What is a Beauty Dish

Image of an aluminium beauty dish mounted and showing the different diffuser attachments.

Take a look at the Wikipedia definition of a beauty dish and you will likely come away more confused than ever – I sure started wondering if I knew what it was. What follows is an easy-to-understand answer to the question “What is a Beauty Dish?” – Wikipedias definition not withstanding. I will also describe … Read more What is a Beauty Dish

Newborn Photography Tips For Beginners

A mother with her beautiful Newborn baby

One of the more rewarding genres of photography is that of Newborn Photography. In a previous post I touched (very briefly) on the subject and thought a more in-depth post specifically providing newborn photography tips for beginners could be very useful to my readers – and will possibly even benefit those with newborn photography experience. … Read more Newborn Photography Tips For Beginners

How to Photograph The Stars and The Night Sky

A photograph of the milky way with mountains as the horizon to emphasise how immense the galaxy is

There are a variety of ways you can photograph the stars and the night sky and each will depend your intended outcome. For example the techniques used in photographing the Milky Way galaxy are different to those used to photograph star trails. Likewise a night sky filled with stars over an urban environment needs a … Read more How to Photograph The Stars and The Night Sky

When to Use A Neutral Density Filter

The NiSi filter holder system with Lee Big Stopper Neutral Density filter mounted

Using neutral density filters can change ordinary landscapes into masterpieces and knowing when to use neutral density filters is equally as important as knowing how to use them. I mention landscapes simply because that is what ND filters are mainly used for but they can be used for all genres of photography when the situation … Read more When to Use A Neutral Density Filter

Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques

Landscape photography tips and techniques, include foreground and background interest for greater impact

Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres around as has been since photography first began. This post covers basic landscape photography tips and techniques, the essential equipment you will need and composition ideas. What is Landscape Photography A tricky question to answer … landscape photography can be anything from a huge expansive scene … Read more Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques

Children Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

A portrait of a smiling 3 year old girl with the prettiest sea blue/green eyes

Children portraits photography  is a very general subject; the term “child” covers a period of up to 20 years at least. The new-born phase is very different to that of the toddler.  And similar changes occur right through until their late adolescent years. Each phase is endearing, very special and fascinating and each child is … Read more Children Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

5 Beginner Photography Tips and Techniques

5 Simple photography tips and techniques for the absolute beginner. You’ve just bought your DSLR camera (a Nikon D3400 I presume 🙂 ) and have this beautiful bit of technology in your hands with no idea where to start. Let’s give you a helping hand and get you started off on the right foot. First … Read more 5 Beginner Photography Tips and Techniques

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