Ian Middleton Photography

Photography Blog


Here you will find lots of photography tips, techniques, articles, tutorials and much more….


Golden Hour
is it best?

Is it really the best time to take photos? Here I show you how heading out at other times of the day can also produce great photos.

Sell Photos

In today's competitive world it may seem hard to make money with photography. However, new technology has made it easier.

Photograph Durdle Door

Durdle Door is a natural limestone rock arch on the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset. In this article I show you how to photograph it.


How to make money with photography
Photography Tips

How to Make Money with Photography

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to make money with photography, but there are some things you need to know to make the most of your talent. In this article, we will discuss some tips on making money with your camera.

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Autumn view from Rantovše hill across to Sveti Tomaz nad Praprotnim (church of Saint Thomas) and the Kamnik Alps, Slovenia.
Story behind the photo

Worth Waiting for the Light

On this lovely autumn morning, the anticipated golden hour light didn’t materialise.
However, it is often worth waiting for the light a little longer than you think.

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Jamnik church of Saints Primus and Felician at sunrise with the twin spires of Sveti Jost in the distance. This church is perched on a hill on the Jelovica Plateau, Slovenia.
Story behind the photo

Knowing your location

I went to Jamnik yesterday for sunrise because the clear outside app showed there would be fog. Sadly, there was no fog. However, local knowledge meant I could adapt and find something like this.

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A different view of Lake Bled's hilltop castle and Mount Begunjščica, one of the peaks of the Karavanke Mountains. Slovenia.
Story behind the photo

A Different View of Bled Castle

Here you can see a different view of Lake Bled’s hilltop castle and Mount Begunjščica, one of the peaks of the Karavanke Mountains. Slovenia. See where I took it from.

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Photography Tips

Multiple Shots – EOS Magazine

In 2021, I was privileged to be allowed to write an article for EOS Magazine, a quarterly published magazine aimed exclusively for owners of Canon cameras. The article was published in the April-June 2021 edition. Read the full article here.

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Pericnik Waterfall in the Vrata Valley, Julian Alps, Slovenia.
Great photography locations

How to Photograph Peričnik Waterfall

Peričnik Waterfall is one of Slovenia’s most beautiful waterfalls. Here I explain how to easily get there and how to vary your shutter speed to get different effects on the flowing water.

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How to setup photo galleries in Smugmug

In this tutorial, the first of a series on how to build a Smugmug website, I show you the features and benefits of using Smugmug to build your own website to share or sell your photos, and how to setup photo galleries and upload your photos.

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View from Rantovše hill across to Sveti Tomaz nad Praprotnim (church of Saint Thomas) in the Skofja Loka hills, Slovenia.
Photography Tips

Shadows in Photography

When learning photography you’ll often hear the word “light” over and over again. But shadows in photography are equally important. See some examples here.

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