Focus Tips for Great Flower Photography

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Which Focus Selection is Best for Flower Photography? – here are a few focus tips Summer is great for photographing flowers.  Colour just pops out at you everywhere – in the garden or local parks.  This is the season to be photographing flowers and this summer the weather has been warm, dry and sunny.  What a great way to spend a few hours in warm sunshine and heady summer scents. I usually take a 100 mm macro prime lens when I photograph flowers.  This lens is pin sharp in its details and if you take a tripod too, you can …

The Art of Street Photography

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A Unique Moment in Street Photography You pick up your camera and head off for the streets looking for the candid or personal moments of human expression which capture the time in which you live.  Street photography is an art form when it captures an absolute unique moment of time.   Although these moments exist it is often very difficult to identify what is truly unique and what is just like all the rest. When you first start out in street photography you find that you are taking hundreds of images of people you do not know, and every now and …

Apple Aperture to Adobe Lightroom Migration

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We had a request about our Lightroom course from an apple aperture user left high and dry by Aperture no longer being supported. Having done a bit of research it seems a good idea to let you all know our conclusions since this will be a common problem for photographers. Apple announced it was not going to update aperture software in favour of a new cloud based offering due to commence next year. (so much for rewarding loyalty – the last update was November 2013).

Photography on London’s South Bank

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London’s South Bank – Capturing the Vibe Summer is here and we head of to London’s South Bank.  The South Bank is renowned as the cultural capital of London.  The area around the South Bank, is host to the Royal Festival Hall, The South Bank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Film Theatre, BFI and the Hayword Gallery – to name just a few of the amazing range of cultural activities.  Great place to photograph the vibrant jive of London’s South Bank. Vibrant Jive of London’s South Bank   Thousands of people flock to London’s South Bank every weekend.  Look at …