Converting to Black & White

With today’s skies being somewhat overcast and grey, I’ve spent my afternoon having a lovely walk through the woods with our dog Bailey and my Nikon D7000 just clicking away practicing and trying to improve my skills at Landscape Photography. Ok, you may ask yourself why is this post called Converting to Black & White,Continue reading “Converting to Black & White”

Spring Flowers

It’s lovely to really start seeing signs of spring popping up everywhere, now that the sun is finally shining. Bluebells starting to appear in the woods. Whilst white daffodils grow by the side of a lake. Just got to love spring

Old Watermill

Lovely spring day, had the day off work so thought I would get out practicing taking more photos. So mountain bike out, camera kit all packed and off I went. I hadn’t been cycling for long when I came across this lovely old watermill just outside of Petersfield in Hampshire. Using Shutter Speed Priority toContinue reading “Old Watermill”

Daughter joins JustGreatShots

So after a lovely walk around Petersfield and Steep Marsh in Hampshire with the family and our camera’s, it would appear that JustGreatShots has a new amateur photographer within the group.¬†Our daughter Jessica spent the day playing with her Nikon D3200, learning how to use both Shutter and Aperture Priority and trying to get toContinue reading “Daughter joins JustGreatShots”

Aperture Priority Practise around Old Portsmouth

So spent the other evening out around Old Portsmouth learning more about using Aperture Priority, so what is Aperture Priority you might ask yourself and what’s it all about. Aperture Priority on your camera will allow you to set and control the F stop (the amount of light you let into your lens) whilst theContinue reading “Aperture Priority Practise around Old Portsmouth”

Night Photography

Taking photographs at night just after the sun has gone down and the stars have started to come out, is a great time to learn and practice both Nightscape and Long-Exposure Photography As you still have enough natural light to see what you are doing and set up your camera before it gets too dark,Continue reading “Night Photography”

Adding Background Movement

So adding background movement in a photograph is all about getting your panning right along with your camera set up, so what is panning I ask myself. Panning is having the ability to move your upper body but keeping your feet still and your camera on target to the subject you wish to photograph, whilstContinue reading “Adding Background Movement”

Using ND Filters for the first time

So here goes, my first time trying out ND filters after purchasing a Cokin P series ND filter kit from Amazon. ND filters are designed to help cut out light and therefore allowing you to set lower camera speeds in daylight etc. Remember I’m still new to all of this, so may not have setContinue reading “Using ND Filters for the first time”