Category Archive: Photography Lessons

Mistakes make great photographers

Why mistakes are good, and how you can use them to develop your own personal style.

10 Uses For Your Photographer’s Workbook

Uses of the photographer’s workbook for beginners and improvers

To Crop Or Not To Crop

This post discusses cropping and helps you understand the pros and cons of cropping for those who are learning more about photography

Five Fundamentals of Composition for Photographers

This post explains the five fundamental rules of composition and how you can develop your own personal style.

10 ways to incorporate the background into your photograph’s narrative

One of the things that differentiates a ‘snap’ from a professional-looking photograph is how the photographer deals with the background. This post discusses how awareness of your background can make your photographs better.

What Settings Should Be Used for Motion Blur?

This post builds on the last two #togtips posts. It discusses how to achieve motion blur and gives a few practice questions

Getting The Light Right – understanding exposure

This builds on the last how-to post with a way of thinking and useful practice tool for getting to grips with how aperture, shutter speed and ISO can be combined to get the narrative you want.

Why there are no ideal camera settings

Don’t let the camera take the artistic decisions in your photography! This post for beginners talks about basic camera settings and how to get the correct exposure.

Starting Safari Photography

An increasing number of people on my regular City Academy photography courses want to learn to take better shots for an upcoming safari. Shooting on safari is very different to a London-based travel,… Continue reading

Don’t like your selfie? Copy the stars and use some apps!

Back in August I did a little consulting on selfies for Closer Mag. As is normal, the journalist concerned synthesised what I said and selected quotes to fit the flow of their features.… Continue reading