The Importance of location

Over the August bank holiday weekend some important lessons were learned. People told me not to expect too much from my first portrait shoot. They weren’t joking! I can’t describe it as a complete disaster; I had a lot of fun and learned LOADS, needless to say on this occasion I have created lots of pictures that are genuine… Continue reading The Importance of location

Light – It gets everywhere

Whitstable Beach

I continue my journey into this new hobby full of expectation and verve. I am, however starting to realise that there is quite a bit more involved than I might have first considered. Before I crack on with today’s subject, I want to take a minute to reflect on what I have assimilated so far.

San Francisco – Pt.1 : Night Shooting

Deserves a quiet night… There are few things more spectacular than the golden gate bridge at night and I was extremely keen to use the excuse of being out in SF to have a first stab at night photography.  In hindsight, it might have been sensible to have a go somewhere a little more boring… Continue reading San Francisco – Pt.1 : Night Shooting

First weekend

Auto off So, what did I learn this weekend? Quite a lot actually, I am still processing a lot of it, but I did shoot my first pics that stink, with the camera in Manual mode; that was rather pleasing. Kind of like the first time you take the stabilisers off your bike and your… Continue reading First weekend