirements. Used in combination, they can enhance your lighting setup. The most common flash modifier that people buy is the […]

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How To Take Stunning Panoramic Pictures

The immediate benefit of taking a multi-shot panorama is the FOV (Field Of View) and also size and ultimately image quality. Lets say for example you use a 6 megapickle camera, it’s one of those organic green ones. Well if you crop say 10% off the top and bottom to make it “look like” a […]

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How To Take Great Photos At Night

Photographs taken at night can provide a view of place that look spectacular when the night lights are on. The lights from the streets and buildings provide a unique atmosphere and highlight the subject matter. 20 seconds at F/11, ISO 100 To get the best from your low light shots, there are a few guidelines […]

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