New Forest Day Trip

Ok please don’t laugh but I’ve lived in Hampshire all of my life, but this is the first time I can remember taking a day trip to the New Forest. Might have gone as a kid but can’t recall seeing wild horses just walking around the open countryside. The New Forest is located just offContinue reading “New Forest Day Trip”

Week in the Lake District

As keen photographers my wife and I finally managed to get away to the Lake District for a week back in May, we had never been to the Lake’s before so we truly didn’t what to expect. We had seen pictures and friends had told us how lovely this part of Britain is, but nothingContinue reading “Week in the Lake District”

Increasing that ISO range

Ok, January / February’s weather in the Uk can be very hit and miss, with anything from heavy rain, high winds and sometimes even snow. Well, this year so far has been different from previous years apart from one thing, and that’s me trying my hardest to get out more with my camera. So withContinue reading “Increasing that ISO range”

Shooting after Dark

So with the dark winter evenings upon us, trying to capture landscape photography can be fun when it comes to looking through that viewfinder or seeing details on your screen display due to the sky being dark and overcast this time of year. With the lack of light in the mornings or after 4pm inContinue reading “Shooting after Dark”

Summers Evening

So with the British summer finally arriving (well nearly) it’s time for those lovely evening walks round Heath Lake in Petersfield just chilling out and taking photos. So with my D7000 set to Manual Mode, I started out taking shots and trying to practice using my Cokin ND and GD filter sets.¬†Which I’m slowly gettingContinue reading “Summers Evening”

Family Wedding

So after my attempt at taking photographs at a total strangers Wedding, this time I got to take photographs at my sister-in-law’s Wedding. To be open and truthful I found this so much easier as the guest and the family all knew who I was lol!! With the camera set to Manual Mode and ISOContinue reading “Family Wedding”

Trying out our new Manfrotto 678B Monopod

So finally managed to get out and about this afternoon with the camera and our new Manfrotto 678B Monopod with tilting head. Well, what do we think of this monopod from Manfrotto? To start with it’s like all other Manfrotto kit well made and up for job and even comes with 8yrs warranty, but asContinue reading “Trying out our new Manfrotto 678B Monopod”

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”