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The future of photography

The Future of Photography and Hacks You Need to Know in 2018 The future of photography is brighter than ever. With today’s technological advancements, there are more and more hacks available to make your life easier and also help you save plenty of money in the...

Beginners guide to aperture

Aperture Camera Aperture is quite simply a hole. It is an adjustable hole. The adjustments are normally 1 stop increments. For example f/2.8 is double the size of f/5.6. Because the aperture is double the size, it lets twice as much light onto the sensor. This can...

What is the “truth” behind Noise and high ISO?

I've been reading about how ISO doesn't actually increase noise in the camera? Is there any truth to this? Imagine you have just washed your clothes but when you put them on they are just as dirty and smelly as when you last wore them. How do you explain this? Maybe...

Beginner: semi-automatic vs manual mode

Camera shooting modes Moving away from automatic. Automatic mode can be very useful for learning the basics, such as composition and just getting a feel for your camera. If you want to use your camera with more control, it is important to explore other camera modes....

Beginner’s guide: focus and infinity

Infinity Focus When it comes to focal length and focus, is there really every distance to focus for? Firstly, lets clear one thing up. "Infinity focus" doesn't mean as far as the eye can see. Infinity in terms of focus is the point in the distance where everything...

Arguing for aperture

I am a fan of the semi-automatic modes and when I am on a tripod facing a natural landscape scene, I usually switch to Aperture Priority. Anyone who does this is arguing for aperture. Arguing for aperture is a challenge, this article will get a bit technical, but...

Mother of a morning

This was a January morning in the South East of Iceland. This was no ordinary morning for our 5 day workshop because the sky was filled with a special kind of cloud. Nacreous clouds are ice particles high up in the atmosphere that catch sunlight long before sunrise....

Magical Mel – Aussie photographer visits Iceland

Mel Sinclair The girl from down under shooting landscapes from up over. Anyone with an eye on the Australian photo scene may well have heard of Mel Sinclair. Few Aussie photographers are as busy with their travels, study, blogging and, of course Photography. I first...

Timing is communication

Taken 20th Sept 2016. Location: Ice beach at Jökulsarlon. Location Link: Jökulsarlon Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF24mm f/1.4L II USM Medium weight Gitzo 6 stop B&W ND filter Magic Cloth = my hat. Background This is one of...

People at Skogafoss

Crowds - What can we do with them? I have mixed emotions when I turn up at Skogafoss with photographers. The first views of the falls from the main road usually brings about gasps of excitement. As we enter the car park and approach the falls, the gasps turn to...

101 Landscape Photography – beginner’s guide

According to me, landscape photography is just about the coolest thing you could possibly be doing right now! But what is it? I have prepared myself for expertly answering such questions by immersing myself in landscape photography and surrounding myself...

Patience is virtue

I just stumbled across this sequence of shot from a cloudy day at Jökulsarlon 6 years ago. Sometimes you get there and the visibility is poor, there is a lot of thick cloud and the ice is not quite doing it. If you have flown half way around the world to be here,...

My perspective on perspectives

Let's forget the Maths and geometry here and focus on spirit animals. Your camera can become a spirit animal, but it is up to the photographer to decide which spirit to adopt. "Spirit animal" isn't an accurate term because your camera can also...

Night of Ghosts

Jökulsarlon is my favourite place. Often it is not at the top of my list, but if you consider what percentage of my successful images come from Jökulsarlon, both the lagoon and the beach, (we are talking in the region of 80%) it is hard to deny that Jökulsarlon is my...

The beauty of f/6.3

This stunning, albeit plump, Blonde was very honoured to pose for me although jealousy overcame one of her girlfriends and our shoot was photo-bombed several times. Ok, so the light is nice, the horse is being good and I have composed it nicely with my 50mm Carl...

Magical Landscapes pt.1

Here I attempt to inform the reader of the several steps required to become a Magical Landscape photographer. This guide will be in several parts and will eventually turn into a full tutorial with videos. This will be available to download soon... please subscribe if...

Excuse me

Excuse me... can you get out of my bloody shot?!? Photographers start creeping...

Eliminate the Mathematics from your shoot

Next time you are out on a shoot, start listening to your discussions with yourself and others. How much of the discussions are dominated by number crunching? What percentage equals mathematics? I know for sure that 80% of the questions I get in the field are asking...

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