As a professional photographer/videographer, Youtuber, and creator in general, I’ve tried a LOT of software and subscriptions over the years. These are the ones that I use all the time, and the ones I believe have helped me considerably. This list is quite broad, including time-management, social media aids, and ways to deliver products to your clients. But hopefully there will be something for everyone here. Check them out!Read More
I’ve been making money with my camera and Internet connection solely now for about two years. I quit my Day Job to pursue photography — mostly wedding photography to begin with, which I still do — but during the winter months I sort of fell in love with figuring out other revenue streams.
Because there’s not a better feeling on the planet than randomly making money while you’re in your PJs watching Netflix. And that’s the power of passive income. Needless to say, I’m a fan. So here are 10 revenue streams that I use and make money from. And you can too!Read More
Flexible LED panel lights are all the rage, aren’t they? I always thought they looked a bit gimick-y… until I owned one myself. Now I’m a convert.
The truth is there are so many benefits of having a light of this design. I’m going to review the Soonwell FB-21 — which is awesome, by the way — but a lot of these benefits can be seen on most flat LED panel lights.Read More
Photolemur… isn’t for everyone. Let me say that right up front.
I have no doubt that this software will polarise people. Some people will think it’s the best thing ever — exactly what they need — and some people will think it’s a little basic for their needs.
So what IS Photolemur?Read More
One of the greatest things about the micro four thirds camera system is how easy it can be to adapt other brand lenses and even vintage lenses to the system. But if this is something you haven’t tried before, it can be a bit daunting. So here’s a beginner’s guide to adapting lenses.Read More
The rule of thirds is probably one of the first “rules” a new photographer will come across. And for good reason. It’s used all the time, not just in photography, but in almost every film or TV show you’ve ever seen.
So what is the rule of thirds exactly? When should we use it effectively, and when can we throw out the rulebook and ignore it entirely? Let’s find out.Read More
So you’ve got your astrophotography images on your computer. You apply your usual editing techniques… and it all ends up as a noisy mess.
Fear not! Astrophotography processing is slightly different from the usual photo editing but it isn’t too complicated. Here I’ll go through the best methods to get the most out of your astrophotography in editing. I’ll go over photo stacking to reduce noise, using software like Starry Landscape Stacker, as well as some alternatives.Read More
Indoor photography can be a great way to keep creative during those cold and rainy months. Most indoor photography is cheap (or free!) and loads of fun. Keep your creativity flowing with these 8 indoor photography projects.Read More
I bought the Panasonic Lumix GX80 (or GX85 if you’re in America) as a travel camera and a back-up body to my GH5. It was super affordable, and my expectations weren’t that high… but this little camera has completely blown me away. Here is everything it has to offer.Read More
I've been dabbling with astrophotography for several years now, just casually trying to improve. I'm by no means an expert but I think I have enough experience now to do a beginner's guide. So here it is! A beginner’s guide to astrophotography.Read More
Cheap camera gear, good photos?
Is it possible?
Course it is. Here are 10 awesome camera / lens combos under £500 that I’ve personally used over the years. I’ll even pop some other suggestions at the end of the blog.
(and yes I know £500 is still a lot of money, but in the grand scheme of photography you can certainly spend a whole lot more!)
(and yes I know £500 is still a lot of money, but in the grand scheme of photography you can certainly spend a whole lot more!)Read More
Micro Four Thirds isn’t for everyone. Have a read to see if it’s for you. There are many pros and cons to the m43 system, and for me, the benefits far outweigh the negatives (and there are negatives!) but it all depends on you, and what you want to achieve. So let’s get stuck in.Read More
The FalconEyes RX-18TD might be a pain in the butt to say, but it sure is an impressive light.
I’ve taken the FalconEyes light on two commercial jobs now, so I thought it’s time I gave it a proper, real-world, real life review. With real results. Because that’s what we’re all about on this site!Read More
Sharp are bringing out an 8k camera with a micro four thirds sensor?!
Well this has come out of nowhere! After so much speculation on whether a micro four thirds sensor even could produce 8k video, here we have a prototype camera — from a new manufacturer! — that can?
What a time to be a Micro Four Nerd.Read More
I think 2018 has been a great year for my photography outside of my commissioned work. I’ve evolved my colour grading quite a bit, and I think — even through sheer practice and time spent on photography — my skills have improved quite a bit.
That’s one of the reasons why I love photography so much: There’s always room to improve. There’s always a new skill to learn, a new technique to try, a new project to take on.
Isn’t that all a bit cool?
I’ve decided to keep this list to my “passion project” photography — as in, not any commissioned wedding or portrait work. I may make a seprate list for that.
Anyway, without further any more waffling, here are my top 10 images of 2018.Read More