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A Summer's night at Austwick

November 24, 2017 - Austwick is a small village not far from the North Yorkshire market town of Settle. The landscape around those parts are...
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The beauty of Macro

October 31, 2017 - Macro photography is extreme close-up photography. And since it's autumn as I write this, it's the ideal time to point o...
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The beauty of monochrome

December 15, 2016 - An ordinary colour photograph The same image converted to monochrome with red high contrast filters The same i...
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The “Blurred water” trick

December 13, 2016 - Water shot with a high shutter speed (1/1600th of a second) Water shot at a much lower shutter speed (1/30th of a s...
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10 bits of kit to make photography easier

December 04, 2016 - Don't worry, I'm not going to bombard anyone with long recitals about the virtues of Canon f2.8 L series 400mm lenses at...
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The basics of depth of field. Or, how to get those blurry backgrounds!

November 14, 2016 - The The above photo shows shallow depth of field. Notice how the background is blurred and the only real sharp part of...
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Ten top tips for better photographs

November 08, 2016 - Ten top tips for better photographs The internet is very fond of lists, so I see no reason why I shouldn't have one!...
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Your camera's ISO setting explained

November 04, 2016 - Your camera's ISO setting Cameras work with light. However, light comes in different strengths, influenced by weather...
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Do I need an expensive camera to take great photos?

September 06, 2016 - It seems that popular opinion tends towards two extremes: the apathetic claim that one does need an expensive camera to...
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