A lighter camera bag – 3

I like the composition of this picture taken the other evening down in Bristol docks. I am still getting to grips with the vagaries of the X-T1. Fuji claim world beating focus speed for this camera – how true that is I can not comment. I did find however that the accuracy of focusing will be improved if the focus area is made as small as possible (50% smaller than default) and the focus assist button (zooms to 100% atRead more

Architectural abstract

I have updated my website with new photography courses commencing next year. An ABC of CameraWork Course in South Wales. A Lightroom 5 for Beginners Course in South Wales. A Photography Masterclass in South Wales. A Monochrome Printing Masterclass in South Wales. Also there are a few places on the FOTO ALPUJARRAS Workshop – six days in the authentic Spain 17th – 22nd Nov 2014.  Book now to avoid disappointment. All very reasonably priced see website for details.   ArchitecturalRead more

How to create a sense of depth in a picture

A free top tip to increase the perception of perspective or depth in a picture. A wide-angle lens in the portrait aspect ratio tilted downwards will always increase the sense of depth in a picture. If that is combined with a converging lines the effect will be also be improved. Back lighting will also help. This picture was taken on a 24mm wide-angle lens. If I was going to print this picture I would choose a paper from my sponsorsRead more

How to automatically select pictures in Lightroom

The digital age of photography means that there is a proliferation of frames taken suggests that its easy to forget what you have done and not take the picture to it’s rightful conclusion. In my case taken to conclusion might mean that a picture ends up here on my blog, on my website, as an A3 sized print or an A2 sized print if the picture is exceptional. To help me bring order to the editing process I use variousRead more

Lamp Post 39

Please look at the picture full size against a grey background. I have recently joined a Meet up Group that helps groups of people with shared interests plan events in various localities around the world. See http://www.meetup.com There may be a similar group in your town or location. I joined the Bristol Photography Group last month and went to my first meeting on Saturday afternoon. As a professional photographer I probably spend about 1% of my time taking pictures. MostRead more