Merry Christmas 2010!

Merry Christmas 2010!

Dec 25, 2010

It’s Christmas Day, and all through the house, The photographer’s shooting, and annoying his spouse…! Merry Christmas everyone, and thanks for frequenting LearningTheLight.com over the past year, leaving comments, following me on twitter and facebook, and just taking the time to read my warblings… Enjoy your Christmas, and don’t...

Photobox.co.uk’s ‘2 for 1’ Poster Printing

Photobox.co.uk’s ‘2 for 1’ Poster Printing

Nov 25, 2010

A very small post, this one, but I thought I’d just let you know that I recently got some of my photos printed large – a mix of A2 and A3 sizes – from Photobox.co.uk The quality of their posters are absolutely superb – it’s pretty amazing to see some of your own photos so large! Until 30th November 2010 they are offering 2 for 1 on...

So You’ve Bought A Digital SLR: What Next?

So You’ve Bought A Digital SLR: What Next?

Sep 28, 2010

It’s a fantastically exciting time when you get your hands on your first DSLR – I remember when I got mine last Christmas (as a little treat to myself): my Canon 500D was like my new little baby, taking it with me wherever I went. Although I was thrilled with my purchase – and still am, by the way – I soon came to desire a little bit...

Join Us On Facebook!

Join Us On Facebook!

Sep 19, 2010

Facebook – you either love it or hate it. I’m in the former camp, and I thought it’d be a good time to start a dedicated LearningTheLight.com Facebook page – a place where we can all post our photos, ask for feedback, share photography news, tips and tricks that are helping us along, and generally share anything to do with the wonderful...

How I Got The Shot: ‘Hairy Horse Mouth’

How I Got The Shot: ‘Hairy Horse Mouth’

Sep 14, 2010

Camera: Canon T1i Lens: Canon EF-S 55 – 250 mm Aperture: f/4 Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec ISO: 400 Focal Length: 60 mm Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority Photoshop: Small use of Curves. Hairy Horse Mouth is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to use the image on your site, as long as you include a link back to...

My 1st Off Camera Flash Shot

My 1st Off Camera Flash Shot

Aug 19, 2010

I’ve been interested in off-camera flash for a while now, and really fancied having a go, seeing what it could do for my photography – so, last week, I bit the bullet and ordered the Canon ST-E2 wireless transmitter (from Amazon UK, also available at Amazon US). It really wasn’t cheap – not by any means! – but it means I can now...

Wedding Photography: What I’ve Learnt Recently

Wedding Photography: What I’ve Learnt Recently

Aug 5, 2010

I recently had the pleasure of taking photos (lots of them!) at 2 friends’ weddings over 3 days. Yep, quite exhausting, but good fun and really good experience. Of course, I wasn’t the main photographer at either of the weddings – not even a ‘second shooter’, as both weddings actually had 2 pros at each. But I was more than happy to...

A Dabble Into Wedding Photography

A Dabble Into Wedding Photography

Jun 22, 2010

It’s been a while since I posted some of my own photography on the site, so I thought I’d just do a quick post to show some wedding pics I took recently in Liverpool. I obviously – and thankfully! – wasn’t the ‘proper’ photographer for the day at all, but it was still a good chance to have a go, without the added...

My First Photo In The Paper!

My First Photo In The Paper!

Mar 17, 2010

Was reading the local newspaper this afternoon, and stumbled upon a photo that looked familiar…a shot I had taken of local cornwall band, Gregor and The Martians! Needless to say, I was pretty thrilled to see one of my photos in print. Yes, it’s pretty tiny (it’s top-right, above); yes, it’s a local newspaper (the ‘West...