Giving feedback to a photographer about their work is much harder than it might seem, if you are going to leave them with their dignity intact, and even send them on their way fired up to try again.Read More
Mindful photography is: the process of directing your attention first to your thoughts, and then to your environment.
Mindfulness has an undeserved reputation for being a passive activity, where you clear your mind and allow things to happen to you. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim is not to empty your mind of thoughts (it’s not possible); the aim is to be actively aware of your thoughts, and by extension, your surroundings. And once you are properly aware of your surroundings, you can start to interpret them with your camera.Read More
Is Affinity a good alternative to Lightroom? Yes is the short answer, but with a few critical caveats, especially if you are used to the speed of Lightroom.Read More
"Stops" are measures of light, just as inches are measures of length.
The human eye, at any one time, can see the difference between around 12 stops of light. A digital camera however can only see around 8-10 stops of light.Read More
1. Hold the camera firmly, but not over-tightly. You don't want to be tense. You're aiming for solid but not rigid.
2. Support it with two hands - one to press the shutter button and the other to take the weight of the lens.Read More
Imagine how it would be to have a thriving club, with new members queuing up to join, recommending it to their friends and finding a new outlet for their creativity. I asked my students what they'd like to see camera clubs do differently for new beginner members. This is what they said.Read More
You might be considering starting A Year With My Camera in September. You might have a friend who has recommended it. You might have seen it on Facebook. But if you're new to it, you are probably wondering what it is, and why it's different.Read More
A Year With My Camera is going to fund an entire project to bring clean water to a community that doesn't currently have it. You can be a part of it. You can make a difference.Read More
Do you know how to look after your lens, clean your sensor, and stop your memory cards corrupting?Read More