Category Archives: Equipment tips

I’m so shallow.

While I was becoming a more serious SLR photographer, I was obsessive about getting everything in focus.  I think this came from having used box cameras that had small maximum apertures, and compact 35mm cameras that had wide-angle lenses.  Small lens apertures and wide-angle lenses lead to what’s called a “large depth of field”.  This means that everything from the […]

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Tripping the light fantastic

Working in the studio I try and keep my lighting simple.  It’s easier, and helps me concentrate on getting the best images for our portrait photography clients.  It’s very interesting how you can change the feel of an image by some simple lighting changes.  I’ll illustrate this with some recent portraits. In this first image […]

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The more the merrier?

It’s fascinating to me that the first question anyone ever asks me about my digital camera is, “How many megapixels has it got?”.  To me this proves the power of marketing. Cameras are sold on the basis that “more pixels = better quality pictures”.   True??   Not necessarily, but we don’t have time for that discussion […]

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How low can you go!!

Imagine the scene… You’re photographing a wedding, and the bridegroom produces a small trampoline; this happened to me recently.  The idea was to get some images of him jumping/bouncing.  One way I could have done this was to have used a telephoto lens from a reasonable distance away and captured him with no visible means of support, but with normal […]

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