Photographic Enhancements – history & acceptability in portraiture?

Retouching – a personal view of portrait enhancement Most people are probably aware that many photographic images that we see in magazines, social media, movies, etc. are retouched or manipulated to some extent; often with the intent of flattering the sitter. Here I would like Read More …

Lighting Modifiers – An introduction

Lighting Modifier Introduction The ways in which we can control & modify the lighting that illuminates our photography are considerable. Here we will consider some of the basic modifiers that can help us sculpt our artificial light sources, be we in the studio or out Read More …

Autumn Fairy in Noir – making of an impromptu portrait

Introduction: In this article I hope to pass on some inspiration & tips for producing interesting portraits. This image is not a studio shot, it was taken outside in autumn sunlight with a little fill flash. One of the great pleasures of working with your Read More …

Eckla Eagle

The Eckla Eagle Car Door Lens Support   Introduction In various circumstances a car can make a useful hide from which to photograph wildlife. Many wild animals view a motor vehicle with less suspicion & caution than they do a human. However controlling a large Read More …

Photographing Jupiter and her Moons

Introduction: A brief ‘How to’ on the subject of solar system photography with limited equipment. More specifically the combining of techniques to photograph Jupiter & her 4 Galilean moons; perhaps a first foray in to planetary imaging. Beyond the Sun & the Moon¬†¬†, some of Read More …