What’s ‘Bokeh’? It’s a word of Japanese origin used to describe the aesthetic quality of the ‘out-of-focus’ area of a photograph. Typically referring to the… Read More »Tiny Tips 18: How to get Great Bokeh from your Lens
If you’re buying your first serious camera, you are probably considering the purchase of a single lens that allows you to do ‘everything’ as you take a walk, a ‘walkabout lens’. Let me help you understand what your first multi-purpose lens should be able to do for you.Read More »The Best Walkabout Lenses
Camera equipment is sensitive to moisture and dust. When it comes to humidity, sustained high levels of humidity – typically over 65-85% or over – could damage your lenses and certain parts of your camera body by allowing fungus to grow and spread on the surface. There are some easy steps that you can take to make sure that your camera equipment is always stored in a humidity-controlled environment that does not allow any fungus to grow. Let’s take a look at them.Read More »How to Keep Your Camera Equipment Safe From Humidity & Avoid Fungus Growth
There’s a technical aspect to using a polarizing filer, but there’s a visual aspect that you really have to experience if you are a photographer. Have you experienced a Polarizing filter yet? If you have not, I seriously recommend trying one today. Do not delay.Read More »Polarizing Filters Make Magic Moments
by Ben McLeod If you want the sharpest pictures that your lens can give you, remember not to use its largest and smallest apertures. Most… Read More »Tiny Tips 8: Best Apertures for Sharpness
Simplicity is memorable. Compositions are hard… Balance, shape, texture, rhythm, harmony, contrast, so many elements to think about when framing an image that will be memorable and distinct, how can a beginner hope to get all of this in control?
Here we outline 8 simple steps to keep your compositions clean and simple, yet engaging and memorable to those who see your images.Read More »8 Ways to Keep Your Compositions Simple
by creativity+ Flare is a kind of haze often caused by light falling directly on the lens from behind or around the subject. This light… Read More »Tiny Tips 7 – Study flare caused by the Angle of your Main Light Source
Why Filters are Fun
Using filters have always been a fun part of my photography. They allow you to take a photograph of a normal scene, and make it look extraordinary. There are various kinds of filters; coloured filters and special effects filters.
Digital photography allows you to apply much of what these photographic filters can do even after the image is captured, but sometimes using filters while taking your photographs makes a massive difference, especially when you use filters that dramatically change how the image is captured – like an ND filter or starburst filter. That’s when they become fun to use.Read More »Understanding Photographic Filters for Your Lens