My Journal

Behind The Magic

 

Behind the Magic – Horses & studio lights

Behind the Magic – Horses & studio lights

Horses are naturally wary animals and many are known as being spooky especially at new things. Portable lighting which I use for my studio lit photoshoots are incredibly powerful and do result in a wide range of reactions from horses. From all that I have photographed...

read more
Behind The Magic – Everyone is a photographer

Behind The Magic – Everyone is a photographer

You may think this post is going to be a rant and it is but perhaps not in the way you will expect... 'Everyone thinks they are a photographer' and the truth is everyone is. In the same way that everyone is a cook. Some do it well, some do it badly, and lots are...

read more
Behind The Magic – The magic of a tight crop

Behind The Magic – The magic of a tight crop

Now I love to photograph tight crops. The reason? The photograph is (normally) all about the subject and cluttered backgrounds detract, tight crops focus in on that subject and allow you to tell a different photograph. Granted there are times where you want the...

read more
Behind the Magic – The golden hour

Behind the Magic – The golden hour

I love love LOVE the golden hour, although actually it's normally not an hour long and there are two of them per day (weather dependant!). As the sun progresses through the sky during the day it starts low to the horizon moves over head until again dropping down to...

read more
Behind the Magic – Do What You Love

Behind the Magic – Do What You Love

There are so many different forms of photography, even within portrait photography you have everything from newborns, maternity, weddings, family and so on and so forth. Different photographers specialise in different areas, some are jack of all trades some are...

read more
Behind The Magic  – Black & White

Behind The Magic – Black & White

When I was going through my photos of the action at Barbury on Sunday I had the sudden strong urge to go almost all black & white for editing. I don't normally put so many black and white images in an event but the backdrop and the competition itself just lending...

read more
Behind the Magic – Printing photos

Behind the Magic – Printing photos

Have you got a collection of photos on your camera, computer or phone that you keep meaning to print but never get round to it? Is that because previously you have been disappointed with the prints you have received or it's just a bit too much of a faff? If I can give...

read more
Behind the Magic – Photographing your pet

Behind the Magic – Photographing your pet

There are a few simple guidelines that will help no end with photographing your pet, so here are my 5 top tips for improving your pet photography 1. Get down to their eye level - this may mean sitting or even lying on the ground or putting them up on a table or...

read more
Behind The Magic – Photographing sunrises & sunsets

Behind The Magic – Photographing sunrises & sunsets

Have you ever tried to photograph a sunset and been disappointed with how bright and lacking in colours it is? This is because when a camera meters the light levels of a sunset it will most likely be using an evaluative metering and will want to over expose the scene....

read more
Behind The Magic – Keeping image quality on social media

Behind The Magic – Keeping image quality on social media

You may have noticed that when uploading photos to Facebook and other social media platforms that the quality is somewhat horrendous even if you uploaded a high resolution image. There is a simple reason for this, and that is whenever you upload an image unless it...

read more
Behind the Magic – Quality not quantity

Behind the Magic – Quality not quantity

When I started my photographic journey I was keen to share my photos wherever I could in large numbers, it didn't matter if they weren't as good as they could be I just wanted to reach the largest audience possible, thinking this was the best way to get my name out...

read more
Behind the Magic – Sizing: DPI, PPI & Pixels

Behind the Magic – Sizing: DPI, PPI & Pixels

There is so much confusion over DPI and sizing it's untrue. I'm often asked for images for printing purposes in 300 DPI with no other information, this normally means that the person asking doesn't actually know what they want other than the photo to be in high...

read more
Behind The Magic – Facing into the sun

Behind The Magic – Facing into the sun

When starting out with photography you will often hear that you should never face into the sun when taking photos on a sunny day. This isn't though a 'rule' but until you learn all the settings on your camera and understand how light works it will make your job far...

read more

What would you like to know?

Have you got a burning question you would like to ask me? Would you like to know something about how I create my images or how I work? Drop me a line and let me know.

Pin It on Pinterest