Long Exposures

August 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Creating the Blur. I'm sure you've seen those shots with the water looking all milky, or car tail lights creating trails into the distance. Have you ever wondered how they are done? What You'll Need. A camera with manual shutter speed settings, probably including a B setting Either a cable shutter release or a self timer setting Ideally a mirror...
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10 Most Famous Portrait Photographers

June 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Looking for Inspiration? Steve McCurry's portrait - The Afghan Girl must be one of the most famous travel portraits of all time. The photograph has been likened to Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa and has been called "the First World's Third World Mona Lisa". The subject of the photograph was called "the Afghan Girl" by the public u...
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Getting Your Shots in Focus

April 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Viewfinder Focus Points. Ever wondered what those little squares in your view finder mean and how to use them? These are the focus points of your camera. Depending on the make & model of your camera you might have anything from 3 or 4 with a compact camera to 50 or more with a modern high end dSLR. The different sized & shaped points in your viewfi...
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A Picture is worth a 1000 Words

February 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
30 of the most Powerful Photos Taken. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words... I came across a post on boredpanda with some amazingly powerful photos. Some tell stories of loss, some stories of love, of bravery, of poverty or hunger and some stories of death. What ever the story, I defy you not to be moved by them <<<go to post>>> Enjoyed t...
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Beautiful Baby & Toddler Competition

August 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Family Fun Day supporting Bliss. Yesterday we were supporting Bliss - the charity for babies born too soon, too small or too sick (www.bliss.org.uk) at a Family Fun day at Pheasey Park Farm Community Centre in Birmingham by running a beautiful baby competition. I'd not done anything like this before, but a quick Google for terms & conditions produ...
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