Tunnel Vision – Get creative when all else fails

Tunnel Vision – Get creative when all else fails

Sometimes it’s just not practical to get a regular shot – take the one below. I was inside the Islington Tunnel on the Regent’s Canal Arm of the Grand Union in London. At 960 yards long and unlit, it’s pretty dark in the middle. I couldn’t take a regular shot, and I...

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Time to book the annual pilgrimage – to the NEC

Time to book the annual pilgrimage – to the NEC

Every year in March, thousands of photographers from beginners, enthusiasts, amateurs to professionals head to the halls of the NEC in Birmingham for The Photography Show. 2019 will be the sixth year of the show under its current branding and we're sure, as always,...

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Low key photography – how we took the shot

Low key photography – how we took the shot

First of all, what do we mean by "low key photography"? One definition, courtesy of Wikipedia: Low-key photography is a genre of photography consisting of shooting dark-coloured scenes, and emphasizing natural or artificial light only on specific areas in the frame....

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What causes red eye (in photos!)

What causes red eye (in photos!)

We’re not talking about red eyes caused by tiredness or over indulgence!  We’re talking about “red eye” in photos – caused when using a flash. What you’re seeing is the bright light of the camera flash being reflected off the rear of the eye. Because the light of the...

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What the ‘f’!

What the ‘f’!

Sounds rude, but don't worry. One topic that keeps cropping up (no pun intended) on our courses is f-stop, a.k.a. aperture. Basically, the aperture or f-stop is a numerical value that represents the size of the hole that light travels through the camera lens before...

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