Photographic Tutorials

1. What Backpacks Do I Use?

  • November 17, 2013

I have always used "Lowepro" and although I have had a couple near disasters, they have jumped in immediately and rectified the situation without delay. Before I tell you what l use, l will just briefly explain about the about statement. On two of my large backpacks, part of the webbing stitching  separated from the bags main body. The bags where a "Lowepro Pro Trekker AW and the Lowepro Photo...

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2. What software do i use?

  • November 17, 2013

Sorry I have recently had it pointed out that I omitted to include this in my previous question about my computers. My software is split into two categories, "administration" and "photographic". My admin software consists of nothing special, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint where as my Mac for admin software is Safari for my internet connection, Mail for my emails, Address Book, iCalendar,...

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Tripod or Monopod?

  • June 23, 2013

Q.  I am looking to invest in either a monopod or a tripod, which would you go for and what make?  Suzie P A.  In my opinion and for me personally, this is a no contest question, a tripod every time. However this is purely because f the type of work I am involved in. For those of you who do not know the difference between the two, a monopod is simply one leg with an adjustable leg, this is usually...

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Is it best to use a camera strap?

  • June 21, 2013

Q.  Is it always best to use a camera strap or some type of grip/handle?  Alain G A.  I feel that this is very much a personal decision and this is by no means an easy get out by me. For many years now I have always used two camera bodies, one which is usually fitted to my 500mm f4 lens and in this case for two reasons the camera body does not have a strap or grip of any type attached. However...

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Ethics

  • June 20, 2013

Knowledge is Power - Francis Bacon... I have my own policy in full can be found here at Ethics Policy and I would like to take this opportunity to say that I firmly believe in it. Because of my believes and not wishing to get on my soap box, all I ask is for you to possibly read my policy and always remember that capturing the image should never take priority over the welfare or wellbeing...

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Close to home.

  • June 20, 2013

Anyone wanting to become involved in natural history and wildlife photography suddenly the necessity to spend thousands of pounds and travel thousands of miles, well not totally true. Yes, no doubt you will have to invest some serious money depending on what field you decide to specialise in (no pun intended), but you most certainly do not have starting zooming off here there and everywhere. Normall...

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Action & behaviour.

  • June 20, 2013

To capture a photograph is one thing, but for any of your images to be considered for a professional purpose, the whole quality including composition and sharpness would have to be 100 percent spot on. Because of this it is not always about getting close up and personal and filling the frame. Why not consider the habitat, wide angle, partially distorted etc. Images displaying the actions and/or...

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Projects.

  • June 20, 2013

To undertake a self managed project can very often extremely time consuming and yet very rewarding. To give you example, I continue to work with Mute Swans, Garden & Woodland Birds, Foxes and Badgers, all of which intrigue me, irrespective whether I actually get an image. Two of the most rewarding shots I took where as it happens both of Mute Swans. The first being in the early evening when...

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Patience.

  • June 20, 2013

In my opinion patience is a must, no matter what type of photography you become involved in. However if it is your intention to become a photographer working within the natural world you will find patience is something which becomes a necessity and a necessity in a very big way!! To give you example; if you are taking architecture, landscapes or seascapes it is essential to have the light in the correct...

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Permission.

  • June 20, 2013

Depending upon what you are considering to photograph, just ask yourself are going to be "intruding" in any way into someone life, property or privacy? If in any way there is a 1 percent chance you may cross the line, I would always recommend you look into gaining permission. You would be amazed, sometime this really does, open doors for you. This could also mean the image(s) you have capture...

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