Camera Metering Modes, and When to Use Them

Sekonic L-208 by JE Labs

Your camera has a light meter (aka Exposure meter) built into it. This meter measures the light coming Through The Lens (TTL) and helps the camera or you to adjust your shutter, aperture and ISO appropriately, so that you get a well exposed image. Modern cameras don’t just have one metering mode, they usually have … Read more Camera Metering Modes, and When to Use Them

Stop reading this… and take some photographs.

Well, the rest of this post is not necessary, I’ve said it all in the title. However, if you happen to be reading this late at night, you’re tired, and don’t mind a bit of baloney, read on… Why did I say this? 1. When you have to shoot, Shoot! Don’t talk. Tuco Says it … Read more Stop reading this… and take some photographs.

Book: Fundamentals of Photography

I’ve just made a replacement in my bookshelf. One of my long-standing favourite photography reference books has been replaced Tom Ang’s compendium – Fundamentals of Photography: The Essential Handbook for Both Digital and Film Cameras. The book is thick: 352 pages, and is packed with information. I’ve seen quite a few photography books over the … Read more Book: Fundamentals of Photography

How did you all get so good?

This is a guest post by Podcaster, John Arnold. Photo: Floyduk There’s no fighting it – the standard of modern day amateur photography is way better than it was even just a decade ago. The quality of the submissions I see on the PhotoWalkthrough flickr group is excellent – occasionally spectacular. You, dear reader, are … Read more How did you all get so good?

Photography and Me

This is a guest post written by Aarathi Edward, an avid photographer and media relations expert. She is totally in love with the film dark-room and has, at my behest, consented to share the magic that she experienced when first introduced to the gloomy, un-illuminated side of photography. Photo: WhiskygonebadThe first time I really took … Read more Photography and Me

11 Things To Do With Your Cameraphone While You Wait

Waiting is difficult to put up with in today’s fast paced world. There’s a tonne of things to learn out there, and we’d never get to learn all we want to learn, or do all that we want to do if we sat around waiting – doing nothing in that time. But what of those … Read more 11 Things To Do With Your Cameraphone While You Wait

Learn How to use Photoshop

I’ve often heard people look at a photograph exclaim, “Oh, that’s photoshop!” when what they really meant was “Oh, that’s retouched!” making the name “Photoshop” synonymous with “digital retouching”. Now, Photoshop is by no means easy to learn and the newbie can be quite intimidated by it, so having someone teach you how to use … Read more Learn How to use Photoshop

RAW IS RAW

Sorry about the bad WWE joke! We’re talking about digital photography today, and the ‘RAW’ we are talking about is the RAW image format! The New World of Digital Photography Welcome to the world of Digital Photography. This is a world where film negatives have been swapped for sensors, film grain has been swapped for noise, where ISO … Read more RAW IS RAW