Creating A Black Background Using Light

Creating A Black Background Using Light

When I started to take a photography seriously a few years ago, I started to frequent photography forums and gallery sites. One thing that I wanted to be able to achieve but didn't know how was a completely black background and darkness that almost surrounded the subject. After some questioning and replies from friendly forum members I learned that you use light to achieve the 'effect'.
Stunning Vizualisations Of Photo Uploads Around The World

Stunning Vizualisations Of Photo Uploads Around The World

Phototrails is a research project using impressive visualization techniques to explore and show patterns, dynamics and structures of global shared photos. Using 2.3 million Instagram photos from around the world the team have created some truly stunning collages, montages and patterns from tens and even hundreds of thousands of photos in each image.
Just Bung The Camera On The Floor And Set The Timer

Just Bung The Camera On The Floor And Set The Timer

You may have seen the previous post 'From The Ground Up'. The set of photos were pretty much born out of boredom and not being able to think of a new local photography location. Due to this frustration I tried out a different perspective....
From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up

Finding new and interesting viewpoints for your local photography can often be a difficult task. After a while, if you are a regular photographer, you will exhaust all of the obvious locations in the local vicinity.
IFTTT Recipes For Photographers

IFTTT Recipes For Photographers

'If This Then That' is a brilliant, powerful and easy to use online tool that allows anybody to create 'Recipe's' in order to automate the sharing of information, notifications or processes that are useful in everyday online life.
Old Streets And A Church With A Fisheye

Old Streets And A Church With A Fisheye

I've visited the island of Majorca most years since I was about 7 years old. I reckon I've been there about 28 times now and still love the place. One of the great features is the abundance of old towns and villages with their picturesque narrow streets and wall climbing flowers. I chose to capture these streets using my Samyang 8mm Fisheye lens as I really like the warped effect it give the walls on either side of the frame and also it's ability to capture the scene in 180 degrees.
Concert photos with an iPhone…

Concert photos with an iPhone…

A friend of mine recently pointed me towards some photos he took whilst at a music concert. I immediately congratulated him on the clarity and general quality of the photography. At that point I didn't know that all of the photos were actually captured on an iPhone. I was surprised at the quality of the images and asked him to…