This visualization can be enjoyed just about anywhere. It will help you recreate in your mind a day by the sea and, hopefully, reap some of the relaxation benefits of actually being there. Most of us are familiar with meditation, but fewer of us with visualization. Yet it can be a powerful tool to aid relaxation, improve sleep and engender […]Read More
How about a 'Trash the Dress' shoot?
So much fun can be had when the bride and groom commission a Day After photo shoot, popularly known as a ‘Trash the Dress’ session. They get dressed up (often in the wedding dress and tux again), so they look beautiful together, but they do not have the pressures of the wedding day. There are […]Read More
Moving water: sharp or blurred?
The power of a cascading waterfall or the pounding of stormy seas can be difficult to capture in an image. But by using different shutter speeds, you have the choice of freezing the movement of the water, or retaining some of the energy and excitement of moving water. A fast shutter speed, such as 1/250 […]Read More
Chasing rainbows: where and how to photograph them
Rainbows are such a rare treat that, even if you’ve seen quite a few of them, it’s impossible not to stop and admire these miracles of light and colour. Perhaps people who live in Hawaii or some other tropic environment get jaded to their beauty, but for most of us, they’re still a show-stopper. You […]Read More
Playing with refraction in your photos
Every time you take a picture, you are manipulating refraction. This is the effect that occurs when light moves from one material to another at an angle. The shape of your camera’s lens is designed carefully, usually in order to create a faithful impression of what you’re looking at with your own eyes. Without going […]Read More
How to master shutter speed for amazing landscape photography
David Nightingale shows that by simply changing the shutter speed you can bring dramatically different effects to your landscape photography How shutter speed works Most importantly for the creative photographer, while the aperture controls depth of field, the shutter controls motion. The three shots of the sea shown here were taken at a variety of shutter speeds […]Read More