Since the camera has been invented, the man has always tried to copy one of the greatest wonder that our body possesses: the eye. Unfortunately, despite it has passed far beyond a hundred years from the first time that the man “captured the light”, we are still far from overcome Mother Nature. Try to think about […]
Mountains have been captivating photographers ever since the early cameras were invented. Renowned photographers like Ansel Adams spent a considerable amount of their time capturing landscapes that highlighted the beauty of them, however, capturing an image that might do the scene justice isn’t always straightforward. Follow these simple tips to help you next time you […]
I have been photographing the desert southwest in infrared for over 30 years now. Most of my work has been with the good old Kodak High Speed Infrared film in 35mm and medium format for those of you that remember what that stuff was. I spent several years pondering the change to infrared digital as the technology […]
Who doesn’t like seeing a waterfall? And there is nothing quite like seeing a waterfall in full flow, but capturing unique images of waterfalls can be challenging. You will often be working in low light conditions and unless the waterfall takes a lot of effort to get to, you will be sharing it with hoards […]
A picture is worth a thousand words. So does that mean 3 pictures are worth 3000 words? If the photos tell a story, than arguably, the answer is yes. One of the great things about photography is that it can really allow the photographer to tell a story in a series of images that might […]
It’s fair to say that London has been through a lot through the years. After all, this is the city that survived the plague, a great fire, aerial bombardment during World War II and more recently terrorist attacks and even rioting. It’s risen from the ashes more than once to become one of the most […]
In the last astrophotography installment, we discussed opportunities to do astrophotography in the daytime. Although interesting and challenging, shooting celestial objects in the daytime is probably not what most folks relate to astrophotography. So in this blog, we’re going to be turning down the light and shooting at night. Shooting a camera at night poses […]
Deserts are one of my favourite places to photograph because there’s nothing quite like gazing out into the wilderness and seeing continuous rolling sand dunes against a beautiful blue sky, but the harsh conditions and lighting can make photographing the desert a challenge. Follow these simple tips and you could improve your desert photos. Beware […]
It’s never been easier to embark on a career or hobby in photography. With the development of all sorts of cameras which cater for all levels and budgets, the only decision facing prospective photographers these days is when to start. However, too many new photographers fall into the trap of not going through the proper […]
Nothing is better than having your own studio. Recently, I had a conversation with a very talented Photographer who shares my interest in Flower Photography. During the course of our conversation, I learned that she had a Custom Home Studio, very similar to mine. If you love Photography, you owe it to yourself to invest […]
Have you ever really seen the night sky? You’d think so. But if you’ve seen it from a dark site, away from the city lights, you’re aware that things look very different. The constellations become more difficult to pick out of the bright expanse of stars. The Milky way becomes visible, as do some of […]
Considerations for buying & selling secondhand converted cameras Buying second hand converted cameras may look appealing on paper but in the long run may end up costing you more than you bargained for. Please review the information outlined below as it could save you much money and frustration. Along with the usual pitfalls of used gear like unknown […]
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I heard it once said that you haven’t arrived as an artist until someone steals your work. Unfortunately the internet makes it easier everyday for someone to just take that perfect image you worked so hard to create.
One of the biggest challenges a photographer faces when taking Infrared portraits is the “Dead Eyes” Because the eyes absorb light to create mental images, less is reflected back to the sensor, making the area of the eyes appear darker.
I want to show you a relatively simple way to jazz up your images and give them an artsy look. This involves blending layers. Simply put, we are going to stack two images, one on top of the other and then blend the two. Watch this short video. For this video, I am using Photoshop […]
Often when processing Infrared images, the decision is made to swap color channels to create the stunning blue skies we love to see. While the process is not difficult, I have found a way to swap color channels quickly. If you are using Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop, there is a free plugin from a […]