Bokeh, over softened backgrounds and flash can be great with portraits, flowers and other subject oriented imagery. For street photography the background is often an essential part of the image by providing the context for the story.
Category: principles & techniques
I am not a great fan of editing. I always try to get it right in camera. Getting to grips with Lightroom 6 has made me recognise opportunities and I wanted to share some of my progress from the last few days.
As photographers doing commercial work we need to decide if we are first and foremost a service provider or alternatively an artist. In other words which comes first! This confusion can hurt clients, and in this article I try to explore if there are not more co-operative solutions...
In this second part, I talk about the benefit of talking to the band, learning their expressions and movement, the benefit of manual aperture control on the lens and the benefits of manual focus lenses. – Counter intuitive perhaps, but it works for me, and perhaps you too… Alex.,
I am very frustrated with the internet. The internet showed promise in making portfolios from thousands of fellow photographers available for me to review and learn from as well as provide a place where we can discuss what matters and express our opinions. Whilst the status of the photographer, be they hobby through to professional