2016 Jan Venice -141-3 August 21

Publish and be damned!

It’s estimated that over 2 billion people have active social media accounts. For many of us, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become an integral part of our lives, even for those old enough to remember life before mobile phones and tablets. Social media is being used to forge connections, empower people, and give a voice […]

2016 Li River 2--133 July 27

In good company

I returned recently from a photography tour to the Li River in China led by Ocean Capture owner, Jonathan Chritchley, but if I’d listen to the comments of another photographer, I might never have gone. With specialist photography holidays more popular than ever, it pays to choose not by destination but by photographer.

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Getting organised

How restructuring your photography website could spark new ideas and improve your photography.

Feature image May 22

Feeling inspired

Photographers learn and take inspiration from many sources, an important one of which is the work of other photographers.

Feature image May 08

The Artful Dodger

Effective dodging and burning – the terms used to describe the technique of adjusting the exposure of selective areas of an image to either lighten (dodge) them or darken (burn) them – can make the different between creating a good image and a great image.

2016 Japan -127 May 01

Turning disaster into triumph

Sometimes it takes things to go wrong to make us to think laterally and challenge our ideas. So while this title might be a slight exaggeration, there is some truth in it, as I found out on a recent trip to Japan.

Solitude April 21

Cloud painting

Do you know Luke Howard’s contribution to science? I confess, I hadn’t heard of him until recently. He was the man who, in 1802, devised the naming convention for clouds that we still use today: cirrus, cumulus and stratus, as well as their subtypes – cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, stratocumulus and cumulo-cirro-stratus (or nimbus) (three more have […]

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