How To Shoot The Moon – For That “WOW” Factor

Silhouette of a tree with the moon in the background

“Can you teach me How to shoot the moon?” someone asked me when I posted the image above on FaceBook. It’s not even a great image but it is an interesting one – especially when zoomed in. As result, I thought I would write an article on it for others that may benefit from it. … Read more How To Shoot The Moon – For That “WOW” Factor

Calibrate Your Monitor for Photography – Using Screen Calibration Software

A composite and dark photo of a woman and her dead cat showing her fond but memories but reflecting on her loss

Computer monitors, TV screens, iPads, phones etc all have different screen colour renditions whereby an image on one screen looks different to the same image on a different screen. If you print your images this can be very frustrating because what you see is not necessarily true colours. To ensure your prints reflect true colours … Read more Calibrate Your Monitor for Photography – Using Screen Calibration Software

35mm Versus 50mm Prime Lens – Which Will Suit Your Needs Best?

35mm Versus 50mm Prime lens

Considering buying a prime lens but can’t decide between a 35mm and a 50mm lens? In deciding which will suit your needs best the  “35mm vs 50mm prime lens” conundrum may be the first you encounter on your quest for prime lenses. Today’s cameras are sold with an array of kit lenses – the standard … Read more 35mm Versus 50mm Prime Lens – Which Will Suit Your Needs Best?

How to Use Exposure Compensation – And Understanding What it Does

A magnolia shot from below against a white sky

Very few photographers know how to use “exposure compensation”.  Understanding what it does is the first step to learning how useful it can be. The “Exposure Compensation” function is indicated by the little plus/minus button normally situated near the shutter button. In this post I explain how to use exposure compensation to add more depth … Read more How to Use Exposure Compensation – And Understanding What it Does

What is White Balance in Photography – Not All Lighting Is The Same

A photograph taken in a studio using Auto White Balance

“What is white balance in photography?” – I think this is such a great question.  Not all lighting is the same and an understanding of the different types of lighting, and how to adjust for them, is essential to good photography. Read more about colour balance and the effect light has on colour here. I … Read more What is White Balance in Photography – Not All Lighting Is The Same

How to Photograph Flying Birds – Photographing Birds in Flight is Fun

Gannet in flight

One of the questions I am often asked is how to photograph flying birds. It seems everyone wants to try it but few know where to start. Photographing birds in flight is fun! Birds in flight move at high speeds and invariably you will be photographing a back-lit subject. These two elements make for a … Read more How to Photograph Flying Birds – Photographing Birds in Flight is Fun

Take Tack Sharp Photos – no more out of focus stuff

A photo of a group of 5 Blue Waxbills with the centre bird being the main focal point and in very sharp focus

Let’s face it a good photograph starts with an in-focus image and I am going to explain some basic concepts and ideas that will get you to take tack sharp photos every time you want to. You may not always want everything in frame to be in focus, there are times when you may want … Read more Take Tack Sharp Photos – no more out of focus stuff

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Table of Contents MyPhotoSkills.com …About Lawrence and MyPhotoSkills.comMy BackgroundI Want to Help You With Your Photography – I also want to learn from you.The Aim of MyPhotoSkills.com MyPhotoSkills.com … About Lawrence and MyPhotoSkills.com Welcome to MyPhotoSkills.com.  Firstly the name of the site was chosen because I wanted “photo skills” to be included, I chose  “my” because the … Read more About

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