Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Side by side comparison of the same scene zoomed in and not zoomed in

To Zoom Or Not To Zoom

One of the first things I was told in photography basics was to not use zoom. The reasoning behind this was to get a beginner photographer to walk around more with their camera, to get in closer to their subject, and to find different, interesting

Image by Jan Hutter

Panning. Emphasising movement and speed

Panning is a great technique to really get across that feeling of movement and speed in an image. It is very easy in theory, but in practice it’s much harder. Not because the technique is hard, but because it’s hard to get just right. The idea is

Being mindful

Now, you may be wondering what the title of this blog article has anything to do with photography. This is something I’ve found that has not only improved my day to day life but I’ve realised the past couple months, it is also having an effect

Howqua River Victoria © Peter Barlow : Image Creator

Let’s take time for a little reflection.

A reflection in a landscape can be the difference between a really nice image and an amazing image. Picking the right time and the right location to get that amazing reflection is most important. Having some things on hand to help achieve the result you

Interesting shadows cast by a wine glass with flower patterns on its cup

Photographing Shadows. Tips for getting started

Shadows are often something that is underappreciated in photography. When we look at an image, or the subject in front of our cameras, our eyes naturally focus in on the light in the scene. Our minds, too, are geared to think about what we’re looking at based on

Turn Instagram and Facebook photos into ASCII art

I just learnt that Instagram and Facebook has an “easter egg” feature that converts your images into ASCII art. Basically, you can simply turn this: Into this: Apparently this feature has been around for a while, but has recently re-surfaced after Mathias Bynens discovered it and posted about

A series of individual photographs taken to create a panorama

Panoramas. “How To” in Photoshop and Lightroom

Panoramas are typically wide, sweeping landscapes that encompass far more of the view than your camera can see in one shot. They are created by taking multiple photos of your view and stitching them together end to end to create one much larger image. Nowadays, there

Instagram Multiple Accounts

Instagram finally lets you to manage multiple accounts

My biggest gripe with Instagram is that there is no easy way to manage multiple accounts. In an age of social media, where many have to manage multiple accounts (a personal one, a business one, one for your blog, etc.) it made little sense why this functionality

5 tips for finding the perfect wedding photographer

I’m getting married this year and one of the most important checkboxes that needed to be ticked was “who is the wedding photographer capturing the day?” There many professional wedding photographers and even more hobbyist photographers who can do a great job, but finding the

Tips To Improve Mobile Photography

I just stumbled across this post today which I thought I would share. More and more people are taking advantage of what their phone’s camera can do and then doing quick post editing in the ever popular Instagram. You can achieve some pretty damn good