Manual Mode in Photography

A photo showing the mode selector on a modern DSLR with the three manual mode options - manual, aperture and shutter

Let’s talk about manual mode in photography – seen as everyone says you’re never going to be a photographer until you learn to use your manual settings. Why does everyone say this? If you have a DSLR camera and are not shooting in one of the manual mode options you are not getting the most … Read more

How To Make Money in Photography

Abstract photo of Hamilton bridge at night showing the blue, green and yellow street lighting in streaks

In this post I will give you a couple of ideas on how to make money in photography – nothing spectacular here, just things that each of us can do to make money from what we love doing. We all love photography and it is said  “Do what you love and the money will follow” … Read more

How To Sell Your Photos Online

You need good photos if you want to sell them online

You may be wondering how to sell your photos online – there are so many options and twice as much conflicting advice! You have some great photos on your hard drive and wondering how you can make money from them – let’s discuss your options. In this post I want to discuss the many options … Read more

What is the ISO on a Camera

An image of scales showing equality

What is the ISO on a camera and what role does it play in photography?  Firstly let me explain ISO as it’s a strange acronym to use and certainly seems to have no direct bearing on what it describes, which is the sensitivity of the camera’s built-in sensor to light. The Reason It’s Named ISO … Read more

What Is Street Photography?

I was recently involved in a camera club discussion where the topic was “What is Street Photography?” The ensuing discussion was emotional, informative and at times contradictory. A few of those present became emotional, and visibly aggressive, as they themselves had been photographed ‘without their consent’ in public places or at public events. This sort … Read more

Correctly Expose For High Contrast Lighting Conditions

An mage showing how to use a credit card to bounce your built-in flash off the roof to correctly expose for high contrast lighting

In this post I will be explaining how to correctly expose for high contrast lighting conditions to provide a well exposed photo. By that I mean overcoming, rather than utilising, contrast lighting.  Utilising contrast produces either high-key or low-key photography where the lighting is optimised to create drama. My intention with this post is t … Read more

Camera f Stops Explained

Camera stops and aperture f stops explained

Camera f  Stops Explained or WT f … Strictly speaking there is no such thing as “camera” f stops;  f stops refer to the aperture of lenses and not the aperture of a camera. Just thought I would clear that up. f  Stops cause some confusion, primarily because the numbering system used to describe them is counter-intuitive; … Read more

Why Photography Is Considered An Art

Screen shot of 1903 editorial about the Mona Lisa probably the most famous piece of art in history

I want to debate why photography is considered an art – or not as the case may be. It’s a question that comes up often in discussions about photography – usually raised by non-photographers. I have my own views on this, as I am sure you do, and I hope to persuade you to at … Read more

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