Photographic Tutorials

Photographers diary.

  • June 20, 2013

This is something I started doing some years ago and to be honest the content hasn't changed much over the recent years. This is primarily down to the fact that most natural history and wildlife photographic opportunities happen around the same time every year, hence the reason whilst my diary doesn't dramatically change. Each entry in the diary will include not only the subject/specie and where...

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Legal matters.

  • June 20, 2013

Many photographers don't bother looking a solicitor or legal representation until it is too late. This can cost you seriously. My advice is to consider having a relationship with two solicitors, one being to guide, help represent you in corporate company matters, It is usually pretty easy to find a reputable company in your local town to undertake this work. Secondly I would recommend you also...

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Copyright.

  • June 20, 2013

Because this is subject is such an important topic and should be of serious concern to anyone who manufacturers anything, I include in this all of the arts as well as photography. Copyright will not only help to protect your works but can also help to earn you some money, or in some cases with a little knowledge and guidance about copyright, you may even manage to  reclaim some monies which are in fact...

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Prime or zoom lens’s?

  • June 20, 2013

In brief a zoom lens is one which will allow you to change smoothly from a long/distant shot to a close up shot or vice versa. A prime lens is one which has a fixed focal length and cannot be varied unless you physically move yourself closer or further away from the subject matter which you are photographing. In days gone by you often used to hear and read that prime lens's contained without...

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Using zoom lens’s.

  • June 20, 2013

I find the easiest way to get used to using a zoom lens is to also use your feet. By this I mean for you to get the composition you want very roughly by adjusting your own personal distance, or if your are using a remote the that of the camera. Once you have established that position you can now fine tune  by adjusting the zoom control/ring on the barrel of the lens. A zoom lens can easily...

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Using wide-angle lens’s.

  • June 20, 2013

Wide angle lens's are most commonly used when taking landscape pictures and are usually found from 14mm to 24mm anything smaller than 14mm is commonly called a creative lens as the finished images can look as though it was taken in a goldfish bowl, hence the phrase a "goldfish lens". These goldfish lenses are normally produced as prime and fixed focal lenses where as wide angle lenses are nowadays...

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Which support do I use?

  • June 20, 2013

It seems a ridiculous thing to mention composition and focusing technique, but get this wrong and you will continue to go down hill fast, photographically speaking of course. First of all decide as to whether you are going to hand hold the camera, use a monopod, use a tripod, or one of my favourites, but is little cumbersome is a beanbag. The only one I don't use on a regular basis is the monopod. Here...

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Noise and ISO.

  • June 20, 2013

Noise, this sounds a very technical term and is sometime otherwise as “grain”, however for you ex film users it is quite simple, as this only replaces the phrases ISO or ASA. The way to experiment and to discover how it will effect your image is to set your camera up to repeatedly take the same shot and then the only adjustment you make is to the ISO control and in this case you start at the lowest...

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Depth of field.

  • June 20, 2013

Depth of Field. is the phrase used when looking at the sharpness of an image from front to back and/or back to front or part of, by this I mean the sharpness in front or behind of your main focus subject. As an example, if you can imagine a flower which you would like to blur the foreground, the background or both, this is called the “depth of field”. The depth of field (the amount of blur)...

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Exposure compensation.

  • June 20, 2013

Exposure Compensation. can be one of the most useful features your camera provides. Exposure compensation is a technique for adjusting the exposure indicated by the cameras  exposure/light meter, in consideration of factors that may cause the indicated exposure to result in a less-than-optimal image. Most cameras offer settings of at least one half of a stop and in the more expensive cameras will...

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