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My best for 2015


So, its that time of year again, when one looks back at your work, the efforts you put in, techniques you used etc. Its not a particularly difficult process, You either like your picture or you don’t, or you like lots of them and the culling becomes more difficult. Some people may not like the same as you, but the point of photography is that it is YOU. Your style, and you need to develop such to the best of your ability. As you may know, I enjoy all genres of photography, but I put the least amount of effort […]

Wrong camera settings


How many times has that happened to you. Well, it happened to me just yesterday. My flash did not fire and I was ridiculously underexposed. As a matter of fact the back of my camera rendered this, a black picture. Useless, or so I thought. Then, I thought, what the hell, lets open up the exposure in lightroom and see what happens? WOW, the technology saved me, a very usable pic, but noisy as I would have expected as the sensor did not grab all the info optimally. So there we have it. Even badly exposed pictures can be saved […]

Gel your flash to match the ambient


  I don’t often see photographers slapping on those horribly yellow gels onto their flashes, and its an elementary mistake, and I suggest, next time you do an indoor shoot with a lot of tungsten (3700K) light around, slap that gel on, also, don’t forget to set your cameras white balance to Tungsten. The Nikon gel to use is the TN-A1. When you shoot without the gel, you adding white light (5500K) to an environment of predominantly yellow light. Most likely your camera is still on auto white balance and sadly your colours will now just be a mix of […]