Camera Skills

Talking off-camera flash

Following on from last week's first article about off-camera flash, Foto-Buzz HQ discuss what you need and why the results you can get will improve your shots, whether they're portraits or wildlife im...

Lose your fear of flash!

Using flash in a creative way has always been a worry for photographers, writes Jon Adams. The subject invokes ideas of complex exposure calculations and leaves those unacquainted with the laws of phy...

Mastering aperture with macro

In macro photography there is another force at work when it comes to aperture selection and the resulting depth of field, writes Andrew James & Jon Adams. In our aperture related article from a couple...

Aperture choice

When you start out as a photographer, the term aperture and the affect it has on your photo is something of a mystery, writes Andrew James & Jon Adams. But, as you start to develop your understanding ...

Autumnal Wildlife Opportunities

Autumn is the time of year I think the countryside gets interesting, writes Andrew James. There’s nothing wrong with summer of course – it’s great for all sorts of photography but sometimes the overlo...

The lowdown on Low Key

When photographers talk about the highlights and the shadows in a picture, the looseness of language means that they’re often talking about the brighter and darker tones on display in the frame, write...

High Key style wildlife

In this article I am going to look at how you can use the High-Key style in your wildlife photography, writes Andrew James. There are two elements to this and we’ll deal with each one of them in turn....

Understanding High Key

Most photographers bump into the term ‘high key’ at some early stage in their exploration of the hobby, but over the years – and especially with the growth of ‘experts’ on the Internet – the descripti...

Shooting architectural plants

When it comes to photographing flowers and plants, the thing that really interests me is not the subject itself necessarily, but its structure and relationship with its surroundings. In particular, it...

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