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...
You need expensive camera gear to take great shots right? Wrong!

You need expensive camera gear to take great shots right? Wrong!

There’s no doubt that the higher the spec of a camera, lens, flash or other piece of equipment, the better suited to tough conditions such as poor light or the need for very fast exposure it will be. But do you really need expensive, high-end kit to get a great...
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...
What’s the 10×8 Photography Training blog about?

What’s the 10×8 Photography Training blog about?

From time-to-time we’ll post useful links, articles, tips on technique, photography equipment, details of exhibitions – basically anything to do with photography. Keep checking back to keep up with what’s going...
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...
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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