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Shoot the magic of mist

October 15, 2021

There are no secrets to getting good mist shots – despite what the clickbait internet articles might suggest. You just need a good eye, and some common sense when it comes to your technique…

Buzzlive: Foto-Buzz in the Camargue

September 24, 2021

Discover what the Foto-Buzz 2021 trip to the Camargue, France was like and see some of the great shots taken by the members who attended. 

Get to grips with Hyperfocal Distance

September 17, 2021

When it comes to getting pictures that are sharp all the way through from foreground to background, a great method you can use is hyperfocal distancing, writes Andrew James & Jon Adams.

Lightroom: How to add extra blur to a background

September 10, 2021

In an ideal world you'd use aperture to diffuse distracting backgrounds, but on occasions you might need some extra help in post-processing, writes Andrew James. In this video, I'm going to show you how I diffused a distracting background in Lightroom only, rather than having to go into Photoshop and undertake complicated and time-consuming cut-outs. The video is approximately 15 mins. 
Quick guide to exposure bracketing

September 3, 2021

The photography phrase ‘bracketing’ refers to a simple technique where you capture a number of frames of the same scene, but each image has an intentional technical difference, writes Andrew James and Jon Adams.

Quick guide to standard metering modes

August 19, 2021

Every camera has various different light metering options. It needs these to be able to get an acceptable exposure of a scene that’s neither too bright or dark for your taste, writes Andrew James and Jon Adams. It does this by reading the light reflecting off the subject you are photographing. The ‘exposure value’ metered is then converted into an aperture value and a shutter speed at a particular ISO setting. On DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, there are at least three ways of taking a light reading. These are Multi-pattern, Centre-weighted, or Spot, although manufacturers often call them different things to confuse us.

Creating your own Brush Presets in Lightroom

August 6, 2021

If you use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom a lot, here’s how you can create and save your own Brush Presets to give yourself an extra-speedy workflow, writes Andrew James.

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