Month: January 2015

January 28, 2015 / / Architecture

10 Stop Filters – All the Rage! I’ve got one, have you? Well no landscape or architecture photographer worth their salt goes out without one these days do they ? ūüėČ It is the current fad – that surreal sky, those misty sea shores… you simply have to use them… They are genuinely interesting to use, and I have on occasion used one commercially to make “people disappear” from photos. So looking back at this photo of Clarence Dock, which it was called then, I wondered what it would have…

January 27, 2015 / / Business

A New Look Pays Off!   Having recently¬†opened an events space in Leeds, our client¬†needed some fresh shots to promote it. So we created some of our “special HDR¬†images” of Lambert’s Yard¬†–¬†using a mix of angles and styles to show the features, and sell the place as a modern,¬†warm, fun, city centre venue to hold your events. Since releasing¬†the photos their hit-rate on google has “gone through the roof”,¬†they have taken on an unprecedented 25 new bookings in a week. We’re obviously delighted to have such a great impact on…

January 27, 2015 / / Blog

Shoot to the right… what’s that then? It’s a technique to get better image quality… simple as that really. Why¬†does the “shoot to the right” technique give you better image quality? Well the science¬†is pretty¬†complicated and all to do with how a sensor captures light. Digital cameras sensors are more efficient at capturing the light in the “highlights”,¬†and less efficient at capturing “shadows”, so¬†by getting the exposure more to the highlight end, we are getting the best out of the sensor. Obviously you¬†need to shoot RAW files for this to…

January 23, 2015 / / Tips

Video of 5 Tips for Perfect Journalistic Wedding Photos Through the years shooting weddings, I have found that my¬†favorite photos always tend to be those charming candid moments that last ever so briefly. In this video and¬†article I wanted to talk about my technique in how I set up […] Click here to view original web page at fstoppers.com

January 22, 2015 / / Photography

I learned about flash by using statues as models… they’re more patient than real people, don’t get cold and available 24/7! Just spotted this article about it here so thought I’d share Click here to view original web page at www.ephotozine.com Gear Suggestions: Unless you’re a particular fan of the carvings that decorate the tops of churches you’ll only need a standard zoom lens which means this is a project you can do with your DSLR or compact camera. If you want a little bit more stability take a tripod…

January 21, 2015 / / Business

Choosing “the right” Photographer¬†For YOU Lets help you with a few simple steps:- 1 – Know what you need BEFORE starting Go online and check out your¬†competition’s websites. Maybe look at a different industry all together, get ideas from that. Collect photos in a folder if you can. Get a mental picture BEFORE you start, this will guide the process   2 – Check Photographers You Know First See if they’ve done the kind of thing you need, and the quality and “style” is what you want. You’ll know the…

January 20, 2015 / / Composition

Last Ditch Pitstop! The Dales Experience workshop was somewhat spoiled by ice – the 3 roads to get to our favourite spots were impassible! So rather than panic, we grabbed loads of great shots elsewhere and on the way back to base, I remembered these trees on the side of the road near Airton I don’t think anyone else really saw the potential – the sunset had come and gone, very little light and the tree was in the wrong direction for the last light anyway. But the point of…

January 20, 2015 / / Blog

I need some photos…. fast! You need some photos, something which is going to make you look great for a press release, or your web developer needs something to fill that website.. Where do you start? Be honest – do you¬†get a few photographer’s “day rates” and plump for the lowest? Or do you just ask a few friends and go with what they say? Well the second one of those is actually a good step – but just because they did a good job for your friend, will¬†get the…

January 12, 2015 / / Blog

Photography’s Most Divisive¬†Technique Go on any photography forum or¬†facebook group and you’ll get a vocal majority who are not HDR fans. They may have a point in many cases as HDR can turn normal photographers into creatures who love “eye-popping” saturation and massive detail in every nook and cranny. The thing is – HDR is a massively useful technique which overcomes so many issues, but can get abused and end up creating some monstrosities. A Way Around HDR So to avoid these issues, here’s a way of using just PHOTOSHOP,…

January 11, 2015 / / Architecture

Who’d Want to do Photography in Leeds ? I’ve heard this said many times – along with classics such as… you’ve not got many great buildings, you’ve not got any sky scrapers costs a fortune to park and they charge you at night its really rough and you’ll get mugged. Ok… Parking is Terrible… Well the one I agree with is the parking issue. It’s a pain to park in the city – it has to be said. Hugely over priced car parks, and hour of on-street parking costs more…