I am a bit of a traditionalist, for the traditionalist, some might read grumpy old man. Having cut my photographic teeth on celluloid and chemicals, my tradition, when it came to shooting stills was to look through the viewfinder. Indeed, the sight of someone holding a camera at arm’s length to shoot anything other than […]
Although the Harris Shutter Effect is an old film technique, it can be used today. This is a fun project if you like playing with colours in photography. Here is a guide to the Harris Shutter Effect, what it is and why you should give it a go.
If you have a good understanding of light, know how to control light and have a good knowledge of using your camera, then you will be able to make brilliant images that stand out against a black background, even if you have not used a black background.
In this article, we will look at the different ways on how to get black background in photographs. You can use one of the techniques or a combination of them to get the desired results.
Optical effects and illusions are a tricky thing to deal with in photography. Sometimes our cameras see more than what our eyes can and this can become so frustrating because it can ruin the image or cause deterioration in image quality. One such effect that can be quite annoying in photographs is the Moiré pattern and in this article, we will take a look at what moiré is, what causes it and how to deal with moiré in photography.
If there is one technique that continues to divide the photographic community, it’s HDR or high dynamic range photography. Much of the derision against it comes from the early days of digital photography. When HDR was the new kid on the block there were multiple post-production products available to “help” people create stunning shots. Often […]
Shooting snow does not always result in beautiful whites. As winter approaches us in the Northern hemisphere, thoughts will be turning to winter photography. Winter often, of course, means snow and a beautiful snow scene is definitely one for the portfolio. There is, however, a problem with snow. To state the obvious, it’s white and […]