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Photography During The Midday Sunlight

There has been a lot of negative things said about photography during the midday sunlight. No doubt you'll have heard that you should avoid taking photographs during the midday hours because of the harsh lighting. Similarly, you'll have heard that you should only shoot at dawn and dusk. I'm here to add a little balance [...]

Photographing Old Tuscan Doors

What is it about old Tuscan doors that make them so appealing as a photographic subject? A quick look on any stock image site will confirm their status as one of the most photographed subjects. Often these old Tuscan doors were made from the local wood and built prior to the industrial age and the [...]

Red Kites – A Photographic Opportunity

Yesterday I treated myself to taking photographs of red kites and a wee day out in Perthshire, Scotland. Photographing wildlife, and especially red kites and other birds of prey, is not really my genre. I certainly do have an interest in wildlife but I don't have the kit to photography wildlife. Additionally, I'm not sure [...]

Night Time Photography

There are many guides and discussions about night time photography. Most of them are concerned with photographing the night sky, which is never an easy task. For one thing, it is essential that you take yourself out to the countryside away from all sources of light pollution. Depending on where you live this can be [...]

Mirrorless Digital Camera

Recently we added a mirrorless digital camera to our extensive arsenal of camera equipment. We all know just how heavy the DSLR full frame bodies are, then add on the lenses…HEAVY! There is an exciting new generation of cameras on the market these days. They are lightweight and pack a punch, often more than capable [...]

Photography in adverse weather conditions

April showers bring May flowers…or so the saying goes. Photography in adverse weather conditions and the problems faced by the photographer can lead to some breath-taking images. Again we take a look at landscapes and the sky where the effects of the elements can be noticeably clear to see, but sometimes you have to be [...]

Photographing Waterfalls

People have been photographing waterfalls ever since the invention of the camera and it is no less popular today in the digital era. While the technology has changed over the years, the challenge of photographing waterfalls correctly hasn’t changed. But why is photographing waterfalls so challenging? There are three reasons that make photographing waterfalls challenging [...]

Dust Dancer

Deep in the North Ayrshire countryside stands a castle on a 600 acre estate. This is probably one of my most favoured locations for shoots. This enchanting place offers up a world of photographic opportunities. For this particular Dust Dancer shoot it was on old out-building on a bitterly cold February evening with the temperature [...]