hdr technique

College HDR

  Lancing college is just up the road from me in Brighton and on a whim, on a hot sunny day, my better half and I went along to see what it was like for photography. The college had been recommended by a facebook friend and I was impressed with the photo he’d taken so …

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macro nature technique underwater

Selsey Scorpions

A break in the poor weather and an invitation from my friend Nick to join him for a dive in Selsey was too good to miss. The visibility in the chilly, early-morning water was around 1-2 metres so quite adequate for macro photography, especially with the snoot I was intending to use… This DIY job …

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macro nature technique underwater

Ninja Crabs

Not actually taken on the 16th of May, this crab is one of several (hundred) thousand that live in the waters of the Red-Sea off Djibouti. I was there back in January on an expedition to photograph Whalesharks but these nippy little guys were such a “feature” of the trip that I had to take a few …

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macro splash studio technique

Splash Progress

I sacrificed a couple of hours of much needed sleep to set up my drip-stand again, this time with the intention of playing around with the lighting a little more. I set up one of the strobes I normally use underwater (Inon Z240) to fire at the same time as the flash unit (Canon 430EZ). …

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macro splash studio technique

Splash Art

It’s something that I’ve had a go at in the past (with limited success) and I’ve wanted to try again with some more control so I obtained a “drip kit” from a local government contact I have, I constructed myself a wooden frame and I had an electronics timer built by a brilliant engineer I …

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landscape model nature technique

Yellow Fields and Models

I wanted to make good use of the yellow fields of rapeseed which I was shooting the other week (see my 7th April blog entry) and I decided that the addition of a model would be interesting. Actually, I had been planning a shot like this for a couple of years, ever since the poppies …

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landscape stars technique

Derelict and Spooky

So, I bought myself a remote shutter release and intervalometer! I thought, what better way of doing long night-time exposures to capture star-trails. To be honest, I hadn’t researched it much – I just wanted to have a go at star trails! Some time ago a friend at work had told me of an old …

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