I will (hopefully) soon receive a telescope for my birthday. I am not sure if this is Brian Cox's fault for making astronomy so interesting or if I have always secretly wanted to see things 'up there' a bit closer but it has led to an increased interest in everything astrological.
As any photographer in the UK is well aware, Jessops closed it's doors last year and was assumed dead and buried. Since then Dragon's Den 'Dragon' Peter Jones has invested £4 million in reviving the chain. And there's more, Peter has added new services and features to Jessops offering that, quite frankly, should have been an obvious addition to it's previous owners.
Now that just about everyone has a cell phone in their pocket, it’s fair to say that just about everyone owns a camera, since most of these phones can also take pictures. The quality of these smartphone cameras improves with each new generation and, with a basic knowledge of lighting and composition, you can take good pictures with them.
Everyone's heard of Star Wars right?! Well, I love the original Star Wars trilogy and have noticed something about that little green Jedi's advice......it's very useful for photographers! Being quotes from a science fiction story, some are to the point, while others are a little more vague, allowing individuals to interpret them differently, depending on their own photography.
If you mention doll photography to most photographers you’ll be greeted by a puzzled look. From animals to people, waterfalls to skylines, photographers can capture almost anything in a photo but the idea of photographing dolls is still seen as unusual.
I recently read about a great set of photography workshops being run by Image Source across the US and Europe. Aimed at photographer from the premium stock photography industry, the workshops aim to offer industry insights to help professional premium stock photographers shoot more effectively and efficiently. The events also offer an opportunity for photographers to network with each other and get to know the people behind the Image Source brand.
I can't believe it's snowing in March in the UK! Made my mind up to venture out this morning, come what may weather wise. I visited a few local spots and captured just a couple of contrasting images....10 Stop long exposure and an HDR.