Landscape Photographer Julian Elliott

A couple of weeks back I contacted France based Landscape Photographer Julian Elliott from Ethereal-light.com to ask him a few questions about stock photography. What I wasn’t expecting was just how warm and genuine he would be. He is a real inspiration, gave me some fantastic advice and shared lots of his opinions and thoughts…

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How to do Wire Wool Photography

Original creative photography ideas can be hard to come by these days as most things have been done before – take for instance wire wool photography. We’ve all seen the pictures on flickr,  were it looks like someone holding a Catherine wheel whilst it explodes and spins in their hands, sparks flying through the air,…

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John Davenport from phogropathy.com

An interview with John Davenport from Phogropathy

Having been a reader and follower of John Davenport’s Phogropathy website and videos on youtube for sometime, I recently noticed (unsurprisingly) that he had been snapped up by digital-photography-shool.com. Being an inquisitive sorta guy who wonders what makes people tick, I sent John an email asking a few questions about how he ended up on the…

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Smooth and silky water

Top 5 Must Have Camera Accessories

Camera accessories These can get pretty pricey! So here is my top 5 camera accessories which shouldn’t break the bank (well not too much)! We’ve all been there, the light is perfect and you are taking some amazing shots, your battery dies, you reach into your kit bag only to pull out a dead battery,…

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How to Take High and Low Key Photos

When learning a lot of people want to try out new photography techniques as a way to progress their photography. High key photos and  low key photos are 2 of these techniques rolled into one for you here and I know it is one of those techniques which some people struggle with, but not any longer!…

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canon 17-40L lens review

Long overdue review Canon 17-40 f/4 L USM

Having owned the 17-40 for a good while now I realised I have yet to do a full blown review of the red ringed oldie. I say oldie as it has been with us now since 2003 and in that time has been the go to lens for a huge amount of photographers, both for…

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canon 24-105

Canon EF 24-105 f/4 IS USM L review

After reading and watching many reviews of this lens over the years, one could be lead to believe that the Canon 24-105L is one ‘L’ of a disappointment. To be honest there are a mixed bag of reviews out there but still a lot of people bashing this lens. I have done quite rigorous testing…

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sigma 10-20mm

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM review

Having owned the sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 for a couple of years now, I thought it was well over due a review. This lens is a tad long in the tooth now, being released almost a decade ago! Honestly the 10-20mm is a fantastic lens. If you want to purchase it you can here or alternatively…

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10 Things To Look Out For When Buying a Used DSLR

Buying a used DSLR? In the video at the end of this post I focus more on lenses so I thought I’d write this quick post on 10 things to look out for when buying a used DSLR camera. Buying anything used is usually quite daunting. House, car and even photography equipment. A lot of…

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Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS put through its paces

  A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to take some shots at a drifting day at Rockingham. Being a bit of a petrolhead I didn’t need to be asked twice! Never had much chance to shoot motorsport like this before, so was eager to see what results I could get even just with…

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