Why Learning About Photography Rocks!

Why Learning About Photography Rocks!

Mar 23, 2012

I don’t tend to do much ‘personal’ posting on the site, as I tend to do more guides/interviews/tips/reviews etc – but I wanted to break that trend today. I’ve been looking back through some of my old photos, and comparing them to my newer ones, and it’s just so apparent how much better my shots have become since starting to...

Join Us On Google Plus!

Join Us On Google Plus!

Nov 9, 2011

This is just a super quick post to say that we’re now on Google+, so why not head over to our page and add us to your...

How To Tell If You’re ‘The Photographer’ In The Family? No Photos Of You!

How To Tell If You’re ‘The Photographer’ In The Family? No Photos Of You!

May 8, 2011

If you have a DSLR and love taking photos of your family and friends, you’re soon going to be known as ‘The Photographer’. Now, this is no bad thing – indeed, it’s nice that people think you can take some good shots – but one of the things this means is that you never end up having any photos that you’re actually in...

Street Photography: Are You Tempted?

Street Photography: Are You Tempted?

Mar 23, 2011

I’ll cut straight to the chase, here: Street Photography is something I’m really interested in trying out, but I still haven’t done it. And why not, you may ask? Because it scares me! I love taking photos of people – that’s the area of photography that really appeals to me, and what I mainly do. And yet all the photos I take are of...

How To Take Great Gig Photos: 5 Top Tips

How To Take Great Gig Photos: 5 Top Tips

Mar 9, 2011

I really enjoy gig photography, but it can be quite challenging at the best of times! So I thought I’d put together some of the things that I’ve found most useful when taking shots of local concerts – hopefully you’ll take something from this and go on to to take some great photos of bands in your area. So, without further ado, my 5 top...

First Shots With My New Camera: Canon 7D

First Shots With My New Camera: Canon 7D

Feb 28, 2011

I received a shiny new toy in the post on Saturday: a Canon 7D, which I had ordered from Amazon UK (also available at Amazon US). I also went for a new lens, the Canon 17 – 55 f/2.8 (UK / US). The 7D really is a big upgrade from my existing 500D (T1i), and my very first impression was “Woah, this new camera feels the business!” – it just...

Discovering Lightroom – And Why You Should Too!

Discovering Lightroom – And Why You Should Too!

Feb 17, 2011

OK, this isn’t going to be a text-heavy post, because I want to just show you what Adobe Lightroom (available from Amazon US and UK) can do – and can do so easily! I’ve literally only just discovered this fantastic piece of software, and have only been playing with it for an hour, but I’ve been blown away by just how easy it is to use,...

LearningTheLight.com is 1 Year Old Today

LearningTheLight.com is 1 Year Old Today

Feb 14, 2011

Yep, that’s right, it’s LearningTheLight.com’s first anniversary today – I don’t really know why I started the site on Valentine’s Day 2010 (not the most romantic thing I’ve ever done…!), but at least I’ll always remember the site’s anniversary date now! I’d like to thank everyone for taking the...

Why You Can Learn Lots From Wedding Photography

Why You Can Learn Lots From Wedding Photography

Jan 4, 2011

You may have a keen interest in wedding photography, or you may not, but I think you can learn lots from studying it – and I’m not just meaning that you can learn lots about how to shoot weddings. No, I mean that by studying various examples of wedding photography, you can learn how to take better photos in general. Think about it: In what other...