Free Webinars

There are many free webinars being shared at the moment by some companies trying to do their bit to keep us going. I tuned into a couple today, first watching Simon Burfoot sharing his lighting setups, then watched Gavin Hoey shooting glass bottles. Thank you to all of the people out there who are inspiring…

Ribble Valley Ramble (1)

As the coronavirus continues to lock us down my daily exercise now includes me taking a camera on the walks. There are many country lanes and footpaths around my home town in rural Lancashire so I will be exploring some of these over the weeks.A recent walk took in the back lanes between Clitheroe &…

Black Vine Weevil

I had a little bug hunt in the garden yesterday and came across a Black Vine Weevil lurking amongst the pots. Apparently they are a bit of a pest according the gardeners amongst us but it made a decent subject to practice focus stacking on. The bug was brought indoors to my home macro set-up…

Falling to Pieces

I’ve seen many images, of a very artistic nature, featuring flowers in vases or bottles so I thought I’d give it a go. The ingredients were pretty simple; an old Honey bottle from 1868, a rose that was past its best, a white-ish backdrop (3 pieces of A3 paper) and a few loose petals. I…

Focus Stacked Lily

When this Covid-19 thing started to restrict us, I needed to find some things to do and created a list of topics and tasks that would keep me busy for a while. One of them was to try to develop my skills in Focus Stacking, this being a technique where you photograph an object gradually…

Things To Do During Covid-19

Below is a list of potential activities to keep photographers active whilst we are deprived of our usual ability to roam freely. I will update the list as I find new ideas, so keep coming back. Topic Description Self portrait Usual natural, available or flash light to grab a few shots of yourself. Photograph family…

Some Simple Tutorials

As I give my Photographic presentations at camera clubs or share things with other photographers I often get asked the same questions about how I achieve an effect or perform a certain task. With this in mind I have created a series of simple, one page, tutorials that point the reader in the right direction.…