Mindfulness in Photography

I love photography for many different reasons, but one of them is that in my mind, photography is an exercise in mindfulness. Whilst there is still some prediction and forward planning required in photography (i.e. the moon will be here, the landscape will be lit this way, the animal will land / takeoff / do something), ultimately photography is about being in the moment and being present. What is Mindfulness? There are a few different definitions of mindfulness, but for […]

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The intersection between Nature, Technology & Science in Plant Time-lapses.

I love the intersection between photography, technology and the natural world. There is something about the incredible technologies that are used in some of the amazing nature documentaries including that of the BBC Earth documentary Planet Earth. It is true to say that many of these technologies are novel and/or groundbreaking and that whole techniques within natured based photography have been pioneered through the BBC and their partners. In this behind the scenes clip from BBC Earth, some of these […]

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Luminar Neo – Dust Spot & Powerlines Removal

  I use the Skylum range of photo editing tools on a daily basis (from Aurora HDR to Luminar AI), and as an affiliate of their program I received early access to a technology preview build of “Luminar Neo” to test out the DustAI and PowerLineAI Removal tools. For those who are not aware Skylum are the creators of a range of software utilities / editors including Aurora HDR, as well as Luminar AI and some time ago they announced […]

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Choosing a Lens

There is a dizzying array of choices when it comes to choosing lenses for SLR cameras. From wide angle to telephoto, zoom to prime lenses, fish eye, fast lenses, wide aperture lenses, the choice seems to be impossible. It’s not really. What it comes down to is asking yourself a simple question: What do I want to shoot?

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