Wednesday, 24th May 2017
So. Bad news for you if you’ve strived your whole life to get sharp images – these days people will pay as much attention to your out-of-focus background as they do the subject of your shot. Thank goodness for us, then: here’s everything you need to know about photography’s blurriest concept.
Wednesday, 17th May 2017
Depth of field can be a tricky thing to get your head around. It can be adjusted in either direction by changing your lens’ aperture, or by twisting the zoom ring. Or by moving closer to or further away from your subject. What we’re saying is: depth of field is a bit of a movable feast. Most of the time this isn’t too big a deal, until you hit macro focusing…If you’re set on shooting macro, here’s what you need to get focusing right.
Monday, 8th May 2017
BY MARCUS CLACKSON
This is a great time of year to get out with your camera and enjoy photographing the huge and varied amount of garden shows, events and seasonal displays of flowers to be found in the UK’s parks, woodland and private houses. Every week you’ll find new bursts of colour created by different plants and flowers coming into season – so it’s worth doing a bit of homework to ensure you’re in the right place at the right time, and ready to capture the best photography possible. Here’s my advice for getting ahead of the pack and making the most of the summer season.
Friday, 5th May 2017
Trying your hand at Macro photography means you don’t need to be standing on top of a mountain or leaning perilously over the edge of a building to get a great shot. It takes a little time and effort, though – simply having a decent macro lens isn’t going to cut it. Picking the right subject, finding a good background and – crucially – lighting everything properly will make an enormous difference. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Thursday, 27th April 2017
BY TESNI WARD
Having worked with and photographed the Peak District population of mountain hares for some time now, this year I was extremely keen to travel up to Scotland and photograph the hares found in the stunning and expansive Cairngorm National Park. I was eager to see if there were significant differences between the two populations, and also to photograph and observe them in true, winter conditions.
Wednesday, 26th April 2017
It’s important to accept that wildlife photography in the UK rewards patience. At the risk of making an obvious point: this ain’t Africa, where any guide with a jeep can get you within photographic distance of incredible megafauna. Patience and perseverance are everything, and that means… it’s project time. A good photographic project – wildlife or otherwise – aims to tell a compelling story, so start there.