New Nikon dSLR firmwares

Last week Nikon released a slew of new firmwares. The Nikon D7000, D600, D800 and the D800E all had new firmware released. Both the D600, which is Nikon’s newest Full Frame camera, and the D800 received numerous bug fixes and had improvements made to AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) modes. The latter is a fairly weighty and … Continue reading

10 Must See Stargazing Events in 2013

10 Must See Stargazing Events in 2013

Many of us enjoy going out at night and look up at the night sky and dream for a while looking at the stars. If you are, like me, you probably will be bringing your camera, and tripod to capture the beautiful night skies. Not all night skies are the same for one reason or … Continue reading

Photography Techniques – Low Key Portraits

Photography Techniques – Low Key Portraits

Ever wondered how to create a “Low Key” portrait like this? This tutorial will teach you an easy way to do it, WITHOUT a studio and using only one Speedlight. Firstly to kill the jargon around what is and isn’t “Low Key”? Generally, any image in which most of the tones are dark is a low key … Continue reading

Photoshop Tutorial – Selective Colour / Colour Pop

Photoshop Tutorial – Selective Colour / Colour Pop

Introduction This technique is as old as Photoshop itself, in fact it’s older. Ever since the days where the colours of a photo were hand painted, people have been altering colour, or selectively colouring images to create this very powerful effect. This technique is simple to achieve and anyone with a version of Photoshop should … Continue reading

Photography Basics – Exposure and Histograms

In my previous post: Photography 101 – Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO we explored the basic camera controls, their relationship to each other and their use in both everyday photography and creative photography. Today I want to look in greater depth at how this relates to the captured image in terms of Exposure and the Histogram. Exposure … Continue reading

Processing Techniques – HDR Workflow

I’ve recently been having an increasing number of conversations on G+ with people who are new to processes such as HDR and wanted some tips and tricks. When I first became interested in HDR Someone was good enough to share their knowledge with me so I thought it was a perfect time to “pass it … Continue reading