There’s a slightly geeky joke that tickles me. There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t. Binary notation gives you two choices: 0 or 1. People can be surprisingly binary at times.
What is a standard lens and why would I use one? You’re amazing. You really are. And I’m not saying that to curry favour either (I’m sure you’d be too polite to mention it even if I were). No, you’re a true wonder.
It’s good to have a hero or heroine. Someone you can look up to and who inspires you to improve your life or your work or even both. I have my photographic heroes. Perhaps surprisingly not all of them are landscape photographers.
You have to know and understand the so called ‘rules of photography ’ before you can break them, but once you have mastered them, you can commit them to your subconscious and start to follow your own inner creativity.
Understanding the concept behind Black & White Photography Filters will really help your black and white photography. There are some photography concepts that are maddeningly counterintuitive.
Understanding the concept behind Black & White Photography Filters will really help your black and white photography. Here David Taylor explained what filters affect which colors in your image and when you can apply them; both in camera and digitally, in post processing.
Getting Up Early, Staying Out Late: Why Landscape Photographers Work Such Odd Hours Forget spirit levels or waterproof camera covers. The most useful extra piece of kit that a landscape photographer can own is a reliable alarm clock.
Whenever you press the shutter button of your camera you record a moment in time. The faster the shutter speed you use the thinner the slice of time captured. This means that we now record events that are far too fast to be seen with the human eye.
In photography shutter speed often takes second place to aperture when choosing your camera settings, however when you need to freeze the action you need to set you camera to TV mode and crank up your shutter speed.
Understanding Depth of Field Learning how to understand and control depth of field in your photographs is one of the best ways to take your photography to a new level. And it’s not difficult! So what is it, and how do we use it?
Here at MyPhotoSchool we have some terrific online photography courses, but haven’t talked much about panoramic photography. So today I want to redress this issue, so this weekend’s photography assignment is to go out and shoot a Panoramic.
Which tripod should I buy? There is probably no more agonising decision in photography than buying a tripod. You only have to search an online photography equipment store to see what a bewildering range there is to choose from.
In this article, landscape photographer David Taylor tries his hand at event photography at the launch of a new internet start-up oddly called PurpleBeach and reports back on how he gets on. Event photographers are a special breed.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Event Photography? See how landscape photographer David Taylor gets on when he changes hats for a day and tests his skills at the launch of a new internet start-up
Life is full of choices. Tea or coffee? Cat or dog? Work or play? RAW versus Jpeg? Quite often there is no right answer. The choice you make could be arbitrary and depend entirely on your mood that day.
Understanding the difference between a full frame camera and its smaller ‘sensored’ siblings What is the crop factor and why is it important? And why do some cameras have smaller sensors in them the their more expensive full frame cousins?
What is the crop factor and why is it important? And why do some cameras have smaller sensors in them the their more expensive full frame cousins?
In an earlier article I wrote about sharpness. I very briefly mentioned that keeping still when shooting is important if you want to avoid unsharp photos.
Something as simple as holing the camera properly and using the correct camera settings can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your images. In this article photographer David Taylor talks about camera shake and how to avoid it,
Subject placement: Where to put your focal point. In many different genres of photography you will have a subject in your photograph with space around it. The subject may for instance be a person, an animal or bird, a flower, a tree or a building.