Category Archives: Equipment tips

It’s a blade of light.

I’ve been trying out a new light-painting tool.  It’s my home-made version of a commercially available tool.  I’ve had some custom-cut Perspex shapes made, and bought a very powerful LED torch.  The torch has three Cree T6 LED’s, and is somewhat north of 1000 Lumens brightness. At present my Perspex shapes are held in place […]

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Capturing Autumn colour

It’s Autumn (Fall) here in the UK, and the leaves are turning.  The deciduous trees and shrubs with their beautiful colours will be looking glorious quite soon.  As with all things photographic there’s a way to lift your leaf images, and that is to get the angle of the light right.  Take these three images […]

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Playing around with an Art Filter

On a recent trip to England’s “Peak District” I reckoned that the landscape would look good in dramatic black and white.  I could, of course, do some post-processing, but what if I could get the effect I wanted in-camera?  My Olympus E-M10 has a setting that does just that.  In the Art Filters menu there’s […]

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