How I Got The Shot: The DogFather

How I Got The Shot: The DogFather

Apr 12, 2011

Camera: Canon 7D Lens: Canon EF-S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM Aperture: f/2.8 Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec ISO: 800 Flash: Bounced from wall on left, using a Canon 430 EX II Focal Length: 55 mm Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority Exposure Compensation: -1 step Photoshop: Lightroom 3; converted to black and white, increased contrast, cropped, and added vignette. Sorry...

Our Free iPad Photobook Reaches 1000 Downloads

Our Free iPad Photobook Reaches 1000 Downloads

Apr 2, 2011

Just a small post, this one, as I just wanted to say that our iPad Photobook, that we created in conjunction with 28 fantastic Flickr photographers, has now been downloaded over 1000 times (1003, to be exact…!). It’s totally free to download, and can be viewed on iPad, iPad 2, iPhones, iPod Touches and, of course, PC and Mac. Thanks again to all of...

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 I Got The Shot: Bounce Portrait

How I Got The Shot: Bounce Portrait

Mar 20, 2011

Camera: Canon 7D Lens: Canon EF-S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM Aperture: f/2.8 Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec ISO: 800 Flash: Bounced from ceiling, using a Canon 430 EX II Focal Length: 37 mm Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority Exposure Compensation: -1 step Photoshop: Lightroom Preset ‘Stellar Guru GreenGold‘. I’ve been taking lots of shots in lowlight...

Want Feedback On Your Photo? Post To Our Facebook Page

Want Feedback On Your Photo? Post To Our Facebook Page

Mar 14, 2011

Would you like to receive some feedback on a photo you’ve just taken? Perhaps you’d like advice on what camera settings you used, how it was composed, how it could perhaps have been taken a little differently – or perhaps you’d just like to show us a photo you’re especially proud of! Either way, we’d love you to post your...

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...

‘Capture The Caption’ Photography Competition

‘Capture The Caption’ Photography Competition

Mar 1, 2011

I received¬† a lovely email from a reader today, letting me know about quite a unique photography competition going on over at The Feed. What it makes it unique, you say? Well, instead of there being a photo with each entrant having to come up with a suitable caption, they’ve turned it on its head: They supply the caption (in this case ‘It seemed...

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,...