Polarising filter and skies

How do we effectively use a polarising filter on skies? As you can see by the photos above, a polarising filter has a great effect on blue skies. But to achieve this effect to its...

What does a polarizing filter do to water?

When photographing water, consider using a polarizing filter. In my previous entry, two great polarizing filter effects, I showed you how a polarizing filter can be used to cut out haze in the sky or...

Shadows in Photography – Part 1

Dark Backgrounds and Shadows in Photography – How they make an object stand out. When I started out in photography all I heard was “light, light, light. It’s all about the light.” And this is...

Two great polarizing filter effects

The polarizing filter is an essential part of your photography kit If you don’t have a polarizing filter in your camera bag, then you are missing out big time. It’s the one filter I and...

Slow Shutter Speed on Water

Slow Shutter Speed photography looks great on water. But don’t always be tempted to go for the slow shutter speed. A faster shutter speed can also create interesting effects. On my workshops at the beautiful...

Rainy Day Photography

Rainy day photography need not be a washout. Don’t make the mistake of staying at home on a rainy day and thinking that there is nothing to photograph. Rainy day photography might not appeal to...

Landscape Photography from a Distance

Landscape Photography is not always wide. While the majority of landscape photography is done with a wide angle or small focal length, many often overlook the use of a telephoto lens. There are certain viewpoints...

A Fleeting Moment

“Don’t you have enough photos from that place?”  A question I am often asked by Erin Doors (my wife). Well, many experienced landscape photographers will tell you that when you find a great scene, you...

How to fix blown out highlights in photoshop

Recover lost detail in overexposed areas Have you ever wondered why your buildings in night photography are too bright and lacking in detail? Well it’s because the buildings are overexposed and the detail in the...