Macro Photography

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Camera School, Photography | No Comments

A few months ago I purchased a Nikon 105 macro lens but have been a little slow to use it. First time out I just couldn’t get the focus sharp but realised I needed to use a much higher aperture, and to take control myself, rather than relying on “auto” mode.  Getting a half decent […]

Teaching Alex

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Camera School, Photography | No Comments

A couple of months ago a young lady I know got married and posted a number of honeymoon photos on Facebook. One in particular amused me … a really nice shot of her and her husband, set in an infinity pool, with the Gulf of Mexico in the background, and a palm tree growing out […]

Wedding Photography

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Camera School, Photography | No Comments

I’ve always said I would never photograph a wedding so it was with mixed emotions that I answered a phone call from a long standing friend of mine. Many years previous I captured some fabulous portraits of her young daughter and now she was asking if I would cover her wedding. My immediate response was […]

Camera School – Running Water … Take 2

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Camera School, Photography | No Comments

I’ve always been a fan of Camera School as it a very cheap way to learn and with it give you a reason to o out and take photos. Having said that I dipped out on the last term due to work commitments and the fact the learning was somewhat similar to previous modules. This […]

Camera School – Composition

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Camera School, Photography | One Comment

Having been brought up on one of the basics of photography i.e. the rule of thirds, it seemed a little odd to find out that the challenge this month was to break that rule. The brief itself was quite clear i.e. to take a landscape shot with a central focal point but I actually found […]

Camera School – Sync Flash

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Camera School, Photography | One Comment

Didn’t like this module one little bit !! I agree its a good technique to master but not sure when I will ever really use, and not something that particularly interests me. Of course it would have been easy just to dip out for a month but that’s not me … so with a huff […]

Camera School – Silhouette

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Camera School, Photography | One Comment

Module 4 brought a subject matter I was very familiar with, in fact a type of shot I take regularly but despite that in many ways it has been one of the hardest modules to complete. Why ?? Well its simple … you need decent weather, a nice sunrise or sunset, coloured skies, a few […]

Camera School – Running Water

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Camera School, Photography | One Comment

After the disappointment of being awarded a silver for module 2 due to the fact I misinterpreted the brief, the phrase “must try harder” comes to mind. With this in mind I eagerly awaited the next challenge although when I found out module 3 required an image of “running water” I was a little worried. […]

Camera School – Indoor Portrait

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Camera School, Photography | One Comment

I love taking pictures of people but actually feel quite shy about asking if I can take a formal portrait. Daft really but it seems so personal, almost an intrusion, and in that respect I always feel more pressure to get it right. I was expecting Camera School to have a module where some sort […]

Camera School – Still Life

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in Camera School, Photography | One Comment

Fresh from the success of the first school I was automatically signed up for a second term. The subject for Module 1 was “Still Life” and the brief to shoot a minimum of 3 pieces of fruit or vegetables. The technical brief was ISO 100, F5.6, manual focus, tripod and the use of a single […]