If you have a few hours to spare then surf the website for a definition of minimalism in landscape photography. Actually, I’ll save you the trouble. There is no absolute definition because everyone has their own ‘take’ on what they regard as minimalist, so I’m just going to give you mine, writes Andrew James.
The presence of sunbeams streaming through a window gives an immediate high-impact feel to a picture, but it's rare to find it naturally occuring, writes Jon Adams. You can create the effect for real with a smoke machine and a powerful lightsource positioned in the right place, but there's a much easier way in Photoshop. In this video, Jon shows you how it's done using custom-made lightray brushes and a handful of layers...
Each year a special festival takes place on the beach at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Camargue, France. It's the perfect place to mix travel and action photography and send a postcard home to tell you family you’ve ended up in hospital, writes Andrew James.
A miracle appears to have happened! We have had a series of clear skies over Lincolnshire where the weather Gods appear to have forgotten about the need for cloud/rain/cold/damp conditions! Amazing… I’ve had to literally dust off the scope and observatory and remind myself how to use it! It’s been wonderful… I’ve published in the chat forum my development of an image of the Iris Nebula, gradually increasing the hours of data received and seeing how far I can push the camera/scope combination alo...Read More
I know from talking to many of you that using flash is sometimes regarded as a complication you don’t want, writes Andrew James. Hopefully some of the flash advice we’ve been giving you in recent articles has begun to dispel the myth that using flash is a scary and technical difficult. It isn’t really – it just appears that way. However, if you remain a bit of a ‘flashaphobe’ then you do have another option when it comes to extra lighting for some subjects, and that’s LED lighting.
Lightroom's Book Module looks a bit scary but actually it's a really useful tool if you want to create a book, using Blurb Books, all within your catalogue, writes Andrew James. I tried to keep this video shot but even covering a few of the basics takes 20 minutes!
When two of life’s great things collide it’s normal the outcome can either be a disaster, like mixing custard and fish fingers, or an utter joy to behold. Luckily for us the combination of cold, frothy beer, lighting and the click of a camera is the latter. Actually my eldest daughter did try fish fingers and custard out of curiosity because Dr Who ate it, and she reported that it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. I’ll take her word for it and stick to beer. I bought a big box of Greene King’s finest ...Read More