Friday Image No.031


Regular readers will have noticed that I didn't post a Friday image last weekend. That's because I was on my way to the Lake District (the Wasdale area to be precise) for a long weekend of walking and taking photographs. The image above is from the Saturday walk up Yewbarrow (again to be more precise [...]

Deciding how to edit a photograph


Following my last blog post on the Essential Skills for photography, the question was posed "Where I’m stuck is the step between picking the strongest image and playing with software. How do I decide what to do with it. " This seemingly simple question is one of the most fundamental in photography and is one [...]

Essential skills for Photography – Skill 6


In this final blog post of the series I will introduced the sixth skill that I believe is essential in producing great photography. Image Adjustment There are two aspects to this: Technical skills to be able to make the adjustment Aesthetic skills so that the adjustments are pleasing and not taken to an extreme For [...]

Essential skills for Photography – Skill 5


In my previous blog post I introduced the fourth skill that I believe is essential in producing great photography. Today I will try explain another of these essential skills. Image Selection In an earlier post we spoke of exploring your subject in order to realise a clear vision and strong communication. It’s likely that this [...]

Essential skills for Photography – Skill 4


In my previous blog post I introduced the third skill that I believe is essential in producing great photography. Today I will try explain another of these essential skills. Understanding your equipment Now please don’t confuse this with knowing how to use the features of your camera. The ability to pick up and control a [...]

Essential skills for Photography – Skill 3


In my previous blog post I introduced the third skill that I believe is essential in producing great photography. In today's post I will explain another of these skills. Composition This is probably the first of the recognised traditional camera skills and one the many people will answer with when asked what do you think [...]

Essential skills for Photography – Skill 2


In my last blog I introduced the first skill that I believe is essential in producing great photography. In today's post I will try to explain another of these skills. Communication and Vision Vision is about understanding what we have seen that inspired us to want to take a picture. Once we understand this we [...]