Customised Photo Bokeh

Customised Photo Bokeh

Have you heard the term ‘bokeh’? No? It simply refers to that out-of-focus area of your photo where everything blends softly together. It’s a Japanese word that literally means ‘fuzziness’ or ‘dizziness’ and refers to the aesthetic qualities of the area of a photo...
Photoshop Alternatives

Photoshop Alternatives

Don’t want to pay for Photoshop? – Try these! Photoshop has been the gold standard in photo editing programs for a long time, so much so that its brand name has even turned into a verb and we talk about ‘photoshopping’ images in the same way that we talk about...
Staying Warm and Dry in Winter

Staying Warm and Dry in Winter

Are you a fair weather photographer? Does the idea of going out with your camera on a bleak, wet day or even worse, at night, sound unappealing? Is it because you don’t have the right gear or a worried that you camera will get wet? There are a few simple tricks to...
Introducing the Lensbaby

Introducing the Lensbaby

It’s said that Lensbabys are like Marmite: you either love ‘em or hate ‘em – that’s if you’ve heard of them at all. For those that haven’t, the Lensbaby is a lens that gives the unusual effect of progressive blurring towards the edges of your image with a ‘sweet spot’...
Copyright Issues

Copyright Issues

Copyright issues: Protecting your own photos, using other people’s When photos only existed as prints or as reproductions in books, copyright for photographers was relatively straightforward. However, since the advent of the internet new situations have been created...
Understanding Histograms

Understanding Histograms

Have you ever checked the shot you’ve just taken on your LCD screen and thought it looked fine, only to find when you get it onto the bigger screen on your computer that it’s gone seriously wrong exposure-wise? This is where histograms come in handy and will help stop...