Getting Portrait Lighting Just Right

Getting Portrait Lighting Just Right

Every photographer worth his salt knows that light is pretty much the only raw ingredient when it comes to producing a great shot. Just as a sculptor works with stone and a carpenter with wood, the photographer must work with light. In order to be truly successful, a photographer must fully understand how light behaves. Knowing how light will react in any given situation is the key to getting the perfect shot time after time.
16 Great Portfolio WordPress Themes

16 Great Portfolio WordPress Themes

Wordpress has proved itself to be the number 1 choice of website platform all over the world. There are countless themes for the photographer to choose from, both free and premium. Personally I always choose premium theme for the quality and support offered. Below are 16 great portfolio themes in a grid layout.
Some Landscape Shots From A Cold Outing

Some Landscape Shots From A Cold Outing

It's finally starting to get cold here in the UK, it's mid November and people are still wondering around in t-shirts! I took advantage of the frost and clear skies this morning to take a trip to the lake for some sunrise photography.
Everyday Locations You May Not Think Of For Photography

Everyday Locations You May Not Think Of For Photography

There are many locations that we all visit everyday, which, unless we stop to think about it, we would never contemplate visitng as a photographic location. Below are a few that I can think of, what other locations would you add, and why?
2 Lock Settings That Should Form Part Of Your Routine

2 Lock Settings That Should Form Part Of Your Routine

2 of the lesser known functions on most cameras (DSLR's and P&S) are AE (Auto Exposure) Lock and Mirror Lock. Both functions offer important and valuable advantages for photographers of all levels. As such these are 2 functions that you should get to grips with (if you haven't already) and star to use in your photography.
Stunwall Offers Beautifully Simple Filter Interface

Stunwall Offers Beautifully Simple Filter Interface

I'm a huge fan of beautiful interfaces and simplicity by design. I have recently read about, and sampled an online photo filter tool called Stunwall. Stunwall allows you to add filters to your photos, as well as adjust the brightness and vignetting. "Nothing new" you may well think, maybe not in terms of the results, but it's how it does it that sets this app apart from the normal free tools.
23 Free Instagram Style Actions For Photoshop

23 Free Instagram Style Actions For Photoshop

Following on from yesterdays theme of 'collections for photographers', today I have gathered together a number of great 'Instagrammy' filter actions for Photoshop.....and they're all free. This is a no frills, straightforward list :)