There have been a lot of weighty discussions lately about gear. The Sensor Size War of 2019 is still raging online where ever you look. It’s all a big stupid, isn’t it? Here are my thoughts on the matter.Read More
Off-camera flash — or strobist — photography is such a cool effect. It can seem quite intimidating if you’ve never used flashguns in this way before. But once you know a few key things you’ll be all set. So here’s a beginner’s guide to off-camera flash.Read More
With all their fractions, dials, and buttons, flashguns can be quite intimidating. But they’re not too bad once you know which settings you need to pay attention to. Here is my quick and easy guide to starting with flash photography.Read More
Lighting — for photography, B-roll, or your home studio — doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are TONS of options out there to suit pretty much any budget. If you’re just starting out you don’t need to drop hundreds of pounds. Similarly, if you’re ready for an upgrade, I’ve got your back. Here are my top picks, and their pros and cons.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'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
Pentax 110 lenses can very easily be adapted to micro four thirds cameras. The 110 “sensor” size is m43 sized so you don’t even need a fancy or expensive adapter to do it.
Are these lenses ridiculously small? Yes.
Are they capable? I think so.
And either way, it’s a ton of fun. Let’s check out the results!Read More