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Rule of thirds photography tutorial

Rule of Thirds

When I bought my first DSLR camera and took up photography seriously, in a pleasurable sort of way of course, back in 2013, two tutorials on YouTube/basic rules of photography helped me the most and once understood instantly took my images from snapshots to images people liked and commented on. This post covers one of them – “THE RULE OF THIRDS“, in my next post I will cover the other one “LEADING LINES“. Some photographers online will attack the rule […]

Brimham Rocks Yorkshire

Photography in Brimham Rocks

A great afternoon with the camera walking amongst an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations. Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations on Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England. The rocks stand at a height of nearly 30 feet in an area owned by the National Trust which is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Geologists have dated the rocks at around 320 million years old. A large river originating in Norway, and passing through the […]

Lightroom keyboard shortcuts that will help

Thank you to Toronto based photographer Lucy Martin for making this 3-minute video of all the keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys Lucy uses the most to save time processing her images in Lightroom. A quick list of shortcuts covered: G – Go to Grid (Library Mode) E – Enter Loupe View L – Lights Out P – Pick/Flag Photo X – Reject Photo CAPS LOCK – Auto Next Photo CMD + DELETE – Delete all Rejects D – Go to Develop […]

Lowepro Customer Service is Excellent!

Thank you very much Lowepro!!

I would like to say a really big THANKYOU to Lowepro UK for some of the best customer service I have ever known. Like many of you, when it came time to upgrade my photography bag, I did loads of research, read many reviews and shopped around for the best price. I eventually found a bag that was perfect for my photography needs and the amount of gear I like to carry with me one any given photography outing. The […]

Sensor cleaning tutorial tim hill

Camera Image Sensor Cleaning Advice

It is inevitable that every now and then you camera’s image sensor is going to get dirty and need cleaning. If it doesn’t then you need to use your camera more and get out of the house! As I was learning photography, the author of every tutorial I watched on YouTube had a different view when it came to camera sensor cleaning, but most tended to fall into two different camps. One camp is telling you never try cleaning your […]

Ferrybridge Power Station Photograph

Ferrybridge Power Station

Ferrybridge Power Station is hardly the most glamorous subject to photograph but the footbridge I took this image from is superbly located for some cool light trails. Talking about cool, I set up and framed my shot, then took around 12 shots as sunset turned to night. By the time I had taken the last shot I was bloody freezing from stating in a cold wind for almost an hour. On the way home in the car a had hot […]