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...

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...

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...

Stormy Weather Pictures

Stormy Weather Pictures Stormy weather and rainy days are not ordinarily something that people like, or look for. My wife is a perfect example of that. She loves the sun and blue sky. Many photographers...