December Newsletter

Winter is here It’s been a crazy winter so far. Snow has been and gone, cold one minute and warm the next. The whole thing has made me nostalgic for a time when winter was...

How to avoid sharpening your skies

Have you ever used the photo sharpening tool in adobe photoshop and been frustrated because although it sharpened your mountains, or your buildings nicely, it also sharpened your sky and made it look awful as...

Portlethen – Great Photo Locations

Portlethen (Port Leathain) is a small village lying 7 miles south of Aberdeen in Eastern Scotland. I’ve actually only been here once, having found it during an internet search back in 2014. I was heading...

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...