Week 4: How To Prepare Photo’s For Printing – I Think.

Learning objectives: 1.3 PRINTING PHOTOGRAPHS Hands up, this is a dry post that's all tech with little action. It may not even be correct. Other notes are available. So you've finally taken a pic that you want to show off? Before you start booking space on the side of that bus, you need to assess the... Continue Reading →

NCFE Level 2 – Week 1: The Postcode Project

NCFE Level 1 was all about the basics. Now we've got to try to master them. By the end of the three terms, I'd love to instinctively know how, say, certain lens/aperture combos will work together. But, frankly, I will be truly chuffed if, having pictured the shot that I'm after, I get even halfway... Continue Reading →

Depth of Field revisited…

While I've understood that a low aperture number = shallow depth of field - and vice versa - what I have been failing to get my head around is why that's the case. (I am not technically minded, it has to be said). It didn't make any sense to me that, if the lens was... Continue Reading →


OK, so a few weeks back I posted about flash and how it's best used in daylight to avoid it looking too hard.  That said, the kit flash that you pop up on your camera is always going to run the risk of being a bit harsh, simply because it's position ensures it will be... Continue Reading →

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