Psychedelic prints without LSD!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:03
Think back to the Beatles and the days of psychedelic art.  Some amazing images were produced, mostly while under the influence of illegal substances.  This week I will show you some old technology, so you can produce your own amazing images without any LSD.

A pocket camera for professional results?

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:03
Fairly recently I covered the subject of the battle between mobile phone photography and compact camera photography results.  The results were as could be expected - the mobile phone pictures were instant, immediate, and looked great, whilst the compact camera photos were sharper, better saturated...

Simple rules for better pictures

Thursday, 05 April 2012 08:42
There is an unfortunate idea amongst weekend photographers that the more expensive camera you use will return better photographs.  Sorry, but this is not the case.  There are people who can produce photographs out of a Box Brownie better than others with the latest all-singing,...
Anybody who owns a reasonable camera will be asked, at some stage, to photograph a friend’s wedding.  To avoid the major pitfalls, find a dying maiden aunt that you have to visit that weekend.  You have been warned.  If that has not been enough of...

A new camera for the new year - Compact or SLR?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:12
Xmas and New Year are over and as Santa did not bring you a new digital, now you have the time to look at your old camera and work out what you really ‘need’ in a new camera.

Speed shooter from Sony

Thursday, 20 October 2011 09:48
Sony has come out with a new camera, called the Alpha A77, about which the manufacturer claims it is the world’s fastest continuous shooter.  The claim covers the 12 full size frames which the Alpha A77 can rattle off every second.  Now that is an...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 17:36
At what stage does a camera cease to record ‘real’ images and instead present the photographer something that has been ‘photoshopped’ before even being considered as ‘post production’?  Is this photography, or is it a fraud?

“Auto” can be good for you

Wednesday, 16 February 2011 14:24
I spend a lot of time in this column suggesting to the weekend photographer that he or she should take the camera off the ‘auto’ setting and start manipulating the image the camera records. After all, the ‘auto’ setting is one the camera gives you...

Bag fillers that make photography easier

Wednesday, 09 February 2011 15:11
Do you have a camera bag?  Is it full of ‘stuff’?  If it isn’t here are some tips on what really needs to be in the bag.  To start, have you ever stopped to wonder just what pro shooters have in their very large camera...

Why SLR’s give better results

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:25
There is much mystique about cameras, and some snobbery as well.  Just as a Mercedes in the car park outranks the humble Toyota, so does the big SLR outrank the pocket-sized point and shooter.  But is it any better?  The simple answer is ‘Yes!’ because...