I often get asked what kit I use for shooting different photographic subjects, and one that comes up regularly is landscape gear. For this type of photography I like to keep things as light as possible because there’s often a lot of walking involved. And if I’m camping as well as hiking, I even take less kit with me – just the bare essentials. Below you’ll see my most essential kit, which is minimal to say the least. But why carry what you don’t need?
Manfrotto Xume Adaptor and filters feature an innovative magnetic design allowing photographers and filmmakers make instant filter changes. Xume Adaptors can be changed or removed filters in seconds. Here’s the press release from Manfrotto…
With February 14th fast approaching, new data from Adobe Stock reveals where hearts are set to be racing this Valentine’s Day based on how many romance related images are searched for in countries around the world…
The Photography Show has announced the launch of a new initiative that aims to discover the latest game-changing photography technology, gadgets and services by offering eight start-up companies the opportunity to exhibit their innovations free of charge at the show this year (18-21 March, NEC Birmingham) in the Innovation Hub.
The stage is set for a host of imaging experts to step out from Behind the Lens and reveal how they captured some of their most stunning shots at The Photography Show, Europe’s biggest imaging event in 2017.
On a recent visit to the Etihad Stadium – the home of Manchester City, I shot an high-resolution image of the venue. This image is made up of 23 individual images so the full-size version is huge at 20877 x 7419 pixels.
The physical size of this is an incredible 177 x 63cm. To make the image work online it had to be saved for web and cruched down a lot. To view the full-size image scroll down and click on the image.
CEWE has launched its popular Our World is Beautiful European photography competition 2016 / 2017. Last year I was one of the judges and helped to select the amazing winners. This year’s competition is even bigger and better with an incredible set of prizes – it’s so good I wish I could enter myself! The competition runs until 30 June 2017 and there are six broad categories you can enter. So whatever you shoot, there is a category that’s perfect for you.
Learn how to create the ethereal Orton Effect in Photoshop. The technique blends blur and sharpness together for a dreamy effect that looks amazing with landscape photography. Blending blur with an image you’ve taken care to shoot with sharpness throughout may sound like a bad idea, but the two work in perfect harmony to create an effect in your landscape photography that’s subtle, yet distinctive.
Installing Photoshop Actions is one of the easiest tasks you can perform in Photoshop. All you have to do is double click on the .atn file, and the Actions will load into Photoshop automatically. Ocassionally, this doesn’t work so you have to install them manually. Here’s how it’s done…
Middle Black Clough Waterfall in the Peak District is an amazing location for long exposure photography. And with interesting streams leading up to the falls, there are plenty of photo opportunities that could easily keep you busy for a day. The main falls themselves are in a small area, so you’ll need a wide-angle lens to fit everything in. Something like a 16-35mm on full-frame and 10-20mm on APS-C cameras is perfect.