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Vlog #1: Cool Annoucement!

February 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The first installment of my new Vlog series, starting off with a cool annoucement alongside a recap of January! Enjoy!
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Photography Tips: "Rule of Thirds"

January 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As has been repeatedly mentioned in this blog, photographs are about story telling, and story telling must have a subject. The way that we frame a photo and what we chose to include will affect the way our subject is viewed and how our story is told. The "Rule of Thirds", which segments images into nine zones, is the first stop for composing our ph...
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BACK TO BASICS: Shutter-Speed

December 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Last time in BACK TO BASICS we learned all "Understanding Exposure"; what exposure means, how it is measured, and how it is calculated. Within those calculations we came across Shutter-Speed. Shutter-Speed is one of the three main elements by which you take a photograph. The other two are Aperture and Sensitivity. Shutter-Speed, simply put, is how...
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Photography Tips: "Get Closer"

December 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Zoom lenses are great. I mean, they are really wonderful, amazing things, which will help you achieve all sorts of things with your photography. Zoom lenses give you so much more versatility than prime lenses, and in situations where you're unsure what circumstances you'll be taking your photos they are vital. Zoom lenses also give you effects unac...
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ONE TO WATCH: "Before The Flood", by Fisher Stevens

November 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Fisher Stevens' acclaimed documentary on climate change and global warming, fronted by Leonardo di Caprio, is now available free to watch via National Geographic on Youtube. Laudable for its global outlook and stunning cinematics (despite one too many shots of Leo looking moody), this is a must watch documentary that will ram home so many of the is...
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ONE TO WATCH: "I'm Not From Here"

October 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
As this blog has said repeatedly over the past few weeks, photography and film is an art form. It is about expression. So any photo or film should be making you feel something, some kind of emotion. Today's pick definitely does that, in a very subtle and gentle way. "I'm Not From Here", a documentary from Chilean director Maite Alberdi and her Lit...
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FEATURE OF THE WEEK: "Peaks" by James Hustler

October 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Today, I wanted to share the work of my good friend, James Hustler, who specialises in action-adventure videos, particularly utilising GoPros and drones. His videos encapsulate the energy and adventure of his character, and are a joy to watch. I've picked out my personal favourite, "Peaks", filmed last year in Chamonix, but I also recommend you che...
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October 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
As we've mentioned before, photographs are there to make you feel things, and to engage with subjects. The first thing you have to do when taking a photo, is thinking about what exactly is your subject, and why or how it can be made emotive. My tip for today is simple. If you're taking a picture of a person, or an animal, and the subject is them (r...
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ONE TO WATCH: "The White Helmets"

October 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
If you've got some free time this weekend, or even if you don't, you should sit down for fourty minutes and watch the new Netflix documentary "The White Helmets". Film, like stills, are created to elicit emotions from the viewer. They are stories which make you feel something; and boy does this one make you feel. Following the story of a unit of t...
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October 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Silhouettes make for cool photos. There is no getting around that. As clichéd as they may be, there is something that makes you stop and look at silhouettes. For me, I enjoy the anonymity a photo acquires when all of a subject's colour and detail is drained away, and all you're left with is shape and form. Silhouettes help you appreciate different...
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