Posts written by: Barry Chignell

Yahoo Image Search Update – Now Filters Creative Commons Images

Yahoo Image Search Update – Now Filters Creative Commons Images

In a recent update to their image search, Yahoo have introduced a filter to allow you to only display images covered by the Creative Commons license, which you are allowed to reuse (sometimes with conditions, please check). This is particularly useful when writing blog posts or looking for images to use for presentations etc.
Create Abstract Photos Using Smoke

Create Abstract Photos Using Smoke

I've been meaning to write an article regarding smoke photography for a while now. It's a genre of photography that I really like as it's quite flexible in it's randomness and it doesn't seem to be an issue with people if the image has been Photoshopped to create a mirror effect and the like.
Top Photography Gadgets From 2012

Top Photography Gadgets From 2012

Many great photography gadgets were released in 2012. From interchangeable lenses for iPhone's to waterproof camera bags, whatever you need, someone has probably thought of it and produced it.
Light Painting With Wire Wool

Light Painting With Wire Wool

You may well have seen light painting photography examples using torches, sparklers etc. Well, taking it one step further using wire wool creates a stunning effect. One drawback, one of the main and most popular methods it whirling a burning piece of wire wool around your head!
Jessops Gone – The Online Alternatives

Jessops Gone – The Online Alternatives

It was announced today (9th Jan 2012) that Jessops is in administration. There are many reasons that have led to the demise of the once main high street retailer, and to be honest, I believe that one of the main one's is that there are a number of great retailers doing very well online.
Liquid Art Photography  – Patience And Timing Required

Liquid Art Photography – Patience And Timing Required

Liquid art photography has been growing in popularity over the past couple of years. One of the attractions of this genre of photography is the pure randomness of the images captured and the true reflection of the chaos theory. It is relatively simple to set up a shoot for liquid art as I previously explained in my article 'Abstract Water Images The Easy Way', all you require for simple liquid art shots is the liquid (obviously), good lighting (flash or artificial studio lights) and camera settings adjusted to cope with the high speeds required.