Category: Tips and Advice

Music and Photography

  As I was driving to one of my calls recently, I had my music on through the car sound system. There was a time I would have said stereo, but sound system is very “now”. I have a large and diverse taste in music but on this day, I was thinking not about the genre but the music itself. Why, for instance do I like certain pieces and others not so much? Why do I like certain instruments? To give an example I have the Beethoven...
October 18, 2021 No Comments

Being the best

[caption id="attachment_1511" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Being the best by getting very wet[/caption]     I was listening to Desert Island Discs. A lady Judge was being interviewed and she said the way she had got there was by being the best at what she did. Just for a laugh, I put this into google. Well, technically, the search was “how to be the best photographer”. I found this 11 Tips for being a better...
October 4, 2021 No Comments

Meaning within an image

Meaning What meaning do you put into your image for other people to take away? What meaning do you take away from images you look at? Why do some capture you and others that are equally as good pass you by? It is part of the story-building process that we use to convey a message of the time, place and feeling of the moment. Semiotics This is the study of semiotics. It is the addition of signs and signals into your images to convey a message...
May 3, 2021 No Comments

Your World, My World

Your World. My World. Do you struggle to get how you see the world into your images? I do not mean turn up take a stunning image and walk away, the one in a thousand shot. I mean look at the world, frame it in your terms, convey a message that other people will want to look at, and, hopefully, buy or at least keep coming back for more of your images. Looking but not seeing. At this stage, it does not matter whether you take 30 mins getting...
March 22, 2021 No Comments

Questions but no answers for you

Some Questions The image is there in front of you. Right there and you are about to press the button immortalising your vision to the sensor or film. But wait have you? Are you getting the movement you want in the frame, be it none at all, intended or unintended? Basically, is the shutter speed right? Too slow and then the wind catches the subject, and it moves. Or, worse still the camera moves, and you get this inadvertent blur....
March 1, 2021 No Comments

Some Demons

Some Demons to excise Joe turns up with his iPhone or Samsung stands for about 10 mins walks off and when you look at his Instagram feed later he has images that you would kill for. Then it starts I’m not good enough: - By whose standards My equipment is rubbish: - Really? So, your expensive DSLR with a huge sensor and processor is worse than a phone. I know phones are very capable these days, but I still prefer a camera that I can...
January 18, 2021 No Comments