Feeling inspired

During my adventures on Saturday I made a beeline for the Henry Fox Talbot show at the Science Museum in London.  One of the great pioneers of photography, Fox Talbot is responsible for the invention of the photographic negative, undoubtably one of the great leaps forward in photographic practice.  The invention of the negative mechanisedContinue reading “Feeling inspired”

Inspiration from the sky

Took a trip to London at the weekend which is always fun and while our way to our intended show we came across an exhibition of aerial photography hosted at the Royal Geographical Society.  The collection consisted of many exciting photographs of parts of the United Kingdom taken from the air. The thing that excitedContinue reading “Inspiration from the sky”

Shooting a time-lapse

Set is key: Set up your camera on a tripod and frame the shot you would like, just as if you were setting up for a single photograph.  Set the camera to Aperture Priority (A on a Nikon or Av on a Canon), this will mean the camera sets the shutter speed depending on theContinue reading “Shooting a time-lapse”

The Ghosts in an Image

One of the key importances of photography is its ability to show evidence that we were here.  Yes buildings could probably last longer but it is the photographs that document anthropological existence most extensively.  I’m quite a fan of long exposure images, the ability to capture time with what is both there and not thereContinue reading “The Ghosts in an Image”

The Power of Filters

I love a good filter, whether it’s doing something fancy like extending your exposure or serving a purpose like a UV filter to protect the front element of your lens.  One of my particular favourite filters is a Circular Polar.  They serve a whole range of purposes which include helping to remove a shine fromContinue reading “The Power of Filters”